Shrink Wrap Systems
Discover a New Level of Simplicity, Performance and Value with OPTX™ Shrink Wrap Systems
OPTX™ shrink wrap systems offer exceptional performance and the best finished package appearance and durability available. Simplicity is the backbone of this platform, making it a shrink pack system that simply performs. OPTX offers a full spectrum of innovative features that maximize speed and easily accommodate large size ranges and pack patterns ideal for the food and beverage industries.
From the first look, it’s obvious that simplicity and performance are priorities and OPTX provides more.
- OPTX SPS-30: up to 30 cycles per minute
- OPTX SPS-60: up to 60 cycles per minute
- Tray/shrink solutions and optional film-only or pad capability
- Single stream with optional multi-stream capability
- 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
- Shrink tunnels utilizing XACT 360™ Air Control Technology are engineered using computational fluid dynamics, providing laminar air flow and balanced heat distribution that results in optimal durability and visual appeal for every package
Eliminates soft bottle bridging and removes gaps to ensure pack pattern accuracy and continuous product flow.
- Modulated conveyor speeds control product surge and aid product flow
- Tool-less clamps and pinned lane guide adjustments for stable operation and quick, accurate changeovers
- Single clamp design at each cross member quickly locks in multiple lanes
Fast, repeatable changeover feature offers multiple enhancements.
Changeover time – significantly reduces time to less than 5 minutes (time of changeover is dependent on extent of changeover)
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
Film roller design counteracts wrinkles and overlapping induced by variations in film, improving cutting efficiency and package quality.
The single nip roller and vacuum belt film delivery combine with a servo driven cutting knife to provide efficient operation.
Variable Path Metering
Innovations to our patented Slipstream™ pinless metering system incorporate variable path registration bar technology and slip sheet technology.
- Gently groups and meters products into the machine
- Dynamic variable path motion registers products with less pressure and interruption to product flow
Slipstream™ MS Mid-Speed Pinless Metering
Offers highly accurate product registration for slower speed applications.
- Provides slip sheet grouping of pack patterns for tray packing
- Run bottled, cartoned, canned and other products without the use of tampers or escapement pins
- Tool-less changeovers and preprogrammed settings increase productivity
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 OPTX™ Shrink Wrap System. Its simplicity and convenience provides an efficient work environment for the operator.
The wrapping wand uses quick change circular, elliptical or trapezoidal wand paths, depending on product size range. This results in increased film control. More benefits include a large size range, the ability to accept randomly spaced products and few parts to maintain.
Shrink Tunnels Utilizing XACT 360™ Air Control Technology – simply and consistently better packages
With OPTX™ shrink tunnels and exclusive XACT 360™ Air Control Technology, enhanced package appearance and durability are achieved with next level simplicity and efficiency. With XACT 360, all OPTX solutions deliver consistently superior finished packages regardless of product type or shape.
Trademarks of a design that produces the most appealing and durable packages, OPTX shrink tunnels maintain gentle, laminar air flow and balanced heat distribution. And with XACT 360 Air Control Technology, OPTX takes it a step further by quickly adjusting with unprecedented simplicity to deliver air exactly where it’s needed for each product, whether single or multi-stream production.
Unprecedented Multi-Stream Performance & Set Up Simplicity
- Heated air from within the tunnel is directed between packages to balance film shrinkage around packages
- Eliminates complex ducting between packages and related adjustments
- Patented design enables shrink tension between packages to shape bullseyes before fully separating packages
- Easy access setup key establishes optimal heat flow through conveyor for film only packaging
XACT 360™ Air Control Technology
1 – Heated air is delivered through conveyor chain with laminar flow to bond the lap seal and surround each package 360 degrees
2 – With simple recipe selection, exclusive “air knives” automatically adjust to inject targeted air precisely where needed for specific pack characteristics
3 – Gentle laminar airflow improves package consistency by reducing wrinkle-inducing turbulence in the tunnel
4 – Recycling of cooled air reduces heater loads and minimizes heat loss, while tunnel outer shroud temperatures remain cool to the touch
Reduce energy costs and improve production efficiency with a shorter heat-up time by using gas instead of electricity to heat the shrink wrap tunnel. Tunnel heat from 75°F to 360°F in just 20 minutes. 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%. Contact Douglas to calculate your estimated cost savings.
OPTX SPS-30: up to 30 cycles/minute
OPTX SPS-60: up to 60 cycles/minute
|Product Size Range:||
Minimum: 5″ (127 mm) x 3″ (76 mm) x 9.5″ (241 mm)
Maximum: 14″ (355 mm) x 12″ (305 mm) x 22″ (558 mm)
* Direction of Travel x Vertical x Across Machine
|Film Thickness:||1.5 mil to 3.5 mil printed or non-printed film|
|Film Width:||32” (812mm)|