Stretch and Shrink Wrap

Low-cost and low-waste, plastic film packaging options present unique opportunities for REELEX coils.

Shrink Wrap
Stretch Wrap

Shrink Wrap

REELEX coils are ideally suited for shrink wrap. Low-cost and low-waste, shrink wrapped REELEX coils offer a value-added package that benefits both the manufacturer and the end-user. With purchase and rental options, REELEX can help you configure a shrink wrap solution to suit your needs and budget.

How do I get started with shrink wrap?

  • Let us know what size coils you are looking to package.

  • Let’s make some samples. Send us some of your product. We will wind it into the optimum coil configuration and make shrink wrapped packages for you. We will then send back the packages for you to test and demonstrate to your customers.

  • If you like the samples, let’s discuss how to make it happen in your production environment. REELEX can facilitate equipment purchasing or leasing, or provide contacts of companies we have worked with.

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Automatic Stretch Wrapping

REELEX Packaging Solutions’ Stretch-Wrapping module can be retrofitted to existing RS1, S290D-750, and D-1500 coiling machines as an add-on or ordered with new equipment. This module has been custom-designed for use with the REELEX coiling process and is operated by the REELEX machine controller.

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.

Overview Video

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.

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