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Everything about bundle wrappers

If you’re searching for a cost-effective way and aesthetic look to wrap your products, Bundle Wrappers, also known as Sleeve Wrappers, offer a brilliant solution. 

These machines are designed to bundle products together, such as bottles, cans, and boxes, and then apply a protective sleeve or film around them. They are commonly used in industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and logistics to enhance the efficiency of packaging processes. 

How Do Bundle Wrappers Work?

product grouping
Bundle wrappers operate by conveying products into the packaging area, where they are grouped into bundles.
forming bundles
The machine then applies a shrink film, creating a protective sleeve around the bundled products. Then it seals the edges of the film together to create a pouch around the product.
The bundle goes through a shrink tunnel to ensure the containment with intense heating. The film gets compressed and attached to the bundle of product and strengthened while cooling down.

ways to wrap with bundle wrappers

Bundle wrappers offer versatility in achieving various packaging aesthetics based on your preferences. Before investing in a bundle wrapper, it’s essential to consider three primary packaging options and which one you prefer the most.

Shrink Wrapping with Tray

Bundle wrapped cans with tray

Bundle wrappers can wrap either the bundle on the tray or the bundle by itself.

Shrink Wrapping Without Tray

Bundled Wrapped bottles without tray

The machine can create bullet holes on the side for easier gripping of the bundle, or it can provide a full closure without any holes.

With Printed or Regular Film

Coca-Cola bottles shrink wrapped with Cryovac
Bundle wrapped bottles in a printed film
Printed film featuring a company logo or custom design is available, although clear film is the most commonly used option.

Benefits of Bundle Wrappers

These machines are designed for speed and efficiency. They can significantly accelerate your packaging processes, saving you time and labor costs.
The protective sleeves applied by these wrappers safeguard products from dust, moisture, and potential damage during storage and transportation. 
Bundle Wrappers and Sleeve Wrappers are known for reducing packaging material usage and minimizing waste. They are eco-friendly and budget friendly. 
One size does not fit all in the world of packaging. Bundle Wrappers and Sleeve Wrappers can be tailored to accommodate various product sizes and shapes, ensuring a snug fit for each bundle. It is easily adjustable to different settings. 

Bundle wrappers recommendations

Impak MB3216 Bundle Wrapper Side

IMPAK MB3216

good

A reasonable manual shrink sleeving/bundle wrapping machine
SMI BP800AS Sleeve Wrapper

SMI BP800AS

better

A versatile shrink sleeving/bundle wrapping machine

SMI XP650 ASX Sleeve Wrapper

SMI XP650

best

An automatic overlap wrapper designed for high-speed shrink sleeving/bundle wrapping with printed film registration capabilities

IMPAK MB3216

A reasonable manual shrink sleeving/bundle wrapping machine

 The perfect entry level manual Bundle Wrapper

No Compressed Air Required

Tunnel Opening: 32” W x 16” H.

All-in-One System – Wraps and Shrinks

SMI BP800AS

A versatile automatic shrink sleeving/bundle wrapping machine

Suitable for packing glass and PET bottles, cans, boxes, trays, jars, and cartons of various sizes in different pack collations.

Used in industries like beverages, food, chemicals, wine and spirits, cosmetics, detergents, wood, textile, and graphics

The AS Model includes an optional Infeed Conveyor System and pushdown wipers.

SMI XP650

A high-speed automatic overlap shrink sleeving/bundle wrapper

Versatile machine for packing glass and PET bottles, cans, boxes, trays, jars, and cartons of various sizes.

Suitable for the food industry and complies with FDA, UE, and USDA standards for products in direct contact with food.

Features a stainless-steel frame and FDA-compliant conveyor.

Capable of registering print

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Key Features to Consider

1. Film Type

Consider how thick the Shrink film should be and width of it. The poly shrink film is used for bundle wrappers. Various thickness options are available, ranging from 1 mil to 4 mil, allowing you to choose the desired thickness for your needs. You can select a thickness depending on the weight of the bundle you want to wrap. The most common shrink film is 2.5 mil which is the LCBO requirement for tall can cases.

The width of the shrink film should be chosen to adequately cover the entire bundle. Measure the dimensions of your bundle and ensure the film’s width can comfortably accommodate it. 

2. Speed and Capacity

Think about how many bundles you intend to produce in an hour. Understanding your desired production rate will help you select a machine that can meet your output goals efficiently. Determine how many products will be packed in one bundle and the weight of the bundle. It is crucial in assessing the machine’s capability to handle the necessary volume. 

3. Automation Level

Evaluate the level of automation you need, ranging from manual to fully automatic Bundle Wrappers. The choice of automation level should align with your production volume, the level of operator involvement you prefer, and the overall efficiency you aim to achieve in your packaging process. 

4. Space and Energy Efficiency

Determine the available space in your facility and choose a machine that fits seamlessly. Additionally, opt for energy-efficient models to reduce operational costs. 

