Blueberry packaging line for larger growers

We offer packing lines tailored to the needs of larger producers. Check out the sample line.

The features and benefits of the blueberry packing line for larger growers

A highly accurate weigh & fill system enables overweighing to be limited to the weight of a single fruit, which results in savings of tens of thousands of euros per season

An effective and efficient sorting system that rejects undersized, rotten, and unripe fruit

High performance and flexible packing – the machine makes it possible to use various sizes and weights of packaging, from 125 g to 1 kg

A wide range of possible packaging containers: standard containers, shakers, pails, pulp or cardboard containers, clamshells, and others

The machine is adapted to meet the applicable standards and market requirements

Quick, intuitive, and easy changeover to other containers or packaging weights

A systems that prevent fruit from falling out during packing

Increasing competitiveness on the market by supplying high quality fruit

A diagram of the line

The line consists of machines that can also be purchased separately:

1

Dovetail feed system

We offer a variety of dovetail feed systems for distribution of products to different components/parts of the line.

Description:

We offer a variety of dovetail feed systems for distribution of products to different components/parts of the line.

Features and advantages

  • The design of the conveyor ensures a low fruit drop height, which contributes to maintaining a high product quality 
  • A safe and hygienic design that protects the natural characteristics of the fruit, such as the wax bloom
  • Use of high quality materials for the fruit and vegetable segment
  • An ergonomic design of the belt conveyor ensures easy and fast cleaning, thus saving time and labour costs
  • Possibility to design a conveyor according to individual needs and requirements
2

Rotary blower

The unit is designed to remove dirt from fruit. The machine effectively removes leaves, sticks, dried flowers and undersized fruits.

Description: 

The unit is designed to remove dirt from fruit. The machine effectively removes leaves, sticks, dried flowers and undersized fruits. It is an extremely useful and helpful machine for sorting mechanically harvested fruit.

Purpose

  • Berries:
    – Blueberries
    – Cranberries
    – Black currants
    – Chokeberries
    – Bilberry

Features and advantages

  • The patented separation system makes it possible to separate small fruits that can still be used for processing
  • The system is Very gentle on the fruit
  • The self-cleaning mechanism makes it easy to keep the unit clean
  • A stainless-steel housing
  • The machine’s legs are equipped with wheels to ensure full mobility
  • Adjusting the blowing force
  • A simple design for easy maintenance.
3

Belt calibrator

A unit for sorting blueberries by size. It uses technologies that enable accurate and gentle sorting.

Description:

A unit for sorting blueberries by size. It uses technologies that enable accurate and gentle sorting. Removes undersized fruit and debris with specially adjustable slots between belts.
The belt calibrator is a very flexible grading machinery for blueberries. Thanks to its modular design, the grading machinery easily adapts to both large and small packaging lines. A jumbo calibrator is the best solution for removing wrong-sized and undersized fruit.

Purpose

  • Berries:
    – Blueberries
    – Cranberries
    – Black currants
  • Sweet and sour cherries
  • Tomatoes

Features and advantages:

Made of materials that are gentle to the fruit and do not rub off the bloom;
Belt width adjustable in the range of 8-12 mm;
A very gentle system with a low drop height on the reject belt conveyor;
A patented size adjustment system to easily adjust the calibrator to customer requirements;
A direct, stepless drive for smooth operation;
The simple design allows for easy disassembly and assembly, as well as cleaning of the machine;
The machine’s legs are equipped with wheels to ensure full mobility;
Made of stainless steel.

4

Inspection table

It is the part of a sorting and packing line where the workers visually inspect the sorted fruit.

Description:

It is the part of a sorting and packing line where the workers visually inspect the sorted fruit.

Features and advantages

  • A safe and hygienic design that protects the natural characteristics of the fruit, such as the wax bloom
  • An ergonomic design of the belt conveyor ensures easy and fast cleaning, thus saving time and labour costs
  • Use of high quality materials for the fruit and vegetable segment
  • Side channels to eliminate fruit of bad quality
5

12-scale packing machine for blueberries

12-scale packing machine for blueberries
Thanks to its combination of weighing accuracy, 12 scales, and great speed of processing, this packing machine for blueberries is suitable to process large volume of fruits.

