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JENTON GRANTED PATENT FOR COST EFFECTIVE VALVE BAG Jenton International's 20th patent eliminates the need for expensive folding equipment or modification of an existing pouch-making production line. Further underlining its position at the forefront of packaging innovation, Jenton International Ltd (www.jenton.co.uk) – part of the Jenton Group – has been granted a European patent for its method of manufacturing a new type of Valve Bag. The heat sealed film bag has been specially designed for packaging small items including hardware, small parts and especially foods such as soft fruits, cherries or snacks such as nuts and raisins. Some liquids are also possible. Jenton’s valve bag creates a ‘one way valve’ at the top from the folded and sealed material of the bag. The advantages of a valve bag include product containment without the need for any form of bag sealing and secure food packing which still qualifies as ‘packed open’. Richard Little, Jenton’s Managing Director says: “Users can, for example, take a cherry from the bag and then turn the bag upside down and none of the others fill fall out.” The patent primarily relates to how Jenton’s innovative low density polyethylene (LDPE) Valve Bag can be manufactured to very small sizes on side-weld or pouch making machines without the converter needing to invest in expensive in-tube sealing heads or modification of an existing production line. Normal bag machine speeds are possible.
NEWS RELEASE 27 April 2020 JENTON ARIANA’S NEW HIGH SPEED PACK TURNER CAPABLE OF INCREASING PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY 150% In line, fully automatic system is capable of rotating trays for top sealing and many other applications from narrow edge leading to long edge leading Leading manufacturer of high performance food packaging automation including convergers, seal testers and stackers, Jenton Ariana – part of the Jenton Group of companies – has developed a high speed in line pack turning system. Designed for orientating trays used in top sealing applications, this equipment is set to increase production capacity by up to some 150%, allowing more trays to fit within a single cycle of the top sealer. Jenton Ariana’s new fully automatic pack turning system is capable of rotating trays from narrow edge leading to long edge leading at speeds up to 85 per minute. It can be easily adjusted for a range of pack sizes, is fully automatic and has no change parts. It can handle trays up to 600mm in length and a straight through option is also available. Driven by high performance stepper motors, the packs can be turned at the highest possible speeds whilst still controlling the inertia and minimising product movement within the tray. Unlike conventional friction based turners, the new Jenton Ariana high speed pack turner provides extremely accurate 90 degree turns and also minimises the possibility of the pack reorienting itself.
 High Speed In Line Pack Turner, designed for orientating trays used in top sealing applications
Wall mounted system disables airborne microorganisms and reduces bacteria, moulds and viruses in seconds, with no chemicals Leading designer and manufacturer of high performance UV air disinfection, UV surface disinfection and microwave UV technology JenAct (tel: 01256 892194) – part of the Jenton Group of Companies – is highlighting the ability of its GRU-V® Food UV Air Disinfection to destroy coronavirus in food manufacturing, processing and packaging facilities. JenAct’s wall mounted GRU-V Food® UV Light Air Disinfection is suitable for use in large food production and processing facilities or where fresh food is stored and handled. It helps dramatically improve indoor air quality and energy efficiency whilst reducing airborne infection rates, absenteeism and building related illnesses. The unit uses ultraviolet germicidal radiation to disable airborne microorganisms, and reduce bacteria, moulds and viruses in seconds, with no chemicals. The GRU-V Food destroys more than 99.9% of Covid-19, Influenza, MRSA, tuberculosis and e-coli.
