Kenray Forming Set Refurbishments – a sustainable and cost effective solution

 

In today’s short video. I’d like to talk to you a little bit about refurbishment and how we can take your old set and turn it back into a new one. Once we receive your former we identify it, tag it and give it a serial number to keep track. We’ll look at the former and identify any obvious problems with it.

 

In this example, you can see there is damage to the forming shoulder. Once the engineers have collected all the information and establish what needs doing, we’ll get in touch with you and send you a quotation.

Once quotations been accepted we will produce a Kenray job card, so we can proceed with the work. The next step in the process will be to disassemble the former to ensure it’s completely clean and replace any parts that are required.

Once that has been complete, we will reassemble the former and check it over to make sure everything is correct.

The final step in the process will be to machine test the former on one of our in-house testing machines.

So there you can see, we can take your old forming set and turn it around and return it to you. So, it’s as good as new for more information about how we can help you.

Please email us at perform@kenrayglobal.com or give us a call on +44 (0)1530 400 100

Kenray announces our latest Strategic Partnership – Zanon

 

Kenray is delighted to announce its new strategic partner, Zanon Forming, who are located in the Lupari region of Northern Italy.

This move is designed to allow both companies to expand their product ranges and geographical span and to give better support to the customers.  This allows both companies to specialize in their various areas of expertise, within the forming sector.
For example, Kenray specialises in highly complex doy and quad sets and formers for the snack industry. Whilst Zanon specialises in formers for the cereals, produce and agricultural sectors.
As with all Kenray products, each former is machine tested for quality control and verification purposes before dispatch.
This exciting new partnership allows the Kenray group to maximize its technical expertise by combining its increased high quality manufacturing capabilities.
Kenray Zanon Partnership
So there you have a short video on our new strategic partnership. I hope you found that useful. If you need more information, please either visit our website or give us a call on +44 (0)1530 400 100 or email perform@kenrayglobal.com

Thank you very much.

Troubleshooting Front Drive Belt Issues – Solutions from Kenray Forming

 

Mark Evans from Kenray. Today’s short blog is talking a little bit about some of the common problems experienced with front drive belt formers.

Here, you can see a typical former that’s been returned for some refurbishment work.

Typically, you’ll see burn marks on the center of the PTFE strip. Either side of the PTFE strip you’ll see grooves that have been warn by the drive belts.

Here you can see the comparison between the old and the new PTFE strip.

We recommend you change these frequently as the uneven surface will compromise the back seal.

We would also recommend that when you change the PTFE strip, you change the drive belts at the same time. At Kenray,

we’ve developed many variants of the TNA back seal to ensure, proper sealing, particularly with Matt and paper film.

In the example, shown the PTFE is replaced by stainless steel, which also assists in keeping the tube stable.

The insert in the center can be replaced with different materials to seal different films.
So there you have a short video on front-drive belt formers. I hope you found that useful. If you need more information, please either visit our website or give us a call on +44 (0)1530 400 100 or email perform@kenrayglobal.com

Thank you very much.

Troubleshooting Creasing Issues – Solutions from Kenray Forming

 

So it is a short presentation would like to talk to you a little bit about bag creasing.

One of the reasons for creasing is the age of the shoulder, as the shoulder becomes older, it gets worn by the film as it’s constantly going over the lip. This causes what we call sharks teeth the shark’s teeth that we just described causes the film to rock up as it goes over the lip, this, in turn, causes jagged lines to form down the bag.

Another cause of creasing is when the tube is too close to the shoulder and causes the film to pinch. You can see the consequences of that on the slide shown.
Another cause of creasing can be the role of position which is incorrect and too far back here. You can see that as a consequence of the incorrect role of position. We have creasing on the outside of the bag, which looks like a herringbone
shape and also on the inside of the bag.
So there you can see. Creasing is not only a problem for exterior marks on the bag, but it also breaks the seal inside, and this, in turn, reduces the product shelf life.
So there you have a short video on creasing. I hope you found that useful. If you need more information, please either visit our website or give us a call on +44 (0)1530 400 100 or email perform@kenrayglobal.com

Thank you very much.

Kenray Film Snapping Troubleshooting Solutions

 

So in this short video, I’d like to talk to you a little bit about film snapping and what causes it?

The film can snap for a number of reasons. Usually, it’s because there’s too much tension.

This could be the result of poor geometry on the shoulder. It could also be because the tube is too close to the shoulder which you can see here. You can see the film is actually peeling rather than ripping.

Sharp edges or the crossover point being too close could also be a key cause of film ripping.

Here you can see the film actually ripped because the gap between the shoulder and the tube is too tight.

So there you have a short video on film snapping. I hope you found that useful. If you need more information, please either visit our website or give us a call on +44 (0)1530 400 100 or email perform@kenrayglobal.com

Thank you very much.

Kenray Onsite Training Facilities

 

Hello again, Mark Evans from Kenray.

Today, we’re in the training room and I would like to show you some of the facilities we have available for training in our dedicated training facility.

You can either come here in person or we can do it via the Internet on the large screen TV. The TV itself is kitted out with a zoom lens and we can schedule training for any time during the day.

The room itself is kitted out with fixtures, jigging and tooling and we can produce any type of training that you require for more information visit our Training page for more information.

Thank you.

Innovation Leads the Way at Kenray

Kenray has invested in Research and Development in recent years with support from Phill Loxley, our Head of Engineering. This has enabled us to be the industry leader in developing technical solutions for the Packaging Industry. Over recent years, our R&D skills have proved invaluable to leading Blue-Chip clients transitioning to sustainable & compostable film structures that have allowed them to alter packaging configurations and material usage whilst maintaining product outputs on VFFS & HFFS machines.

Phill Loxley, has been instrumental in this development and has been at the forefront of this project and many others. Phill has worked closely with OEM’s & end-users to understand the challenges they are facing.  He has then designed and manufactured a number of innovative solutions along with his team of Engineers that have consistently been recognised by clients. An inventor at heart, the pioneering solutions that we have been able to help companies adopt have made huge impacts such as reduced Nitrogen usage, reduced wastage and improved overall efficiencies.

Andrew Dennis, Technical Director added: “Working closely with Phill, you can see his patience and diligence come through to help clients overcome complex machinery challenges. We are delighted to have been chosen as a partner of choice to help design and develop solution’s over the past few years and with the future expansion plans in place, this capability can only strengthen our product offering.”

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