Published On: Sat, Aug 6th, 2011

Arpac to showcase XLR8 servo driven side seal horizontal shrink wrapper at Pack Expo 2011

Arpac L.P, a packaging machinery manufacturer based in the US, will showcase the company’s XLR8 Servo-Driven Side Seal Horizontal

Shrink Wrapper at the Pack Expo 2011, which is going to be held from September 26-28 in Las Vegas, the US.

As introduced, the XLR8 side seal horizontal shrink wrapper is capable of wrapping up to 100 packages per minute in clear or print registered film. The seal bar can be converted from a horizontal to vertical configuration to accommodate taller products.

The continuous motion XLR8 film folding system eliminates the need for multiple forming heads with its adjustable film former. Unlike conventional film inverters, the XLR8 film path ensures equal transfer of grouped products onto the film without skewing the product configuration, making it suitable for multipacks and irregular shaped products, the company said. The XLR8′s unique film forming and feed method will use up to 2″ less film than similar competitive machines. In addition, the single wound film requirement increases the film capacity by more than 100% thus improving productivity and reducing downtime caused by film change.

As Arpac stated, multi-axis servo-driven operation offers precise electronic control for immediate and accurate sealing action, ensuring strong, consistent seals. The seal opening height is electronically programmed to vary with product height, maximizing output speeds for smaller products. The servo pouch length adjustment enables “on-the-fly” bag length changes without changing the flight spacing. All adjustments are made from the operator side of the machine and product changeovers can be completed quickly and easily.


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