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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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FDA Approved Shrink Packaging Solution for Cake/Pizza Cartons

Overview:

A large manufacturer of cake cartons, pie cartons & pizza boxes in Toronto wanted to upgrade their existing process, and incorporate a faster and effective way to wrap cake and pizza boxes. They were wrapping on a sleeve wrapper which left open holes on each side of the package. Their customers needed a fully enclosed package to comply with food packaging guideline’s under CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) & FDA food & safety regulations.

An Impak technical application expert worked with this company to get a better understanding of their expectations and recommended a highly efficient Automatic Side Sealer for Cake Cartons, Pie Boxes & Pizza Boxes. Since the implementation of the new shrink wrapping system, the customer has reduced its packaging cost by 15% and can run different sized boxes at the required speeds without having to change the film.

Automatic Side Sealer with Shrink Tunnel

Challenge:

The customer wanted a complete enclosure due to CFIA and FDA regulations. They wanted to wrap big and heavy stacks of cake and pizza boxes at higher speeds. They wanted to cut their packaging cost and wanted a solution that was less labour intensive and more efficient.

Before (Cake Boxes on a Bundle Wrapper)

Process & Solution:

A previous customer referred the customer to one of Impak’s Technical Applications Expert. He worked alongside the customer and recommended an Automatic Side Sealer capable of running several sizes of cartons. The machine has a larger range of sizes and is fully adjustable with unlimited length. All the controls are centrally located so it’s faster and easier for the operators to set up. Since the introduction of the new side sealing system, less material is being used. The system works on demand and no operator is required. Servos are utilized on the drives for minimal maintenance and long-term reliability.

The people working in the plant are very happy with the ease of system operation and the fact that it is much quieter than the old system. The customer has increased their production and reduced their cost. They are now able to provide safe and secure packaging for a broader range of customers in the food industry with compliance across all sectors.

After (Pizza Boxes on the Automatic Side Sealer)
After ( Pizza Boxes on the Skid)

results

Lowered Cost

Since the introduction of the new system, the customer has reduced overall cost by 25%. Less material is being used resulting in a 15% savings on packaging costs.

Reduced Labour

The system works on demand and no operator is required, the customer has reduced labour by 30% and reallocated employees to other key areas in the business.

Increased Production Speeds

Overall production has been increased as the machine runs 30% faster than the previous system.

Side sealer sealing and shrinking pizza boxes, cake boxes with complete enclosure

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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

416-299-0960

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.

If still the problem persists, you can give us a Contact Us at (416) 299-0960, and one of our experienced technicians will have your machine up and running in no time. Thanks for reading!

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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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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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Impak Packaging Systems Inc.

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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Lowest Cost Beer Can Packaging: No Corrugated!

Overview:

A craft brewer wanted to reduce their material costs by 60%, increase production by 300%, and eliminate manual labour. They were wrapping cans in a printed cardboard case and were looking to wrap both supported and unsupported cans in clear or printed shrink film with or without trays.

An Impak technical application expert worked with the craft brewer to get a better understanding of their expectations and recommended a highly efficient automatic shrink wrapper with an automatic infeed.

Since the implementation of the new shrink wrapping system, the brewer has reduced their packaging cost by 60% and reallocated labour to other key areas of their operation.

Challenge:

The Brewer had a tight budget and needed the equipment quickly. They wanted to cut their packaging costs by replacing printed cardboard cases with printed film while at the same time increase their production speeds. Their current process was very labour intensive. Production was under significant pressure from sales to deliver more product immediately.

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Process & Solution:

The craft brewer and Impak’s applications expert worked together to find the best solution. Three different options were considered. Impak combined several configurations and then proposed a system that ran at 30% over the required speeds and fit within the customer’s budget.

The solution enabled the craft brewer to shrink wrap their unsupported cans in 6 packs, 12 packs or 24 packs in printed or clear shrink film. With a quick changeover, the system can also wrap printed or clear shrink film around trays OR run trays through without wrapping them. The automatic bundle wrapper was delivered on time. To help the customer get through their immediate production surge Impak was able to supply a semi-automatic bundle wrapper on a rental basis until the system ordered was delivered and installed.

Before (4 Cans in a Cardboard Sleeve)
After (6 Cans in Printed Shrink Film)
Before (24 Cans in a Cardboard Box)
After (24 Cans in Shrink Film Supported)

results

This packaging solution has helped the brewer to reduce their overall costs by 50% and given them the ability to wrap cider, beer or other beverage products in printed or clear film. It has also enabled them to do extra profitable work as a contract packager for several of their smaller and larger competitors.

Lowered Cost: The brewer reduced its packaging cost over 50%.

Reduced Labour: With an automated system the brewer reduced labour by 60% and reallocate employees to other key areas in the business.

Increased Production Speeds: The implementation of an automated system has also increased production speeds by 50%.

Increased Product Offering: With the ability to use high quality printed graphics the customer has now begun producing higher margin products in convenient 4 packs, 6 packs, 12 packs and 24 packs and also expanded their product range.

Watch the automatic system in action wrapping 6 cans as well as 24 cans of beer!

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