StandardKnapp’s Tritium Multipacker with the RoboWand programmable-path wrapping section is said to meet packagers’ need for versatility, ease of changeover and finished product quality. The continuous-motion multipacker uses single-, double- and triple-lane configurations to arrange products in compact patterns for wrapping in film. The multipacker’s RoboWand wrapping feature can be positioned at any point in space above the conveyor and moved to exactly the right place to package a particular desired pack pattern.
With an infinite number of paths, the wand can be programmed to deal with packages of any size, meaning shorter changeover times and no changeover of parts. It works at varying speeds and provides wrapping that is tighter and more exact than earlier models. It cuts packaging material consumption by eliminating the need for trays and pads.
The multipacker has an energy-efficient heat tunnel. After products are wrapped, they are sent through the tunnel which shrinks the film around each multipack to ensure a consistent, wrinkle-free bull’s eye and bottom seal. The machine can run fully registered advertising onto the outside printed plastic label.