Shrink Wrapping Machines

Yorkshire Packaging Systems are the industry leaders in shrink wrapping machinery. With over 40 years experience we have achieved an unrivalled position within the sector that has led to us becoming the most trusted UK supplier for packaging machinery. All equipment is supplied with our award-winning back up and after-sales support for your complete peace of mind.

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A comprehensive range of solutions…

With our range of shrink wrapping machinery the wrapping possibilities are almost endless. Catering for a huge array of industries, products, applications, factory layouts, speed requirements and operator availability, we can offer the right machine for your packaging operation.

Our L sealers are generally designed for display and PE applications and are available in both fully and semi-automatic models, dependent on the requirements for flexibility, speed and the use of an operator. Side sealers are dedicated to high speed packaging applications.  They have the ability to wrap a whole range of product sizes with ease, unlimited by frame size. The range includes Servo-driven continuous motion cross seals as well as the standard pneumatic solution.

For transit applications, our range of sleeve wrappers use polythene shrink film to create a sleeve of film around a product. The side feed specification is most suited to wrap trayed and trayless packs, whilst inline sleeve wrappers are specially designed to wrap larger, wider or longer packs. Finally, our shrink tunnels, found at the end of a shrink wrapping line, use heat to shrink the film around your packs. We can supply the ideal shrink oven to accommodate any speed, any product and any shrink film type for all applications.

All YPS shrink wrapping machines are available in stainless steel and extra wide formats.

Frequently asked questions

Yes! We offer a scheme where our equipment can be hired prior to any later purchase, where the hire charges are then deducted from the cost. Here the equipment is hired at the rate of 10% capital cost per month for a minimum period of three months. However, at the end of the three month period customers can then purchase the equipment with the hire charges deducted from the final price so it costs no extra than purchasing it outright in the first place. This is offered to help facilitate machine sales and at the very least offers 12 weeks credit on the bulk of the cost. 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.