The GRU-V Food® UV Air Purifier is manufactured with a rigid stainless steel construction, supplied with shatterproof UVC lamps, does not produce any ozone, harmful particles or odours. The GRU-V reduces cross contamination and increases product shelf life with no ozone, harmful particles, biocides, odours and chemicals. It is proven that coronavirus survives longer in cold places. JenAct’s GRU-V® Cool UV Lght Air Disinfection Purifier is designed to clean air in cooler environments such as cold food stores and large refrigeration areas. Originally established to develop Jenton’s patented microwave UV technology, JenAct is a specialist in short-wave UV systems for germicidal applications in the food, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. The company provides a complete solution for food processing applications as diverse as fish processing and bakeries
NEWS RELEASE 25 June 2020
UV AIR DISINFECTION PURIFIER DESTROYS CORONAVIRUS IN FOOD PROCESSING FACILITIES
UV Light Air Disinfection Purifier
IN-DUCT UV AIR DISINFECTION UNIT HELPS EMPLOYEES TO SAFELY REOCCUPY BUILDINGS POST COVID-19 High performance UV TORPEDO® keeps air conditioning systems 99.99% COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 free
Following the recommendation to stop recirculating air in buildings, JenAct, part of the Jenton Group of Companies, is advising businesses to install its high performance UV Torpedo® In- Duct Air Disinfection units to keep ducted air conditioning systems 99.99% Covid-19 and SARS- Cov-2 free and operational, making a significant contribution to enabling employees to safely reoccupy premises. UVC can disinfect viruses in air moving ductwork between areas/rooms. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently announced that the indoor airborne spread of coronavirus might be possible and transmission in crowded and poorly ventilated areas “cannot be ruled out”. However, the REHVA (Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations) recently called for engineers to stop recirculating air in buildings in areas with a COVID- 19 outbreak. According to a recent issue of CIBSE journal, REHVA’s interim guidance on the operation and use of building services with a coronavirus disease, states that the virus particles in return ducts can re-enter a building if centralised air handling units have recirculation. The UK’s Health & Safety Executive says the risk of air conditioning spreading coronavirus in the workplace is extremely low “as long as there is an adequate supply of fresh air and ventilation” but continues: “if you use a centralised ventilation system that removes and circulates air to different rooms, it is recommended that you turn off recirculation and use a fresh air supply”. Ventilation and air conditioning units are an ideal breeding ground and transmission mechanism for mould, bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, which can cause operational issues, potential litigation, spread bacteria and micro-organisms and in severe cases loss of life. JenAct’s UV Torpedo® In-Duct Air Disinfection units are suitable for installation into HVAC systems and existing ducting, as well as for irradiation and cleaning of chiller coils.
“The recent concerns about recirculating HVAC systems mean that many businesses have their air-con turned off,” explains Dr Jarek Bilek, JenAct’s Technical Director. “However, our UV Torpedo® disinfection units can be retrofitted to many systems to allow them to be turned on again and actually improve air quality by disinfection from viruses of all the air passing through.” The UV Torpedo in duct disinfection system provides UVC disinfection energy, which destroys microbial, biological and chemical contaminants as they pass through the duct, drastically improving the air quality The UV module consists of high output UVC lamps mounted on the custom-designed polished aluminium reflector. The UV Torpedo is mounted parallel to the air stream in order to maximise the contact time of the contaminants with the UVC energy, cleaning the air as it flows past the UVC lamps. JenAct’s proprietary UVC modelling software, developed over many years, allows UV systems to be accurately sized to do the job in hand depending on air flow and duct dimensions. JenAct is a participating member of the International Ultraviolet Association and holds a number of granted patents in UV generation and application. The company has been based in Whitchurch Hampshire since 1996 and is actively designing, developing and manufacturing solutions for the current Covid-19 situation. https://www.rehva.eu/activities/covid-19-guidance https://www.bere.co.uk/press/covid-19-and-the-risk- of-air-recirculation-in-conventional-buildings/ https://www.cibse.org/coronavirus-covid-19/emerging- from-lockdown https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/equipment-and- machinery/air-conditioning-and-ventilation.htm For product details please contact: Dr Jarek Bilek at JenAct
