Automated packing, filling, pick and place, case loading and palletising systems

Automatic Packing, Case Loading, Pick and Place & Palletising Systems


PPMA 2015 Show Highlights.

If you didn’t make it to the show this year, check-out our latest packing systems demonstrating new automated tray loading techniques for food and FMCG producers.

Systems on show included our:

  • Cartesian and Robotic Pick & Place Systems.
  • Robotic Tray Palletiser.
  • Unique Robotic Vertical Tray Loading Cell (Shingle Pack Loader).
  • Award Winning Mixed Tray Loader, voted PPMA’s Most Innovative Packaging Machine 2015!
  • New GT Sack Placer.
  • New Fanuc Robots including Fanuc M20iA/35, M710iC/45 & M410iC/185 units.



Double award whammy for Pacepacker and partners.

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At the PPMA Group Industry Awards 2015 Pacepacker was crowned the Most Innovative Processing / Packaging Machine of the Year for its new Mixed Tray Loader (MTL) plus scooped the coveted Partnership of the Year accolade for its three-way alliance with likeminded automation specialists FANUC UK and Festo.

At a gala ceremony hosted by comedian and entertainer Bobby Davro at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on Tuesday 29th September, the MTL packing system, which creates mixed retail trays of food and FMCG goods, was praised by the PPMA judges for its simplicity and effectiveness, which they felt: “epitomises an essential element of innovation.” 


Omron sponsored the Most Innovative Machine of the Year accolade and UK General Manager Mark Butters expressed his delight at seeing a British company demonstrate its ingenuity and market influence to win both titles:  “It was an absolute pleasure to present Dennis and the Pacepacker team with this award. They demonstrated flexible and intelligent application of automation technology in response to the ever-changing needs of their customer base. I would personally like to wish all at Pacepacker every success as they continue to develop their business to meet the ever increasing challenges of serving a highly dynamic market place.”


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Pacepacker launches FastPac line for high speed, versatile bulk bagging!

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Customer demand for faster, more-versatile bulk bagging has inspired Pacepacker Services to launch a new high-speed bagging line called FastPac. The company has chosen this year’s PPMA exhibition to unveil the first of the machines in the FastPac range – an upgraded sack placer that can help boost the number of bags packed per minute by up to 20%, offering a new top speed of 16-17 bpm. 


What’s more, the benefits of the newly enhanced FastPac sack placer don’t end there. It can also handle an unprecedented range of sacks, including those made from difficult-to-pick-up materials such as hessian and net. This follows a growth in demand for these bags, in particular from its European customers and UK exporters packing bags of produce, pulses, rice and coffee beans in bags weighing 25kg and over.


The added versatility and speed makes the FastPac range ideal for bulk solids handling, food packers and contract packers alike.


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Pacepacker’s new Compact Cartesian Palletiser is a fitting solution.

FP2014 AwardsSpace limitations are often cited as a barrier for automation in production and packing plants. When room is tight, Pacepacker Services has just developed and launched a fitting and more compact solution, a new Cartesian palletising system which typically takes up just 4.3m2 of floor space – delivering an impressive 50% reduction in floor footprint compared to a comparable robotic arm solution.


Situated at the end of an existing product conveyor, Pacepacker’s Compact Cartesian Palletiser is ideal for handling retail and wholesale goods.


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Automation Payback – 10 Tips for Achieving a 12 Month ROI!

FP2014 AwardsAside from performance, energy efficiency, flexibility and speed, for many customers the return on investment (ROI) figures can be a real deal breaker when purchasing equipment.


Pacepacker’s Technical Director Richard Gladwin offers 10 powerful tips that can help improve our customer’s bottom line inside a year.


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Pacepacker Teams Up with Local University.

FP2014 AwardsEssex-based packing equipment designer and manufacturer Pacepacker Services Ltd has teamed up with Anglia Ruskin University to help secure the next generation of engineering talent and ensure that modern training courses reflect the needs of industry.


According to the Royal Academy of Engineering, the demand for graduate engineers exceeds demand across all sectors of the economy, with skilled engineering roles currently accounting for eight per cent of.............Full Story.

Backing British Growth: Why It Pays for UK Food Producers to Automate.

FP2014 AwardsIn recent weeks we’ve seen the supermarkets unveil their Christmas trading reports. Some fared better than others.


Although the majority drew attention to an uncertain trading environment, food price deflation and price reductions, find out how automation can help food producers and contract packers to avoid falling behind competitors, missing critical business opportunities or losing industry influence............Full Story.


Pacepacker Rolls with UPM’s Modular Food-safe Conveyor.

FP2014 AwardsWith food automation making up such a large slice of Pacepacker Service’s pick, place and packing business, recently we specified a UPM Conveyors food safe IP69K certified conveyor system as part of a Cartesian pick and place robot solution for handling packs of fresh food............Full Story.





BBC News Look East interviews Pacepacker!

FP2014 AwardsOn 4 November at 6.30pm, BBC Look East broadcast an interview with Pacepacker MD discussing the impact of local business rates. 


This media attention follows an interview between Michael Portillo and Pacepacker MD Dennis Allison at the PPMA show (see below).




Recent Installation Stories…

FP2014 AwardsPacepacker helps Lincolnshire potato merchant Caythorpe realise packing potential.



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FP2014 AwardsBinder Loams chooses Pacepacker bagging system to supply turf dressings and topsoil to the Oval and Lords



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PPMA 2014 - Portillo interviews Pacepacker!

At the recent 2014 PPMA show, Pacepacker’s managing director Dennis Allison had the honour of meeting Michael Portillo. The former cabinet minister attended the show to observe the uptake of automation within the UK’s food and drink industry. “One of the keys to moving the sector forward is automation and it’s patchy in British manufacturing, apart from the automotive industries,” Michael told delegates............Full Story.


Typical Pacepacker Products:

Bulk Hoppers Weighing Systems Sealing Systems Sack Placers
Sack Closing Systems Stitchers Heat Sealers Label Applicators
Bag Top Formers V-Track Conveyors Flat Track Conveyors Belt Conveyors
Bag Turners Bag Flatteners Roller Conveyors Pallet Conveyors
Pallet Dispensers New Robot Palletisers Low Level Palletisers Used Robot Palletisers
Pick & Place Systems Print & Apply Systems Stretch Wrappers Volumetric Fillers

Featured Item:

The C21 sack placer from Pacepacker

Suitable for small to medium sized bags and sacks, this machine will operate up to 13 operations per minute.

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Pacepacker Services Ltd are UK designers and manufacturers of automatic packing systems that work day in, day out, whatever the packing environment.


Products include pick & place solutions, sack placers, weighing machines, bagging systems, stitchers, heat sealers and robot palletising systems. We are a "Fanuc Strategic Partner", specialists in the supply of Fanuc robotic solutions.


Be it bulk packing, or delicate consumer foodstuffs – Pacepacker Services Ltd have the solution. For our international clients, we have an expanding network of dedicated agencies to facilitate a high level of customer support and swift delivery of replacement parts to support our automatic packaging and robot palletising systems. Feel free to browse at your leisure; we hope you will find our website useful. If you have any queries, please click here for our contact details.

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