“This new purchase is extremely exciting for our company,” said Thiele sales executive Brad Fisher. “It demonstrates the customer’s confidence in our quality, performance and ongoing support. A long-standing customer, they continue to be impressed by our commitment to constant improvement. We strive to meet their needs as the pet food industry – and their company – grows and evolves.”
Each new system includes Thiele’s four-station UltraStar, as well as conveyors and spare parts. This Star series bagging machine is configured with internal paper and poly bag-sealing stations, allowing for increased efficiency compared to external sealers. Thiele uses a servo-driven lower conveyor and upper retention drives to transfer the bag to and from the sealing stations, giving customers precise transfers and total bag top control. Allen Bradley HMI and PLC products create a simple, central control system. Pre-charge product filling creates less dust and reduces air in the bag. These systems also include fully automated bag deflation systems.
“Our competition worked very hard to unseat Thiele with this customer,” said Bob Odom, Thiele flexible business unit vice president. “However, at the end of the day, our proven track record, system of continuous improvement and quality of aftermarket parts and service support won the order for Thiele.”
These high-speed packaging lines will be built at Thiele’s Northeast Minneapolis facility and are scheduled to be delivered and installed beginning in May 2010. When complete, Thiele will have nearly 250 Star series machines in operation globally.
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