Arpac HCF37-3 Intermittent-Motion Horizontal Shrink Wrapper

Arpac HCF37-3 Intermittent-Motion Horizontal Shrink Wrapper

At a Glance

  • Intermitent-motion bottom seal shrink wrapper
  • Up to 15 packages per minute
  • Ideal for overwrapping large industrial products where full enclosure is required
  • Utilizes polyethylene, polyolefin or PVC shrink film

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Intermittent-Motion Bottom Seal Shrink Wrapping System

The HCF Series intermittent motion horizontal shrink wrapper is ideal for overwrapping large industrial products where full enclosure is required. Reaching speeds up to 15 packages per minute, the HCF Series wrapper operates on-demand as product is placed on the infeed conveyor. Product is then conveyed through a film forming head which engulfs the product in film while creating a bottom overlap seal along the length of the product.

A set of seal bars then creates a cross seal. An optional bottom seal produces positive thermal seal.

The HCF Series is available with a variety of optional infeeds to accommodate a wide range of product sizes. An optional HVP4/488 stand-alone shrink tunnel completes the system.

Mode of Operation

The customer places the product on the infeed conveyor. The belt pushes product into the inverting head and film plow. The machine detects the product and starts the powered film unwind system, eliminating any tension against the product. A static seal unit is located under the film plow, holding the overlapped film together. The vacuum conveyor pulls the film and product, preventing slowing or slippage.

When product clears the seal frame the seal bars close, sealing and cutting film around the product. After the seal is made the seal carriage opens. The product continues onto the tunnel conveyor belt to complete the packaging cycle.


Frame and major structural components are rugged welded steel-channeled frame construction
16" Seal bar opening
Standard conveyor height: 37" to 40"
1 HP variable speed main drive motor
Lugged infeed conveyor with adjustable pin spacing offers flexibility for a variety of products
Right-hand operator push button controls with right-hand electrical enclosure
Dual film roll side mounted film rack
On-demand powered film feed
Power-driven pinch roller film feed for smooth starts and stops
Low mass pneumatic-powered seal frame
Hot knife cross seal bar
Solid-state relays for temperature and cycle control
Enclosure around sealing zone with interlock switches
One fixed film forming plow
Dual power drop
Allen Bradley MicroLogix logic controller with PanelView 600 Plus operator interface
All digital controls for timing and temperature settings
No tools film roll cradle

Guarding and Finish

All working areas are guarded with clear polycarbonate hinged doors with electrical interlocks
Gray powder-coated paint is standard

Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)

One day Factory Acceptance Test for one product size is included

Tunnel Options

Mesh Belt Shrink Tunnel (12" x 22" x 60" Opening)
Mesh Belt Shrink Tunnel (16" x 30" x 90" Opening)

Machine Options

24" Gravity Discharge Conveyor for long product
Casters, CRS
Tunnel Central Lube with nylon tubing

Seal Options

Hot Air bottom lap seal in place of standard static (Polyethylene)
Thermal/Static bottom lap seal in place of standard static (Polyolefin)

Film Handling

Random pneumatic hole punch (recommended for polyethylene films)
Additional fixed film former with "Quick Change" mounting bridge

Electrical Options

Auxiliary E-Stop Button(s) – per button
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

Ceiling tiles
Pizza boxes
Rubber mats

Product Specifications

Width (across machine): Up to 27"
Length (flow direction): 8" and up
Height Range: Up to 16"

Film Specifications

Roll Diameter: Up to 20"
Roll Width: Up to 37"
Type: Polyethylene, Polyolefin, PVC
Clear or randomly printed film
Center fold

Machine Specifications

Speed: Up to 15 packages per minute
Electrical: 240 VAC, 1 Ph, 60 Hz, 14 A
Air: 80 psi, up to 5 SCFM

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