13 December 2023
The UK’s leading designer and installer of automated packing lines will showcase its new scalable packing line for on-farm packing at LAMMA 24 and entice visitors to its stand with a very special offer.
Designed to overcome labour shortages, PACE Mechanical Handling will introduce visitors to stand 8.952 to its new Stella Evolution system. PACE will also put the focus on its established bale stacking system by reducing its price from £90,000 to £70,000 for the first three orders placed at the show.
The Stella Evolution starts at £89,500 and features an Electra weigher capable of handling ten tonnes per hour; an In-bag Weigher designed to fill 10 to 25kg potato sacks; an auto sack placer and presenter, and a complete bag control system feeding a heavy-duty SMITSEN DS9C sewing head.
As well as exceptional build quality and reliability, the Stellar Evolution line features one of PACE’s latest innovations: a single bag clamp that automatically adjusts to the size of the bag being presented, removing the need for a second bag clamp and eliminating the change over time found on other systems.
In addition to being scalable and customisable, the Stella Evolution system comes with a five-year warranty on parts and free online service management for the duration of ownership.
“Over the last eighteen months, we have seen a rise in enquiries from smaller growers and on-farm packers struggling to operate efficiently given the labour situation,” says Nick Cesare, PACE’s managing director. “We developed a new line for Olly Palmer, a potato packer in Suffolk, and he was so impressed with the performance, efficiency and price point that we’ve decided to offer it as a complete solution. The beauty of the Stella Evolution system is that it is scalable, so we can increase or reduce its capacity and features to suit each grower’s needs, hence its name, which is the process by which a star changes over time.”
With more than several systems working across the UK and Ireland, PACE’s bale stacker is designed to handle hay, straw and sawdust ranging from 10 to 30kg at a rate of ten bales per minute. PACE has added a new six-axis Motoman robot with safety guarding to the configuration to reduce its footprint and improve its flexibility.
“Since we introduced it in 2011, our bale packer has become a very successful product for us, particularly with farmers who supply the equine industry,” says Nick. “By adding the latest Motorman robot to the system, we’ve reduced its footprint to between six and 20 square metres. We think that the 2024 version of the PACE bale stacking system will set new standards in efficiency and running costs, and as an incentive for people to come and find out more, we are reducing the cost of the system by 22% for the first three orders placed at LAMMA 24!
For further information about Stellar Evolution, the new PACE bale stackers, and its comprehensive range of automated packing solutions, visit stand 8.952, email email@example.com or call