Standard-Knapp, a manufacturer of packaging machinery, has made enhancements to the film bed system used in its Continuum Integrated Tray/Shrink System and Tritium Multipacker. The film bed changes provide greater efficiency and reliability as well as higher maximum speeds, according to the company.
The film bed now features a more rigid pinch roller section, with components designed to ensure that the roller section cannot be assembled out of square. More rigid "fingers" prevent the film from wrapping around the pinch rollers. This more rigid design prevents the fingers from being bent, which reduces dog ears and missed cuts.
To improve performance and reliability, Standard-Knapp has also increased vacuum through the belts in the film bed as well as the vacuum points in the belts itself.
The addition of an inline servo knife allows the systems to cut at any speed, rather than the limited speed ranges permitted by the older wrap spring clutch style. The film bed no longer needs to be slowed down or sped up during the cutting process. This change improves wrap tightness, says the company. The film bed's ability to run at a continuous speed also prevents wear and tear on the film feed that results from higher acceleration and deceleration during the cutting process.
Larger diameter pinch rollers have also been added to the Tritium line to increase tread life, allowing for more time between film bed rebuilds.
Company Phone: (860) 342-1100
Company URL: www.standard-knapp.com