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The Sunkist® Soft Touch® Pattern Packer will put you ahead of your competition. The Soft Touch® Pattern Packer provides exceptional functionality for year-round, multi-variety fruit packing. At Sunkist® Research, we’ve studied your packing needs to make the Soft Touch® Pattern Packer versatile and adaptable to changing markets requirements. Sunkist® machinery packs fruit quickly, efficiently and gently.
- The Soft Touch® Pattern Packer can uniformly pack in excess of 200 cartons/hour with one machine operator (4/5 bushel cartons) and in excess of 600 trays per hour.
- The Soft Touch® Pattern Packer can pack a wide range of fruit sizes and layer counts. Counts and sizes have been designed for Argentina, Australia, Israel, South Africa, Spain and the United States in a variety of packages, fruit diameters and layer configurations.
- The Soft Touch® Pattern Packer can pack into a range of cartons from the small, 2 kilo Spanish Clementine wooden box up to the standard 4/5 bushel (FGS-7) the 30 x 40 cm carton and the 400 X 600mm open top tray. Contact your Sunkist® sales representative for exact details.
- The Soft Touch® Pattern Packer is capable of packing oranges, grapefruit and minneolas.
- The Soft Touch® Pattern Packer is available with a walking board infeed that will fit standard citrus accumulation bins.
- A variety of fruit accumulation systems work with the Soft Touch® pack machine.
- Changeover from one size or pattern to another can be accomplished in a matter of minutes.
- This is a state-of-the-art programmable logic control system (protected by Sunkist® Soft Touch® patents).
- Fruit is handled by high volume, low vacuum air with soft rubber suction bellows.
- Fruit enters the carton through a patented tucker plate assembly mechanism.
- This assembly mechanism is mounted on high quality casters; the pack machine is easily portable from one packing location to another.
- Lock down devices ensure stability during packing operation.
- Empty cartons are automatically placed in position after being hand formed and placed in the conveyor trough.
- Full cartons are moved automatically onto the customer’s carton roll conveyor via a “traffic cop mechanism” to divert cartons from collisions and to maintain throughput.
- This system is designed with safety lock-outs and operational procedures to guard operators from potential safety hazards.
- 30 Amps 240 VAC 30A single phase or 240 VAC 15A three phase power.
- 80 PSI 35CFM dried air per machine.
- Fruit reservoir feed system to provide a constant supply of fruit to the Pack Machine.
- Optional airbladder system can be installed in the gravity feed accumulation bins to maintain fruit flow.
- Carton forming trays to provide space for carton supplies and carton make-up.
Specially tailored finance options with optional purchase plans to fit your packinghouse needs.
Soft Touch® Packmachine - Overview videoThe most versatile citrus packer on the market today. Our years of proven service has made the Soft-Touch an industry favorite.
Soft Touch® Packmachine Orange PackingThe Soft-Touch Packmachine can uniformly pack in excess of 200 cartons/hour with one operator. Put the Soft-Touch to work for you to reduce your labor costs.
Soft Touch® Packmachine Grapefruit PackingGrapefruit pattern packing is no problem for the Soft-Touch Packmachine. The handy ‘Reverse-Air-Kit’ is a plus for sticky fruit.
Soft Touch® 40 x 60 PackingPattern Pack or Volume Fill your 40x60 configurations. Open top cartons or RPC’s are no problem for the Soft-Touch Packmachine
Soft Touch® 13 Lb. Carton PackingHigh speed Pattern Packing for your 13lb orders. Put the Soft-Touch Packmachine to work for your specialty orders.
Soft Touch® Bagger KitThe Quick Change-Over ‘BAGGER KIT’ allows all Soft Touch® Pattern Pack units to convert from standard packing to ‘bagging’ within minutes. Fruit ranging in sizes from 163 – 32 can be ‘bagged’ easily with this innovative kit. Bag those large oranges with the ‘BAGGER KIT’. All existing Soft Touch® Pattern Packer Machines can be upgraded with this ‘BAGGER KIT’. Pull fruit directly from your accumulation bins to bagging. Put that Pack Machine to work to fill your BAGGER orders!
Soft Touch® Minneola PackingSeason specialties like Minneola’s are no problem for the Soft-Touch Packmachine. The unique pattern feed system facilitates the bell shaped fruit for volume packing.