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Shrink Wrap Machine Troubleshooting Tips

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Shrink Wrap MachinesIs your shrink wrap machine acting up and causing a fuss? As with any machine, shrink wrap machines will eventually need a little maintenance and preventative care. I have come up with a list of some of the most common shrink wrap machine problems reported to me by our customers along with solutions that should help fix these issues.

Common Shrink Wrap Problems

  • Burrs – Burrs are clumps of burned plastic that form along the edge of sealed shrink wrap film. These burrs are usually caused by the cutting wire element getting dirty. Cleaning this wire, or replacing it, will usually eliminate burs from occurring.
  • Bag Not Sealing – There are several possible situations that may be occurring if the bag is not sealing correctly. The least expensive solution is to try adjusting the sealing time or temperature. If this does not help, you may need to replace either the wire element or the teflon tape & pad.
  • Excessive Smoke – Excessive smoke is usually caused by a dirty sealing wire element. First try cleaning this wire. If that doesn’t solve the problem, the wire may need to be replaced.
  • Holes – If holes keep occurring in the shrink wrap film, during the shrinking process, your heat gun or heat tunnel is running too hot. Try turning down the temperature. This should fix the problem.
  • Wrinkles – If wrinkles keep occurring in your shrink wrapped products, more than likely your heat tunnel or heat gun are running too cold. Wrinkles are usually the result of un-shrunk film.

These are some of the most common issues I have experienced with shrink wrap machines. These are also some of the easiest fixes available. If you are experiencing more serious issues, you may want to contact our Service Department by filling out this form.

You can find our entire selection of shrink wrap machines, supplies and accessories here.

Replacement Shrink Wrap Sealing Blades, Wire, Pads and Parts

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Replacement Shrink Wrap Parts, Wire, Tape, PadsSo you have a shrink wrap machine that isn’t working the way it used to? Symptoms of a worn out shrink wrap machine include excessive burs after cutting the film, excessive smoke, inability to seal the entire length of the film and much more. The good news is that replacing the sealing wire, pads or Teflon tape can often fix the problem.

At ABC Office we have a Service Department that can get you replacement parts for AIE, Minipack, Traco, Rochman, Aline, GHL Packaging and many other shrink wrap brands.

Changing the wire, pad, springs and tape can be done by just about anyone and doesn’t require any special training or tools. Many of our AIE replacement parts can be ordered online here, but most shrink-wrap parts must be ordered directly from our Service Department.

The price for replacement parts is far less than the cost to replace an entire machine. Do you need replacement shrink wrap parts, or need to find out the pricing and availability on parts for your machine? Our service department can be reached by calling us at 800-658-8788.

Keep your shrink wrap machine happy and running another several years!

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