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FAQ

Most Frequent Questions and Answers

Impak MB3216 Bundle Wrapper

Yes, most Bundle Wrappers are designed for seamless integration into existing production lines, improving overall efficiency.

Yes, there are biodegradable and recyclable shrink films available that can be used with Bundle Wrappers, promoting environmentally friendly packaging practices.

Absolutely, Bundle Wrappers can be adjusted to handle delicate products with care, ensuring they remain intact during packaging.

Yes, there are fully automatic Bundle Wrappers designed for high-speed and high-volume production to meet the demands of various industries.

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Stretch Wrapper Preventative Maintenance

If you just purchased a stretch wrapper or it has been 10 years of using it, nothing is more frustrating than breakdown of the machine. The breakdown results in costly downtime and additional cost of servicing fee for a technician to investigate and fix the issue. To prevent unexpected problems to occur, you should take some time to maintain your machine. Now you might say, how? I am not a machine engineer. Don’t worry, with a little bit of attention, you might save yourself from machine breakdown. Let’s dive into the step-by-step process to keep the stretch wrapper running smoothly.

Step-by-Step Process for Maintenance Day

Creating a regular maintenance plan is the first step toward ensuring the longevity and efficiency of your stretch wrapper. By proactively maintaining the machine, you can prevent costly downtime and expense. Let’s dive into the step-by-step breakdown of what your maintenance day should look like. 

1. Preparation

Unplug the machine from the power outlet and clean out any debris from around and under the pallet wrapping machine. Over time, pieces of stretch film, chips of wood from pallets, and trash will be underneath the machine.

2. Visual Inspections

Start by conducting regular visual inspections. Examine all components of the stretch wrapper, including rollers, belts, and the turntable, for signs of wear and tear. Cracks, fraying, or loose parts can lead to issues, so replace any damaged components promptly to prevent breakdowns.

3. Cleaning

Keep the stretch wrapper clean from debris, dust, and residue. Especially focus on cleaning the sensors and prestrech rollers. Dirty photocells or sensors can lead to improperly wrapped loads and dirty rollers can lead to reduces tackiness and increase in film usage.

4. Lubrication

Proper lubrication of moving parts, including bearings, bushings is essential. This is because insufficient lubrication can lead to increased machine temperature and a higher energy demand for its operation. However, avoid over-lubricating as it can cause the grease to splatter and accumulate on other parts. To determine the right lubrication type and schedule, refer to your equipment’s manual.

5. Calibration

Ensure that your stretch wrapper is correctly calibrated to apply the right amount of tension to the stretch film based on the type and size of the load. Improper tension can result in product damage or inefficient wrapping. After all the process above, plug in the machine and perform a test wrap.

6. Documentation of Procedures

Maintain a detailed record of maintenance procedures and schedules. This documentation ensures that maintenance tasks are carried out consistently and enables quick troubleshooting when issues arise.

frequent asked Questions

How often should we maintain the stretch wrapper?

It’s recommended to perform routine maintenance every 3 to 6 months, depending on your usage. For some parts, it also depends on the model you purchased. Talk to your machine manufacturer or service provider for more detailed instruction.

Are there any indicators that my stretch wrapper needs maintenance?

Yes, signs like unusual noises, reduced wrapping quality, or visible wear and tear are indicators that maintenance is needed. But if the issue occurs even after the checkup, it’s best to consult a professional technician.

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Common Issues and Trouble-shooting

Even with regular maintenance, issues may still arise. Here are some common problems and their solutions.

1. Wrinkled Film

If your stretch film appears wrinkled or loose, check the film tension settings and adjust accordingly.

2. Film Breaks

Film breaks can disrupt operations. Inspect the film roll for any defects and ensure it’s loaded correctly.

3. Unstable Loads

If your pallet loads are unstable, it could be due to inadequate film application. Reevaluate the wrapping patterns and settings. 

Out of all issues, neglecting routine maintenance and improper film tension settings are the most common causes of breakdowns.
Handle-IT Model 800 Semi-Automatic Pallet Wrapper Film Carriage
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M3J 2J4
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Types of Stretch Wrappers:
Turntable, Rotary Arm, Orbital, and Mobile

In the world of packaging and logistics, the use of stretch wrappers can be a game changer to your business. It makes work easier for the warehouse workers and has better containment while saving cost. If you are thinking about purchasing stretch wrappers for your business, you should know about the types of stretch wrapper to figure out which stretch wrapper suits you the most. 

How Many Types of Stretch Wrappers are Available?

There are four types of stretch wrappers: the turntable wrapper, rotary arm wrapper, orbital wrapper, and mobile wrapper. Each of these options comes with its distinctive features and advantages. Understanding these differences will help you choose the one that best fits your specific requirements. We offer a diverse selection of Stretch wrappers from renowned brands such as Fox, Handle-it, Wulftec, Barren, and Highlight.

