Yorkshire Packaging Systems are the industry leaders in shrink wrapping machinery. With over 45 years experience we have achieved an unrivalled position within the sector that has led to us becoming the most trusted UK supplier for shrink packaging machinery. Whatever your product, factory layout, speed requirements or operator capacity, we have the know-how to deliver an automated shrink wrapping solution that’s right for you. All equipment, new and refurbished, is supplied with our award-winning back up and after-sales support for your complete peace of mind. Browse our range below or call our expert customer service team today to find out more.
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Wide Shrink Wrap Machines
Stainless Steel Dairy Systems
High-Speed Flight Bar Sleeve Sealer
Inline Automatic Sleeve Sealer
Side Feed Automatic Sleeve Sealer
Semi Automatic Sleeve Sealer
Hugo Beck Flexo X Side Sealer
Hugo Beck Servo X Side Sealer
Automatic L Sealer
L Sealer Combination Unit
Single Chamber Shrink Tunnel
Double Chamber High Speed Shrink Tunnel
Wide Shrink Tunnel
Stainless Steel Shrink Tunnel
our shrink wrapping machines can wrap
Food & beverage
Pictures & frames
Toys & games
Danny Grainger, BT
"We have six YPS shrink wrapping lines comprising side sealers, sleeve sealers and tunnels. which are all easy to operate, robust and reliable."
Help & Advice
Yes! We offer a scheme where our equipment can be hired for a minimum period of three months. Should you wish to purchase the equipment after this period, we will deduct the hire charges you have already paid from the final price, meaning it costs no extra than purchasing it outright in the first place. Interested? Call us today to discuss this in further detail.
Overwrapping is a method of display packaging which produces an envelope-fold at each end of the packs. The benefit of this method is that it is very fast, however the disadvantage is that the overwrapping machinery requires very expensive change parts. Shrink wrapping offers more flexibility as there are no change parts required for the machinery. When wrapping multiple pack sizes, not having change parts is a major advantage and makes the wrapping process much easier. The machine operators can run all of the different pack sizes through the machine without having to alter parts. This also saves costs on not only the parts themselves but also down-time from changeovers.
Many manufacturers and suppliers are beginning to make the change from cardboard boxes to shrink wrapping. A much more cost effective method than cartons, shrink wrapping usually saves between 50-75% on material alone. Shrink wrapping is also proven to be much more efficient as the equipment has the ability to collate products automatically and an added bonus is that there is no box to erect. Shrink wrapping saves space within the warehouse and distribution process as one pallet of shrink film is the equivalent to 15 pallets of cardboard. It is also considered to be more environmentally friendly as less packaging is used and what is used is 100% recyclable.
Within the general field of shrink wrapping we typically distinguish between two main areas. Display shrink wrapping is where the aesthetics of the final product is of primary importance and this typically involves the use of Polyolefin (PO) shrink film with the use of 'L' sealers and side sealers. Typical examples would be items such as shrink wrapped calendars, posters, boxed games, DVD’s etc.
Transit shrink wrapping is where the primary focus is to protect and help transport the product through the distribution channel and this typically involves the use Polythene (PE) film and the use of sleeve sealers. A typical example would be a shrink wrapped pack of 24 litre bottles of water or flat-packed furniture being put through a carrier network.
There are few important differences between the side feed and inline sleeve sealer models.
A side feed can provide flexibility due to its pusher plate feature, which pushes the pack through the curtain of film. This offers the potential to wrap trayless packs. Furthermore, side feed models are designed so that you do not need to worry about gapping the product, but you would have to change parts for different sized packs.
An inline sleeve sealer does not require any changeover of parts and is simpler in many ways as it consists of an infeed belt and outfeed belt with the curtain of film between the two. A slightly faster speed can be achieved on an inline system but trayless or very small packs cannot be wrapped because they would not maintain their collation as they transferred between the conveyors.
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