OCME, represented in Australia by HBM Packaging Technologies , has released the VEGA X continuous motion shrink wrapper. It is capable of operating at up to 30 cycles a minute, in one, two or three-lane versions.
It is available as a film only (multiple lane), pad and film or tray and film (single lane only) wrapper, suitable for PET, glass or cans.
It has encoder-controlled movements and in-phase stopping, controlled by a Siemens or Allen-Bradley PLC. There are no servo motors. Its components are from major international suppliers and readily available in the local market.
Size changes are quick, with few parts required. The product format selection system consists of double pneumatically operated gates, which are self-adjusting when product infeed channels are adjusted. Parts that need to be changed are colour and numerically coded to prevent error. Changes require no tools. Charts are fitted at critical points on the machine.
The double-reel film feed and no-contact film cutting module are identical to that used on the high speed machines. PE registration is available for printed films.