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WSI Global introduces XpressPack automatic case packer

WSI Global introduces XpressPack automatic case packer

April 18, 2017 - WSI Global, a manufacturer of finishing equipment for the carton converting, liquid packaging, and corrugated industries, announces the XpressPack automatic case packer, specially designed to run volumes of medium-to-large size cartons in a single-layer, single-row configuration.

XpressPack’s operation handles up to 8 to 10 cases per cycle. It is designed for the beverage market, particularly soda and beer, and is also a good choice for cereal and laundry detergent boxes, as well as foils and plastic wraps, and parchment paper.

The XpressPack is suitable for standard 5-panel folded carton, glue-end styles. Designed for simple setup and changeovers, the XpressPack can accommodate carton sizes ranging from 8-inches wide by 8-inches long through 24-inches wide by 28-inches long. Special machines for other sizes can be custom-engineered.

Depending upon customer needs, the pusher setup can be ordered with left-side push, right-side push, end-seam push, or a combination of packing modes. For completely automated applications, the XpressPack is used with a case positioner and a corrugated case erector that automatically places pre-erected corrugated cases in a packer.

The XpressPack is available in electric format with servo motors, or with a hydraulic system. It is customizable to meet individual factory set up preferences. Add-ons include the WSI carton turning system for reversing glue flap orientation prior to packing, the air-skate lift kit for easily moving the packer off-line, and dual controls.

The XpressPack uses plug-in wiring connections for hydraulic maintenance and an Allen-Bradley PLC to control all operating sequences. It features pneumatically operated surge gates and hand cranks with Siko mechanical indicators at key locations. 

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