Dates sorting machine, packaging and coding system

Multiple solutions from the experts in the dates industry

We are offering semi-automated and automated washing, drying, grading, sorting, bulk packing and retail packing lines for the dates industry. Integrating the most technologically advanced solutions from Raytec ULMA and Pattyn.  Our systems include Bulk packing of dates into typical 5 – 20kg bags in box primary and secondary packaging. Automatic weighing and modified atmosphere packaging into Doy packs and tray sealed tubs. Vertical form fill and seal VFFS snack packs. Individual flow wrapped HFFS packs for high-value chocolate dates and other specialities value-added date fruit.

All our systems are fully managed by our in house Project Management team, backed up by Al Thika Packaging’s fully trained service and spare parts department.

Optical Sorting machine solutions for dates industry

Raytec Vision is a leading expert in optical sorting machine technology. Raytec is providing sorting solutions for Middle East dates (Ajwa, Khidri, Kholas, Medjool, Segai, Sokari, Wanan and much more. Raytec sorter removes product defects and foreign materials based on Infrared, Chlorophyll, Translucency, Colour, Shape sorting. Raytec offers a wide range of sensor-based sorters and camera-based sorters.


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Curiosity achieves the totally hygienic compliance according to the EHEDG guidelines. The new design allows matching the high efficiency, typical of Raytec Vision sorters, together with the latest request of high standards of hygiene and easy cleaning.

Best Packaging solutions for dates industry

The dates companies require multiple packaging solutions to offer a quality and traditional product in an attractive presentation. ULMA is proudly the only supplier capable of offering such a wide range of packaging machinery solutions for the dates industry. ULMA offers the choice between five different packaging systems, Thermoforming, Traysealing, Horizontal Flow Pack (HFFS)Vertical Flow Pack (VFFS) and Shrinkwrap.

Flow Pack wrappers (HFFS)

Flow Pack (HFFS). Automatic machines for high productions. Horizontal packing using a single film coil with three weldings: two cross-weldings and one longitudinal welding. This type of machine is aimed at food and non – food markets.

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Thermoforming machines

Thermoforming and blister. Horizontal automatic packing machines characterised by package formation within the machine using two film coils normally made of different material. Depending on the material used, packages can be flexible or rigid. This type of machine is aimed both at food and non food markets.

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Vertical wrappers (VFFS)

Vertical (VFFS). Vertical automatic packing machines using a single film coil to obtain a package with three weldings: two cross-weldings and one longitudinal welding. Its main field of application includes loose products, granulated products, doughy products or products difficult to handle.

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Stretch film wrappers

Stretch Film. Highly flexible automatic machines to pack fresh products in trays using stretched film. This type of machine is exclusively aimed at the food market.

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Bag inserter, case erector, bag maker inserter, filler and bag closer

See how Pattyn fully automated dried fruits & nuts line for bulk packing in bags gives you a start to finish solution for all your packaging challenges. Follow a cardboard box as it passes through the case erector, bagmaker inserter, filler, bag closer and finally the case closer. Gas flushing (MAP) possible.

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Product Inspection solutions for dates industry

Food safety is more important than ever. Mass communication and social media spread the news of incidents and recall at lightning speed. Consumers are becoming more educated and more concerned the more they read and hear about food matters. They are often following the trail of the food that will reach their table back to the farm.

The closer you get to the farm, the closer you get too many foreign objects. Most raw foods and ingredients originate in a natural environment – a field, an orchard, a farm, etc. As the food is harvested, foreign objects such as stones or glass can end up co-mingled and transported into the processing plant.

Mettler Toledo equipment provides outstanding physical contamination detection for quality control in bulk-flow (loose) food products prior to packaging.

Safeline X-ray Inspection Systems

Safeline X-ray Product Inspection Solutions Enhance Product Safety and Quality Control

Mettler Toledo Safeline X-ray is a leading provider of contamination detection and quality control inspection equipment for dates industry.

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Metal Detection – Safeline

Industrial metal detectors for the dates processing and packaging industries

Throat-style metal detectors that can be integrated with vertical form fill and seal processes and equipment to inspect a free-falling product in-flight.

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Checkweigher Solutions – In Motion Weighing

The most comprehensive line of checkweighing solutions for the dates industry

Checkweighing solutions by Garvens. A wide range of sizes and configurations are available to handle nearly any container type or package design, even at high production rates, to ensure accurate product delivery, reduced giveaway, and optimised production processes.

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Markem Imaje coding solutions

marking, coding and traceability

Markem Imaje offers a full line of reliable and innovation coding, marking, thermal transfer, laser, and print and apply label systems. Delivering fully integrated solutions to ensure product quality and safety, regulatory and retailer compliance and improved manufacturing processes.

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Smipack shrink wrapping solutions

L-sealer, shrink tunnel & sleeve wrapper

In any trade, the demand for low-cost, simple and quick shrink wrapping machine solutions to pack small and medium-sized products increases all the time. The extraordinary versatility of the Smipack shrink wrapper and sealing machine is the winning solution. A very wide range of automatic and semi-automatic shrink wrapping solutions for promotional, retail and multi-packs.

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Robopac stretch wrapping solutions

Semi-automatic and automatic solutions

Robopac is the world leader in pallet stretch wrapping machines, from entry level machines to fully automated in line solutions, established in 1982. Robopac develops six types of machinery: robots pallet wrapping machine, turntables and rotating arms to stabilise palletised loads with stretch film, horizontal stretch wrap machine with stretch film for elongated products and heat shrink film application.

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Al Thika Packaging LLC

Al Thika Packaging is the exclusive distributor of world-renowned companies in the Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Al Ain – UAE, Saudi Arabia, Muscat, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and the many other Gulf countries.


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