Canadian Packaging

Alex E Jones & Associates introduces new SP Thermoforming machine

Alex E Jones & Associates Ltd. has partnered with SP Thermoforming from the UK to supply a new compact, cost effective system for thermoforming packages.


October 5, 2018
Canadian Packaging

The new SP Thermoforming machine distributed in Canada by Alex E Jones & Associates is designed for a variety of packaging markets including medical device packaging, pharmaceuticals, food, consumer goods and protective transit packaging, and comes in a range of sizes and speeds to suit customers from low-production start-ups up to multinational operations.

The machine is ideal for co-packers due to the quick change low cost tooling.

The size is at least one third of any competitor, it has no film trim to save on both money and waste, requires no water cooling and runs on low-consumption single-phase power. The machine’s unique rotary-drum, ease of use, quality of packing, and versatility is unmatched for it’s size and price.

Rigid and flexible films can be applied on the same machine with the same tooling, giving flexibility to the customer at no extra cost. Full product and tool change with a single operator can take 10-30 minutes, which is 70% faster than competing machines.

The heart of the machine is a servo-driven indexing drum that transports the webs through the machine. The drum is surrounded by forming, sealing and cutting stations. The product is loaded into the top of the tooling drum and ejected out of the base onto a discharge conveyor, making it simple to operate.

The new SP Thermoforming machine distributed in Canada by Alex E Jones & Associates is designed for a variety of packaging markets including medical device packaging, pharmaceuticals, food, consumer goods and protective transit packaging, and comes in a range of sizes and speeds to suit customers from low-production start-ups up to multinational operations.

“The machine is ideal for co-packers due to the quick change low cost tooling.”

The size is at least one third of any competitor, it has no film trim to save on both money and waste, requires no water cooling and runs on low-consumption single-phase power.

“The machine’s unique rotary-drum, ease of use, quality of packing, and versatility is unmatched for it’s size and price.”

Rigid and flexible films can be applied on the same machine with the same tooling, giving flexibility to the customer at no extra cost. Full product and tool change with a single operator can take 10-30 minutes, which is 70% faster than competing machines.”

The heart of the machine is a servo-driven indexing drum that transports the webs through the machine. The drum is surrounded by forming, sealing and cutting stations. The product is loaded into the top of the tooling drum and ejected out of the base onto a discharge conveyor, making it simple to operate.

A truly flexible machine; web width ranging from 220-620mm and pack depth from 80-100mm. Capable of cycling from 1.8 seconds with multiple cavities on a soft blister and from 3 seconds on rigid at an output speed up to 9,500 packs per hour. Using an indexing drum to convey materials through the machine, eliminates the need for a gripper chain.

Alex E Jones & Associates has been serving the Canadian packaging industry for 42 years and are the Canadian Distributors for SP Thermoforming supplying both Parts and Service dispatched from Oakville. Ontario.






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Machinery