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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Shanklin Shrink Flow Thru F1

  • Manufacturer: Shanklin
  • Model Number: F1
  • Frain Number: 5G5580

Shanklin, Model F-1, automatic, continuous motion inline flow thru shrink wrapper rated from 0 to 60 linear feet per minute with number of product – depending on materials and application. Package size range: 6" to 48" in Length; 2" to 16" in Width; 1/8" to 6" in Height. Maximum film size: 24" folded. Equipped with folded film roll, perf wheel, dual wire side seal, 18" wide hot knife cut-off, photo head, 3 zone 57" long x 13" wide in feed conveyor with Bimba gate indexing and 32" long x 11½" wide discharge conveyor. Control panel has A/B PLC with touch pad controller and digital readout. Variable speed dials for constant heat, impulse heat and main conveyor. Push button controls for start, stop and cycle. On / off switches for unwind, seal heat and hole perforator. Mounted on base frame with casters.

OAD: 131"L x 51"W x 56"H

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Shanklin Shrink Flow Thru F5A

  • Manufacturer: Shanklin
  • Model Number: F5A
  • Frain Number: R25982

Shanklin Model F5A, horizontal flow thru shrink wrapper, rated from 0 to 90 linear feet per minute with number of product – depending on materials and application. Package size range: 3" to 48" in Length; 1/2" to 16" in Width; 1/8" to 6" in Height. Equipped with 108" long lugged product in feed conveyor currentley set on 18" centers with 2-1/2" high x 1-1/2" wide lugs, 22" pre folded side film unwind, with perf wheel, dual wire side seal and 18" wide hot knife cut-off with 24 "long x 18" wide in feed and dual 20" long x 5-1/2" wide discharge conveyors. Control panel has A/B controller and touch-pad controls, with heat seal, main drive and run control dials with start, stop, e-stop push buttons and safety guarding. Mounted on base frame with casters with scrap removal drum.

OAD: 199" L x 60" W x 49" H Wrapper
42"OD x 63" H Scrap Drum

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Shanklin Shrink Flow Thru F5A

  • Manufacturer: Shanklin
  • Model Number: F5A
  • Frain Number: R25980

Shanklin Model F5A, horizontal flow thru shrink wrapper, rated from 0 to 90 linear feet per minute with number of product – depending on materials and application. Package size range: 3" to 48" in Length; 1/2" to 16" in Width; 1/8" to 6" in Height. Equipped with 86" long lugged product in feed conveyor currentley set on 18" centers with 1-1/2" high x 1-1/2" wide lugs, 22" pre folded side film unwind, with perf wheel, scrap removal wheel, dual wire side seal and 18" wide hot knife cut-off with 24 "long x 16" wide and dual 10" long x 5-1/2" wide in feed and dual 20" long x 5-1/2" wide discharge conveyors. Control panel has A/B PLC controller with touch-pad controls and end heat seal, main drive and run control dials. run, jog, forward, reverse control switch with start, stop, e-stop push buttons and flip up safety guarding. Mounted on heavy duty base frame with casters.

OAD: 192" L x 58" W x 55" H

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Arpac Shrink Flow Thru TS37/VT122272

  • Manufacturer: Arpac
  • Model Number: TS37/VT122272
  • Frain Number: R24520

Flow through, side seal shrink wrapper rated up to 90 ft/min or 80 ppm – depending on materials, application and machine configuration.
Product size range:
Seal Bar in Vertical Position: 3-1/2" to 60" in Length; 2" to 7.5" in Width; 2 to 12" in Height;
Seal Bar in Horizontal Position: 3-1/2" to 60" in Length; 2" to 12" 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 jaw and discharge conveyor. Features include scrap removal and perf wheel, status light bar, interlock safety guarding A/B SLC 5/05 PLC with panel view. Film specifications: single-wound; to 39" in width; to 12" in diameter on 3" core.
Convection Shrink Tunnel:
Total Aperture: 13" in Height; 25" in Width;
Workable Aperture: 12" in Height; 22′ in Width
Tunnel: 72" in Length. Equipped with 96" long mesh conveyor, viewing window, illuminated shrink chamber, variable speed controls, three top and bottom blowers, temperature and upper / lower air velocity controls.

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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Shanklin Shrink Flow Thru F1

  • Manufacturer: Shanklin
  • Model Number: F1
  • Frain Number: R22131

Fully automatic shrink wrapper capable of speeds up to 50 packages or 60 linear feet per minute (depending on size and shape of package). Package size range of: 6" – 48"(L) x 2" – 16"(W) x 1/8" – 6"(H). Max film size: 22" folded or 40" flat. Unit is equipped with standard film unwind, folded film roll, hole punch, dual heated wire side seal on top and bottom, and hot knife cut-off. Dual indeed conveyors and belt discharge conveyor. Mounted on casters for mobility, and has scrap removal system. Includes Allen Bradley PLC . Optional Shanklin T7XL tunnel also available at additional cost.

OAD:142"L x 48"W x 56"H

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Shanklin Shrink Flow Thru F1

  • Manufacturer: Shanklin
  • Model Number: F1
  • Frain Number: R21791

Shanklin Model F1, automatic continous motion, flow thru shrink wrapper center folder rated from 10 to 50 packages or 60 linear feet per minute -depending on materials and application. Package size range: 6" to 48" in L ength x 2" to 16" in Width x 1/8" to 3 1/2" in Height (up to 5" high with proper change part). Max film size: 22" folded or 44" flat. Unit is equipped with standard film unwind, folded film roll, hole punch, heated wire side seal on top and bottom, hot knife cut-off, fixed plow, and hand crank/twist knob adjustments. Dual infeed conveyors and belt discharge conveyor. Mounted on casters for mobility, and has scrap removal system. Includes Allen Bradley plc.

