Douglas Gives You More With Contour Shrink Wrap Systems
More operational advantages, more consumer appeal, more of everything you need to stay ahead of the pack. The Contour Series offers a full spectrum of innovative features that maximize speed and easily accommodate large size ranges and pack-patterns for the food and beverage industries.
• S-80: up to 80 cycles per minute
• S-105: up to 105 cycles per minute
• S-150: up to 150 cycles per minute
- Clear or printed film wrapping of trayed product
- Available as a standalone unit or integrated with a tray packer (T-series)
- Simple and repeatable changeovers
- Single or dual spindle side film stands available for easy film loading and splicing
- Flexible servo driven wrapping wand provides exceptional film control and accurate film placement
- Revolutionary patented heat tunnel uses advanced heat and airflow management, delivering tightly wrapped
Fast, repeatable changeover feature offers multiple enhancements.
Repeatability – rail positions are recipe-driven and locked in place to within +/- 1/32″
Flexibility – ability to place lanes where desired as opposed to centerline or fixed side adjustments and more customer options for generating product-specific recipes
Durability – infeed rail’s holding force can withstand high product pressure
Ergonomics – minimizing manual adjustments maximizes efficiency and promotes safety in the work environment
The ergonomically designed automatic film splicer delivers precise print registration and heat splicing, reducing critical machine downtime. The easy-access side film stand enables operators to stage clear or printed film, at their convenience, while the machine is running. Staging during operation maximizes production time and minimizes the occurrence of empty film faults. Once the film is staged, no operator attention is needed for splicing. Splicing occurs automatically; providing operators considerable flexibility with work load.
This option is a great addition to a new Contour Shrink Wrap System. Its simplicity and convenience provides an efficient work environment for the operator.
Flexible servo-driven wrapping wands use automated circular, elliptical or trapezoidal wand paths programmed to match the product size and pack speed. This results in increased film control and highly accurate film placement. Additional benefits include a large size range, the ability to accept randomly spaced products, and fewer parts to maintain.
The Douglas Contour® heat tunnel is designed with the aesthetics of your product in mind. Whether your application calls for single or multiple lane production, unprecedented heat and airflow management ensures minimal graphic distortion, consistent bull’s-eyes and a tighter, more durable wrap. Enhanced tunnel operations significantly reduce noise and exterior heat temperatures, contributing to a quieter, cooler plant environment.
The heat system is designed so that the air supplied to the distribution system is perfectly uniform, eliminating film distortion due to hot or cold pockets. The Contour continuously recycles the air as it cools, decreasing the amount of energy required to reach operating temperature. A well insulated heat tunnel minimizes heat loss, which also maintains a safe outer surface temperature.
At the heart of this innovation is a combination of design features, which result in “laminar” airflow, rather than “turbulent” airflow, which most shrink systems use today. Unlike turbulent airflow, which causes a multitude of shrinking inconsistencies, our proprietary laminar design precisely balances the heated air, perfectly “coating” the film from every direction, shrinking and sealing the film in an even, predictable manner.
Evenly heated air passing through the conveyor web contacts the film under the product resulting in consistent “air weld” of the film lap seam. Tunnel chain temperature and airflow are precisely adjusted through product specific recipe-driven changeovers, optimizing performance. Poor lap sealing due to insufficient heat or holes melted in the seams due to overheating are eliminated, resulting in strong and even seams that hold up to the rigors of distribution and stocking operations.
|Flight Chains:||Application dependent|
|Speed:||Series 80 – Up to 80 cycles per minute|
|Series 105 – Up to 105 cycles per minute|
|Series 150 – Up to 150 cycles per minute|
|Product size range:||Direction of Travel||Vertical||Across Machine|
|Minimum:||5 in. (130mm)||3-1/2 in. (90mm)||8-1/2 in. (215mm)|
|Maximum:||15-3/4 in. (400mm)||12 in. (305mm)||22 in. (560mm)|
|Film Length:||Minimum: 18 in. (460mm)|
|Film Thickness:||Printed or non-printed: 1.5 mil. to 3 mil.|
|Film Width:||30 in. (760mm) standard
|Adjustments:||Threaded screws, handwheels and handknobs with position pointers and scales.
Digital scales, phase adjustments and optional auto-adjust packages
Other guard packages per project specification (optional)
|Electrical:||Allen Bradley Control Logix motion and logic control or per project specification
NEMA 12 wiring and enclosures
NEMA 4 or 4X wiring and enclosures (optional)
|Finish:||Gray metallic baked-on epoxy powder coat. Other colors per project specification.
All parts in contact with product are stainless steel, anodized aluminum, and plastic.
OEM parts are manufacturers’ standard finish
|Installation Requirements:||Power : One main drop and one glue drop (if required).
480 VAC, 50/60HZ, 3PHOther power sources available
Air : Per project specification
The Contour Series easily accommodate large size ranges and pack-patterns for the food and beverage industries.
All new packaging equipment manufactured and supplied by Douglas Machine Inc. is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the time period specified below. The warranty period commences from the date the equipment is shipped from our facility.
- Base Frame: Lifetime
- Douglas Standard Components: 3 years
- Buyer Specified Components: 1 year
Some limitations and restrictions apply.
For complete information, contact Douglas Machine Inc.
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