Cracker Conversion Machine offers automatic operation.

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Model WCM-30 automatically converts up to 30 finished seasonal Christmas crackers and bonbons per minute for party goods marketplace. It accommodates varying widths and diameters of crackers as well as varying sizes of toys, jokes, and hats that are contained within cracker. Sequential operation provides industry-required staged production, while PLC ensures repeatability of product. Each machine can be customized based on user requirements.

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Elsner Announces New Automated Machine for the Conversion of Festive and Seasonal Christmas Crackers and Bon-Bons

Elsner Engineering Works, Inc. announces its new Model WCM-30 Fully Automatic Christmas Cracker Converting Production Machine. This model is ideally suited for converting festive and seasonal Christmas crackers and bonbons for the party goods marketplace. Christmas crackers are very popular amongst children and adults alike throughout the world during the holiday season. The disposable cylindrical products with crimped ends are opened by pulling on both ends, which causes a popping noise and inside party goers will typically find a joke, toy and/or hat.

The unique ELSNER Model WCM-30 Cracker Converting Machine is designed to automatically convert finished crackers-including automated sequential manufacture of the cracker.

Beginning with flat pre-die cut sheets of either foil or paper backed laminated foil sheets, the machine will automatically place the sheet, apply the thin cardboard snap and wind up the cracker around a mandrel with automatic glue closure of the cylinder. The cracker is then automatically retrieved from the winding mandrel and placed onto a carousel whereby it is turned 90 degrees and one end is automatically crimped closed. Sequentially, the joke, toy and/or hat is then placed into the now vertical cylinder. Further indexing around the carousel, the top end is then crimped closed and the cracker is then indexed 90 degrees back to horizontal where it is discharged onto a take-away conveyor. Ribbons or ties around the crimped ends can be applied automatically as well as an option.

The ELSNER Model WCM-30 Machine will accommodate varying widths and diameters of crackers as well as varying sizes of toys, jokes and hats. It will convert up to 30 finished crackers per minute. Sequential operation provides staged production demanded by the industry and programmable logic control insures repeatability of the product for excellent product presentation. Each machine can be customized based on the customer's requirements.

Founded in 1934, Elsner Engineering Works, Inc designs and manufactures converting and packaging machinery. Their line of over 50 different machines are used to convert and package such products as Gift Wrap paper, party streamers, folded tissue products and related party goods. They also offer a line of machinery to convert and package disposable disinfectant baby non-woven wipes, aluminum foil and wallpaper. Elsner currently services and supports over 2200 machines worldwide with equipment in service in over 50 countries. Besides their headquarters in Hanover, PA, they offer field support from sites in Germany and Shanghai, China.

Elsner Engineering Works, Inc.
475 Fame Avenue, P.O. Box 66
Hanover, PA 17331
Phone: 717-637-5991 FAX: 717-633-7100

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