This multiple feed shrink wrap machine is fully automated using PLC controls. The tray mechanism prepares the unfolded tray whilst products are being collated.
A "U "shape is formed during the process of drawing the unfolded tray from the magazine. It is then held firmly to the carrier chain by mechanical fingers and indexed forward.
The collated items are now transferred to the tray and indexed forward. During this indexing, the corner flaps located at the vertical ends of the "U " are folded and hot- melt glue applied on their outside faces.
The amount of glue and its position are accurately controlled by a PLC. On the last index the unfolded ends are folded and pressed against the glued surfaces till it is ready to be fed into the Shrink Wrapper
AB Autopack | Shrink Wrap Machines
An engineering marvel can be traced to the vision of a single person and the team behind the person. Brian is the engineering wizard and driving force behind the company. His shrink packaging career started with Helix Pty Limited 1971
His problem solving skills was quickly noticed by management and within a few months was promoted to head the engineering department.
Brain’s quest for perfection and innovation soon pushed him to form his own company. His vision and thirst for innovative engineering was put to the test through the formation in 1978 of Packmatic Pty Ltd. Within a span of 2 to 3 years Packmatic became the most popular manufacturer of Shrink Wrapping Machines in Australia.
Its popularity attracted investors from every corner of the Industry. An ill-fated partnership with investors and a take over of Packmatic caused Brian to move on and create a Joint Venture company in Thailand - Autopack.
Autopack introduced a new innovation called "Solid Knife Welding". Together with a much higher speed machine it became the talk of the industry.
In no time (again) Brian has penetrated the Shrink Wrap industry. This time the machines have much wider international penetration.