Autopack design and manufacturea range of Quality Bundle Shrink Wrappers for most products and most industries. Modular design with speeds ranging from 10 to 130 packs/min and scalable technology to suit needs and budgets of Small businesses up to Multinational Corporation.
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Autopack releases new Shrink Wrapper for Cream/Paste Tubes
Personal care products in tubes, due to their shape, are traditionally placed inside small cartons before the next packing stage for retail or transport. Once enclosed, the rectangular shape of the carton allows for easy multipacking with standard shrink packaging machines having integral vertical or horizontal collators.
However, in recent years there has been a demand for packs containing as little as two tubes. In such cases, the cost of both using a carton and wrapping in shrink film is significant, which has led to increasing demand for the packaging of tubes without carton. The tubular shape flattened at one end, sometimes with smaller cap than the body, presents some challenges in conveying, grouping and wrapping.
Packaging machine manufacturers that took up the challenge produced two kinds of machines, ones with tubes laying flat during conveying and packing process, ones with tubes standing up. Standing tubes require the cap to be flat and nearly the same diameter as the body to avoid toppling during the packaging process.
In response to recent customer requests, Autopack has developed its SLT Shrink Packaging System for tubes, capable of wrapping up to 50 multipacks / min. The SLT uses an indexing conveyor with adjustable restraints separating each group. In most cases the tubes arrive from a tube filler laying flat; if so the indexing conveyor has to be manually or robotically loaded.
Autopack welding bar type Shrink Wrappers can wrap up to 30 bundles per min, however the final packing speed depends on how quickly one can prepare the bundle before the wrapping process.
When packing cartons such as tooth paste, pharma tablets, soaps cakes etc, the collation is generally prepared by a vertical collator. In a typical vertical collator cartons accumulate on top of a lifting plate which elevates the cartons to higher level, where they are retained by suitable latches. The process is repeated until preset packing quantity is made after which the group is transferred into the sleeve shrink wrapper.
The speed of preparing the bundles is dependent on the maximum number of lifts the collator can make and the stacking format. A typical pneumatic collator can make approx 40 lifts / min.
So if we are packing 10 cartons in a 5x2 format (5 across and 2 high) we can make approximately 20 complete packs per min ( 200 cartons per min). However some cartons, due to their geometry, need to be packed 2x5. In this case the stacker has to lift 5 times to make one complete bundle which drops the speed to 8 packs per min.
To speed up the collating process Autopack have introduced a unique "Staircase" collator which can stack narrow and tall packs, much faster than traditional bottom up stacker.
Recently installed Autopack Machine for Shrink Packing of tapered Ice cream tubs.Totally Cool Icecream in USA is able to shrink wrap Ice cream tubs without any cardboard support. By inverting the tubs one up one down the Tubs form a stable group resulting in a solid pack after shrink wrapping.
Autopack's Michel Nigrowsky joins Andrzej Sliwinski of Autopack PL and Andrzej Golembiowski at Taropak International packaging exhibition in Poland, one of the largest exhibitions in the region with visitors from surrounding countries.
Autopack PL displayed 50SIM Overlap Seal Shrink Bundle wrapper configured for packing bottles. 50SIM continuous motion machine is an ideal solution for producing small multipacks in dairy, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry thanks to small foot print and relatively high speed.
Like most physical exhibitions, Taropak besides finding new clients, it is an opportunity to catch up with existing customers, discuss new projects, get feedback on installed machines, discuss improvement and new solutions.
Holland Engineering displays Autopack Machines at Pack Expo in Chicago
Peter DeHertog of Holland Engineering with his team ready to help customers with information about Holland's range of Case and Tray packers as well as Autopack range or Shrink Bundle Wrappers
Holland's team in action.
Peter DeHertog says: We had a very productive show in Chicago and as result looking forward to a very productive end of 2018 and an even better year in 2019.
Autopack displayed at Allpack Indonesia 17-20 Oct 2018
Allpack Indonesia provided another opportunity for Autopack to display its product. This year Autopack displayed its top of the range, high speed Bundle shrink wrapper for packing bottles, cans in food & beverage, pharma, cosmetic and household chemistry.
50 SIM is a low cost Bottle packing machine for producing attractive packs with overlap seal at the bottom and printed film for added attraction.
Warsaw Packaging Exhibition
Warsaw Pack held for the forth time, is proving to be a successful Packaging Exhibition in Poland.
Most polish exhibitions are traditionally held in Poznan, western part of Poland while, Warsaw, being more centrally located is attracting not only Poles but also international visitors from surrounding countries as well as visitors from African continent, taking advantage of direct flights.
Autopack PL Andrzej Śliwinski is calling it a success, meeting new customers and finalizing deals on existing enquiries.
Visit AUTOPACK at Auspack 2019, 26-29 March, Melbourne, Stand I167
We excited to invite everyone to out stand I167 at Auspack 2019.
This year the biggest Australian packaging machinery exhibition will be in Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 26-29 of March. Autopack will display a shrink-wrapping machine at the show.
We will be happy to see you there!
For more information please e-mail to Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org
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