The JTC Group are a leading manufacturer of kitchen, bedroom and bathroom fitted furniture for the Healthcare, Education and Accommodation industries and the public alike. When they won a new contract, the volumes that were required dictated an automated packaging solution be sought. In order to provide the best solution to their needs our 1600mm wide inline sleeve sealer and double chamber shrink tunnel was the perfect fit.
Like with most of our installations we custom modified this equipment making it unique for the customer and their individual needs. Firstly, we modified the machinery to ensure that the top roll of shrink film was floor mounted to satisfy health and safety concerns about the heavy weight of each roll and also to provide easier roll changes for the operators. Secondly, the shrink tunnel was an extended model in order to accommodate the large sizes of JTC’s products, some up to 3 metres in length, at a faster throughput. Finally, smoothing rollers were added to ensure a totally enclosed pack.
By changing their process to shrink wrapping The JTC Group have been able to take on additional contracts without increasing their packaging and labour costs.
Donald Chalmers, JTC Senior Buyer said ‘The whole process has been very stress-free. The machinery was delivered on time, the installation went smoothly and the equipment has since proven to be extremely reliable.’
This was a fairly easy application for us as we have done similar jobs many times and knew what would work for JTC straight away. It was a pleasure, as always, working with a fellow family-based company and we would hope to work with them again in the future.