Isopak is targeting the pharmaceutical and personal care markets in the UK with an innovative, cost-effective packaging machine following the success of the GTL30 vertical case packer in the USA
MG2's GTL30 is a one of a range of high quality packing and capsule filling machines made by the Italy-based manufacturer, and the equipment is now available in the UK exclusively from Isopak, one of the leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
The need to replace its manual packaging operations prompted a major American manufacturer of antiperspirants, body lotions and hair care products, to order two MG GTL30 case packers for its Cincinnati factory.
Following the installation of the GTL30 machines as part of a packing line, the company reported reduced costs and improved productivity, and is already predicting a rapid return on its capital investment.
This versatile equipment can reduce downtime because it can handle a variety of case sizes without the need to change parts as these can be easily accommodated by simple and precise adjustments by using three hand-wheels.
Operating at an impressive speed of 18-22 cases per minute, the GTL30 has automatic hot-melt or tape closure functions to seal the tops and bottom of boxes after filling, it is operator friendly thanks to its touchscreen technology, and is easy to maintain and clean due to its cantilever-type design.
Isopak can supply the three versions of the machine - the GTL30/L, GTL30/MX, GTL30/L - and managing director Robin Davies is confident of the benefits the robust equipment can also bring UK manufacturers.
He said: "I am delighted to be sole supplier in the UK of MG2's impressive range of quality equipment.
"With many sectors of industry being squeezed by the twin challenges of the credit crunch and rising inflation, automation of lines offers a cost-effective solution to volume packing of products.
"The GTL30 vertical case packer is the latest example of precision-engineering available from Isopak, and is fantastic packing technology which can help UK companies drive down costs, while increasing production."