Shrink Wrap Machine Dimensions
Shrink wrap machines are designed to provide a functional purpose. Professionally and efficiently packaging products should be the primary purpose of any shrink wrap machine. Shrink wrap machines vary in price based on size and efficiency.
Catering to the products being wrapped will ensure the machine will be capable of wrapping all products. A frequently overlooked aspect of purchasing a new machine is the overall dimensions of the machine. Below are 5 varieties of shrink wrap machines and dimensions expected for each machine.
Smaller I bar shrink wrap machines can fit on the side of a table and allow room for wrapped items. Tabletop machines are the smallest and least efficient shrink wrapping machines. Not recommended for more than 150 products daily.
Chamber Shrink Wrap Machines
A chamber shrink wrap machine is an all-in-one option for packaging hundreds of products per day. The compact design is perfect for smaller spaces with less work area. The drawback of chamber machines is the loss of air when the chamber hood opens.
Combo Shrink Wrap Machines
Combo shrink wrap machines include an L bar sealer plus a shrink tunnel to quickly and easily shrink products. Users can expect to package thousands of products daily. The size and footprint of combo units can vary based on the size of the sealing bar and tunnel.
Fully Automatic Shrink Wrap Machine
Fully automatic shrink wrap machines can wrap tens of thousands of products daily. The shrink tunnel with the sealer needs to be larger to accommodate more products. This increase in tunnel size impacts the machine footprint. We recommend plenty of space with a fully auto machine. With infeed and outfeed conveyors, an automatic machine can be in excess of 25 ft. long. Easy access for pallet jacks and forklifts close to the machine should be available.
Automatic Bundling Shrink Wrap Machine (1 Piece)
Bundling machines use heavier shrink film for heavier products. The rolls are most commonly single-wound polyethylene 2 to 3 mils thick. The increased thickness requires heat and a long tunnel to fully reach the shrink rate needed.
The most important aspect to consider when purchasing a shrink wrap machine is ensuring the machine can professionally package your products. After assured it will accomplish the task needed, be sure it can fit within the workspace. The dimensions provided above do not cover all shrink wrap machines. They are simply an idea of sizes to expect with each type of machine. Each manufacturer offers different sizes and features. For more information, call us or shop online. We can provide additional sizing information for the type of machine you are needing.