Flow Thru Machines

Used Flow Thru Equipment

Flow thru shrink wrappers, or flow through shrink wrappers are designed to wrap products in heat shrinkable plastic film as the product flows through the flow through shrink wrapper in a straight line. Flow through shrink wrappers are designed to create three kinds of heat shrinkable plastic film packages around the product. The first type of plastic film package has a heat-sealed seam in front of the package, a heat-sealed seam in back of the package, and an overlap static seal underneath the package, and is called a lap seal package. The second type of plastic film package has a heat-sealed seam in front of the package, a heat-sealed seam in back of the package, and a heat-sealed seam on the side of the package. This type of heat shrinkable plastic film package has a side seam. Flow through shrink wrappers are designed to seal and cut the film in front and behind the package (and in the case of a side seam package, to the side of the package) using either a hot wire seal and cut-off or a hot knife seal and cut-off. The third type of package that a flow through shrink wrapper can accomplish is called an inverted seal or package. An inverted flow through shrink wrapper creates a package that has a heat-sealed seam in front and behind the package, and a heat-sealed seam longitudinally across the top of the package.

Lap seal flow through shrink wrappers, or overlap seal flow through shrink wrappers, use a single flat roll of film that passes over a form to wrap the film completely around a product as the product passes through the form. The lap seal flow through shrink wrapper overlaps the film below the product. Because this overlap of film is not actually sealed until the package passes through a heat shrink tunnel, the overlap seal is also referred to as a static seal. After the film is overlapped below the product, the lap seal flow through shrink wrapper passes the product through lateral seal jaws that seal the front of the current package, seal the back of the next package, and separate the packages by cutting the film between the two packages.

Side seam flow through shrink wrappers are designed to use center folded heat-shrinkable film to wrap the product. The side seam flow through shrink wrappers pass the center folded film over a forming plow that orients the film below and above the infeed conveyor. The product is transferred onto the film with the folded portion of film above the package. The heat-shrinkable film is then passed through a seaming device that seals the film to the side of the product. The side film sealer also trims excess film beyond the seal. The side seam flow through shrink wrapper then passes the wrapped product through lateral seal jaws that seal the back end of the current package, seal the front end of the next, and cut the film between the seals.

Inverted flow through shrink wrappers also use single flat rolls of film. An inverted flow through shrink wrapper is designed to have the product placed on the film rather than on a belt or lug chain to carry the product through the heat-sealing jaws. The heat shrinkable film is formed up around the product through the use of plows. The excess film above the product is passed through a mechanism that seals the film above the package and trims the excess film. The inverted flow through shrink wrapper then passes the product through lateral film sealing jaws that are designed to form the trailing seal for the current package, form the leading seal for the next package, and cut the film between the seals to separate the packages.

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Arpac Shrink Flow Thru TS37/VT122272

  • Manufacturer: Arpac
  • Model Number: TS37/VT122272
  • Frain Number: 5H5490

Arpac Model TS37/VT122272, flow thru, side seal shrink wrapper and tunnel rated from 0 to 90 feet per minute or up to 80 packages per minute – depending on materials and application. Product size range: with seal bar in vertical position: 3-1/2" to 60" in Length; 2" to 7.5" in Width; 2 to 12" in Height; with seal bar in horizontal position: 3-1/2" to 60" in Length; 2" to 16" in Width; 1/4" to 7.5 in Height. Equipped with 44" long in feed conveyor, adjustable former, pull out film carriage, adjustable side seal assembly, 13" walking beam seal jaws and discharge conveyor, scrap removal and perf wheel, A/B PLC with panel view. status light bar and interlock safety guarding. Film specs: single-wound; to 39" in width; to 12" in diameter on 3" core. Convection shrink tunnel: total aperture: 13" in Height; 25" in Width; and has workable Aperture: 12" in Height; 22′ in Width; 72" Long shrink heat chamber, 96" long mesh conveyor, with illuminated shrink chamber and chamber viewing window. Variable speed controls, with (3) top and bottom blowers, temperature and upper / lower air velocity controls. Both Mounted on base frames with casters and leveling legs.

