Stelrad Ltd of Mexborough, South Yorkshire, has recently taken delivery of a brand new fully automatic shrink wrapper with bespoke side sealing system. The machine sleeve wraps the company’s radiators ranging in size from 400mm to 3 metres long; the moving seal head facility allows the packing of random length radiators through the machine with the seal bar chasing the pack, sealing just behind for maximum shrink film efficiency.
Tim Wells, Project Manager at Stelrad said ‘we are delighted with the performance of our new machine; it has increased our productivity and improved our pack edge protection. We worked closely with the team at Shrinkwrap throughout the build process and are very pleased with the results. We were especially pleased to have placed our order with a long standing British company and are confident in the support and back up Shrinkwrap can offer as a UK manufacturer. Shrinkwrap’s proven track record and 40 years in business was a key factor in our decision making process’
The machine is a twin reel sleeve wrapper with an 1100mm wide cross sealing blade and a fully adjustable hot air gun side sealing unit. The unit is PLC controlled and benefits from inverter drives on all motors gearboxes. The machine was manufactured at Shrinkwrap in Poole, Dorset and is built robustly using welded 80mm steel box section, essential for the demanding environment at Stelrad. The shrink tunnel is an energy efficient design, thoroughly insulated to minimise heat loss and maximise performance. Turbo style fans in the base of the tunnel re-circulate air over the heaters and distribute it evenly around the interior of the heat chamber.
Based in Poole, Dorset, Shrinkwrap Machinery Ltd has over 35 years experience in all aspects of shrink-wrapping, de-nesting, tray erecting, tray loading, conveying and palletising, at home and abroad. Founded in 1967 and run by David Frith – one of the pioneers of the shrink-wrapping process in the 1950s, Shrinkwrap Machinery Ltd is proud of its home-grown manufacturing pedigree. David’s sons have also joined the family business and they now manage the design and manufacturing process. Together, the Shrinkwrap team are experts in creating the most efficient packaging system for your business.