The 340/342 is a medium speed cut and wrap stickpack machine, which has been designed for strength and durability as well as ease of operation and low maintenance. The machine sizes, shapes, cuts to length and wraps toffee, chewy candy, bubble gum or high boiled sugar in end or under fold style. The individually wrapped pieces are then collated into the desired number of pieces and over-wrapped into a ‘stick’, with heat sealed and folded ends. The ‘342’ presents the products in flat pack, whereas the ‘340’ machine provides an ‘on-edge’ presentation.
The cut and wrap stickpack machine is capable of up to 600 individual pieces/minute, or 180 sticks/minute.
Long, efficient life
The cut and wrap stickpack machines have been designed to withstand the rigours of high-speed confectionery production. Precision-machined components are housed in solid frames and are constantly lubricated. External parts are designed for easy removal for cleaning and maintenance purposes. The machines therefore require little servicing, maintenance or spare parts.
Simple yet sophisticated control system
Control of the machine is achieved through a PLC system, which has diagnostic features such as warnings of paper ruffles or guards incorrectly positioned. All electrical and electronic components are of the highest international standards and are housed in sealed control panels with hinged doors for access. Operation of the machine is via the conveniently located push button controls.
Health and Safety assured
Electrically interlocked sound-proofed guards are used, affording protection to the user from noise and movement hazards. The machines meet current health and safety and ‘CE’ standards.
The cut and wrap stickpack machines require minimal operator intervention – a sensor detects the presence of the incoming candy rope and automatically activates the paper feeding mechanism, ensuring no wrapping material wastage. Optional paper reel splicing units are available for additional automation. To ensure that only complete packs are wrapped, on start-up and shut-down of the machine any pieces not making up complete sticks are removed by an air blast mechanism.
Reduced cleaning/maintenance times
The design of the guards makes it easy to access all internal and external areas of the machine cutting the time required for routine cleaning and maintenance to a minimum.
The ‘340/342’ can handle a wide variety of confectionery products, such as hard candy, caramel and toffee, chewy sweets and bubble gum with the minimum of adjustments. Change-over parts can also be supplied if a change in product size is required.
Waxed paper, cellophane, PVC, suitable polypropylene or paper back aluminium foil.
Various types of heat-sealing laminates, cellophane, PVC, waxed paper. The wrapping reels are fixed to the reel shaft using a quick release mechanism.
Standard core sizes of 57mm and 76mm. Other sizes available if required.
Maximum outside reel diameter 355mm
Up to 600 individual wrapped p/m
Up to 180 stickpacks p/m
Length: 16 – 44mm
Width: 11 – 25mm
Height: 5 – 15mm
Length: 38 – 130mm
Width: 16 – 44mm
Height: 8 – 25mm
Size range will vary depending on pack finish style, please ask for further details.