Packagers want scalable systems that easily handle products of multiple sizes and shapes. The Tritium™ Multipacker is an example of how one package system manufacturer meets these needs. The multipacker is a continuous motion unit. With single, double and triple lane configurations, it swiftly arranges products into compact pack patterns and wraps the configurations in film, eliminating the need for trays and pads. It then sends the packs through an energy-efficient heat tunnel to tightly shrink the film around each multi-pack producing a consistent, wrinkle-free bull’s eye and bottom seal.
Modular, the system is flexible and adaptable, and comes with easy-access “gull wing” guard doors. These transparent, safety-interlock guard doors let operators clearly view all moving belts and chains. A Robo-Wand™ wrapping section and precise servo-driven film cutting system allow the multipacker to handle a range of products. To facilitate machine maintenance, many steel chains have been replaced with timing belts, which require no lubrication and create a quieter machine. Printed or registered film is used to wrap each multi-pack.
The system comes equipped with an operator interface, as well as the Zero-Gap II Infeed, which uses electronic sensors to monitor and control product movement, maintaining a constant low line pressure and maximizing machine uptime.
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