Contour M-80/105/150 Series

Multiwrapper

Delivering Optimum Adaptability

From infeed through product discharge, Contour offers innovative, common sense solutions that optimize performance throughout the process. Not satisfied with simply modifying existing technology, Douglas continually challenges conventional thinking to develop real-world advantages that deliver optimum throughput and unparalleled adaptability.

  • Speeds:
    • M-80: up to 80 cycles per minute
    • M-105: up to 105 cycles per minute
    • M-150: up to 150 cycles per minute
  • Reduce packaging material costs by eliminating or minimizing corrugate use
  • Film only solutions for single or multiple lane applications. Pad or u-board solutions available for single lane applications only
  • Simple and repeatable changeovers
  • Side mounted film stand assures proper ergonomics and adds convenience for film loading and splicing
  • Flexible servo driven wrapping wand provides exceptional film control
  • Revolutionary patented heat tunnel uses advanced heat and airflow management, delivering tightly wrapped packages
Shrink Wrapped Bottles

Eliminates soft bottle bridging and removes gaps to ensure pack pattern accuracy and continuous product flow.

  • Modulated conveyor speeds control product surge and aid product flow
  • Tool-less clamps and pinned lane guide adjustments for stable operation and quick, accurate changeovers
  • Single clamp design at each cross member quickly locks in multiple lanes
Smartrak®

Fast, repeatable changeover feature offers multiple enhancements.

Changeover time – significantly reduces time to less than 5 minutes (time of changeover is dependent on extent of changeover)

Repeatability – rail positions are recipe-driven and locked in place to within +/- 1/32″

Flexibility – ability to place lanes where desired as opposed to centerline or fixed side adjustments and more customer options for generating product-specific recipes

Durability – infeed rail’s holding force can withstand high product pressure

Ergonomics – minimizing manual adjustments maximizes efficiency and promotes safety in the work environment

Slipstream High Speed Pinless Metering allows stable product to run smoothly at maximum speeds. Slipstream Speed Stabilized Pinless Metering allows for smoother transitions and front/rear capture bars accommodate unstable product.

  • Slip sheet methodology and servo technology combine to gently meter bottled, cartoned, canned and other products in appropriate pack patterns without the use of tampers or escapement pins
  • Faster handling than traditional metering with tool-less changeovers
  • HMI control panel increases productivity
  • Appropriate metering is determined based on speeds and product stability
Slipstream SS HS

Film stands are side-mounted to assure proper and productive ergonomics. The stand mounts outside the machine at the operator’s waist level to ensure easy film roll loading. A second film spindle provides easy access to a spare film roll and convenient film splicing increases uptime.

The ergonomically designed automatic film splicer delivers precise print registration and heat splicing, reducing critical machine downtime. The easy-access side film stand enables operators to stage clear or printed film, at their convenience, while the machine is running. Staging during operation maximizes production time and minimizes the occurrence of empty film faults. Once the film is staged, no operator attention is needed for splicing. Splicing occurs automatically; providing operators considerable flexibility with work load.

This option is a great addition to a new Contour Shrink Wrap System. Its simplicity and convenience provides an efficient work environment for the operator.

Film Splicer for Shrink Wrapper

The wrapping wand uses quick change circular, elliptical or trapezoidal wand paths, depending on product size range. This results in increased film control. More benefits include a large size range and few parts to maintain.

Heat Tunnel

The Douglas Contour heat tunnel is designed with the aesthetics of your product in mind. Whether your application calls for single or multiple lane production, unprecedented heat and airflow management ensures minimal graphic distortion, consistent bull’s-eyes and a tighter, more durable wrap. Enhanced tunnel operations significantly reduce noise and exterior heat temperatures, contributing to a quieter, cooler plant environment.

High Efficiency Heat Source

The heat system is designed so that the air supplied to the distribution system is perfectly uniform, eliminating film distortion due to hot or cold pockets. The Contour heat tunnel continuously recycles the air as it cools, decreasing the amount of energy required to reach operating temperature. A well-insulated heat tunnel minimizes heat loss, which also maintains a safe outer surface temperature.

Balanced Laminar Airflow

At the heart of this innovation is a combination of design features, which result in “laminar” airflow, rather than “turbulent” airflow, which most shrink systems use today. Unlike turbulent airflow, which causes a multitude of shrinking inconsistencies, our proprietary laminar design precisely balances the heated air, perfectly “coating” the film from every direction, shrinking and sealing the film in an even, predictable manner.

Precision Lap Seam Welding

Evenly heated air passing through the open web conveyor contacts the film under the product resulting in consistent “air weld” of the film lap seam. Tunnel chain temperature and airflow are precisely adjusted through product specific recipe-driven changeovers, optimizing performance. Poor lap sealing due to insufficient heat or holes melted in the seams due to overheating are eliminated, resulting in strong and even seams that hold up to the rigors of distribution and stocking operations.

 
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Reduce energy costs and improve production efficiency with a shorter heat-up time by using gas instead of electricity to heat the shrink wrap tunnel. Tunnel heat from 75°F to 360°F in just 20 minutes. Depending on local energy costs and the type of machine used with the gas tunnel, it is estimated that companies could cut energy costs up to 75%. Contact Douglas to calculate your estimated cost savings.

Heat Tunnel

Specifications

Drive: Servo motors
Pitch: Application dependent
Speed: 80 Series: up to 80 cycles/minute
105 Series: up to 105 cycles/minute
150 Series: up to 150 cycles/minute
Product Size Range: Minimum: 3.5″ (88.9 mm) x 3″ (76.2 mm) x 7.8″ (198.12 mm)
Maximum M-80: 8″ (203.2 mm) x 12″ (304.8 mm) x 22″ (558.8 mm)br> Maximum M-105/150: 11″ (279.4 mm) x 12″ (304.8 mm) x 22″ (558.8 mm)
* Direction of Travel x Vertical x Across Machine
Film Length: Minimum: 16″ (406.4 mm)
Film Thickness: 1.5 mil to 3.5 mil printed or non-printed film
Film Width: 30” (762 mm) standard
Model dependent
Legs: Threaded
Adjustments: Threaded screws, handwheels and hand knobs with position pointers and scales
Digital scales, phase adjustments and optional auto adjust packages
Guarding: Polycarbonate guarding
Other guard packages per project specification (optional)
Electrical: Allen Bradley GuardLogix motion and control logic or per project specification
NEMA 12 wiring and enclosures
NEMA 4 or 4X wiring and enclosures (optional)
Finish: Gray metallic baked-on epoxy powder coat, other colors per project specification
All parts in contact with product are stainless steel, anodized aluminum and plastic
OEM parts are manufacturers’ standard finish
Power: 480V, 50/60HZ, 3PH
One main drop
Other power sources available
Air: Per project specification
The Contour Series easily accommodate large size ranges and pack patterns ideal for the food and beverage industries.