For over twenty years we have been at the forefront of flow wrapper engineering. We have worked on just about every make and model and can transform your existing machine into a latest generation, reliable, and efficient workhorse with excellent long term support.
If you already own a flow wrapper this represents a very cost effective solution. By replacing all the internal mechanical drive components with three simple directly coupled motors we can turn your flow wrapper into a new generation machine with all the performance, high efficiency features and operator simplicity of the world's latest.
We provide a full service - we collect your flow wrapper using dedicated safe transport, perform the internal upgrade and any remedial repairs and return it to you finished and tested, including expert installation and long term support and maintenance.
We supply kits of components so you can upgrade almost any rotary flow wrapper yourself. For machinery engineers or end-users who have their own maintenance resource this represents an excellent cost-effective way of totally transforming and de-skilling the operation of an old flow wrapper.
It includes detailed instructions with examples of just about every make and model of flow wrapper backed by expert assistance from our own engineers.
You can choose from a basic kit of just the primary components all the way to a fully built and tested electrical panel, and every bracket, sensor, pulley and drive belt you need to complete the upgrade.
Used by machinery builders world wide, our software is at the heart of hundreds of flow wrap machines, and comes FREE with our latest generation high performance controller with integrated PLC and touch sensitive HMI - all in one low cost package. Now available with FREE flow wrap software, including:
no product-no bag
instant and accurate film registration
simple, consistant product change over
50 instant recall product memories
jaw stall with auto-recovery
date coder and labeller triggers
integrated heater control
compatible with most motor technologies
Its unique 'self learn' feature automatically matches the gear ratios and mechanical characteristics of almost any flow wrapper. It has built-in options such as twin reel and auto-splice, slave following and in-line automatic feeders. The screen images are drawn using standard propriotory free 'open source' PC software so you can easily achieve your own unique corporate 'look and feel'. All this is installed and available in every unit without any software programming. If you really want to get into the software, or just want a copy for reference, the source code is available (subject to licence) and is developed using a free 'open source' programming system.
Horizontal form-fill-seal machines are often known by their informal name, flow wrapper. Flow wrappers are packaging machine which automatically wrap a product or multiple products in a pillow style wrapping material. A reel of material or film is unwound and passed through a folding box or forming box which generates a tube of material. The product is placed, either manually by operators or automatically by an automatic product feeder or loader, into the flow wrappers input conveyor. The products are transferred from the flow wrap infeed into the open end of the tube of wrapping material. The tube containing the product is pulled through the flow wrapper by the bottom or fin seal mechanism. With heat seal material the bottom crimp unit is heated and the combination of heat and pressure generates a seal along the length of the pack and forms a welded tube of material. As the tube and product flow through the flow wrapper a cross seal unit seals the end of the bags and cuts the material or film into individual bags. There are several types of cross seal units, the most common being a pair of heated counter-rotating jaws with an embedded knife and anvil.