Food companies looking to automate their retail-ready packaging operation now have the option for a total solution that delivers speeds as high as 40 trays per minute, with the appropriate infeed.
At WestPack 2020 (Feb. 11-13; Anaheim, CA), two Pro Mach companies will demonstrate a new integrated system that combines an automatic tray former with an intermittent-motion sealer that feeds into an energy-efficient shrink tunnel.
Wexxar-Bel’s IPAK TF200 tray former mates with Texwrap’s 2219 L-sealer, which then passes filled and wrapped trays into a Texwrap 1322 Single-Chamber Forced Air Convection Tunnel at a pretty healthy clip. Conveyor speeds reach up to 100 feet per minute.
The combined machines are not limited to retail-ready packs for food companies, as they are also suitable for other markets and other secondary packaging operations.
Sporting a compact footprint, the four-corner tray former’s mandrel and compression configurations allow it to create a variety of trays, including those with more complex designs, such as telescoping lids, triangulated corners or retail-ready display designs (see photo at top of page).
The 2219 intermittent-motion L-sealer wraps up to 40 trays per minute.
According to the company, the proper product infeed along with Texwrap’s exclusive Motion Trim technology and its high conveyor speed makes the 2219 the fastest L-sealer on the market today.
Lastly, the Texwrap 1322 single-chamber forced air convection heat tunnel digitally controls temperatures, and provides separate top and bottom controls for the air, which comes from high velocity fans. This ensures the right amount of heat is applied to the right places for the right amount of time.