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Riggs Autopack has secured an order from Calder Foods for a further Model 1000 depositor, as well as two lid-pressing units and two metering pumps.

These are to be integrated into existing production lines at the company premises in Cumbria.

The equipment upgrade has helped Calder Foods – which produces a range of mayonnaise-based sandwich fillings and salads – to meet growing demands, increase productivity and improve efficiencies.

Riggs Autopack has provided the capability to fast-fill large particulates without damage, while effective handling of these products has allowed Calder Foods to maintain high-quality standards and minimise wastage.

Offering flexibility and accurate range and weight control, the Model 1000 is intended to provide quick changeover times.

It can deposit into different size tubs during the same batch run from 70g and upwards to 10kg buckets by multi-cycling.

Meanwhile, the metering pump has demonstrated its accuracy and versatility by transferring mayonnaise from pallecon containers directly into product mixes.

This process used to be done manually and was time consuming, often leading to waste.

Chris McClelland, the company operations manager, said: ‘The equipment is easy to clean and downtime has been significantly reduced.’ Riggs Autopack offers a range of filling equipment from standalone or table-top models to fully automated, PLC-controlled, multi-head, conveyorised filling lines and these are complemented by a full range of depositing nozzles and decorating heads for cream or fillings.

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