Douglas Machine’s Contour 60 series provides an economical mid-speed system for tray packing and shrink wrapping bottles, cans, jars, and cartons, and is capable of producing single lane 12-packs or multi-lane film only 6-packs on 600/min bottle lines with surge rates up to 720 bpm.
Said to triple throughput on pharmaceutical lines, Douglas Machine’s TriVex RLi packager provides case erecting, pocketed bottom and top tray placement, product loading, leaflet insertion, in-line case labeling, and case sealing, transforming a manual operation to a robotic, full automation packaging solution.
Douglas Machine’s “long side” tray coding solution for its Contour Tray Packers and Shrink Pack Systems prints any side of a tray during the high-speed tray packing of food, beverage, and pet food containers.
Providing an economical way to pack cartons, bundles, cans, and bottles into corrugated cases and trays, Douglas Machine’s Invex IM horizontal case/tray packer eliminates the use of air cylinders and the plowing of flaps to provide precise control over flap folding, case squaring, and glue compression.
With incoming carton speeds up to 400/min. and bundling speeds up to 100/min., Douglas Machine’s high-speed carton stacking and shrink bundling system combines the company’s Velocity Stacker for cartons and Contour M-50 shrink bundler to produce bundle counts that are conveniently sized to match shelf re-stocking quantities.
Using single film roll technology, the VS Series shrink wrappers from Douglas Machine offer a compact, economical shrink wrap solution designed to interface with existing tray packers, including the Douglas’ Invex® and Axiom® at speeds up to 40 trays/min.
The new Velocity® II High-Speed Product Stacker from Douglas Machine retains all the features and benefits of the patented Velocity® with additional adjustability to run a range of product heights from 3/4 to 4 in. high.
Douglas Machine’s rack open divider placing technology maintains control of the divider from the time it is picked from the magazine until it is placed between the products, increasing case packing production speeds to 60 cycles per minute.
The new Douglas Machine Invex™ Low Speed Case/Tray Packer speeds up production for low volume packagers by incorporating the flexibility of electronic motion controls in an economical, small footprint format that runs 12 cases or trays/min.
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The new Douglas Contour™ M-75 Multiwrapper is designed with a large size range and built-in programming for adding new products. Minimal change parts allow changeover in minutes, and new sizes are quickly added.
Douglas Contour™ T-30 Tray Packers feature an open design for convenient access to product, materials and machine components, and the use of appropriate servo technology for machine functions, reducing parts costs and maintenance downtime.
Douglas Machine offers its Velocity high-speed servo stacker equipped with gentle product handling technology that forms pack patterns without interruption, providing continuous product flow at speeds to 600 products/min.
The new Douglas Contour™ SPS-75 Shrink Packer’s new patent-pending tunnel utilizes advanced heat and airflow management technology to deliver tightly wrapped packages for maximum package integrity and appearance.
The new Apex™ Sleever from Douglas Machine uses servo technology to ensure versatile performance and smooth, quiet operation. Sleever’s stainless-steel construction maximizes durability in environments requiring sanitation.
Douglas offers its Contour™ Series S-30 shrink wrapper and Velocity™ servo cartoner stacker. The Contour is equipped with a scalable heat tunnel with heat and airflow management that ensures excellent "bull's eyes" and minimum graphic distortion.
Douglas Machine’s (Alexandria, MN) Model FTF Tray Former Loader is capable of packing flexible pouches at speeds to 20 trays/min. Unit features a random-timing infeed to compensate for inconsistent product flow.
The Douglas Machine (Alexandria, MN) Model CMWACP case packer is suitable for packing glass bottles at high speeds. Continuous motion and gentle bottle handling prevent label marring and glass breakage.
Wrapping 2 to 24 PET bottles at speeds to 70 cycles/min, the Model MW7=1224CXC shrink bundler from Douglas Machine (Alexandria, MN) handles 12-oz, 25-oz, 11/2-L, 1-L and 1/2-L containers in 1 or 2 lanes.
Douglas Machine (Alexandria, MN) has introduced a new wraparound case packer for 1- to 2-gal water bottles. Reaching speeds to 55 cases/min at three bottles per case, the machine has a product metering system that accomplishes product metering changes through the use of a selector switch.
The four models of Douglas Machine's (Alexandria, MN) Multi-Wrap series of shrink wrappers are designed to handle containers as large as 1.5 L. They run at speeds up to 100 cycles/min-a rate that can be doubled by integrating a Dual Stream option for dividing product, then splitting film to wrap and shrink in two lanes.