Machinery that applies a layer of paper or plastic wrapping over a primary package or another form of packaging, often for cylindrical or cubical products, such as an overwrap for a sealed carton of perfume. Are you planning to buy new bagging, pouching or wrapping equipment? Here are some guidelines for what to consider when planning your next purchase.
B&B Packaging Technologies, L.P.
The Matador from B&B packs a wide variety of products with kraft paper wrap or banding. Paper-based wrap options are a paper sleeve wrap with open ends or fully wrapped with side folding and sealed/closed with hot melt. B&B wrapping equipment can be combined with other case filling, film wrappers and shrink tunnels in a seamless, complete end-of-line packaging operation. In addition, the company offers wrapping systems using film such as shrink tunnels and the Rotary Roll packer RO, designed for the packaging of cylindrical products in a film banderole at a high level of performance up to 120 cycles/min.
Bartelt supplies shrink wrapping and overwrapping equipment for single loose products and non-round products as well as multipacks. Featured products in Bartelt's wrapping equipment line include the Scania brand of overwrappers, offering fast and precise overwrapping options for perfumes, variety packs, candy cartons and trays, stationary, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, and many other low profile rectangular products.
Bergami manufactures cellophane overwrappers for the individual and bundle-wrapping of cartons and symmetrical square and rectangle products. Systems handle thin and light cellophane wrapping material that can be clear, opaque, pre-printed or printed on the fly and wrap products with 100% tamper evidence while providing a solid moisture and dust barrier. Cellphone wrapping can also utilize the application of a tear strip so that the end user does not need sharp objects to open the package. Hard point heat sealing means there is no environmentally unfriendly heating tunnel or guns required to seal the package.
The NAS model HTS vertical wrapper is an automated wrapping system that utilizes center folded roll stock to sleeve product into a bag, reducing manual labor and eliminating the need for pre-made bags. The model HTS vertical wrapper is available in various seal assembly configurations to make bags from 3″ x 3″ up to 66″ x 24″ with an adjustable seal assembly opening of 6″ to 24″. Models are available for both pneumatic and servo-driven operations as well as a dual-jaw configuration. All NAS wrappers are capable of sealing polyethylene, polyolefin, bubble and poly mailing utilizing a patented low-temperature sealing system without the need of change parts.
Clamco brand shrink wrapping machines add a glossy shine to improve a package’s visual appeal, protect products for tamper-evidence, and wrap items together with a transparent film formed around the packaging. With a comprehensive line of high-speed, durable shrink wrappers, Clamco manufactures models ranging from tabletop sealers to high-speed automatic side seal shrink packaging systems with the right mix of features and options to suit the customer’s needs. From assembly to engineering and product management, Clamco packaging experts can help customers select the right shrink wrapping machine for their needs.
Conflex manufactures a full line of automatic shrink wrapping equipment, including automatic L-bar sealers, side sealers and lap sealers for horizontal form/fill/seal applications. Company also makes complimentary shrink tunnels that handle all speeds and types of film. Products come with many different automatic feeding options for product handling into machinery.
Duravant is a manufacturer of highly complex, fully customizable automation solutions for end-of-line packaging applications, from shrink wrappers, tunnels and bundlers to fully automatic and semi-automatic stretch wrappers, fully-automatic strapping equipment, and fully-integrated strapper-wrapper combos. Duravant serves a diversified customer base across a variety of end markets, including distribution and logistics, food and beverage, consumer goods, e-commerce, construction materials, manufacturing, packaging, and others.
EDL, a Massman Company
EDL designs its shrink wrappers and bundlers to work with supported and unsupported packages running clear and print registered LDPE film. EDL’s wrappers incorporate tray forming, tray and pad loading, and shrink wrapping. Advanced container handling techniques allow wrappers and bundlers to operate at high efficiency with tippy products, oval shapes, and other unique CPG containers. EDL's Double Tight Wrap bundlers use two perpendicular bands of LDPE film to tightly unitize and totally enclose a product or collation.
Emerald Automation, LLC
Emerald offers automatic foil overwrapping equipment for baked potatoes that runs at rates up to 40 per minute. The AF-40 potato wrapper uses a patented belt design to wrap potatoes in aluminum foil, using rolls of foil rather than individual sheets. Product is brought in via a servo-operated roller infeed and dropped softly into catch gates. A photoelectric eye triggers the servo-driven plunger to gently drive the product through the pre-cut foil and into the wrapping belts before depositing the wrapped product onto the discharge conveyor.
Fox Packaging Services
In addition to its line of pallet wrapping equipment, Fox Packaging also supplies manual, automatic and semi-automatic orbital wrappers for large format applications such as long pipes, tubes, wooden products, doors, panels and other large items. The FPS 1000 orbital wrapper, powered by a food pedal, handles ring sizes from 10 to 106 in. The FPS 3000 automatic orbital wrapper features PLC controls, a ring size from 10 to 106 in., automatic features (carriage home position, product indexing and film clamp/cut) with options including pre-stretch carriage, product hold-down rollers, product infeed/outfeed guides, infeed/outfeed conveyors and more.
Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC
Flow wrapping, also referred to as horizontal form/fill/seal (HFFS), is a versatile and cost-effective packaging technique for high-volume packaging operations. The process wraps a product in a clear or printed polyolefin, polypropylene or laminate film, forming a 3-sided seal package to produce a light and flexible package. Harpak-ULMA Packaging offers three broad types of flow wrapping: form-fill-seal, shrink wrap packaging, and stretch film packaging.
Highlight Industries supplies customizable semi-automatic and automatic orbital stretch wrappers and bundling systems that handle large format and long items. Featured wrapping machines include the Highlight Revolver, which can wrap products of nearly any length, shape, and configuration, allowing customers to unitize and protect products efficiently. Revolver Systems are designed individually for each customer's requirements and are built with a variety of selectable components to offer the optimal production speeds, protection, and product handling.
IMA Dairy and Food USA
IMA specializes in dosing and wrapping equipment for pasty products. The Multipack 2000 features a dosing variety from 50 up to 500g and an output of 100 ppm, for products such as butter, margarine, edible fats, fresh cheese and other pasty products. FD Series machines dose and wrap soup cubes, handling different wrapping materials, like parchment, backed foil or other flexible materials, at rates of 1,200 ppm. IMA also offers numerous other dosing and wrapping equipment models.
Latini-Hohberger Dhimantec, Inc.
Latini-Hohberger Dhimantec supplies the confectionery industry with wrapping equipment for lollipops, hard candy, chewing gum, toffee, ball gums and other candy products. Range of wrapping equipment includes: single twist and double twist ball lollipop wrapping machines; pillow pack machines for candies, ball gums and chiclets; and cut and flow wrappers for toffee, candy, chewing gum and more.
LoeschPack PPT USA
LoeschPack manufactures wrapping equipment, specializing in fold wrapping machines using foil for chewing gum and chocolate, as well as horizontal flow wrappers for chocolate, chewing gum or dry baked goods. Featured wrapping machines in the LoeschPack line include the LTM-DUO automatic twin-station foil wrapping machine for chocolate tablets and chocolate bars, wrapping hermetically closed packages at rates of up to 215 packs/min. Other models include LoeschPack’s F-Series with highly efficient infeed unit and FBW core machine, designed for high-speed horizontal flow wrapping for primary packaging of wafers and biscuits; the wrapper runs at speeds up to 380 products/min.
Marchesini Group USA Inc.
Marchesini Group overwrappers wrap products of any type using a variety of closure methods, from standard closure for individual and bundled products of all shapes and sizes to dot-seal closure and tear-tape for easy opening applications. Marchesini’s range also includes stretch band and shrink wrap units.
Omori North America
Omori supplies machinery for high-speed stretch overwrapping, flow wrapping (HFFS), shrink end seal, shrink bead seal, bagging and MAP applications. Featured machines include the STN-8500-HB horizontal wrapper, with an automatic infeed system, eliminating the need for conventional auto-feeders. The STN-8500-WE wrapper features a sanitary design and tool-less component removal for easy cleaning. Both wrappers feature a 64 product memory.
Ossid offers flowrappers for a variety of products in addition to tray overwrapping equipment for case-ready products in two packaging formats: tuck and fold and end-seal style tray overwrapping.The Ossid 500Si is a tuck and fold style overwrapper producing tightly wrapped packages at speeds up to 120 packages/min., designed for produce, low moisture proteins, and more. The Ossid 500im and NextGen 500E are leak resistant end-seal style overwrappers ideal for poultry, seafood, or other proteins with high moisture content. Ossid is also the North American master distributor of the Reepack brand of automatic flow wrapping equipment in rotary motion, box motion, long-dwell and four-sided sealing formats, used in bakery, medical products, produce, proteins and other applications.
Pester USA Inc.
Pester’s film wrapping solutions wrap the entire pharmaceutical product range, from blisters and syringes to vials and tubes. Machines offer modular architecture that is flexibly expandable and open for all types of film wrapping, from stretch wrapping to shrinking, stretching and full overwrapping. Featured machines include PEWO-pack 250 D 20 high-speed stretchwrappers that bundle pharmaceutical folding cartons, and the PEWO-fold D20 offering full overwrapping technology with gentle handling and product-by-product protection of single and multipacks.
Continuous motion and intermittent motion secondary bundling machines designed for wrapping individual and grouped products. Printed and clear Polyolefin and Polyethylene films are used for retail and distribution packaging. Bagging or shrink applications are available.
Equipment includes automatic and semi-automatic vertical bagging machines designed for flexible packages and bags to suit any product. Bagging equipment runs at speeds of up to 60 packages per minute, depending on the product, for single and multiple items. Machines are not designed for liquid or powder products.
Uhlmann Packaging Systems
Uhlmann’s Overwrapper EW 60 automatically packages single and multiple bundles of cartons in a heat-sealable film. As any subsequent tampering with the sealed article is immediately recognizable, overwrapped bundles are particularly tamper-evident. An integrated servo motor controls the fully automatic film feed with high precision. The SmartControl operating system allows intuitive and comprehensible operation of the EW 60. It also assists the user during format and film changeovers, which are completed quickly on account of the small number of plug-in format parts. Handling cartons up to 250 mm in width, the Overwrapper EW 60 attains a maximum infeed of 500 cartons/min. and a maximum output of 60 bundles/minute.
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