05 October 2021
CONTINUOUS MOTION MACHINES COME OF AGE AT BRITISH POTATO
UK packaging machine manufacturer, GIC, will celebrate 18 years of developing continuous motion machines at this year's British Potato show.
The Gainsborough-based company will mark the anniversary by displaying its latest GIC3100 model on its stand at the November show.
GIC introduced its first continuous motion machine in 2003, and while the engineering principles relating to the machine are largely the same today, the company has introduced several new features in recent years.
Today, GIC offers a range of four continuous motion vertical form fill and seal machines, comprising the GIC3000, GIC8000, GIC3100 and GIC8100. The 3000 and 8000 models are designed to pillow pack, while the higher specification, higher speed 3100 and 8100 offer doy, quod pack and servo gusseting capabilities.
GIC managing director Andy Beal said: “When we started to design our continuous motion machines, we decided that they would feature the fewest possible moving parts. By minimising the number of moving mechanical parts, we have ensured the GIC3000 and GIC8000s are incredibly efficient and reliable.
“Obviously, there have been several enhancements over the last 18 years. We have upgraded the electronics, introduced remote access to the machines, and we've made them faster by fitting them with new servo motion technology as it has become available."