Shrink Wrapping Equipment - Shrink Wrapping Machine - Shrink Wrappers - Heat Tunnels

Shrink Wrapping Equipment is available in several types including semi-automatic L-sealers, automatic L-sealers, high speed side sealers, horizontal flow wrappers, and sleeve wrappers. Naturally in order to shrink the film, we also offer a great selection of Heat Tunnels and accessories to match the needs of your shrink wrapping application.

 

Semi-Automatic L-Sealer-Heat Tunnel Combo Shrink Wrapping System

Our most popular shrink wrapping system is the Shrink Wrapper and Heat Tunnel Combo.  These systems are built on a single frame on casters which makes it easy to move around to the packaging area when needed, or to move into storage when not in use. Available in two sizes and many options, these are great machines for production of up to 15 packages per minute.

 

L-Sealer Heat Tunnel Combo Machine

Combination L-Sealer and Heat Tunnel Shrink Wrapping System


Video STC-2016 Shrink Wrapping Combo Machine

STC-2016 Shrink Wrap on 6 sided decorated tin box

 

Model
Number
Conveyor
Style
Conveyor
Height
(Inches)
Max
Conveyor
Speed (ft/min)
Tunnel
Dimensions
(Inches)
Temp
Control
Seal
Area
Optional Air
Requirements
Maximum
Film Roll
Space
Requirements
(Inches)
Power
Requirements
Ship
Weight
(lbs)
---
---
---
Belt
Rod
Wide
Long
High
---
Long
Wide
CF/C
PSI
---
Wide
Long
High
Volts
Amps
Phase
---
STC"ECO"
Belt
33-36
60
N/A
18
24
8
F
20"
16"
N/A
N/A
26"
34
92
58
240
35
1
550
STC2016
Belt/Rod
33-36
60
90
18
24
8
F/C
20"
16"
.02
80
26"
34
92
58
240
35
1
625
STC2520
Belt/Rod
33-36
60
90
21
36
8
F/C
25"
19"
.02
80
29"
37
124
58
240
45
1
950

 

Standard Features for L-Sealing with Heat Tunnel Combo Shrink Wrapper

 

Feature: Description
Main Power Switch Turns on/off the power to the entire machine. Maintains all previously set tunnel adjustments which assures rapid start up and consistent quality at the beginning of your next shift.
Heater Switch This switch allows the heaters to be shut off at the end of your production run without having to change temperature settings. This expedites start up and assures quality control. In addition, it facilitates machine “cool down" by allowing the tunnel fans and conveyor to run until cooled.
Variable Speed Conveyor Control Allows you to adjust the conveyor speed to obtain the best quality “shrink" for your products regardless of their size or shape.
Digital Temperature Control Ensures consistent and uniform shrink quality by virtually eliminating any temperature fluctuation within the shrink tunnel. Presents a dual display read-out of both actual and set-point temperature to provide an accurate visual indication of tunnel temperature conditions. An added benefit of digital control is it minimizes setup and changeover time to further increase productivity.
(Not available on the STC 2016 "ECO".)
Adjustable Fan Speed Controls Allows independent adjustment of air flow over all surfaces of your package. This assures quality shrink packaging plus maximum flexibility, no matter what the size or shape of your product.
(Not available on the STC 2016 "ECO".)
Teflon Mesh Conveyor Belt This durable, non-stick belt is ideal for very small packages or multi-packs. The design of the mesh belt facilitates even air flow to all surfaces of your package and is essential when your product must be transported smoothly through the tunnel.
Lighted Viewing Window Allows for faster set up and easy adjustment of controls to enhance packaging quality and productivity. It’s great for contract packagers or companies with in-house tours to demonstrate to customers how you monitor quality and productivity on a continuous basis. (STC 2520 only.)
Tunnel Curtains Double silicone rubber re-inforced curtains form fit around your packages. This minimizes heat loss and maintains tunnel temperature accuracy and consistency to assure quality shrink packages
Constant and Impulse Sealing This switch allows the operator to choose the optimum sealing condition necessary to produce fast, strong seals depending on which commercially available film is used.
(Constant heat sealing is NOT available on the STC 2016 "ECO".)
Impulse Time This time control monitors how long the element wire gets hot.
Seal Wire Heat Adjust This control determines how fast and how hot the seal wire will get, allowing for maximum sealing speeds.
Sealing Wire Sensor This unique switch prevents the sealing wire from overheating during the seal cycle. By sensing the correct seal wire temperature, fast, clean seals are obtained. You can expect longer seal wire life and reduced wear and tear to the sealing head assembly with this proven Belco System.
Hot Knife Sealing Technology Two Watlow digital temperature controls adjust the heat to the front seal knife and the side seal knife for fast, clean sealing which is accurate and repeatable. The adjustable dwell time control monitors how long the seal knives are in contact with the film. (Not available on the STC "ECO".)
Film Roll Cradle No tools are necessary to quickly change film rolls or sizes. This heavy duty film cradle has adjustable side guides to position the film and a film unwind brake to adjust how fast the film unwinds. A film splitter bar helps open the center fold film.
Infeed Tray The aluminum infeed tray with Film Opening Horn assures easy product loading into the film, maximizing your productivity and minimizing operator fatigue.
Seal Arm Guards These guards clamp the film in an even and positive manner to reduce film tension during the sealing process and help insure quality seals.
Magnetic Clamps Rather than using adhesive tape, magnetic clamps allow your operator to quickly change and maintain the bottom seal sponge and Teflon. In addition, it allows for flipping and reversing both of these wear items to prolong their life and lower your operating costs.
Adjustable Tilt Sealing Table The product sealing table or optional take-away conveyor can be raised, lowered or tilted to allow smooth transfer of your product out of the seal area and into the tunnel.
Heavy Duty Locking Casters Belco STC’s are mobile. You’ll find them easy to move from one production location to another assuring maximum production flexibility and productivity. Leveling pads are standard on all models.
Welded Frame Belco STC’s are built to last. You can depend on years of trouble free production. All Belco Sealer-Tunnel Combinations start with the same premise…a heavy wall tubular steel welded frame. Solid...nothing to loosen up…nothing to become misaligned and cause unnecessary wear and downtime.