If you’re in search of your perfect fit stretch wrapper at a competitive price, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of packaging experts. We offer a diverse selection of stretch wrappers from renowned brands such as Fox, Wulftec, Handleit, Berran, and Highlight.

4 types of Stretch wrappers

Turntable Stretch Wrappers are the most commonly used machines in the packaging industry. They are known for their versatility and ability to handle a wide range of pallet sizes and weights. The main feature of a turntable stretch wrapper is its rotating platform. This 360-degree rotation ensures even and consistent wrapping.

One of the key advantages of turntable stretch wrappers is their efficiency. They can wrap pallets quickly, making them suitable for high-volume operations. Moreover, they are relatively compact, which means they require smaller floor space compared to others. You can read more of the best all-around turntable wrapper here.

Recommended for almost every situation when loads do not exceed the maximum weight or length of the turntable wrapper machine. It can wrap 1-40 loads per hour.

Rotary Arm Stretch Wrappers are ideal for situations where stability is of utmost importance. These machines are designed to wrap unstable or exceptionally heavy loads. Rotary arm machines do not require the pallet to rotate. Instead, the wrapping arm moves around the stationary pallet.

One of the notable advantages of rotary arm stretch wrappers is their ability to handle delicate or irregularly shaped loads. They offer precise control over the wrapping process, ensuring that the film is applied securely with great containment of the products.

Recommended for heavy loads which are hard to put on a turntable wrapper. It might need more space for installation and can wrap 1-50 loads per hour.

Orbital Stretch Wrappers are a unique solution for irregular shaped products. These machines are specifically designed to wrap products that cannot be rotated or are too long to make them stand. Orbital wrappers utilize a horizontal ring that revolves around the product, applying the stretch film as it moves.

The key advantage of orbital stretch wrappers is their versatility in handling long and irregularly shaped objects. They are commonly used in industries such as lumber, piping, and textiles, where traditional stretch wrappers may not be suitable.

Recommended for long dimensions or irregular shaped products that are hard to make stand, such as furniture, metals, and piping. It can wrap 1-60 loads per hour.

Mobile Stretch Wrappers are ideal for wrapping long heavy, or unstable pallets. These machines are equipped with
wheels, allowing them to be easily moved to different locations within a warehouse or facility. They work well for limited space applications or businesses with changing packaging needs.

One of the advantages of mobile stretch wrappers is their convenience. They can be quickly transported to where the pallets are, reducing the need for pallets to be moved to a designated wrapping station. They can be conveniently stored in corners while recharging their battery, making them space-efficient.

Recommended for smaller workspaces with heavy or unstable
loads. It can wrap 200 pallet loads on a single charge and wrap up to 30 loads per hour.

The level of automation

Another factor you need to consider when choosing the stretch wrapper is the level of automation the machine offers. There are three types of automation: Automatic, Semi-automatic, and Manual. Once you determine which type of wrapper suits you the best, it is time for you to select how much automated machine you need.

What is the main difference between models?

Manual Wrapper

With a manual wrapper, the operator places the loads on the wrapping machine. To start and control the speed of the wrapping process, the operator typically uses a pedal or a gear to manually rotate the table or operate the ring.

Semi-Automatic Wrapper

The operator loads the products onto the wrapper and then manually connect the wrapping material to the load. After this, the operator initiates the wrapping process by hitting the start button on the control system. When the wrapping is finished, the pallet requires manual unloading from the workstation.

Fully automatic wrapper

With a fully automatic wrapper, the process is entirely automated from the beginning of the line. It automatically feeds the pallet into the wrapping zone, where it is wrapped according to the settings configured in the control system. Once the wrapping is completed, the pallet is conveyed to the end of the line without manual intervention.

Each of these automation levels is suited to different operational requirements. Just don’t forget the higher the automation is, higher the price is. Your choice should align with your specific needs, considering factors such as the volume of pallets to be wrapped, the level of operator involvement you prefer, and the efficiency goals of your packaging process.

conclusion

FOX FPS 3000 Automatic Orbital Pallet Wrapper

After reading this article, you should have a basic understanding of the various types of stretch wrappers currently on the market. You may have an idea of the type of stretch wrapper you want. However, when it comes to determining the right brand, specific model, and model options that best suit your needs, it often involves hours of research into each model’s specifications.

While you can delve into researching by digging our content, there is a faster and easier way to get this done. You can reach out to our packaging experts and benefit from a free consultation. We understand the value of your time and are here to simplify your decision-making process. Don’t hesitate to contact our packaging experts. We’re here to help you find the perfect stretch wrapper solution tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

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M3J 2J4
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Inquiries

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Case sealer buying guide

The rising cost of labor, frequent employee turnover, and the demand for increased production speed are driving companies to embrace automation. The great news is that automation technology has advanced, leading to a substantial increase in efficiency.

Businesses sealing more than 1,000 boxes per week would want to consider using a case sealer. Based on a rough estimate, your savings on material and labor will exceed your initial investment in less than two years, all while relieving the stress of managing workers to maintain packaging quality.

what is a case sealer machine?