NEWS RELEASE 29 July 2020
UV Air Disinfection for HVAC
NEWS RELEASE 25 September 2020 JENTON APPOINTED DISTRIBUTOR FOR PRONOVA ‘JOKER®’ BAGGING EQUIPMENT AND SUPREME PLASTICS BAGS AND POUCHES Complete packaging solution specially developed to offer a cost effective alternative to form-fill-seal for food, medical and DIY markets Jenton International Ltd , part f the Jenton Group– has been appointed as exclusive distributor in the UK and Eire for the range of bagging machines manufactured by Pronova Packaging Systems in Halstad, Sweden. In parallel, the company has also been appointed as agent for the range of ‘Joker’ bags and pouches manufactured to run on the Pronova machines by Supreme Plastics in Whitby in Yorkshire. This complete packaging solution has been developed and marketed over many years to offer an efficient way to ramp up production of Doybags and pouches and provide a cost effective alternative to form-fill-seal for the food, medical and DIY markets. Pronova is the inventor or the ‘Joker®’ bag packaging concept. This Joker® design builds on a chain of linked premanufactured bags that runs along a pair of opening rails that open up and support the bags for filling. Bags then pass through a unit where they are closed, sealed and separated. A number of patents exist on these systems. The innovative design of the pouches and the opening rails enable many packs at a time to be perfectly opened at the point of filling. A number of automatic filling systems can be utilised and synchronised with the indexing system of the Pronova machine. It enables even the most difficult products to be packed into either standard or customised bags. “We are delighted to be working on this product with Pronova and Supreme Plastics,” says Richard Little, Managing Director of Jenton. “We have supplied equipment to Supreme Plastics to help make these bags for many years and now we can work alongside them to help grow the market. Pronova machines are the natural step up from the band sealers that we currently offer and so we can now help bag and pouch fillers at all stages of their production growth.” The Pronova bagging machines are suitable for manual, semi or fully automated packaging applications. The range includes a model for horizontal filling which is ideal for products that need extra careful handling and a stainless steel version for hygienic packing. As well as conventional bags, other options include pouches with resealable zips, stand up pouches and label pouches.
Jenton has been appointed as a value-added partner by Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) for its range of UV-C disinfection products. This new partnership will extend the JenAct brand of UV-C products that are now being adopted by many users in the fight against Covid 19. “This is great synergy”, says Richard Little, managing director of Jenton. We already put Signify Lamps into our own range of equipment and the Signify range of passive upper air disinfection systems will sit alongside our own, established active systems. “Signify also offers a range of UV disinfection cabinets to complement the UV conveyors that we manufacture.” JenAct UV equipment has seen an increase in demand in the battle against Covid-19 and food companies have a wide range of demands and disinfecting both surfaces in the air. But, advises the company, it is vital to approach the issue in a scientific way. There is a vast body of evidence the links the dose and irradiance of UV-C to its effects on moulds, bacteria and viruses and JenAct has developed modelling software that allows confident predictions of performance. Last year,Signify sponsored research carried out at Boston university which confirmed the efficacy of UV-Con SARS-CoV-2 and this data in included in the JenAct models. “There are many UV-C solutions on the market, “ explains Little “but potential users should check that there is empirical evidence that UV-C will do what’s required in each application – either by using validated models or by carrying out direct test, for instance using surrogate bacteria”. JenAct also supplies UV-C monitoring equipment, BMS connectivity and data management for validation and control. Machinery Update April 2021
Partnership Builds on UV-C Range of Products
JENTON Ariana has announced the launch of or end-of-line high speed collation where minimal operator intervention and reliability are critical Described as being capable of operating at speeds up to 150 packs per minute, Jenton’s new collating system features multiple stacking finger modules to drop packs into the stack in a controlled manner. Stepper-driven infeed and outfeed belts control entry and exit of the trays.
