Ilapak has expanded its Delta series of modular flow wrappers with the launch of a dedicated bakery industry model. The Delta X takes ILAPAK’s popular MAP flow wrapping platform to a new performance level on bakery applications, thanks to a new solid and robust frame, an efficiency-enhancing redesign of the transversal sealing system, ergonomic and improved film reel mounting and open frame style guards, together with an overall footprint reduction.
The launch of the Delta X follows hot on the heels of the introduction earlier this year of the Carrera 5000 – a dedicated bakery industry flow wrapper for non-MAP applications – and underlines ILAPAK’s commitment to sector-specific R&D.
Using the high-spec Delta 6000 as the starting point, ILAPAK’s engineers have removed some of the features that aren’t needed by bakery users, and redesigned the flow wrapper for faster operation, improved sealing performances and easier operability.
Capable of creating high integrity hermetic seals at speeds of up to 200ppm and accommodating film thicknesses of up to 200 micron, the new Delta X boasts the highest speeds and the best seal performance in the Delta series. ILAPAK has achieved this by re-engineering the transversal sealing system, the machine frame and the film reel mounting operation.
A radical re-engineering of the machine frame has produced a robust tubular frame that weighs 20% more and has a lower centre of gravity for maximum stability and minimum vibration at high speeds. But although the frame weight has increased, the overall in-line footprint has been reduced, making the Delta X a more compact solution for space-constrained factories.
This new flow wrapper is available in two configurations: a narrow model for products of up to 200mm in width and a wider model for products of up to 450mm in width, in either stainless steel or painted executions. The Delta X is geared towards conventional pillow bag production, but, like the other machines in the Delta series, is modular in its design, which gives users the option of customising their machines with modules for gusseting, labelling and application of clips and reclosable zippers.