Case Sealers are used to seal the bottom and/or top of corrugated boxes with pressure sensitive tape providing secure sealing for the products within. They offer gap-free, tight top flap tape sealing. For an entry level case sealer, the operator closes the bottom flaps of the box, loads the box at the entrance of the case sealer, then pushes the box into the case sealer. The case sealer then automatically applies tape for the closure. Case Sealers are durable, easy to use and virtually maintenance free. There are four types of case sealers: uniform manual, uniform automatic, random manual and random automatic. Detailed explanations for each will follow.

If you’re in search of the perfect case sealer solution at a competitive price, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of packaging experts. We offer a diverse selection of case sealers from renowned brands such as Bestpack, Berran, Highlight, Eastey, and Impak.

Why should you consider a Case Sealer?

Hand taping can be wasteful, resulting in poorly packaged boxes and a seal that may have been done several times over. A case sealer can save your time and money on production and within your facility. It also contributes to reduced product damage during transportation.

Here is a link to a calculator that can show you potential savings by investing in a case sealer.

1. Time Saving

Case sealers are faster and more precise than humans. They can seal 12 to 56 cartons per minute, depending on type.

2. Cost Efficiency

Carton sealers can reduce tape costs by 30%, tape up to 50 boxes per minute, and provide more consistent taping with less operators.

3. Less Labor

The number of operators can be reduced. Also, the operator’s risk of a repetitive strain injury being suffered will decrease as they don’t have to repeat the same motions over the course of their shift.

4. Eco-Friendly

You can use less packaging material by reducing human error, which can ensure sustainability. Also, you can choose more sustainable tape options alongside the machine.

5. Better Containent

Ensuring proper tape adhesion can help save your products from that 10% potential of damage in transit. Machine sealed boxes are more securely sealed, significantly reducing costly product damage resulting from sloppily sealed boxes.

types of case sealers

An adjustable manual case sealer requires some level of manual operation and intervention by an operator. The “adjustable” feature refers to its ability to set up different box sizes before operation. Typically these sealers have adjustable side arms, top belts, or other mechanisms that can be adjusted or positioned to fit a range of box dimensions. 

An adjustable fully automatic case sealer is designed to automatically apply adhesive tape to close uniform size corrugated boxes or cases. The “adjustable” feature refers to its ability to set up different box sizes before operation. This adaptability streamlines the sealing process for a diverse case sizes without requiring manual adjustments or changeovers.

This random manual case sealer is capable of detecting the size of the box and sealing various sized box. It features adjustable mechanisms such as side belts, top squeezers, or other components that can be customized to fit different box dimensions. With a touch of the operator, packaging lines can effectively manage a wide range of box sizes without adjustment.

This fully automatic case sealer excels at sealing boxes of various sizes seamlessly, eliminating the requirement for adjustments. It is ideal for situations where random-sized boxes have to be packed and labor reduction and increased speed are crucial factors. This machine incorporates adjustable components like side belts, top squeezers, or other mechanisms that can be tailored to suit diverse box dimensions.

A Checklist Before Buying a Case Sealer Machine

While the prospect of adapting a case sealer machine is enticing, a few key considerations should guide your decision-making process:

1. Variety of Cases

Are your boxes in Uniform or Various sizes?

If you have a consistent, large volume of boxes that are all the same size, then an adjustable case sealer would be a suitable choice for your packaging needs. These machines are designed to efficiently seal boxes of the same dimensions. However, if your packaging line handles boxes of various sizes, it’s better to choose a random case sealer. Random case sealers are equipped with sensors that can automatically detect and adjust the settings of the tape head for each individual case. This flexibility is essential for maintaining efficiency and ensuring a secure seal regardless of the box size variation in your production line.

Uniform boxes
Random sized boxes

2. Case size & Taping position

What are the dimensions for boxes? Which side do you want to tape?

Assessing all box dimensions and weights is essential to check if the case sealer you want can handle the minimum and maximum box sizes and weights. Also, the position of the belt has to be considered before buying a case sealer. There are top-only case sealers, bottom-only case sealers, and top and bottom case sealers depending on which side of the box you want to seal.

3. Speed

How many cases per day do you seal?

Evaluating your daily box-sealing volume is crucial for determining your best case sealer option, including automation level, and ideal belt setup. A manual case sealer is suitable for sealing under 200 boxes daily. An operator folds box flaps and feeds them into the sealer, significantly faster than manual taping. For over 250 daily boxes, a fully automatic sealer is ideal. No operator is needed; a conveyor feeds and seals the boxes automatically.

4. Environment

Is the space for a machine humid or tight?

Considering the environment in which the case sealer will be installed is important. If the sealer will be used in a humid and hot environment you might prefer the stainless steel machine. Stainless steel is corrosion-resistant and easy to clean, making it a better choice for an environment where hygiene and durability are essential like a food production facility.