 

Optional Shrink Wrapping Features

 

Feature: Description:
Magna-Lock Sealing Arm System Powerful magnets hold down the seal arm to provide semi-automatic operation and even seal pressure along the entire seal base. The adjustable timer provides the correct dwell time necessary to assure consistent, strong, quality seals.
Air-Operated Seal Arm Dual Opto-Touch start switches begin the seal cycle and greatly reduce operator fatigue while creating the best seals possible in semi-automatic mode.
Live Roller Chain Conveyor This conveyor is composed of 3/8” diameter rods, sleeved in silicone rubber and assembled on 1-1/2” centers. Useful for packages heavier than 5 to 7 pounds which may tax the Teflon mesh conveyor belt and for applications where optimum shrink quality is required.
(Not available on the STC 2016 "ECO".)
Live Roller Chain Conveyor This conveyor is composed of 3/8” diameter rods, sleeved in silicone rubber and assembled on 1-1/2” centers. Useful for packages heavier than 5 to 7 pounds which may tax the Teflon mesh conveyor belt and for applications where optimum shrink quality is required.
(Not available on the STC 2016 "ECO".)
PLC Controlled Operation Once the dual Opto-Touch start switches initiate a seal cycle, the PLC program lowers the sealing arm under low pressure. When the seal arm reaches the base, valves switch to high pressure for the sealing cycle.
Power Take-Away Conveyor Once the seal is complete, the arm raises and the product is transferred out of the sealing area. An adjustable timer controls how long the conveyor moves the product, either all the way out of the seal area or just far enough to make the next package.
Powered Film Unwind This motorized film cradle feeds film to the operator upon demand as the package is advanced into the seal area. Regardless of how fast the operator or how long or small the product size, this option can maximize production speeds while minimizing operator fatigue.
Adjustable Film Inverting Head By turning film inside out in a 90° manner, an in-line packaging operation can be created to significantly increase production flow, lessen product handling and increase operator efficiencies. The adjustable height inverting head opens the film for the operator to help reduce fatigue. This feature also minimizes the amount of film required to wrap your package and eliminates the need to buy additional fixed heads for your other package sizes.
Hole Punches Air evacuation devices come in several styles to best fit your machine and application. Choose pin-wheel, thermal, electro-magnetic, air or multiperf for your machine.

Semi-Automatic L-Sealers


Some customers who already have an existing Heat Tunnel or who run sizes of product outside the range the more popular combination shrink wrapping machines need an independent semi-automatic L-Bar sealer. Below please find a listing of stand alone L-Sealers.  All have the same basic options available as shown above (except heat tunnel options).

Semi-Automatic L-Bar Sealer

Model

Seal Area

Conveyor
Height
Optional Air
Requirement
Film Cradle
Width
Machine
Dimension
Power
Requirement
Shipping
Weight
Long
Wide
CF/C
PSI
 
Wide
Long
High
Volts
Amps
Phase
(Est)
ILS2016
20"
16"
30"-38"
.02
80
26"
33"
64"
42"
115
15
1
350 lbs
ILS2520
25"
19"
30"-38"
.02
80
29"
36"
74"
42"
115
16
1
400 lbs
ILS3022
30"
22"
30"-38"
.04
80
32"
39"
83"
42"
115
18
1
425 lbs
ILS4030
40"
30"
30"-38"
.04
80
40"
47"
103"
42"
240
19
1
600 lbs
ILS5030
50"
30"
30"-38"
.04
80
40"
47"
123"
42"
240
20
1
700 lbs

 

Automatic L-Sealers

 

Automatic L-Sealers offer the ability to run at speeds up to twice that of Semi-Automatic machines in the range of 25 - 35 packages per minute.

