Manually-Operated Shrink Tunnel operates up to 100 cpm.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for contract packers, food and beverage companies, and firms that need tunnel to run heat shrinkable sleeve labels and tamper evident bands, single-zone shrink tunnel can be used as third zone for dual-zone system. It has nozzle positioning technology, dual-wall SS construction, and 5 rows of steam distribution tubes on each side that are externally adjustable for steam volume. Opening dimensions are 4-12 in. in height and 5-7 in. in width, depending upon application.

Original Press Release:

Small Steam Tunnel Offers Lean, Efficient Stand-Alone Performance

also Ideal as a "3rd Zone" for a Dual-Zone System

Who benefits? Contract packers, food and beverage companies; firms that need a very economical steam tunnel to run heat shrinkable sleeve labels and tamper evident bands.

Also, testing laboratories and packaging development companies who want a flexible tunnel that allows manual control over all process parameters.

Norwalk, CT. PDC International Corporation, developer-manufacturer of steam, infrared and convection shrink tunnels, has expanded its product family with the addition of a single-zone, manually-operated shrink tunnel.

Most notable: The new single-zone tunnel is a high quality steam tunnel that incorporates many of the engineering features (such as proprietary nozzle positioning technology and dual-wall stainless steel construction) which have distinguished PDC's larger capacity tunnels and labeling systems.

The single zone system precisely focuses the application of heat. This minimizes energy use, optimizes container appearance, and minimizes the risk of container distortion. There are five rows of steam distribution tubes on each side and each is externally adjustable for steam volume.

With its optional Electronic Regulator, tunnel temperatures are self-monitoring, and adjust continuously to compensate for the "thermal loads" of incoming product. This is particularly important with full and cold containers.

The single-zone shrink tunnel is a moderate speed system, operating up to 100 cpm. It can be used without an electronic regulator for highest-flexibility, manual control. Containers can be filled or empty, and virtually any geometry, including round, oval and square packages. PVC, PETG, OPS and PLA films, in gauges a thin as 40 micron, are compatible.

Optional equipment includes cantilevered tunnel stand for easy raising and lowering, a powered steam venting manifold with dampers, and condensate diverter package. Steam filtering down to .5 micron provides culinary grade steam while removing impurities.

The single-zone steam tunnel is an excellent alternative for end-user packagers and contract packers who want a highly reliable, and very economical shrink tunnel. It is ideal as a stand-alone system, or as a supplemental "third zone" for a dual-zone tunnel. It is also a highly efficient as a pre or post-shrink module. Opening dimensions are 4-12" in height and 5 to 7" in width, depending upon the application.

Like all steam tunnels, and shrink labeling systems provided by PDC, the single-zone tunnel is manufactured using many readily-available, off-the-shelf components. This assures that the system will be easy and inexpensive to maintain throughout its long service life.

For more information, contact
Gary Tantimonico
at 203-853-1516 or
PDC Corp. Norwalk, CT.

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