Theegarten-Pactec’s exhibition at ProSweets 2024 at Hall 10.1 Booth G020-H029 will cement its position as a competent solutions provider to meet challenges
Theegarten-Pactec, the packaging machinery manufacturer from Dresden, has the declared aim of offering a complete selection of wrapping styles and performance levels for small-sized confectionery items. In order to meet this aim the mid-sized family company has gone a long way based on many decades of experience and the know-how of more than 10,000 machines supplied.
The manufacturing program is organised in a matrix meanwhile comprising more than 30 individual solutions for the three main product categories which are hard candy and pre- formed products, soft and hard caramels, chewing gum and bubble gum (cut & wrap method) as well as chocolate. Several additional food and non-food applications are also available. In each of these categories the typical wrapping styles can be offered. The company develops new designs and solutions in-house or in co-operation with their customers, for instance to optimise wrapping material consumption or to provide innovative solutions for the presentation at the point of sale.
Innovations for all performance levels
One of the key competences of Theegarten-Pactec is the development of continuous-motion high-speed machines. The EK4 is the world’s no. 1 twist wrapper for high-boiled sweets reaching an output of 2300 candies per minute. For hard and soft caramels, chewy sweets, chewing gum and bubble gum the machine types WHF (fold wrap) and WHD (twist wrap) respectively again are unmatched on the market with outputs of 1800 pieces per minute.
For chocolate products, the company offers the high-performance CHS packaging machine with its modular architecture in its range, among other solutions. The CHS wraps up to 1800 products a minute and allows quick changes of folding type and format.
In the mid-performance range of 1200 items a minute, the company offers a flexible, modular concept for chocolate products in the MCH packaging machine. The MCH also falls into the same performance category and is ideal for processing hard caramels, delicate jelly products and chocolate-coated confectionery. These machines allow an uncomplicated change of product sizes and wrapping styles without excessive downtime.
Theegarten-Pactec also continues to invest in the low-speed area (up to 500 pieces per minute), as a maximum solution is not viable for every market and every manufacturer. Theegarten-Pactec places the highest priority on having a wide range of products in order to cover all output requirements.
Along with its proven packaging machines, Theegarten-Pactec released the BLM, its first very own cartoner. The company has therefore developed a direct feed cartoning system that can match the strong performance of the primary packaging machines. The new BLM packages up to 2000 individual products or 120 cartons a minute and is ideal for small to mid-sized cartons.
Theegarten-Pactec’s innovations originate in their Research and Development Department which is well staffed. Of a total of about 420 employees, 90 are committed to working on development and innovations. This department is also in charge of specific customer requirements such as the integration of individual packing machines by appropriate feeding, separating and collecting systems to form complex packaging lines.
Theegarten-Pactec does not regard itself as a pure-play packaging machine manufacturer, but rather as a competent system supplier offering effective solutions for complex challenges. Optimal solutions for the company’s customers essentially depend on the combination of proven packaging machines with upstream and downstream systems for controlling, separating, feeding and storing product flows.
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