Furthermore, you would want to consider how much space you have to install the machine. The length of conveyor belts can be customized and the size of the case sealer depends on the model you choose.

5. The number of operators

How many employees are working for this line?

One of the advantages of using a case sealer is the reduction in labor requirements and increased flexibility for other tasks. You can assess the current workforce involved in the process and consider whether you prefer a fully automatic setup or a semi-automatic system requiring one or two operators.

tips for selecting a case sealer

IMPAK APPC-50 Semi-Automatic Case Sealer
When you are looking for a case sealer, you might want to select it with…

  • Easy Equipment Configuration
  • Servicing Availability
  • Great Operator Safety
  • Easily Obtainable Machine parts
  • Mobility and Flexibility- allows it to be moved easily wherever needed when needed
  • Rugged Steel Construction built for round the clock operation
  • Customization Availability
  • If you’re in search of the perfect case sealer solution at a competitive price, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of packaging experts. We offer a diverse selection of case sealers from renowned brands such as Bestpack, Berran, Highlight, Eastey, and Impak.

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    Email: [email protected]

    Inquiries

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    Can You Rent a Shrink Wrap Machine?

    If your business is looking for packaging solutions that are both efficient and budget-friendly, the idea of embracing a shrink wrap machine may have crossed your mind. But let’s face it, it’s a big investment. If you’re still doubtful to dive into machine ownership or if your product is giving you the “shrinking” feeling about its compatibility with a shrink wrap machine, there’s the other options: machine rental!

    If you are intrigued by the notion of renting one of these shrink wrap machines, consider this article your trusty co-pilot. Let’s dive into the different finance options of a shrink wrap machinery and which one will suit your needs.

    Exploring Payment Options of Shrink Wrap Machine

    When it comes to securing a shrink packaging machine, there’s 5 payment and ownership options to consider. Impak Packaging is partnered with several finance companies for better financing experience of yours.

    So, whether you’re in for a short fling, a long-term commitment, or ready to go steady, there’s a payment path that suits your needs.

    1. Rent/ Rent-To-Own

    Renting lets you borrow the machine for shorter spans, like 4-6 months, depending on your situation. This choice suits for seasonal goods or fresh projects. Meanwhile, the Rent-To-Own program is like the best of both worlds. You can channel the rental fees toward eventually owning the machine.

    2. Lease / Lease-To-Own

    Leasing steps up the game by offering longer borrowing periods—think more than 6 months to years. And here’s the kicker: Lease-To-Own enters the stage. It’s like giving you a pass to the machine ownership after the leasing period. Great for those who want to test the waters before fully diving in.

    3. Ownership

    The “just take the plunge” option. If you’re confident about your machine usage, you can buy it outright.
    Plus, there’s no need to play all your cards at once; installment plans and financing options through various financial companies make this a dynamic choice too.

    The Popular Shrink Wrap Machines to Rent

    If your product is not too big and small quantity, hood sealer is perfect for entry level shrink wrapping. There’s no need to purchase a heat shrink tunnel, as this is a one step solution to shrink wrapper products.
    Our semi-automatic L Bar Sealers are the perfect machines for low to medium volume shrink applications. An operator sets the seal time and heat, then inserts a product between the two layers of center-folded shrink film, then presses down on the sealing bar. Once the seal is complete, the package is pulled away from the seal area.

    Automatic L-bar sealers are perfect for center-folded shrink-wrap applications, where speed is a factor. They use center-folded shrink film, a conveyor feeds the product into the film and into the sealing area. Vertical/horizontal photocell sensors determine when to activate the jaw sealer. Once the product is sealed, a conveyor automatically feeds the sealed product into a shrink tunnel.

    Bundle wrapper use two rolls of shrink film to create a sleeve that encircle items that can be packaged together used as a bundle. This bundle is introduced into the sleeve wrapper where sealing head come down behind it and seals the film. And it is conveyed to a heat shrink tunnel where the shrink film binds the items together.

    Side Sealers are continuous motion horizontal sealers designed to wrap packages effortlessly and efficiently. Side Sealers are the fastest type of sealers which is suitable for wrapping box type packaging.

    Shrink Tunnels are used with sealers to apply heat to the film so the film shrinks perfectly around the product. They can come in two different conveyor configurations: Roller or Belted. Both conveyors can be used with polyolefin, PVC sleeves, and polyethylene films. The space between these rollers allows hot air from the bottom to shrink the film around the product to create a tight sealed package.

    We have a variety of consumables in stock which are used for machines such as shrink wrap for a reasonable price. Our packaging experts will support you find the best product for your needs.

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    Benefits of Renting a Shrink Wrap Machine

    1. Cost Efficiency

    Renting a shrink wrap machine presents an affordable alternative to an outright purchase. For businesses dealing with short-term or sporadic packaging requirements, the upfront investment associated with buying such machinery might not be the wisest choice. Renting allows you to access high-quality equipment without straining your budget.

