What Is A Shrink Sleeve Machine And How Have These Machines Revolutionized Beverage Packaging?

Posted by Chela Mancuso

When you go to a supermarket or a big box store, do you ever stop to consider how the products are packaged? The majority of the consumer products packaged and placed on shelves today are packaged utilizing something called a shrink sleeve machine. Have you ever wondered what is a shrink sleeve machine? Shrink sleeve machines have singlehandedly revolutionized the manufacturing and packaging industry, but they’re specifically incredibly useful for the beverage packaging industry. A can sleeving machine is also known as a heat shrink labeling machine, and because of its efficiency, ease of use, and relatively low footprint, they have become the most popular option for packaging in the wine, beer, and spirits industries. AMAC Technologies is proud to be a one-stop shop for shrink-sleeve machinery and shrink-sleeve labels. AMAC Technologies offers an incredibly affordable and compact piece of equipment called the ASL-100 that is ideal for applying shrink labels to cans, bottles, jars, and much more. It is highly sought after in industries like those of craft beer, microbreweries, wineries, and spirits distributors, and across the entire beverage industry because of its affordability, efficiency, and the small footprint that allows it to fit into smaller commercial warehouses, warehouses, bottle shops, and many other types of spaces. If you’re interested in learning more about the ASL-100, get in touch with AMAC Technologies today! 

What Is A Shrink Sleeve Machine and What Are Its Benefits?

Simply put, a shrink sleeve machine is a fully automated labeler for cans, bottles, jars, and practically any type of container you’re looking to package. The heat shrink sleeve labeler components include a label roll feeder, a shrink label applicator ASL-100 with print sensor, a timing screw, a tamping device, a 1-meter steam tunnel, an optional line conveyor and/or accumulating table conveyor, and an optional steam generator. The ASL-100 is also compatible with a wide variety of machinery, and it is easy to add to your existing lineup. 

Benefits of the ASL-100 include: 

  • Speed. With the ASL-100, you can label 80 cans, bottles, or other items in a minute. With this machinery moving quickly, it takes back valuable time that employees would originally spend labeling the products by hand. 
  • Cost efficiency. In addition to being an efficient option overall, the ASL-100 is incredibly cost-effective for a variety of reasons. Namely, it cuts down on overhead costs, requires less labor, and gives back valuable time to employees to focus on other operations. 
  • Reliability. The ASL-100 is robustly built with food-grade stainless steel, and also comes equipped with the option to utilize expert customer service support if you should encounter a problem while using your machinery. 
  • Versatility. The ASL-100 switches seamlessly between all of your product offerings without needing employee intervention. Easily package bottles, cans, jars, or all three! You can also easily package twin or multi-pack items with the ASL-100. The ease of use is what makes this a superior option for packaging in the beverage industry. 

What To Learn More About Shrink Sleeving Equipment?

No matter what your packaging needs might be, AMAC Technologies has you covered! With over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing and packaging industry, AMAC Technologies is a globally known and respected company for all shrink sleeve labeling machinery needs. Under the expert guidance of packaging and manufacturing industry leader John Yamasaki, AMAC Technologies continues to innovate and engineer quality products. In addition, we have a dedicated sales and customer service team that is committed to delivering round-the-clock support and guidance when it comes to utilizing any AMAC Technologies machinery. If you’re interested in working with AMAC Technologies, get in touch today to discover what machinery is right for your production facility!