Arpac 55GI-20CX Shrink Bundler for Printing & Publishing

Arpac 55GI-20CX Shrink Bundler for Printing and Publishing

At a Glance

  • Designed for the printing industry
  • Built for short stacks, random sized and light-weight bundles
  • Up to 55 bundles per minute
  • Compact footprint
  • Continuous-motion wrapper
  • Integrated shrink tunnel

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Shrink Bundling for Book Binding and Postal Sequencing

Arpac's industry-leading 55GI shrink bundler meets the needs of low to medium volume printers and interacts with today's 18,000 to 20,000 books-per-hour binding lines, presorted postal route sequencing applications and the printing industry's fastest counter-stackers.

The 55GI is capable of wrapping extremely short, lightweight and random sized products, and is ideal for e-commerce applications. Shrink wrapped bundles reduce movement and product damage during shipment, and provide protection against harmful environmental conditions.

The 55GI wraps random sized stacks on demand, without interrupting production of the wrapper itself. The zero tension film feed ensures that this compact and economical shrink bundler wraps up to 55 products per minute.

Mode of Operation

Products are conveyed paced and centered onto the powered infeed conveyor. Photo eyes located on the infeed conveyor detect the height of the product as it passes. The PLC then cycles the zero tension mechanism so that there is no film tension applied to the product as it intersects the film. When the product intersects the film web, it passes through the seal frame and moves onto the seal conveyor. As the product moves through the film the machine detects film usage and starts the powered film unwind feeding film. After enough film is fed the powered film unwind system stops.

As the product moves through the seal frame the seal carriage moves the seal frame forward with the product and the seal bars close to form a film sleeve around the tray. The seal bars cut and seal the film. After the seal dwell timer times out the seal bars open and the seal carriage returns to its home position.

The product in the film sleeve continues moving forward across the seal conveyor and transfers onto the tunnel conveyor. The tunnel conveyor moves the product through the shrink tunnel chamber. The film shrinks evenly around the product as it travels through the tunnel. When the wrapped product exits the tunnel the film is still somewhat tacky. A cooling section located at the exit of the tunnel blows ambient/cool air onto the film as the product passes. This cools the film and allows for handling. The wrapped product then transfers onto the customer's conveyor completing the shrink packaging cycle.

Features of the 55GI

Rugged welded steel frame
Top and bottom side mounted film cradles with a total film capacity two rolls of 14" film and low film alarm
Manual type film splicing bar
Infeed conveyer is single stage including a 13" wide friction top Intralox belt
Seal conveyer is single stage with 13" wide friction top Intralox belt
Central point lubrication interconnecting all critical lubrication points
Automatic product height detect on infeed with zero tension film feed
Arpac designed coil heating elements contact more airspace for greater efficiency
Quick-change, pull out tunnel heater assembly accessible from electrical cabinet
Intralox 900 high temperature tunnel belt
Blower motor separated from turbine for cool operation and long motor life
Turbo cooling section at tunnel exit to aid film curing
20" seal frame with an 11" standard opening mounted in a continuous-motion rack and pinion seal carriage
Quick-change single element seal bar with military type quick disconnect and replaceable plasma coated inserts
Resistive-type Nicad heating elements
Seal bar safety photo eye
Arpac's original top powered zero tension film feed
Top and bottom low inertia film dancer bar system with straight-through quick-threading feature
Electrically connected safety door switches
NEMA 12 main electrical cabinet with a Westinghouse lockable through the door main circuit breaker
Arpac standard A-B control panel with Arpac operator interface
Pass-through mode

Guarding and Finish

All working areas are guarded with clear polycarbonate hinged doors with electrical interlocks. Ivory paint is standard.

Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)

One day Factory Acceptance Test for one product size is included.

Machine Options

Audible horn
Auxiliary E-stop button
Quick change seal cylinder kit
Side smoothing rollers
UL/CSA approved main electrical cabinet

Tablet Options

Tablet with Pre-Loaded Documentation Files: operation manual, electrical schematics, BOMs, spare parts list, spares ordering link, stop watch, conversion calculator, Factory Acceptance reports, and an Arpac Gmail account to receive our latest promotions.

Tablet with Pre-Loaded Documentation Files and Training Module (maintenance, change over, trouble shooting, videos etc.)

Example Products

Books on pads for e-commerce applications
Paper products

Machine Specifications

Speed: Up to 55 packages per minute
Electrical: 480 VAC, 3 Ph, 60 Hz, 40 A
Air: 80 psi, 30 SCFM
Lead Time: LH 2-4 weeks, RH 6-8 weeks

Product Specifications

Width (across machine): 5" to 12"
Length (flow direction): 7" to 18"
Height Range: .1875" to 10"

Film Specifications

Roll Diameter: Up to 20"
Gauge: 0.8 to 3 mil
Roll Width: 6 to 19"
Type: Low density polyethylene (LDPE)
Clear or randomly printed
Core: Up to 3"

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