WSI Global, manufacturer of finishing equipment for the carton converting, liquid packaging and corrugated industries, announces the XpressPack automatic case packer, specially designed to run high volumes of medium-to-large size cartons in a single-layer, single-row configuration. XpressPack’s high speed operation handles up to 8 to 10 cases per cycle. It is ideal for the beverage market, particularly soda and beer, and is also a good choice for cereal and laundry detergent boxes, as well as foils and plastic wraps, and parchment paper.
The XpressPack is perfect for standard 5-panel folded carton, glue-end styles. Designed for simple setup and changeovers, the XpressPack can accommodate carton sizes ranging from 8-inches wide by 8-inches long through 24-inches wide by 28-inches long. Special machines for other sizes can be custom-engineered.
Depending upon customer needs, the pusher setup can be ordered with left-side push, right-side push, end-seam push, or a combination of packing modes. For completely automated applications, the XpressPack is used with a case positioner and a corrugated case erector that automatically places pre-erected corrugated cases in a packer.
The XpressPack is available in electric format with servo motors, or with a hydraulic system. It is customizable to meet individual factory set up preferences. Add-ons include the WSI carton turning system for reversing glue flap orientation prior to packing, the air-skate lift kit for easily moving the packer off-line, and dual controls.
Heavy-duty welded steel frame construction provides durability and long life, while the dual vector drives eliminate clutch-brake system. The XpressPack uses plug-in wiring connections for easier hydraulic maintenance and an Allen-Bradley PLC to control all operating sequences. It features pneumatically operated surge gates for higher speeds and quick setup hand cranks with Siko mechanical indicators at key locations.