New Sealed Air Form-Fill-Seal Shrink Systems Servo Up Increased Speed and Flexibility

Shanklin® Hy-Speed Servo Wrappers Extend Dimensional Capabilities at Speeds of up to 180 Packages-per-Minute
Thursday, October 23, 2014

ELMWOOD PARK, NJ, 23 October 2014 – Sealed Air today ushered in a new level of efficiency and versatility for horizontal side-seal shrink packaging technology with the introduction of its Shanklin® Hy-Speed Servo family of form-fill-seal continuous motion systems. The Shanklin® Hy-Speed Servo wrappers meet customer demands for enhanced speed, compatibility and ease-of-use to increase processing throughput.

The Shanklin® Hy-Speed Servo wrapper family includes the HS Servo 15 and HS Servo 19 systems, each named for the maximum product width (in inches) it can process. While the HS Servo 15 wrapper is designed to wrap goods for printers, converters, and home and hardware producers, the HS Servo 19 wrapper is most frequently used to package baked goods, pizzas and other processed foods. Each of these systems is available in painted or stainless steel models featuring removable wash-down in-feed solutions for USDA applications. Additionally, HS Servo models utilise enhanced servo motor controls, robust mechanical design, and intuitive picture-based controls and navigation to accommodate evolving production requirements, and can process up to 180 packages-per-minute – nearly twice the belt speed of previous models.

“The release of our Shanklin® Hy-Speed Servo series wrappers is the latest demonstration of Sealed Air’s commitment to providing solutions that exceed customers’ needs for faster speeds, greater flexibility and improved throughput,” said Jeff Potts, director of marketing for shrink packaging equipment in Sealed Air’s Product Care division. “Aligning the latest servo and PLC technology with the Shanklin® brand’s six decades of design experience results in the fastest and most feature-rich wrapper in Sealed Air’s shrink packaging portfolio.”

Featuring a counterbalanced box motion end seal design, along with 3/4" (1.9 cm) reinforced aluminium side frames, the Shanklin® Hy-Speed Servo series is engineered for smooth operation while improving dwell time and providing stronger and more reliable end-seals compared to rotary-style systems. These wrappers also include adjustable-height end seal jaws that enable customers to process packages up to 8 inches (20 cm) high.

Beyond unparalleled production speed and flexibility, the Shanklin® Hy-Speed Servo systems incorporate a host of features that increase operational packaging efficiency. The HS Servo 15 and HS Servo 19 wrappers are customer friendly and require less set-up and change-over time compared to existing form-fill-seal systems. Operators simply input product dimensions, and the Hy-Speed Servo machines automatically apply critical wrapping and sealing parameters and remind operators of any necessary mechanical adjustments.

Compatible with films as thin as 30-gauge, the Shanklin® Hy-Speed Servo wrappers deliver specific advantages when employed in concert with industry-leading Cryovac®CT films, including Cryovac® CT-301 and Cryovac® CT-501.

Sealed Air’s Shanklin® Hy-Speed Servo Form-Fill-Seal wrappers will be on display at PACK EXPO 2014 in Chicago on 2-4 November 2014. To find out more about the Shanklin® Hy-Speed Servo Form-Fill-Seal wrappers, visit stand 2939 at PACK EXPO, or


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