Marden Edwards Shrinkwrap has recently supplied one of its’ new AS75 twin reel shrink wrapping machines to Orbis Consumer Products in Wembley. Orbis produce liquid suspensions of over the counter medicines which are packaged in cartonned glass bottles.
The sales unit for the cartonned bottles is either a 3 or a 6 pack. The Wraps UK AS75 machine automatically takes a complete row of bottles from the cartoning machine and then either shrink wraps them as a 3 or a 6 pack.
To do this the machine feeds the product from the side and an integral transfer pusher produces the collation and transfers the pack through the film. Although the original request was for 20 collations per minute the Wraps machine has been wrapping at a line speed of 22.
Thanks to Wraps UK machines being designed and manufactured in the UK it was straightforward to meet Orbis’ request that a hand loading and sorting station be incorporated into the infeed of the machine. This provided the production flexibility that Orbis required to wrap collations of products both with and without cardboard base trays.