    2. Flexibility

    Every business encounters fluctuations in packaging demand. Renting a shrink wrap machine enables you to scale your operations according to your needs. Whether you’re tackling a short-term project, a seasonal rush, or a limited-time promotion, renting grants you the agility to respond effectively.

    3. Trial of the Latest Technologies

    The rental market is rich with modern shrink wrap machines boasting advanced features. By renting a new machine, you gain access to the latest technology without the commitment of ownership. This means you can elevate your packaging quality and efficiency without a hefty investment.

    A Checklist Before Renting a Shrink Wrap Machine

    While the prospect of renting a shrink wrap machine is enticing, a few key considerations should guide your decision-making process:

    1. Duration and Frequency of Use

    Assess the length of time you require the machine and the frequency of its usage. If your packaging needs are intermittent or short-term, renting becomes an even more attractive choice. However, if you need it all year round maybe it is better to own it.

    2. Compatibility with Your Needs

    Each business has its unique packaging requirements. Ensure that the shrink wrap machine you rent is compatible with the dimensions and types of products you need to package. This ensures optimal results and a hassle-free packaging process. Not sure about the compatibility? Talk to our package machine experts!

    3. Dive into Rental Terms

    Before sealing the deal, thoroughly review the rental agreement. Understand the terms, maintenance responsibilities, and technical support provided by the rental provider. Clarity on these aspects will ensure a smooth experience.

    4. Service Team

    To make the most of your shrink wrap machine rental journey, consider collaborating with packaging experts. Their insights can help you select the most suitable machine, set the correct parameters, and streamline your packaging process for maximum efficiency.

    In Conclusion

    Renting a shrink wrap machine can be a strategic choice depends on your situation. The benefits of affordability, flexibility, and access to advanced technology position renting as an intelligent move for businesses with varying packaging needs. By keeping factors like duration, compatibility, and terms in mind, you can navigate the rental landscape confidently. Remember, collaboration with packaging professionals can enhance your experience and unlock the true potential of shrink wrap machine rentals. So, get a free consulting from our experienced expert which will revolutionize your packaging with a tailored solution that delivers outstanding results.

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    Impak Packaging Gertex Group Logo
    Impak Packaging

    400 Flint Rd.
    North York, Ontario
    M3J 2J4
    Phone: 416-299-0960
    Fax: 416-299-0961
    Email: [email protected]

    Inquiries

    416-299-0960

    Parts and Service

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    Shrink Wrap Machines Tech Tips

    • For Semi Automatic L Sealers:

    Step 1:  Inspect Teflon tape for burn grooves

    Step 2: Inspect silicone pads for burn grooves

    Step 3: Check sealing wire tension

    Step 4: Check melamine strip behind the wire for burn groove

    • Automatic L Sealers with hot knife:

    Step 1:  Inspect sealing bar and knife for build up. Warm up bar and use a soft cloth to clean. DO NOT USE any abrasive material as this will damage the Teflon coating on the bar.

    Step 2: Inspect Teflon tape and silicone sponge for burn groove.

    Step 3: Inspect side seal belts on film puller.

    Step 4: Inspect infeed and outfeed belts for edge wear and check for proper tracking.

    Step 5: Check film feed drive and pinch rollers for film residue build up.

    • Shrink Tunnels:

    Step 1: Check chain for proper tension. Lubricate chains every 40 hours of operation. For stainless steel and Teflon mesh belts, check for proper tracking.

    Step 2: Check and lubricate roller bearings.

    Step 3: Check and clean vents in the tunnel chamber.

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    Best shrink wrap machine for food

    When it comes to packaging food items, choosing the right method is crucial to ensure freshness, protection, and aesthetics. Among the various packaging machines available, a shrink wrap machine stands out as a popular choice, particularly for hard fresh produce like cucumbers and cabbages, frozen food that can be scattered like pizza, and any food items with trays. The reason is that shrink wrapping food items offer enhanced visual appeal, prolonged shelf life, and more cost-effective packaging. Let’s explore the benefits of using shrink wrap for food packaging, the different types of packaging it offers, and the best shrink wrap machines for different types of food.

    Types of Shrink Packaging for food

    There are two primary types of shrink packaging for food items:

    1. Primary Packaging

    Hard fresh produce like cucumbers and cabbages, as well as frozen food items like pizza, can be directly shrink wrapped. The shrink wrap serves as the primary packaging, directly in contact with the food products.

    2. Secondary Packaging

    For soft or fragile food items like bread and fruits, a primary container or tray is used for protection, and the shrink wrap acts as secondary packaging. Similarly, instant food boxes can be shrink wrapped to create a single, secure packaging solution. It holds the primary container securely in place and provides an additional layer of protection during transportation.