Jenton’s new collating system features multiple stacking finger modules to drop packs into the stack in a controlled manner. Stepper-driven infeed and outfeed belts control entry and exit of the trays.Jenton added that the colour touchscreen makes the stainless steel machine easy to set up for a large variety of pack sizes, materials and heights up to 150mm high. The packs are fully contained to ensure ‘neat, stable’ stacks. The packs exit the outfeed of the converger and enter a short buffer conveyor where Jenton explained the speed is accurately controlled to ensure correct spacing between packs for stacking and indexing. The packs will then drop into the collating pocket. The collating conveyor comprises an inclined belt with flights positioned at a distance to suit the maximum pack length. Adjustable side guides ensure the packs enter the stacking area uniformly and can be moved to suit different pack widths. After a stack has been collated, the inclined flighted belt indexes forward to allow the next stack of packs to collate. This sequence continues until the stacks reach the unload section at the end of the conveyor. Packaging News May 2021
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Jenton Ariana Unveils New Food Pack Stacker
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JENTON GRANTED PATENT FOR COST EFFECTIVE VALVE BAG Jenton International's 20th patent eliminates the need for expensive folding equipment or modification of an existing pouch-making production line. Further underlining its position at the forefront of packaging innovation, Jenton International Ltd (www.jenton.co.uk) – part of the Jenton Group – has been granted a European patent for its method of manufacturing a new type of Valve Bag. The heat sealed film bag has been specially designed for packaging small items including hardware, small parts and especially foods such as soft fruits, cherries or snacks such as nuts and raisins. Some liquids are also possible. Jenton’s valve bag creates a ‘one way valve’ at the top from the folded and sealed material of the bag. The advantages of a valve bag include product containment without the need for any form of bag sealing and secure food packing which still qualifies as ‘packed open’. Richard Little, Jenton’s Managing Director says: “Users can, for example, take a cherry from the bag and then turn the bag upside down and none of the others fill fall out.” The patent primarily relates to how Jenton’s innovative low density polyethylene (LDPE) Valve Bag can be manufactured to very small sizes on side-weld or pouch making machines without the converter needing to invest in expensive in-tube sealing heads or modification of an existing production line. Normal bag machine speeds are possible.
NEWS RELEASE 27 April 2020 JENTON ARIANA’S NEW HIGH SPEED PACK TURNER CAPABLE OF INCREASING PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY 150% line, fully automatic system is capable of rotating trays for top sealing and many other applications from narrow edge leading to long edge leading Leading manufacturer of high performance food packaging automation including convergers, seal testers and stackers, Jenton Ariana – part of the Jenton Group of companies – has developed a high speed in line pack turning system. Designed for orientating trays used in top sealing applications, this equipment is set to increase production capacity by up to some 150%, allowing more trays to fit within a single cycle of the top sealer. Jenton Ariana’s new fully automatic pack turning system is capable of rotating trays from narrow edge leading to long edge leading at speeds up to 85 per minute. It can be easily adjusted for a range of pack sizes, is fully automatic and has no change parts. It can handle trays up to 600mm in length and a straight through option is also available. Driven by high performance stepper motors, the packs can be turned at the highest possible speeds whilst still controlling the inertia and minimising product movement within the tray. Unlike conventional friction based turners, the new Jenton Ariana high speed pack turner provides extremely accurate 90 degree turns and also minimises the possibility of the pack reorienting itself.
 High Speed In Line Pack Turner, designed for orientating trays used in top sealing applications
April 2020
NEWS RELEASE 25 June 2020
UV AIR DISINFECTION PURIFIER DESTROYS CORONAVIRUS IN FOOD PROCESSING FACILITIES
Wall mounted system disables airborne microorganisms and reduces bacteria, moulds and viruses in seconds, with no chemicals Leading designer and manufacturer of high performance UV air disinfection, UV surface disinfection and microwave UV technology JenAct (tel: 01256 892194) – part of the Jenton Group of Companies – is highlighting the ability of its GRU- V® Food UV Light Air Purifier to destroy coronavirus in food manufacturing, processing and packaging facilities. JenAct’s wall mounted GRU-V Food UV Light Air Disinfection Purifier is suitable for use in large food production and processing facilities or where fresh food is stored and handled. It helps dramatically improve indoor air quality and energy efficiency whilst reducing airborne infection rates, absentee- ism and building related illnesses. The unit uses ultraviolet germicidal radiation to disable airborne microorganisms, and reduce bacteria, moulds and viruses in seconds, with no chemicals. The GRU-V food UV air purifier destroys more than 99.9% of Covid-19, Influenza, MRSA, tuberculosis and e- coli. It is designed to achieve optimum circulation of air within a room, with low noise operation. The GRU-V Food, accommodates two powerful germicidal UV lamps with a rated lifetime of 8,000 hours (approximately one year of continuous use) suitable for food storage and food production areas, with controlled humidity.
