Shrink wrap machine offers a high degree of flexibility

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Shrink wrap machine offers a high degree of flexibility

Just Trays are a successful UK manufacturer of a wide range of quality shower trays which are supplied across the UK through various channels. Just Trays approached Shrinkwrap Machinery wanting to upgrade their current shrink wrap equipment which was old and no longer fit for purpose. A wide range of products where to be wrapped on the machine – different shapes sizes and weights were all to be included.

Jeremy Frith, Technical Design Director undertook the project to deliver a more energy efficient and faster machine with side seal functionality and superior pack presentation.

The shrink wrap machine has a 1.4 meter wide sealing area and encompasses a moving sealing gantry.  Leister heat guns were used to bond the film at the sides of the pack prior to final and overall shrinking in the energy efficient heat tunnel.

Jeff Pearson, Engineering Manager at Just Trays has this to say following the installation:

“Shrinkwrap Machinery Co Ltd. are first and foremost a British Manufacturer with a good reputation in the field of packaging. At Just Trays we looked at the varying solutions that Shrinkwrap have provided across a whole range of industries. Solidly built machinery and the ability to bespoke to customer needs was a big factor in our choice of supplier.

Our old machinery was highly unreliable, and parts had become obsolete. Our new Shrinkwrap solution is a simple to use machine that is robustly built and offers a high degree of flexibility for our wide range of diversely sized products. One new Shrinkwrap machine has replaced two old wrappers. The use of “off the shelf” components makes maintaining the machine convenient. Product throughput has increased by 25%, but the main benefit has been seen in availability increases – the first two weeks gave us vertical ramp up to >98%.

The Shrinkwrap team are a highly experienced bunch of guys who have a vast amount of experience amongst their ranks. The design, manufacture and installation phases ran without a hitch. Commissioning phase was well supported and ramp up to full output within a matter of days was great to see.

Our new machine worked first time, with a minimal amount of issues from day one. The machine delivered what we asked for. In short, it does what it says on the tin!”

Peter Frith, Shrinkwrap’s MD commented “we are delighted with the finished machine, it has exceeded Just Tray’s expectations in terms of its capacity and functionality and that is always something we always strive to achieve”. 

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