A new range from SMI will halve the cost of automated shrinkwrap, tray and carton packing.
The systems fill the need for speeds up to 20 packs per minute while incorporating the major benefits of their larger predecessors, such as reliability, smooth running, accuracy and intuitive control.
The shrink wrappers are ideal for smaller manufacturers seeking to reduce overheads while meeting the shelf-ready requirements of major retailers, even on low productions runs.
Options are available to combine tray and shrink packs as well as wraparound carton filling and sealing.
“There has been a ‘productivity trap’ at low volumes, where the cost of automation could not be justified in spite of the high unit cost of manual packing.” said SMI Pacifica manager, Steve Warren.
“But at SMI’s new prices, the decision is suddenly much easier, especially with today’s favourable leasing rates.”
First machines are in production in Italy now and will be available for Pacific area delivery later this year.
The shrink wrappers, tray and carton packing are available from SMI Pacifica.