Tray-packaging solutions showcased at WestPack 2020
Solution integrates tray-packing and shrink-wrapping for retail-ready solution
At WestPack 2020, Wexxar Bel and Texwrap, which are both divisions of ProMach, demonstrated their new tray-packaging solutions designed to bring higher productivity to tray forming and sealing food applications. The companies showcased Wexxar Bel’s IPAK TF200 Fully Automatic Tray Former with two Texwrap machines: the 2219 Intermittent Motion L-Seal System and the 1322 Single-Chamber Forced Air Convection Tunnel. The integrated system is a complete tray-forming and shrink-wrapping solution ideal for any industry, the companies say. The system features a versatile 4-corner tray that demonstrates the ease of transporting and stocking products to retail-ready solutions. Designed with the compact footprint of the TF200 and the rugged design of the 2219, the versatile, 4-corner tray opens up opportunities for any company with tray forming and shrink-wrapping needs, it says. Through the use of Wexxar Bel’s mandrel and compression configurations, the TF200 forms a wide range of tray styles and sizes, including complex designs with telescoping lids, triangulated corners or retail-ready display features. Additionally, the Texwrap 2219 Intermittent Motion L-Sealer System is designed for applications where speed and rugged reliability are a must, and the units can wrap as many as 40 pieces a minute when combined with the proper infeed. This rate, coupled with conveyor speeds as fast as 100 feet a minute and Texwrap’s exclusive Motion Trim technology, makes the 2219 among the fastest L-sealer on the market today, according to the companies. Lastly, the integration featured the Texwrap 1322 Single-Chamber Forced Air Convection Tunnel, which uses large volumes of high velocity air to impart the necessary energy to the film for the best shrink package. The 1322 employs digital temperature controls, high velocity fans, individual top and bottom controls for air direction and variable speed conveyors. Each component contributes to the process of applying the precise amount of heat to the right places and for the correct amount of time. Features of the IPAK TF200 include an ability to wrap 40 trays a minute; a reliable operation with precision servo-driven blank advance and mandrel; quick changeovers in less than 10 minutes; a Venturi-style vacuum system for low maintenance and reliable operation; a WISE smart touchscreen controls system; and fully interlocked guard doors and emergency stops for increased safety.
Wexxar Bel | 13471 Vulcan Way, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada V6V 1K4B.C.; 888/565-3219; wexxar.com.