OAD:142"L x 48"W x 56"H

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Great Lakes Shrink Flow Thru TS37

  • Manufacturer: Great Lakes
  • Model Number: TS37
  • Frain Number: R21341

Automatic continuous motion horizontal side seal shrink wrapper rated up to 70 ppm or 80 linear feet per minute – depending on materials and application. Size range: 4" to infinite in Length; up to 16" in Width; up to 6" in Height. Includes 10′ L flighted in feed , programmable controller, central lube system, hole punch, no product detector, and scrap removal system. Uses ribbon side sealer & hot knife cross seal.
Maximum film roll 14" in diameter and 37" single wound film width.

Wrapper: 213"L x 58"W x 48"H

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Api Shrink Flow Thru VJLS1800-100

  • Manufacturer: Api
  • Model Number: VJLS1800-100
  • Frain Number: 5G1780

Api VJLS1800-100, stainless steel, inline, intermittent motion, shrink bundler rated from 5 to 20 packages per minute – depending on materials and application. Equipped with 85" long, 1-1/2" high lugged in feed conveyor on 14" centers with guide rails adjustable in width from 1-1/2" to 10-1/2", upper film roll, 15" wide by 24" long neoprene vacuum belt, reciprocating 18" wide hot knife seal jaw with 9" of vertical travel and 15" wide by 20" long neoprene conveyor discharging at 39" height. Controls include PLC controller, touch pad controls, with automatic / manual switch, start, reset and E-stop buttons. Mounted on base frame with casters.

OAD: 137"L x 55"W x 79"H

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Great Lakes Shrink Flow Thru TS37

  • Manufacturer: Great Lakes
  • Model Number: TS37
  • Frain Number: 5G0012

Great Lakes, Model TS37, automatic, continuous motion, side seal, horizontal flow thru wrapper rated from 20 to 70 packages per minute – depending on materials and application. Product size range: 2" to Unlimited in Length; up to 16" in Width; up to 6" in Height. Equipped with 120" long lugged in feed conveyor set on 14" centers, with 2" high lugs and adjustable guide rails, to 40" long x 9-1/2" wide belt conveyor thru seal area, 18" wide walking beam cross seal with 12" long side seal, trim station and scrap removal system with a 24" long x 9-1/2" wide discharge conveyor. Control panel has PLC controller with start, stop, jog, drive speed, seal bar and trim seal controls, tempature gauges and e-stop. Mounted on painted base frame. Film specifications: up to 37" in Width, up to 10" in Diameter, on 3" OD core.

OAD: 228" L x 64" W x 55" H

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Great Lakes Shrink Flow Thru TS37

  • Manufacturer: Great Lakes
  • Model Number: TS37
  • Frain Number: 5F9744

Great Lakes, Model TS37, automatic, continuous motion, side seal, horizontal flow thru wrapper rated from 20 to 70 packages per minute – depending on materials and application. Product size range: 2" to Unlimited in Length; up to 16" in Width; up to 6" in Height. Equipped with 120" long lugged in feed conveyor set on 16" centers, with 3" high lugs and adjustable guide rails, to 42" long x 9-1/2" wide belt conveyor thru seal area, 18" wide walking beam cross seal with 12" long side seal, trim station and scrap removal system with a 23" long x 9-1/2" wide discharge conveyor. Control panel with a PLC controller has start, stop, jog, drive speed, seal bar and trim seal controls, tempature gauges with e-stop and mounted on painted base frame. Film specifications: up to 37" in Width, up to 10" in Diameter, on 3" OD core.

OAD: 228" L x 64" W x 54" H

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Shanklin Shrink Flow Thru HS2H

  • Manufacturer: Shanklin
  • Model Number: HS2H
  • Frain Number: 5E8970

High speed, flow thru shrink wrapper capable of speeds up to 120 linear feet or 100 ppm – depending on materials and application. Package size range of: 3" – 60" in Length; 2" – 16" in Width; 3/8" – 6" in Height. Equipped with a 23" long in feed belt, Shanklin Synchronic timing belt system, 33" long vacuum belt, forming plow, dual product thru seal belts, bottm static lap seal, 18" wide seal jaws, discharge conveyor and A/B touch pad controls. Maximum film width: 40" Self contained vacuum pump.

OAD: 120" L x 56" W x 75" H

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Shanklin Shrink Flow Thru HS1

  • Manufacturer: Shanklin
  • Model Number: HS1
  • Frain Number: 5F9090

Shanklin Model HS-1, automatic, horizontal, flow thru shrink wrapper rated up to 120 linear feet or 40 to 100 packages per minute – depending on materials and application. Package size range 6" to 60" in Length; 1/2" to 16" in Width; 1/8 to 6" in Height. Equipped with 108" long dual chain lugged in feed conveyor set on 17-12" centers with 4" high lugs with side film rollers, can handle maximum film width of 28" long x 12" diameter. 18" long horizontal impulse seal jaws with, side sealer, scrap wheel film removal and dual belt discharge conveyor belts. Control panel has A/B PLC with touch pad controller start / stop, cycle, jog, top / bottom / side heat seal controls, speed control dial, e-stops. Mounted on heavy duty base frame.

OAD: 179" L x 54" W x 56" H

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