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Flexible flow wrapping solution

13 May 2018

Ilapak has designed a new flow wrapper system to accommodate changing portion and format sizes. 

The Carrera 6000 flow wrapping platform aims to optimise overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) with one machine able to switch between packing biscuits in various configurations, without compromising presentation and product quality. 

The wrapper format changeover can be executed in minutes, owing to the design’s interchangeable product guides, a removable stacking device and an interchangeable sealing head. 

The machine can reach speeds of up to 500 biscuit units per minute. Existing applications for the product range from biscuits, bread, pizza, tacos, chocolate and rice cakes where its ability to switch quicky between individual, two-by-two, two-by-four stacks, in addition to more conventional biscuit flow wrapper formats like slugs, without having to install multiple machines within a factory has proven to be a popular benefit. 

The wrapper also incorporates in-built quality control  feature for detecting and rejecting broken products prior to wrapping. It also features a ‘no product no bag’ function as standard. To maintain productivity and avoid machine downtime, there’s automatic reel splicing. 
For speedy recall of pack formats, up to 128 product shapes – from round, square, rectangle or shaped – and stack formats can be stored within the machine database. 

The machines IP65-rated construction enables it to be fullly washed down, even the sealing elements.

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