Planning For High Speed Shrink Wrapping Machines
Production lines have existed ever since man started putting food in containers for local storage. For thousands of years man has been trying to make the process of curating, production and distribution the fastest possible but also the cheapest to get to market. With high speed shrink wrapping machines you are marking a pivotal point in your company's history.
The phrase that you can only go as fast as the slowest person in the team does ring true with most enterprises and shop floors. There is little point packing boxes at a rate of 200o per hour if you can only load one pallet of 50 boxes an hour. At some point the whole chain of events will have to shut down.
Whether bottling, sifting items into a tray, strapping cartons, labelling, sorting, shrink wrapping whole pallets or manoeuvring products through an L sealer's heat chamber, timing is of the essence. You cannot simply chuck a product through a high speed shrink wrapping machine without first considering the speed of the entire line and settings on each unit.
It's all well and good being fast but if not timed correctly, food products may still be warm causing condensation in the shrink wrap. If lines goes too quickly and shrink tunnel sped up to match, the shrink film machine may not seal or wrap properly causing one of many noticeable lesions on the surface.
Manual labour in any highly automated production line also needs attention to detail too. You cannot expect a human to keep up with a machine at a fast rate without proper timing, meal breaks or rest periods. The level of automation when contemplating working alongside mankind needs careful thought when putting in place a high speed shrink wrapping machine.
Shrink Wrapping Supplies offer you the chance to have you entire operations reviewed by us. There are pros and cons for use of each high speed machine for shrink wrapping. Units in the chain can be swapped out in existing lines or upgraded and where necessary a custom shrink wrap could be built to accommodate different factors of your production or distribution process.
In some instance a line may be made to be faster by splitting different box sizes or different operations, either creating to in-feed lines or numerous end of line shrink wrap units. Software aids in our decision making as well as years of experience in calculating the best use of high end high speed shrink wrapping machines to match your budget. Call us today.