Standard-Knapp ( introduces the 296TS Continuum™ Tray/Shrink System. Featuring upgrades to the system’s user interface, wrapping wand and film feed module, the system is a user-friendly, easy-to-maintain and reliable solution for challenging 24/7 applications in the food and beverage industries. 

The 296TS Continuum Tray/Shrink System features an intuitive graphic operator interface. The system’s advanced diagnostic program automatically directs the operator to a fault screen in the event of a problem and also provides automatic scheduled maintenance alerts. The heavy-duty stainless steel-framed system also features easy “walk-by” maintenance, made possible by transparent guarding that allows the system’s parts to remain clearly visible.

The shrink wrapping section of the system features an on-demand film wrapping wand, a smart innovation controlled by a servo motor and sensor. Eliminating the continuous cycle operation of previous wands, the on-demand wand runs only when needed, eliminating wasteful wear and tear. 

Addressing the challenge of time-consuming film rethreads, Standard-Knapp’s film feed redesign includes a simple, single-pass, error-free film thread system. The film bed has also been outfitted with an easy-access clamshell design that can easily be opened and removed for a periodic maintenance. This easy-to-use redesign maximizes uptime and serviceability. 

Operating at speeds up to 80 trays per minute, the 296TS Continuum Tray/Shrink System provides a smooth transition during the product/tray merge. The system offers servo-driven Zero-Gap infeed technology for balanced, jam-resistant packing lanes. Zero-Gap incorporates precise geometry and sensors to ensure a continuous container supply to the downstream lanes and grouping section. Customers can choose between a free-standing or complete tray/shrink system, as well as an integrated tray stacker option.