OAD: 180" L x 64" W x 90" H Shrink Wrapper
96" L x 34" W x 68" H Shrink Tunnel

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Great Lakes Shrink Flow Thru TS37

  • Manufacturer: Great Lakes
  • Model Number: TS37
  • Frain Number: 5H5430

Great Lakes Model TS37, automatic, continuous motion, flow thru, horizontal side seal shrink wrapper rated from 20 to 70 packages per minute – depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Size range: 4" to infinite in Length; up to 16" in Width; up to 6" in Height. Equipped with 9′ long flighted infeed conveyor on, central lube system, hole punch and scrap removal system. Maximum film: 14" in diameter; 37" single wound film width. Cross seal jaws can be rotated 90 Deg to run effective 6" wide by 12" high. Includes Great Lakes 60" long shrink tunnel. Aperture:10" in Height; 22" in Width. Conveyor 20" W by 72" L. Rated from 0 to109 feet per minute.

OAD: 216" L x 60" W x 5′ H Wrapper
72" L x 36" W x 72"H Tunnel

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Great Lakes Shrink Flow Thru TS37

  • Manufacturer: Great Lakes
  • Model Number: TS37
  • Frain Number: 5H5342

Great Lakes Model TS37. automatic, continuous motion, side seal, horizontal wrapper. rated from 10 to 70 packages per minute – depending on materials and application. Product size range up to: 16" in Width x 6" in Height x 4" to infinite in Length. Cross seal jaws can be rotated 90 Deg to run effective 6" wide x 12" High. Maximum of 37" web width allowing approx 6" for side seal trim and shrinkage. Maximum film roll diameter of 14" and maximum of 37" single wound film width. Control panel has GE Fanuc series 90-30 programmable controller, manually adjustable height and width side seal, slide out film carriage, 10′ lugged in feed conveyor (currently set on 16" centers). with hollow pin chain to adjust center distance, scrap take up wheel, no product detector, (4) perforation wheels, and operator shielding. Mounted on heavy duty base frame.

OAD: 216" L x 54" W x 62" H

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Conflex Shrink Flow Thru CW160

  • Manufacturer: Conflex
  • Model Number: CW160
  • Frain Number: 5H5335

Conflex Model CW160, automatic, mechanical, continuous motion, shrink wrapper and lap sealer, rated up to 100′ per minute with number of product – depending on materials and application. Package size range: 3" to 36" in Length x 2" to 15" in Width x 1/8" to 5" in Height. Equipped with 72" long lugged chain in feed set on 16" centers with 16" wide seal jaws and bottom static lap seal, heated rotary knife cut off, pin wheel perferator, vacuum transfer belt, powered film unwind and vacuum pump. Maximum film width of 34" Maximimm roll diameter of 13". Control panel has jaw heater controls and start, stop, e-stop push buttons. Mounted on base frame heavy duty base frame.

OAD: 108" L x 52" W x 66" H

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Shanklin Shrink Flow Thru HS2

  • Manufacturer: Shanklin
  • Model Number: HS2
  • Frain Number: 5D9591

Semi-automatic, flow-thru shrink wrapper capable of up to 120 linear feet per minute. Packages: (3" – 60")L x (2" – 16")W x (3/8" – 6")H. Has 18′ long dual chain adjustable lug in feed, 19" wide wire cross seal jaw, film perf wheel, 40" max film width, 34"L x 16"W vacuum transfer belt (forming box to cross seal), E-stop, Allen Bradley PLC, three temperature controllers, integrated vacuum pump, and barrier guarding with electrical interlock.

OAD: 292"L x 57"W x 70"H

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Great Lakes Shrink Flow Thru TS37 Side Seal, 16"W x 6"H, 80fpm, 70cpm

  • Manufacturer: Great Lakes
  • Model Number: TS37
  • Frain Number: 5E1600

Automatic, continuous motion side seal horizontal wrapper rated from 20 to 70 ppm – depending on materials and application. Product size range: 2" – infinite" in Length; up to 16" in Width; up to 6" in Height. Equipped with 7′ lugged in feed, walking beam cross seal jaw, side seal, perforation wheels, scrap removal, lexan guarding and E-stops. Tunnel aperture is10" H by 22" W with 20" W by 72" L mesh belt and 36" conveyor height.
Maximum roll diameter: 14" Maximum film width: 37"

OAD: 252" L x 58" W x 60" H Wrapper and Tunnel

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Shanklin Shrink Flow Thru HS3

  • Manufacturer: Shanklin
  • Model Number: HS3
  • Frain Number: 5E0781

Automatic high speed, flow thru side seal shrink wrapper capable of speeds from 10 to 200 ppm – depending on materials and application. Package size range of : 2" – 15" in Length; 2" – 16" in Width; 1/8 – 3" in Height. Equipped with lugged product in feed, perf wheel, 16" wide cross seal, scrap film rewind and discharge conveyor. A/B controller. Film rolls up to 28" wide x 12" diameter.

