Stretch and Shrink Wrap
Low-cost and low-waste, plastic film packaging options present unique opportunities for REELEX coils.
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What is the Stretch Wrap Module?
An option available for manually-operated REELEX machines, the module works by using compressed air to trap the film inside the outer layer of the coil during the final revolutions of the mandrel. This process is choreographed to coincide with the various stages of the winding process for seamless automated stretch-wrapping capability.
Stretch Wrap Module Overview
How it works:
1. Film Advance
As a coil finishes winding, the controller signals the wrap module to advance the wrap material using motorized rollers.
2. Air Application
Compressed air is blown through small slots that keep the film suspended, and the material is blown onto the rotating coil. The cable still being applied captures the wrap and engages it with the coil.
3. Coil Engagement
Once the stretch wrap film has encountered the rotating coil, the film becomes engaged with the cable as it is wound onto the coil.
4. Tension and Cut
Back tension is applied to the film to keep it tight. When the mandrel stops rotating, the film automatically cut.
5. Coil Removal
The coil is now fully wrapped and can be removed from the machine as a stabilized, contained coil. Further packaging may now take place or the coil can be shipped as-is.