Its a HAT TRICK of machines for James Briggs Ltd
With a need to replace its aging shrink wrapping equipment and increase production capacity of its side feed sleeve sealers , James Briggs Ltd (a division of ITW Ltd), had no hesitation in returning to Yorkshire Packaging Services (YPS) for its third machine in two years.
Rochman side feed sleeve sealers
YPS had previously installed two Rochman side feed sleeve sealers for the Oldham based company – a consumer chemical and aerosol specialist.
Highly delighted with the quality of the sleeve sealers, when James Briggs Ltd, needed to optimise one of its shrink wrapping lines, it once again turned to YPS.
“James Briggs Ltd wanted to increase production capacity and replace its older sleeve sealer equipment. The latest Rochman side feed sleeve sealer that we have installed allows the company to shrink wrap in excess of 20 packs of aerosols per minute, significantly increasing the company’s production capacity,” said Glyn Johnson, YPS sales director.
Double chamber shrink tunnel
To achieve the additional shrink wrapping requirements, YPS supplied a double chamber shrink tunnel – the first time that the shrink wrapping experts have installed such a machine. Thanks to this innovative approach, the shrink wrapping line now provides excellent performance and optimum speed for a side feed sleeve sealer.
Safe side feed sleeve sealers
The new side feed sleeve sealer and shrink tunnel are both fitted with an emergency air evacuation system. This is designed to ensure that no product will be left inside the shrink tunnel in the event of a power cut. If such a situation occurs, the sleeve sealer holds a reservoir of air which is automatically released and used to drive the shrink tunnel conveyor’s motor.
Dave Howard, Engineering Manager at James Briggs commented:
“We have been more than happy with Rochman shrink wrapping equipment and the backup and service provided from YPS, which is why we have bought three lines from them. We have now made the conscious decision to rationalise all further shrink wrapping lines to Rochman and YPS”.
Glyn Johnson, YPS Sales Director added:
“A large part of our success over the last 30 years has been due to the high level of repeat business we receive and James Briggs is an excellent example. Currently over 40% of our business comes from existing machinery customers, purchasing second and third lines.”