The GRU-V Food UV Air Purifier is manufactured with a rigid stainless steel construction, supplied with shatterproof UVC lamps, does not produce any ozone, harmful particles or odours. The GRU-V reduces cross contamination and increases product shelf life with no ozone, harmful particles, biocides, odours and chemicals. It is proven that coronavirus survives longer in cold places. JenAct’s GRU-V Cool® UV Lght Air Disinfection Purifier is designed to clean air in cooler environments such as cold food stores and large refrigeration areas. Originally established to develop Jenton’s patented microwave UV technology, JenAct is a specialist in short-wave UV systems for germicidal applications in the food, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. The company provides a complete solution for food processing applications as diverse as fish processing and bakeries.
UV Light Air Disinfection Purifier
Wall mounted system disables airborne microorganisms and reduces bacteria, moulds and viruses in seconds, with no chemicals
Following the recommendation to stop recirculating air in buildings, JenAct, part of the Jenton Group of Companies, is advising businesses to install its high performance UV Torpedo® In-Duct Air Disinfection units to keep ducted air conditioning systems 99.99% Covid-19 and SARS-Cov-2 free and operational, making a significant contribution to enabling employees to safely reoccupy premises. UVC can disinfect viruses in air moving ductwork between areas/rooms. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently announced that the indoor airborne spread of coronavirus might be possible and transmission in crowded and poorly ventilated areas “cannot be ruled out”. However, the REHVA (Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations) recently called for engineers to stop recirculating air in buildings in areas with a COVID-19 outbreak. According to a recent issue of CIBSE journal, REHVA’s interim guidance on the operation and use of building services with a coronavirus disease, states that the virus particles in return ducts can re-enter a building if centralised air handling units have recirculation. The UK’s Health & Safety Executive says the risk of air conditioning spreading coronavirus in the workplace is extremely low “as long as there is an adequate supply of fresh air andventilation” but continues: “if you use a centralised ventilation system that removes and circulates air to different rooms, it is recommended that you turn off recirculation and use a fresh air supply”.
Ventilation and air conditioning units are an ideal breeding ground and transmission mechanism for mould, bacteria and viruses, including SARS- CoV-2, which can cause operational issues, potential litigation, spread bacteria and micro-organisms and in severe cases loss of life. JenAct’s UV Torpedo® In-Duct Air Disinfection units are suitable for installation into HVAC systems and existing ducting, as well as for irradiation and cleaning of chiller coils. “The recent concerns about recirculating HVAC systems mean that many businesses have their air- con turned off,” explains Dr Jarek Bilek, JenAct’s Technical Director. “However, our UV Torpedo® disinfection units can be retrofitted to many systems to allow them to be turned on again and actually improve air quality by disinfection fromviruses of all the air passing through.” The UV Torpedo in duct disinfection system provides UVC disinfection energy, which destroys microbial, biological and chemical contaminants as they pass through the duct, drastically improving the air quality The UV module consists of high output UVC lamps mounted on the custom-designed polished aluminium reflector. The UV Torpedo is mounted parallel to the air stream in order to maximise the contact time of the contaminants with the UVC energy, cleaning the air as it flows past the UVC lamps. JenAct’s proprietary UVC modelling software, developed over many years, allows UV systems to be accurately sized to do the job in hand depending on air flow and duct dimensions.