 

ALS 2218

ALS 2218 C

ALS 2218 A

ALS 2218 AC

Seal Jaw

5" opening

5" opening

9" opening

9" opening

Sealing Size

22.4" L x
17.7" W

22.4"L x
17.7"W

22.4"L x
17.7"W

22.4" L x
17.7"W

Belt Speed

75 fpm

75 fpm

75 fpm

75 fpm

Electrical

220v 1 ph 6A

220v 1 ph 6A

220v 1 ph 6A

220v 1 ph 6A

Features

Standard

Closing Conveyor

Center Sealing

Center Sealing / Closing Conveyor


 

ALS 2822

ALS 3022 A

ALS 3022 AC

Seal Jaw

5" opening

9-1/2" opening

8-1/2" opening

Sealing Size

28"L x 21.6"W

30"L x 22.4"W

30"L x 22.4"W

Belt Speed

75 fpm

75 fpm

75 fpm

Electrical

220v 1 ph 8A

220v 1 ph 8A

220v 1 ph 8A

Features

Standard

Center Sealing

Center Sealing /
Closing Conveyor


 

ALS 4132

ALS 4332 A

ALS 4332 AC

Seal Jaw

5" opening

9-1/4" opening

8-1/4" opening

Sealing Size

41"L x 31.8"W

43.3"L x 31.8"W

43.3"L x 31.8"W

Belt Speed

75 fpm

75 fpm

75 fpm

Electrical

220v 1 ph 10A

220v 1 ph 10A

220v 1 ph 10A

Features
Standard
Center Sealing
Center Sealing / Closing Conveyor

Automatic Side Seal Wrapping Machine

Automatic Side Seal Wrapping MachineAutomation speeds can again double up on a continuous motion side sealing machine with speeds of 50 packages per minute and more. The variable speed infeed conveyor can be adjusted to accept upstream product without an operator even if it is spaced back-to-back or with intermittent gap spacing. The FEN will correctly read and seal between products which also allows the machine to seal random length packages. Narrow width products and very long packages can now be wrapped as easily as more traditional sized items. The machine's PLC based control system with color operator interface can store up to 30 recipes to assist your operator in making fast and accurate product change overs. Designed to operate on 120 volts, this compact machine will accept a wide variety of products and is built to deliver repeatable performance.

 

 

   FEN Side Seal Wrapper 

 

Machine Speed
5-60 feet per minute
50 packages per minute

Package size
Minimum
2" Wide x 4" Long x 1/8" High
Maximum
13" Wide x Infinite length x 6" High

Cross Seal
17" Wide Hot Knife

Film Size
6" CF to 22" CF

 

Operation
Continuous motion
No Product / No Cycle
Variable speed conveyor

Film Types
Polyolefin
PVC
Polyethylene

Compact Footprint
92" Long x 53" Wide x 65" High

Utilities
120 Volt, 20 Amps, 50/60 Hz
80PSI @ 3 CFM

Shipping Weight
1800 lbs.

Options Available:

Standard belted and flighted infeed conveyors.
Custom designed infeed systems.
Exit and transition conveyors for product over 36" long.
Horizontal photo eye.
Light curtain sensing device for irregular shapes.
Stainless steel outer panels.
Stainless steel construction.
FDA approved infeed and exit belts.

 

 

Heat Tunnels

 

Two styles of shrink tunnels make up the product line: our “Fan Style / Convection Oven” tunnels and our industry leading “Re-circulating Air” models. Convection works great on most products up to 25 packages per minute.  For higher speeds or in cases where precise heat control and/or directed heat is required Recirculating Air models are the best choice.

 

Convection Heat Tunnels

Convection Heat Shrink Tunnel 

ST-2108 Heat Shrink Tunnel

MODEL

TUNNEL DIMENSION
W x L x H
FOOTPRINT
W x L x H
CONVEYOR HEIGHT
POWER
V
A/PH
ST 1808
DUAL FAN
18" x 24" x 8"
28" x 41" x 57"
32.5" - 36"
220/ 30/1
ST 2108
THREE FAN
21" x 36" x 8"
32" x 61" x 57"
32.5" - 36"
220
 