OAD: 144" L x 52" W x 56" H

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Shanklin Shrink Flow Thru HS4S

  • Manufacturer: Shanklin
  • Model Number: HS4S
  • Frain Number: 5H3560

Automatic high speed flow through wrapper rated up to 200 feet per minute. Size range: 2" to 15" in length; 2" to 16" in width; 3/8" to 3" in height. Equipped with 12" centers, 18"W walking beam seal bar, 16"W vacuum conveyor and discharging at 38". Also features, AB PLC, control panel that includes pkg/min, in/min, variable speed conveyor, heat seal, single multiple, reverse/forward, film tensioner, 27"L x 10-1/2"W neoprene infeed conveyor, max film width 40" flat / single wound, static seal, hot wire transverse seal

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Conflex Shrink Flow Thru CW160

  • Manufacturer: Conflex
  • Model Number: CW160
  • Frain Number: 5G9540

Conflex, Model CW160, continuous motion, flow thru shrink wrapper. Rated from 10 to 100 packages per minute – depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Package size range: 3" to 36" in Length; 2" to 14" in Width; (1/8)" to 5" In Height. Equipped with 192" long lugged feed conveyor set on 10" centers, powered film unwind, pin wheel perforator, forming plow, static lap seal, 16" wide reciprocating hot knife seal jaws with safety guarding, 12" long vacuum transfer belts. Control panel with variable speed dial, push button jog / start / e-stop, digital temperature control for seal bar and forward / off / reverse switch. Film Specs: up to 30" in width, up to 12" in diameter on 3" core.

OAD: 242"L x 47"W x 68"H

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Great Lakes Shrink Flow Thru TS37

  • Manufacturer: Great Lakes
  • Model Number: TS37
  • Frain Number: 5F4430

Automatic, horizontal, continuous motion, side seal shrink wrapper capable of doing up to 80 linear feet or 70 products per minute – depending on materials and application. Product size range: 2" – infinite" in Length ; up to 16" in Width ; up to 6" in Height. Equipped with a 95" long x 15" wide adjustable infeed conveyor, 50" long x 9-1/2" wide product in feed conveyor, 17" long horizontal seal jaw, 12" long side seal, 22" long x 9-1/2" wide discharge conveyor, perf and scrap removal wheels, A/B controller with panel view and safety guarding. Max film width of 37" with max 10" roll diameter on a 3" diameter core.

OAD: 198" long x 60" wide x 55" high

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Poly Pak Shrink Flow Thru FIL1632CVL

  • Manufacturer: Poly Pak
  • Model Number: FIL1632CVL
  • Frain Number: 5C1954

Poly Pak, Intermittent motion, S/S inline shrink wrapper rated from 5 to 25 ppm – depending on materials and application. Size range to 10" wide by 10"H. Equipped with 24" long by 10" wide infeed conveyor, 18" wide by 10" high sealing jaw, fixed forming plow and dual zone tunnel with 14" by 14" aperture. Additional features include AB PLC, "product gap too small" detection, interlocking guarding, low film indicator and side mounted dual shaft film unwind stand.
Mounted on casters.
Film up to 32" wide.

OAD: 173"L x 44"W x 81"H

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Arpac Shrink Flow Thru A2H

  • Manufacturer: Arpac
  • Model Number: A2H
  • Frain Number: 5F3150

Automatic, continuous motion shrink wrapper rated up to 50 wraps per minute – depending on materials and application. Equipped with a 15" wide x 24" long servo driven infeed conveyor, 18" wide x 40" long vacuum conveyor, lap seal, 21" walking jaw cross seal with 6" of vertical travel, 18" wide x 40" long transfer, Package dimensions: length 3" – 50", Width 2" – 18" wide x 1/8" – 6" High. Gast vacuum pump, A/B PLC, and a touch pad operator interface with LED display.
Tunnel dimensions: 29" wide x 14" high aperture; 68" in Length. Equipped with a 20" wide x 96" long conveyor, top center mounted blower, directional air flow controls, cooling fan, and variable speed / temperature controls. Mounted on height adjustable legs with current infeed/discharge height of 37".

OAD: 176" L x 60" W x 74" H

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