Rochman Shrink Wrap Machinery Stacks Up for Powell Plastics
Yorkshire Packaging has recently completed a double installation of machinery into the Hull based factory of Powell Plastics.
Powell Plastics are a leading manufacturer of plastic injection moulded storage products supplied to the big multiples. Following a major investment they recently won a contract to supply B&Q with their range of self assembly storage shelves.
Shrink wrapping was the obvious choice in order to provide a secure and presentable pack capable of surviving the distribution cycle and still look good on the shelf.
Following extensive trials, the initial order was for one 800mm wide fully automatic inline sleeve wrapper and shrink tunnel for wrapping the shelf packs in polyethylene (PE). This line was modified with YPS changing the PLC program in order to allow the infeed belt to be used as an assembly station.
Once the pack was assembled, the belt would be manually activated and the whole wrapping process would then take place automatically. This cut down the length of the line as an additional collating area was not required. Everything was able to be done almost within the footprint of the machine.
So pleased were Powel with the Rochman equipment and the fact that YPS were able to modify the line to better suit their requirements, that a second line was confirmed with four weeks of the first one being delivered.
Gordon Wilson, Powell MD, commented " We had no hesitation in purchasing a second unit from YPS. They did everything they said they would with the equipment performing beyond our initial expectations."