Tamper-Evident Shrinkbander for Food and Dairy Tubs is Flexible, Compact

Based on refinement of PDC’s successful existing patents, the F-160 Shrinkbander uses dual servos for product handling and sleeve feeding. Compact components create a small machine footprint; the fully enclosed, stainless steel version of the system is ideally suited to easy wash-down.

F-160 shrinkbanders apply tamper evident bands 1 to 2.3 inches (25 to 60 mm) in height, and 2.5 to 6.75 inches (63 to 172 mm) in diameter to tubs and containers used for dairy spreads, ice cream, oatmeal, prepackaged delicatessen foods, cultured products, yogurt and dessert toppings.

F-Series shrinkbanders are manufactured in three standard models with line speeds ranging from 30 to 400 cpm, depending on container dimensions. Systems have a touch screen interface, static eliminator, and low material sensor. Other standard features include full safety enclosure, heavy-duty mechanical construction, Mitsubishi PLC control and servos, tool-less changeover, keyed run/jog switch and upstream photo-eyes. Systems also have motorized material unwind, and material-out sensors.

F-160 shrinkbanders can be customized with additional sensors, solid stainless steel construction, Allen-Bradley PLCs and Touch Screens, power transformers and motorized height adjustment.

PDC machines are compatible with petroleum-based and sustainable films, including PVC, PET, PETG, OPS and PLA films in gauges as thin as 40 micron, (1.5 mil) depending on throughput rate and cap configuration.

PDC F-Series shrinkbanders are built to UL standards. As with all PDC systems, they use off-the-shelf components to minimize operational costs and downtime throughout the system’s long service life.

For more information, contact Gary Tantimonico at PDC International, Norwalk, CT. 203-853-1516 or [email protected].