    The Best Shrink Wrap Machines for Food

    Selecting the right shrink wrap machine is essential to ensure efficient and effective packaging and cost-saving in the long term. We highly recommend you consult with our experienced packaging machine experts for personalized recommendations based on your food items. Take advantage of our free packaging consultation by clicking here. In general, three distinct options are available for food shrink wrap machines: Hood sealers(also known as one-step sealers), L-bar sealers + Shrink tunnels, and Side sealers + Shrink tunnels. Below are our recommended top models for different scenarios:

    If your product is not too big and small quantity, hood sealer is perfect for entry level shrink wrapping. There’s no need to purchase a heat shrink tunnel, as this is a one step solution to shrink wrapper products.

    Bundle Wrappers are extremely versatile and perfect for packing glass, PET bottles, cans, boxes, trays, jar, and cartons of different sizes in a wide range of pack collations. They can be used in several industry segments, for example, Beverages, Food, Chemicals, wine and spirits, cosmetics, wood, textiles, graphics, etc.

    Our semi-automatic L Bar Sealers are the perfect machines for low to medium volume shrink applications.  An operator sets the seal time and heat, then inserts a product between the two layers of center folded shrink film, then presses down on the sealing bar. Once the seal is complete, the package is pulled away from the seal area.

    Automatic L-bar sealers are perfect for center-folded shrink-wrap applications, where speed is a factor. They use center-folded shrink film, a conveyor feeds the product into the film and into the sealing area. Vertical/horizontal photocell sensors determine when to activate the jaw sealer. Once the product is sealed, a conveyor automatically feeds the sealed product into a shrink tunnel.

     Side sealers can come in intermittent motion and continuous motion designed to wrap packages effortlessly and efficiently.  Side Sealers with continuous motion are the fastest type of sealers which are suitable for wrapping box type packaging.

    Shrink Tunnels are used with sealers to apply heat to the film so the film shrinks perfectly around the product.  They can come in two different conveyor configurations: Roller or Belted. Both conveyors can be used with polyolefin, PVC sleeves, and polyethylene films. The space between these rollers allows hot air from the bottom to shrink the film around the product to create a tight sealed package.

    SMI SL45 SHRINK WRAP HOOD SEALEr

    A great one-step sealer shrink wrapping machine

     This Hood Sealer both wraps and shrink seals a product – no need for a tunnel

     Useable Films: Pvc, Polyolefins

     Reasonably Priced Entry Level Wrapping Machine

    SMI BP800 Sleeve wrapper

    The most versatile shrink sleeving / bundle wrapping machine

      Fully Electric – Very Little Noise While Running

      Semi-Automatic Shrink Wrap Bundler – Ideal for 1 – 60 Packs Per Hour

      All-In One Shrink Wrapping System – No need for a additional tunnel

      Can Wrap Product With or Without Trays

      Pneumatic product pusher, activated by two buttons

    HEATSEAL HDX 250 semi-automatic L-BAR sealer

    A great entry level l bar sealer shrink wrapping machine

     Models HDX250 and HDX350

     Overall Dimension, 82” Long x 32” Wide x 59” High

     L Bar Seal Area, 17” Wide x 21” Long

     Film Capacity, 22” Wide

     Multiple profile options, Cycle counter, Heavy Duty Aluminum seal head, non-stick mesh tunnel belt

     MaxAir tunnel almost triples the airflow and evenly wraps air around package

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    SMI FP6000 HIGH SPEED AUTOMATIC L-BAR SEALER

    A high speed automatic l bar sealer shrink wrapping machine

      Up to 50 Packages Per Min.

      Fully Automatic SMI L Bar Sealer

      Max Product Height: 6″

      Max Centerfold Film: 24″

      The L-Seal design provides great flexibility and quick product change.

      Reliable, Versatile, Reasonably Priced and Built to Last.

    SMI HS500 HIGH SPEED SIDE SEALER

    A side sealing shrink wrapping solution, for when high speed is a factor

      Up to 50 Packages Per Min.

      Fully Automatic SMI L Bar Sealer

      Max Product Height: 6″

      Max Centerfold Film: 24″

      The L-Seal design provides great flexibility and quick product change.

      Reliable, Versatile, Reasonably Priced and Built to Last.

    SHANKLIN T-71 SHRINK TUNNEL

    A powerful shrink tunnel

      22″ x 12″ Chamber Opening

      High Speed from 25 to 150 ft/.min

      Versatile, Easy to Use Product

      Features high-speed dual-chamber tunnel for the ultimate shrinking capacity

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    Wrapping with Precision:
    A Look at Mobile and Turntable Pallet Wrappers

    In today’s fast-paced business environment, efficient and reliable pallet wrapping is crucial for safeguarding goods during transportation and storage. Traditional pallet wrapping machines are stationary and may not always suit every packaging scenario. This is where mobile pallet wrappers come into play. In this article, we will explore the reliability of mobile pallet wrappers and discuss their pros and cons, shedding light on whether they can be a valuable addition to your packaging processes.

