Combo machine integrates neck bander, conveyor, shrink tunnel & inspection
PDC International Corporation (pdc-corp.com), a developer and manufacturer of tamper-evident packaging and sleeve labeling machinery, has introduced the “Monobloc” shrinksealer. Monobloc is an ultra-compact tamper-evident banding system, and the newest addition to PDC’s highly successful 75 Series shrinksealers. It includes a neck band applicator, conveyor, inspection system, line sensors and shrink tunnel, in a single integrated package. Monobloc shrink-seals up to 400 cpm.
Features of the Monobloc include zero access guarding, robust framework, full enclosure and a small footprint: the system fits into just 10 feet of line space. The tunnel system features an integrated power auto-lift tunnel stand for effortless raising and lowering.
Developed for the OTC pharmaceutical industry, Monobloc is also ideally suited to food, beverage and other applications where neck banding must be accomplished efficiently and consistently.
PLC controls for the Monobloc are Allen-Bradley MicroLogix or ControlLogix, and can include an A-B HMI Touch Screen, VFDs and servo. A Category 2 Safety Circuit is standard; Category 3 is available. Like all 75 Series shrinksealers, Monobloc applies tamper-evident banding that can incorporate perforations, tear tab blades or slit tab blades for easy opening.
75 Series Monobloc shrinksealers use PDC’s proprietary technology to precisely control the flow of sleeving material through feeding, cutting and application. The result is exceptional consistency and super-high efficiency over long periods of continuous use. The systems accommodate virtually any product shape, including round, oval, square and irregular packages. These shrinksealers are also compatible with all major sleeving films, including PVC, PET, PETG, PLA, and OPS.
PDC’s Monobloc Shrinksealers facilitate fast, tool-less change-over from one job to the next. Other user-friendly features include motorized height adjustment with pre-set positions, and production monitoring and troubleshooting on the HMI touch screen. The company's equipment uses off-the-shelf components that are widely available. That, and an available cluster lubrication package, minimizes lifetime maintenance costs.