12-scale packing machine for blueberries: device’s description

The 12-scale device is designed to pack fruit into various container types, with a processing speed of up to 180 punnets per minute, ensures a great level of productivity. Engineered and manufactured by the American producer A&B Packing Equipment, this weigh and fill machine can work with multiple packaging types. Its straightforward design ensures superb ergonomics, making it easy to operate, clean, and maintain. The unit is constructed from durable materials and features an intuitive control touch panel. The G2 Evolution weigh and fill machine is also available in 4, 6, 10, and 16-scale versions, so you can easily adjust the equipment to your present needs and future plans. If you need more details about the 12-scale packing machinery, feel free to contact Milbor’s expert.

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What types of fruits can be packed with this machine?

This packing equipment is suitable for packing different fresh products, ranging from blueberries, cranberries, black currants, bilberries, and chokeberries, to cherry tomatoes. It works well with various types of frozen fruit, too.

Top blueberry packing equipment: why it is worth investing?

  • Avoid unnecessary expenses from overweight: This highly precise 12-scale weigh and fill system reduces overweighing to the weight of a single fruit (approximately 2 g).
  • Sell top-quality fruits: The machine employs an exceptionally gentle method for distributing the fruit, ensuring the preservation of the natural wax bloom on the fruit’s surface.
  • Streamline operations: Dedicated software, available in multiple languages, records each packed container.
  • Enhance your packing efficiency: the 12-scale packing machine for blueberries delivers a high packaging output, handling up to 180 containers per minute (125 g punnets).
  • Get ready for changing market demands: It provides versatile packaging options, accommodating various container types such as punnets, clamshells, buckets, cardboard boxes, shakers, etc., for weights ranging from 125 g to 1.5 kg.
  • Maintain cleanliness: The unit is designed for easy cleaning and maintenance.

Other versions of G2 Evolution
4-SCALE   6-SCALE   10-SCALE   16-SCALE

12-scale packing machine for blueberries: a conveyance system

  • Simple modification of packaging configurations
  • A mechanism for swift container exchange
  • Rapid conveyance of containers to the scales
  • Crafted from stainless steel

In search of dependable packing machinery but undecided on the optimal choice for your enterprise? Look no further! Our team at Milbor, with vast, international expertise in the blueberry field, is ready to assist you! Our experts can seamlessly incorporate this 12-scale blueberry packing machine into your existing production setup. Complete the form provided below to delve deeper into how this equipment can elevate the efficiency of your blueberry packing operations.

6

Lidding conveyor

This conveyor is used to transport containers with fruit. We offer different types and shapes of conveyor belt conveyors.

Description:

This conveyor is used to transport containers with fruit. We offer different types and shapes of conveyor belt conveyors.  

Features and advantages

  • A hygienic design for safe transport of packages
  • An ergonomic design of the belt conveyor ensures easy and fast cleaning, thus saving time and labour costs
  • Use of high quality materials suitable for the fruit and vegetable segment
  • Possibility to design a conveyor according to individual needs and requirements
7

Revolution traysealer

The Revolution traysealer makes it possible to seal trays with containers filled with blueberries with film on the top.

Description:

The Revolution traysealer makes it possible to seal trays with containers filled with blueberries with film on the top. The fastest all-electric fruit container traysealer available on the market. The machine allows the topseal shrink film to be bonded to the container, preventing spillage of packaged fruit and giving the packaging an attractive and hygienic appearance. The Revolution traysealer is designed for customers who are interested in automating the packaging process and want to achieve high sealing efficiency.

The operating capacity of the Revolution traysealer is 16-18 cycles per minute. The technology used makes the traysealer perfectly suitable for producers of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as ready-made meals.

Thanks to its lightweight design, the unit is very easy to operate and maintain.

