Adjustable steam tunnel

Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor

March 11, 2015

1 Min Read
Adjustable steam tunnel


Adjustable steam tunnel

The agile KST 80A-712 adjustable steam tunnel for shrink labeling and bundling operations is a dual-zone system with five rows of steam distribution tubes on each side. Each row is externally adjustable for steam volume, flow and rotary position; and regulating steam is key to ensuring consistency in pack appearance. Plus, adjustments can be made without waiting for the tunnel to cool. A proprietary nozzle positioner directs steam during the shrinking process, optimizing steam resources and keeping utility costs low. Stainless steel and made in the USA, the KST 80A operates at speeds up to 200 cpm, depending upon container shape. Containers can be filled or empty, and virtually any shape. PVC, PETG, OPS and PLA films, in gauges as thin as 30 micron, all shrink uniformly in the KST-80A, according to the manufacturer.


PDC Intl. Corp., 203-853-1516



About the Author(s)

Lisa McTigue Pierce

Executive Editor, Packaging Digest

Lisa McTigue Pierce is Executive Editor of Packaging Digest. She’s been a packaging media journalist since 1982 and tracks emerging trends, new technologies, and best practices across a spectrum of markets for the publication’s global community. Reach her at [email protected] or 630-272-1774.

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