Delivering Optimum Adaptability
From infeed, through product handling to our industry-leading shrink process, Contour offers innovative, common sense solutions that optimize performance throughout the process. Not satisfied with simply modifying existing technology, Douglas continually challenges conventional thinking to develop real-world advantages that deliver optimum throughput and unparalleled adaptability.
Contour M-80/105/150 Multiwrappers Features
• M-80: up to 80 cycles per minute
• M-105: up to 105 cycles per minute
• M-150: up to 150 cycles per minute
- Reduce packaging material costs by eliminating or minimizing corrugate use
- Film only solutions for single or multiple lane applications. Pad or u-board solutions available for single lane applications only
- Simple and repeatable changeovers
- Side mounted film stand assures proper ergonomics and adds convenience for 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 packages
Smartrak II – Mass flow infeed design eliminates soft bottle bridging and removes gaps to ensure pack-pattern accuracy and continuous product flow. Distinguishing features include modulated speed control programming for surge pressure relief at the choke point, single solid adjustment cross-members, tool less clamps and pinned lane guide adjustment positions for stable operation and quick, accurate changeovers. By eliminating many mechanical changeover adjustments and replacing them with a one clamp design, changeovers are seamless and fast.
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.
Slipstream™ HS / Slipstream™ SS – pinless metering using slip sheet methodology and servo technology to gently meter bottled, cartoned, canned and other products in appropriate pack-patterns without the use of tampers or escapement pins. Remarkable stability control allows for faster handling than traditional metering methods. Tool free changeovers and the intuitive HMI control panel also increase productivity. The appropriate technology is determined based on speeds and your product. Slipstream SS offers more stability as product moves faster, especially with unstable product or odd size/shaped packaging
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.
The Contour Gas-powered Heat Tunnel – reduces energy costs and improves production efficiency with a shorter heat-up time by using gas instead of electricity to heat the shrink wrap tunnel. Tunnels heat from 75 degrees F to 360 degrees F in just 15 minutes cutting the heat-up time by almost 30 percent. Depending on local energy costs and the type of machine used with the gas tunnel, it is estimated that companies could cut energy costs up to 75 percent. Contact Douglas to calculate your estimated cost savings.
|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.
Douglas Corporate Capabilities