Typically running multi-wall corrugated material, case packing machinery can handle virtually any product from rigid containers, (cans, bottles, jars, jugs and cartons) to flexible bags. A new trend in secondary packaging is retail-ready packaging also known as shelf- ready packaging and offers the following benefits. It forces brands to think holistically, brands can avoid stock-outs, RRP can help decrease packaging waste as well as augmenting product presentation. Our case packer selection ranges from economical, slow-speed to high-speed servo driven models which includes drop packers, wrap-around case packers, top load case packers, side load case packers, bottom load case packers, and robotic top-load pick and place case packers.
Tray packing is a viable option to case packing if the containers are rigid and can support their own weight while palletized. Some of the advantages of tray packing over case packing are, it adds stability to heavier loads, stackable with less bulk, increased savings by using less corrugated material, and waste reduction, and it allows retailers product visibility to track inventory levels.
Our tray packer options are many and are driven by specific customer requirements. From slow speed to high-speed servo driven automated packaging systems fully integrated and capable of tray packing loose cans, bottles, jars, jugs and cartons. An optional shrink tunnel for tray-shrink applications when the product requires more protection and hygiene is also available. Film structure capability includes registered and non-registered films. Machine technologies include top-load, pick and place, side-load and wrap-around systems with a variety of in-feeds and metering methods for precise and efficient product handling for production line optimization and efficiency. Machine features include small footprint to save valuable floor space, sanitary frame design and stainless steel washdown options, touch screen selectable product recipes for simple and repeatable changeovers.
Shrink bundling is commonly used more for function than appearance. Usually wrapped in heavier gauge polyethylene film, products can be sealed in a loose unsupported package. This type of sleeve wrapping is often seen on multi-pack beverage products such as water bottles, trayed products, multi-pack consumer goods, and products that need extra security, as well as larger products bundled in a group. Once the products are sleeved, they move down the conveyor to a shrink tunnel where the film shrinks, creating tight and secure bundles. Bundled products are typically sealed with open ends on both sides. These open ends look like a bulls-eye, which is why they are often referred to as a bulls-eye enclosure. Often times, the bulls-eye opening is used as a handle to transport the product.
Automatic shrink bundling systems can be provided for products in total enclosure or bulls-eye formats. These automated packaging systems are available in semi-automatic, fully automatic and continuous motion models for various applications. Features include compact heavy duty welded tubular steel frame, powder coated or painted mild steel or optional stainless steel, electronic motion controls, intuitive HMI for easy set-up and change-over, and machine designs that meet category 3 and 4 safety protocols.
Shrink wrapping generally produces a package intended for retail display. These packages are normally wrapped in high-quality polyolefin film because of its ability to provide a clear, vibrant totally-enclosed finished package meant to promote the shelf appeal of the product. It is an ideal packaging solution for products or promotions that require multiple items to be presented together in an appealing, tamper-resistant package.
Automatic Packaging Machinery, Inc. offers high quality industrial shrink-wrapping systems for a variety of applications and industries. Sealing methods include integrated side, seal and trim, and static overlap bottom seal. Intermittent motion and continuous motion models. Other features include heavy duty welded tubular steel frame, powder coated or painted mild steel or optional stainless steel, electronic motion controls, intuitive HMI for easy set-up and change-over, machine designs that meet category 3 and 4 safety protocols. Complete product handling solutions are also available and include lane dividing and converging conveyors, product stacking and accumulation systems, product transfer and direction changing conveyors, product inverting and delivery modules.