Automatic insertion of core plugs in rolls is now an option for the RoRo StretchPack packaging machines from Tentoma.
The RoRo StretchPack packaging machines have become popular, especially for the packaging of geotextiles. The reason is that the horizontal packaging of rolls in a seamless tubular stretch film provides a 100% waterproof and uniformed packaging. It is clients within the nonwovens industry who have requested to include a core plug applicator in the packaging process.
The new core plug applicator can insert core plugs in rolls with diameters up to 55 inches (1,400 mm). The diameter of each roll is measured automatically to ensure that the core plug is centred. The applicator has a magazine for 100+ core plugs. This way you can enjoy the high capacity from a fully automated packaging line without any bottlenecks.
Besides better packaging quality, new core plug applicator also provides more sustainable packaging solutions. RoRo StretchPack is stretching the film while packaging, which means that you avoid excessive use of film. Customers have seen a reduction in film consumption by 25%–60% compared to conventional stretch film wrapping and heat shrink packaging. The energy-consuming heat shrink process is also removed from the packaging line as the core plug applicator packs and seals in a single operation. RoRo StretchPack is based on well-proven technology for vertical stretch hood packaging of pallets. Tentoma has refined the technology, so it also can be utilized horizontally, integrating it into a productive production line.