UV Air Disinfection for HVAC
IN-DUCT UV AIR DISINFECTION UNIT HELPS EMPLOYEES TO SAFELY REOCCUPY BUILDINGS POST COVID-19
NEWS RELEASE 29 July 2020
High performance UV TORPEDO® keeps air conditioning systems 99.99% COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 free
For product details please contact: Dr Jarek Bilek at JenAct
NEWS RELEASE 25 September 2020 JENTON APPOINTED AS DISTRIBUTOR FOR PRONOVA ‘JOKER®’ BAGGING EQUIPMENT AND SUPREME PLASTICS BAGSAND POUCHES Complete packaging solution specially developed to offer a cost effective alternative to form-fill-seal for food, medical and DIY markets Jenton International Ltd , part f the Jenton Group– has been appointed as exclusive distributor in the UK and Eire for the range of bagging machines manufactured by Pronova Packaging Systems in Halstad, Sweden. In parallel, the company has also been appointed as agent for the range of ‘Joker’ bags and pouches manufactured to run on the Pronova machines by Supreme Plastics in Whitby in Yorkshire. This complete packaging solution has been developed and marketed over many years to offer an efficient way to ramp up production of Doybags and pouches and provide a cost effective alternative to form-fill- seal for the food, medical and DIY markets. Pronova is the inventor or the ‘Joker®’ bag packaging concept. This Joker® design builds on a chain of linked premanufactured bags that runs along a pair of opening rails that open up and support the bags for filling. Bags then pass through a unit where they are closed, sealed and separated. A number of patents exist on these systems. The innovative design of the pouches and the opening rails enable many packs at a time to be perfectly opened at the point of filling. A number of automatic filling systems can be utilised and synchronised with the indexing system of the Pronova machine. It enables even the most difficult products to be packed into either standard or customised bags. “We are delighted to be working on this product with Pronova and Supreme Plastics,” says Richard Little, Managing Director of Jenton. “We have supplied equipment to Supreme Plastics to help make these bags for many years and now we can work alongside them to help grow the market. Pronova machines are the natural step up from the band sealers that we currently offer and so we can now help bag and pouch fillers at all stages of their production growth.” The Pronova bagging machines are suitable for manual, semi or fully automated packaging applications. The range includes a model for horizontal filling which is ideal for products that need extra careful handling and a stainless steel version for hygienic packing. As well as conventional bags, other options include pouches with resealable zips, stand up pouches and label pouches.
Partnership Builds on UV-C Range of Products
Jenton has been appointed as a value-added partner by Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) for its range of UV-C disinfection products. This new partnership will extend the JenAct brand of UV-C products that are now being adopted by many users in the fight against Covid 19. “This is great synergy”, says Richard Little, managing director of Jenton. We already put Signify Lamps into our own range of equipment and the Signify range of passive upper air disinfection systems will sit alongside our own, established active systems. “Signify also offers a range of UV disinfection cabinets to complement the UV conveyors that we manufacture.” JenAct UV equipment has seen an increase in demand in the battle against Covid-19 and food companies have a wide range of demands and disinfecting both surfaces in the air. But, advises the company, it is vital to approach the issue in a scientific way. There is a vast body of evidence the links the dose and irradiance of UV-C to its effects on moulds, bacteria and viruses and JenAct has developed modelling software that allows confident predictions of performance. Last year, Signify sponsored research carried out at Boston university which confirmed the efficacy of UV-Con SARS-CoV-2 and this data in included in the JenAct models. “There are many UV-C solutions on the market, explains Little, “but potential users should check that there is empirical evidence that UV-C will do what’s required in each application – either by using validated models or by carrying out direct test, for instance using surrogate bacteria”. JenAct also supplies UV-C monitoring equipment, BMS connectivity and data management for validation and control. Machinery Update April 2021
Jenton’s new collating system features multiple stacking finger modules to drop packs into the stack in a controlled manner. Stepper-driven infeed and outfeed belts control entry and exit of the trays.Jenton added that the colour touchscreen makes the stainless steel machine easy to set up for a large variety of pack sizes, materials and heights up to 150mm high. The packs are fully contained to ensure ‘neat, stable’ stacks. The packs exit the outfeed of the converger and enter a short buffer conveyor where Jenton explained the speed is accurately controlled to ensure correct spacing between packs for stacking and indexing. The packs will then drop into the collating pocket. The collating conveyor comprises an inclined belt with flights positioned at a distance to suit the maximum pack length. Adjustable side guides ensure the packs enter the stacking area uniformly and can be moved to suit different pack widths. After a stack has been collated, the inclined flighted belt indexes forward to allow the next stack of packs to collate. This sequence continues until the stacks reach the unload section at the end of the conveyor. Packaging News May 2021
JENTON Ariana has announced the launch of a new automatic food pack stacker for end-of-line high speed collation where minimal operator intervention and reliability are critical. Described as being capable of operating at speeds up to 150 packs per minute, Jenton’s new collating system features multiple stacking finger modules to drop packs into the stack in a controlled manner. Stepper-driven infeed and outfeed belts control entry and exit of the trays.
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Jenton Ariana Unveils New Food Pack Stacker