    An Overview

    Mobile pallet wrappers, also known as portable pallet wrappers or pallet wrapping trolleys, are innovative devices designed to wrap palletized goods without the need for a fixed wrapping location. Unlike traditional stationary pallet wrapping machines, mobile pallet wrappers offer the flexibility to move around your warehouse or production area, enabling you to wrap pallets at various locations. These machines typically come with sturdy wheels and a handle, making them easy to maneuver. The main advantage of mobile pallet wrappers is their ability to adapt to different packaging needs and environments. They are particularly useful in settings where space is limited, or when pallet wrapping is required at multiple locations within a facility.

    THE RELIABILITY OF MOBILE PALLET WRAPPERS

    Durability and Construction: One of the primary concerns regarding mobile pallet wrappers is their durability. As these machines are designed to be moved frequently, it’s essential to ensure that they are constructed with high-quality materials. When choosing a mobile pallet wrapping machine, opt for models made from robust materials like stainless steel or heavy-duty plastics, which can withstand the rigors of transportation and regular use.

    Performance and Consistency: Mobile pallet wrappers should maintain consistent wrapping quality across pallets. Some users may worry that the portability of these machines might compromise their performance. However, modern mobile pallet wrappers are engineered with advanced technology to ensure consistent wrapping tension, film application, and overall stability, providing reliable packaging results.

    Advantages of Mobile Pallet Wrapping Machines

    Flexibility and Portability

    The primary advantage of mobile pallet wrappers is their portability. They offer unparalleled flexibility in the packaging process, allowing you to wrap pallets at any location within your facility. This flexibility can significantly improve operational efficiency, as there’s no need to transport pallets to a fixed wrapping station.

    Time and Labor Efficiency

    Mobile pallet wrappers can save valuable time and labor compared to manual wrapping or using stationary machines. With a mobile pallet wrapping machine, a single operator can efficiently wrap pallets without the need for manual handling, reducing the risk of workplace injuries and increasing productivity.

    Cost-Effectiveness

    While mobile pallet wrappers may have a higher initial investment cost than manual methods, their long-term benefits can outweigh the expense. The time and labor savings, as well as reduced material waste due to consistent wrapping, contribute to overall cost-effectiveness.

    Disadvantages of Mobile Pallet Wrapping Machines

    Limited Load Capacity

    Mobile pallet wrappers may have limitations when it comes to handling extremely heavy or oversized loads. It’s crucial to check the maximum load capacity of the machine and ensure it aligns with your typical pallet weight.

    Power Source Dependency

    Most mobile pallet wrappers operate on batteries or electricity. While this allows for greater mobility, it also means that the machines rely on a stable power source. Battery-operated models may require recharging, and electric-powered machines need access to power outlets.

    Complexity and Maintenance

    Mobile pallet wrappers incorporate intricate components to facilitate their mobility and functionality. While these components are designed for durability, they may require regular maintenance and occasional repairs, increasing overall operational complexity.

    Selecting the Right Mobile Pallet Wrapping Machine

    Load Size and Weight Considerations

    Before purchasing a mobile pallet wrapping machine, consider the typical size and weight of the pallets you handle. Ensure that the machine’s load capacity aligns with your requirements.

    Wrapping Speed and Efficiency

    Assess the machine’s wrapping speed and efficiency, as this can impact your overall packaging throughput. Look for features like adjustable wrapping tension and pre-programmed wrapping cycles.

    Battery Life and Power Options

    If you opt for a battery-powered mobile pallet wrapper, evaluate its battery life and charging time. Consider whether spare batteries are available and if the machine can also be operated using an external power source.

    COMPARISON: MOBILE VS. STATIONARY PALLET WRAPPERS

    Key Differences and Similarities

    Comparing mobile and stationary pallet wrappers can help you understand which option suits your specific needs. Stationary machines are typically more robust and offer higher load capacities, while mobile pallet wrappers excel in terms of flexibility and adaptability.

    Which Option is Best for Your Business?

    The choice between mobile and stationary pallet wrappers ultimately depends on your unique packaging requirements and workflow. Analyze factors such as space availability, load capacity, and the need for flexibility to make an informed decision.

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    Tips for Optimizing Mobile Pallet Wrapping

    Proper Training and Safety Measures: Ensure that operators receive comprehensive training on using mobile pallet wrappers safely and efficiently. Implement safety protocols to prevent accidents and injuries during the wrapping process.

    Regular Maintenance and Inspections: Schedule regular maintenance checks for your mobile pallet wrapping machine to identify and address any potential issues promptly. Regular inspections can help prolong the machine’s lifespan and maintain consistent wrapping quality.

    The Future of Mobile Pallet Wrapping Technology

    As the logistics and packaging industries continue to evolve, mobile pallet wrapping technology is likely to see further advancements. Innovations may focus on improving battery efficiency, increasing load capacity, and incorporating smart features like automated wrapping adjustments and integration with warehouse management systems.

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