Manual Shrink Wrapping Systems
One Step Shrink Wrap Machines
Shrink wrapping provides your package with a clear, sealed, and clean look. It keeps dust and moisture away from the product. The wrapping prevents unwanted damage, tampering, and deters pilfering.
Shrink wrap machines use film to tightly wrap and cover an object. Shrink wrapping is the process of wrapping a thin plastic film (clear, colored, or printed) over a range of products like CDs, videotapes, food produce, literature, equipment parts, etc.
Shrink wrappers are available in automatic, semi-automatic, and manual models. The fully automatic shrink wrappers are suitable for large production needs. They wrap at speeds ranging from approximately 25 to 300 items per minute. Semi-automatic models are also known as L-sealers, and seal about 15 items per minute. They are perfect for medium volume requirements.
Manual Shrink Wrap Machine Operation: Simply insert your package into the centerfold shrink film and depress the sealing arm. Instantly the film is cut and sealed. Turn the package 90 degrees and seal the one remaining open side of the film. Then use the heat gun to shrink the package to give it a tight, eye-appealing package. The entire process should take approximately 15 seconds.
Semi-automatic machines are further broken down to one-step and two-step systems. One-steps are self-contained machines. The two-step machines comprise a separate wrapper and shrink tunnel that combine to create a shrink wrapping assembly line. Manual shrink wrap systems can wrap around two to three products a minute. They are great for low production and products that vary in size.
One Step Shrink Wrapper Operation: One Step shrink wrappers are easy to use. The operator places the product on the package loading tray between the two layers of centerfold film. The operator then moves the package into the sealing area and lowers the hood. Once the hood is lowered the operator applies pressure to make the seal. Once the seal is made, the operator keeps the hood down until the film has shrunk. When the shrink time is completed, the hood is returned to the up position and the operator may remove the completed package. The process takes 7- 12 seconds for the complete process, depending on the machine selected.