Innovative Denester for Large Dessert Manufacturer

Aug 26, 2023 | Press Release

innovative denester for large dessert manufacturer

Unique system denests various special clamshell trays, making Pineberry Manufacturing the ultimate innovative automation solutions manufacturer.

Toronto, ON, September 17, 2018 – An international leading manufacturer of high quality frozen desserts for retail and foodservice customers contacted Pineberry Manufacturing Inc. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They needed to denest special trays onto their existing FDA approved conveyor line. The problem: These special trays included multiple sizes, shapes, and were designed with special dome lids (clamshell trays) for easily closing and storing frozen desserts for later consumption.

Due to budget and machine footprint, the automated tray denester needed to be compact enough to be inline with the existing conveyor line, and variable to fit and denest multiple sizes and shapes of clamshell trays.

A few weeks later, Pineberry Manufacturing delivered the Automated Tray Denester. Designed with accuracy, reliability, and improved effectiveness. With FDA design features, compact enough to roll into place, and integrated with easy to use configurable mechanical components, the large dessert manufacturer was pleased to accept and utilize the innovative automation solution.

“The Pineberry Automated Tray Denester is capable of receiving stacks of trays of various shapes and sizes, increasing operational efficiency and placement accuracy on food packaging lines,” says David McCharles, President of Pineberry Manufacturing. “Each stack is separated with side pneumatics and the stack or desired denomination is dropped onto the customers’ existing conveyor line with precision. The Automated Tray Denester is capable of dropping one to six items at a time, at a speed of 60 cycles per minute,” continues Mr. McCharles. “To increase productivity and profitability, investing in a robust automated denesting machine is the best solution,” Mr. McCharles concludes.

Choosing the right denesting system heavily impacts productivity in production and operational efficiency, improving the bottom line. Denesting solutions provide many facilities with positive placement and accuracy of trays during denesting, smooth separation that eliminates jams, ease of use with low maintenance, decreases waste, reduces risk of slowed production on the line and increases profitability.

About Pineberry Manufacturing Inc.

Since 1984, Pineberry Manufacturing Inc. has been developing high-quality friction feeding, printing, packaging and custom automation solutions for the plastic card, packaging, distribution, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, graphic arts, and mailing and fulfillment industries.  Additionally, Pineberry specializes in integration, working with OEM’s and providing customized solutions for the most demanding environments.  Whether it is a standardized leaflet feeder, feeding and labeling bags, feeding cookies or an integrated custom solution, Pineberry has the expertise to provide exceptional products to make your project a success.

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