Collation & shrink wrapping for FMCG sugar distributor

Collation & shrink wrapping for FMCG sugar distributor

A leading UK sugar distributor has adopted Shrinkwrap as their preferred supplier for shrink wrapping equipment with a number of installations on site.

Our customer approached us looking for a solution to enable upright and laid down 1 kg packs to be wrapped without a tool change

Our customer reports ‘we have got a shrink wrapping solution which delivered everything we wanted in one cost effective permanent fixture. The installation of this machine has enabled the line to be used more frequently than before and because of our production processes it allows us to run another process at a higher rate and for longer. The two result in a much higher return on this asset than expected’.

The machine is a fully automatic, side entry; 650 mm wide fixed head shrink wrapper coupled with our energy efficient shrink tunnel. Our customer comments ‘I have been impressed with the overall build quality of the equipment; quality remains long after the price is forgotten, I value the ability to manufacture in house spares and Shrinkwrap has been one of the most technically adept suppliers I have dealt with’.

Machine 2 was required to collate and wrap 120 1 kg packs of sugar per minute received from a single line feed. Shrinkwrap achieved this through the use of a unique robotic laning system enabling rows of 5, 10 or 15 packs to be lined up ready to wrap through the shrink wrapper.

Our customer has since also converted the sealing systems of two other machines on site to the Shrinkwrap gantry system believing it to be superior in operation and allowing for common parts across their shrink wrapping machines.