Minipack Galileo Replaced by the Minipack RP55

Minipack Galileo Shrink Wrap MachineI can’t really explain why Minipack has discontinued the extremely popular Minipack Galileo, being that it was one of the best selling shrink wrap systems available. What I can say, however, that it has been replaced by a very solid machine, the Minipack RP55 (found here). I would like to show you just how the old machine and the new replacement stack up next to each other.

The Minipack Galileo was immensely popular for several reasons. To begin with, it was affordable. While the old saying “you get what you pay for” is often true, that statement did not apply to the Galileo. The low price did not signify low quality. There were several machines that were more money that I didn’t feel held up to the quality of the Galileo. The Galileo also had a large sealing chamber that could be used to package small items, such as CDs, or larger items like pizzas.

Minipack RP55 Shrink Wrap MachineThe new Minipack RP55 is a solid machine that ads a modern look to a traditional design. It still has all the features of the Galileo such as an integrated tunnel, an impulse l-sealer and an easy-to-use control panel. The new RP55, unlike the Galileo, includes a 500-foot roll of centerfold shrink-wrap film. The only downside is that the chamber is one inch smaller in width and length.

I would like to post the chamber and sealing specifications for both machines.

Minipack Galileo

  • 21″ x 17″ x 8″

Minipack RP55

  • 20″ x 16″ x 8″

As you can see, these two specifications are both very close. They both operate at about the same speed and can both be used with Polyolefin and PVC centerfold shrink wrap film up to 24″ wide. They are also both 220 volt machines.

The RP55 shrink wrap machine can be ordered with an optional entry film opener, stainless steel entry plate and automatic waste winder. You can also get a taller hood for the RP 55 if the 8″ height isn’t quite enough.

You can find our entire selection of shrink wrap systems here. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 to request a quote, to place an order or to get answers to your questions.

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