WSI Global: XpressPack Automatic Case Packer

Machine designed to run high volumes in a single-layer, single-row configuration.

Machine designed to run high volumes in a single-layer, single-row configuration.
Machine designed to run high volumes in a single-layer, single-row configuration.

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 high volumes of medium-to-large size cartons in a single-layer, single-row configuration.

XpressPack’s high-speed operation handles up to 10 cases per cycle. It functions in multiple industries, but is said to be most appropriate for the beverage market, cereal and laundry detergent boxes, as well as foils and plastic wraps and parchment paper.

The XpressPack works well for standard five-panel folded carton, glue-end styles.Designed for simple setup and changeovers, the XpressPack can accommodate carton sizes ranging from 8-in. wide x 8-in. long through 24-in. wide x 28-in. 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.

Heavy-duty welded steel-frame construction provides durability and long life, while the dual vector drives eliminate clutch-brake systems. The XpressPack uses plug-in wiring connections for easier hydraulic maintenance and an Allen-Bradley PLC to control all operating sequences. It features pneumatically operated surge gates for higher speeds and quick setup hand cranks with Siko mechanical indicators at key locations.

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