Pet Packing Perfection
09 Jun 2022
KME Ltd recently installed a fully automatic form fill and seal pet packing system at a family run farm in the Cotswalds. The farm produces the highest quality hay for horses & smaller pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils etc.
Traditionally the farm produced hay for horses but decided to branch out and develop their own range of superior pet hay. They approached KME in summer 2021 & their machinery was installed March 2022.
The pet packing system installed is a high output 180 pack per hour unit. Its effortless to operate by a single person with easy touchscreen control panel (HMI). This setup produces 2kg & 4kg pet packs with pre-punched handles as an added extra for the customer.
It was a challenging install as the customers outbuilding was very small for such a large piece of machinery. Our design team managed to create the perfect layout within the premises. The system comprises of : bale breaker with walking floor, weigh conveyor, dust extraction, baling chamber and then the form fill and seal unit.
The form fill and seal unit is capable of baling many product types : hay, straw, wood shavings, hemp, miscathus, shredded card and paper etc. KME are due to release their FFS haylage system later in 2022.