Standard Side Sealer Infeed Designs

Many shrink wrap applications demand unique material handling solutions to introduce products to the wrapper in a certain configuration or to handle them after shrinking. Whether your application requires stacking, sorting, dividing, combining, controlling, orienting, or a combination of these, Texwrap has a solution. From the fastest horizontal orbital servo wrappers to an incredible variety of infeeds and highly custom product handling systems, you can count on Texwrap to deliver a complete system that will provide years of reliable, low-cost service.

The cost of labor to assemble packages for wrapping and the ever higher speeds required of packaging lines are making devices such as multi-axis robots, pick and place units, and friction feeders a cost-effective option for automating the loading of a shrink wrap system. Mechanical feeders can significantly reduce or eliminate hand feeding and can manipulate items in precise ways and at speeds that are beyond human ability. If your application requires simply adding a top sheet to a stack of product prior to wrapping or creating multipacks of product at high speeds, Texwrap has the experience to design, program, and integrate a solution.

Whether your need is for products to be divided into multiple lanes or combined from multiple lanes into one for wrapping, Texwrap can design and build an infeed system to suit the application. Unlike many other manufacturers in our business who only want to make wrappers and who like to decline to make or contract out the conveying systems, Texwrap will design complete infeeds and take responsibility for the entire system. Our customers are assured that all of the pieces work together and startups go very smoothly.

Packages made up of multiple items can be assembled automatically in-line prior to being wrapped. Flighted infeed systems can be paired with multiple friction feeders where each station feeds a different item into a lug pocket which then carries the assembled package into the wrapper. Some examples of this might be rainbow packs of construction paper for scrapbooking, sets of various printed forms which are used together, or packets of sales brochures for delivery to dealers for display. These systems not only eliminate the hand labor of assembling the packets but also dramatically speed up the process.