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Packing Round Products

A supplier of pet foods was using a standard flowrapper for packing many different products but when it came to round fat-balls they continually struggled. Round products like these are notoriously difficult because they roll around inside the tube of film which a standard rotary flowrapper relies upon to transport the product. We part exchanged their existing well used Ilapak Carrera 500 machine for a fully refurbished and upgraded Carrera 1000 fitted with a specially developed powered top-brush.

There are special machines available for handling difficult products such as this but they are very expensive and rare on the second hand market. Our solution was not only considerably lower cost but, like all our flowrappers, the internal upgrade meant changing products is fast and efficient with minimal change-over time and totally consistent results. The powered top brush holds the round fat-balls in position all the way through the machine but is easily removed, without tools, for products which don't require it.

A new integrated thermal printer was also included for printing date and batch code information directly onto the wrapping material. Our solution gave them improved performance, simplified operation, versatility and expert long term support - all making excellent financial sense.

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