45/1
ST 3010
FOUR FAN
30" x 48" x 10"
41" x74" x 59"
32.5" - 36"
220
35/3
 

Recirculating Air Shrink Tunnels

These models are rated for production speeds of

5-40 packages per minute

Recirculating Air Shrink Tunnels

ST-1608 Recirculating Air Shrink Tunnel

MODEL

TUNNEL DIMENSIONS
W x L  x
H
FOOTPRINT
W x  L x
H
CONVEYOR HEIGHT
POWER
V
A/PH
 ST1608
16" x'36" x
8"
29" x61" x 64"
32.5"-36"
220
45/1
 ST1608-SS
16" x 36"x
8"
29" x 61" x 64"
32.5"-36"
220
45/1
 ST1612
16" x36 x"
12"
29 x"61" x 68"
32.5"-36"
220
45/1
 ST1608L
16" x48" x
8"
29" x73" x64"
35.5"-39"
220
45/1
 ST1608L-SS
16" x48" x
8"
29" x73" x 64"
35.5"-39"
220
45/1
 ST2210
22" x48" x
10"
35" x74" x 66"
32.5"-36"
220
38/3
 ST2210-SS
22" x48" x
10"
35" x 74" x 66"
32.5"-36"
220
38/3
 ST2214
22" x48" x
14"
35" x 74" x 70"
32.5"-36"
220
38/3
 ST3212
32" x66" x
12"
46" x 92" x 68"
32.5"-36"
220
60/3
 ST4410
44" x 72" x 10"
58" x98" x 66"
32.5"-36"
440
90/3


High Speed Recirculating Shrink Tunnel

These tunnels will handle all commercially available shrink films, including polyethylene. For production speeds of five up to 150 packages per minute.

High Speed Shrink Tunnels 

 ST-1608-HS High Speed Shrink Tunnel

MODEL

TUNNEL DIMENSIONS
W x L  x
H
FOOTPRINT
W x  L x
H
CONVEYOR HEIGHT
POWER
V
A/PH
ST-1608
-HS
16" x72" x
 8"
29" x108" x 66"
35.5"-39"
220
60/3
ST1608-HS-SS
16" x72" x
8"
29" x108" x 66"
35.5"-39"
220
60/3
ST-2210
-HS
22" x72" x 10"
35" x108" x 68"
35.5"-39"
440
45/3
ST-2210
-HS-SS
22" x 72" x 10"
35" x108" x 68"
35.5"-39"
440
45/3



Heat Shrink Horizontal Flow Wrappers

Horizontal Flow Wrapper for Heat Shrink


AHP-450S Horizontal Flow Wrapper

Bag Size: L 80-320 W 20-120 H Max.65
Capacity: 20-150packs/min
Power: 220V/1ph, 2KW 


AHP-600S Heat Shrink Flow Wrapper

Bag size: L 70-400mm,W 32-200mm, H: 5-120mm
Capacity:50-200 packs/min
Power consumption:3.75kw,single phase: 220v

AHP-600S Shrink Pack Ice Cream

  AHP-600S Orange Shrink Packaging



Sleeve Wrapping Machines

Sleeve Wrapping Machines are distiguishable from other types of shrink wrapping equipment in that the two ends of the package have an opening such as commonly seen for water bottle packaging where the openings can act a handles.  In point of fact a sleeve wrapper is an excellent solution for bundling a wide variety of products and is often called a "bundler".

Our Sleeve Wrappers are available in a wide range of size capabilities and configurations from manual feed to fully automatic with collating. Speeds generally decrease between trayed (or cased) product and untrayed product.

Manual Load Sleeve Wrapper

APW-6040M Manual Load Sleeve Wrapper


Sleeve Wrapper Models and Size Capabilities

Model Maximum Seal
W x H (mm)
APW-6030  600 x 300 
APW-6040  600 x 400 
APW-8040  800 x 400 
APW-10040  1000 x 400 
APW-12540  1250 x 400 
APW-15040  1500 x 400 

Sleeve Wrapper Options:

5.7" Color Touch Screen

Festo Pneumatics

Sealing Height (50mm increments)


Sleeve Wrapper Configuration and Capacity

Add the Letter Designation to the size above

M = Manual Load as in picture above (Comes with loading guide as pictured) 8/minute trayed or untrayed

Manual Load Video APW-6040M

APW-6040D Sleeve Wrapper

D= Automatic Sleeve Wrapper with direct inline conveyor  20/min. - Trayed products only

APW-6040D Sleeve Wrapper - cased products

APW-6040AC

AC= Automatic with collating system and 90 degree conveyor infeed for unsupported (untrayed) products with run capacity to 10/minute

APW-6040AC - Drink Cartons

APW-6040AC - 24 Packs Water Bottles - no tray

Twin - 6 packs of water bottles

A= 90 degree feed as above but without collating - trayed products only. Capacity to 12/minute


Shrink Tunnels are sized and paired to match the performance required for the job 



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