Purpose

  • Soft fruit
  • Processed fruit and vegetables
  • Tomatoes
  • Salads and herbs
  • Mushrooms
  • Ready-made meals
  • Dips and sauces
  • Processed meat
  • Poultry
  • Fish

Features and advantages

  • Extended use-by date of products packaged in topseal with modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and vacuum packaging (MAP-V), as well as the SkinPack technology
  • The traysealer makes it possible to achieve savings on packaging by replacing expensive lids with shrink film
  • Flexibility in terms of packaging formats
  • Reduced plastic consumption – the lid is about 13 g of plastic and the shrink film is just over 1 g – savings compared to flowpack film
  • Thanks to its intuitive and user-friendly touch screen and the quick exchange of parts, the traysealer is easy to operate
  • A clear and easy to read touch screen provides real-time information on the status, performance, and diagnostics of the unit
  • Thanks to the POWERDRIVE system, the traysealer does not require compressed air, which makes it energy efficient
  • Easy access to the parts most sensitive to contamination for fast cleaning

8

Labeller

A labelling kit for applying self-adhesive labels to the top, bottom, and side of packages transported on a conveyor belt.

Description:

A labelling kit for applying self-adhesive labels to the top, bottom, and side of packages transported on a conveyor belt. The unit is equipped with labelling heads with a colour control touch screen to manage and operate the system.

Features and advantages

  • Possibility to apply labels in different places on the packaging
  • A versatile label applicator, including film, paper, and transparent labels
  • Possibility to adapt the machine to changing trends on the packaging market
  • A versatile design enables long and short production cycles
  • Easy-to-use software with a short operating instruction for each function key integrated in the touch panel
  • Easy change of label rolls thanks to the Quick Roll Changeover (QRC) system
  • Optical detection of the package edge enables precise label application in the designated spot 
  • Control – a PLC, a colour touch panel, an intuitive menu in Polish, English, Russian, and optionally other languages
9

Automatic checkweigher with metal detector

The automatic checkweigher additionally has an integrated metal detector to detect foreign bodies in the packaging.

Description:

The automatic checkweigher additionally has an integrated metal detector to detect foreign bodies in the packaging.

Features and advantages:

  • Process control
  • Compliance certification requirements
  • Product savings by eliminating overweighing
  • Possibility to work on medium-weight (E-weights) systems
  • Thanks to the special design, changing the transport height is no problem
  • Automated reports provide production transparency and quality control for every piece produced – memory for 200 products
  • Product safety guaranteed by differentiated statistical analysis of total, accepted, and rejected production
  • The scale is designed for extension of its functions
  • The design of the scale ensures highest stability and weighing accuracy
  • A detection technology operating in many frequency bands – high rate of detection of foreign objects
  • Quick and easy system changeover to subsequent product batches thanks to the storage of multiple product items
  • A self-learning feature – fast, error-free setup and adjustment of product settings by the operator, requiring no specialized training or engineering knowledge
  • Access protection – protection against unauthorized changes with a system of user passwords or fingerprint authentication
  • A wide range of interfaces for easy integration into industrial data networks
  • Easy to clean, even under demanding conditions (low/high temperatures)
10

Control cabinet

The control machine is an advanced production line control system based on a Siemens PLC. It makes it possible to manage the entire system from one place.

Description:

The control machine is an advanced line control system based on a Siemens PLC. It makes it possible to manage the entire line from a single location using an operator panel (HMI) that has access to the diagnostics and status of each line component and continuously displays the production progress. The control machine displays the causes of stops, faults and errors, and is responsible for controlling, navigating, and monitoring the machine workflow, thus saving the operators’ time. 

Features and advantages:

  • Product protection – prevents collisions and losses by automatically controlling the system from one location
  • Power distribution for the machinery
  • Intuitive operation of the production line from the 12″ operator panel (HMI) (line START/STOP, speed of individual conveyors, possibility to deactivate the signal from the charge sensor, additional functions programmed after consultation with the customer)
  • Logic implemented using advanced SIEMENS PLCs
  • An e-stop for all conveyors in the entire line and possibility to program E-stops for particular components of the line
  • Possibility to reprogram and program additional functions, e.g. A delayed stop, adding a stop signal from the checkweigher
  • A hygienic design, a machine suitable for use in the food industry
  • An illuminated logo with indication of the line status
11

G3 Evolution weigh & fill machine

G3 Evolution weigh & fill machine
Here is the game-changer in automated fresh produce. The 3rd generation of world-leading weigh & fill machinery by American producer A&B Packing Equipment is now available on the European market. Discover the higher level of packing, designed for big growers and trading companies that pack at least 1,500 kg/h of fruits or vegetables.
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