Designed around our ultrasonic banding machines, we provide a variety of automated packaging machines for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and cosmetic industries. From standard to fully customized, these strapping systems require little-to-no operator assistance and can be fully customized to meet your packaging needs. Some of the automated solutions we've provided in the past include:
ATS US-2000 SCB-TS-PH
- Up-stacking unit which carefully controls products during the stacking process
- Can create various bundle configurations (1x2, 2x2, 2x3, etc)
- Great for small boxes, cartons, 5th panel cartons
ATS US-2000 MLQ-DTS
- Multiple banding head system capable of banding up to 300 cartons/min
- Reorients and groups products for fast and efficient banding
- Great for small boxes and cartons
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- Corner line banding system capable of processing up to 150 products/min
- Thermal line transfer printer applies variable data print for track and trace capabilities
- Allows for easy opening of pharma and cosmetic boxes
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From initial inquiry through post-installation service and support, our main goal is to provide each customer with a complete solution. That includes the proper service, parts and, of course, consumable banding materials that run best in our machines.
Designed specifically to work in our ultrasonic banding machines, our materials are optimized to keep your operations up and running. We also work diligently to ensure we have the materials in stock when you need them so you can feel confident your packaging materials will always be available.
Our most popular material options include:
- FWG – Soft ribbon-like plastic film perfect for product with delicate edges
- FTN – Strong, transparent film perfect for showcasing your product
- FSW – White smooth film perfect for high quality pre-printed graphics or real-time in-line printing
- Paper – Brown or White paper for applications where easy removal is imperative (it can be torn by hand)
Other options include:
- Compostable materials
- Recyclable materials
- Latex free materials
We offer non-traditional banding solutions that increase throughput, protect product quality and integrity, and significantly reduce packaging material and labor costs. Regardless of the industry you're in, we can provide you with bundling equipment to reduce packaging mass, help lower your carbon footprint and improve overall product quality.
How can you help my company improve our environmental footprint?
Switching to banding reduces landfill waste by using less material, reducing transportation costs and lowering your overall carbon footprint.
Can we test our products on your machines?
Yes! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 843-5667 to get in contact with a sales manager to discuss your banding project.
How will you help me meet my company's cost saving mandates?
Banding is a highly sustainable form of bundling and provides a return on investment for the purchase of banding equipment and consumable materials. Switching to banding lowers transportation costs, eliminates product damage and optimizes throughput and productivity.
Are your machines safe for operators who spend upwards of 8 hours handling products?
Absolutely. Our banders reduce repetitive motion for workers, reduce labor needs and reduce the likelihood of worker injury by removing banding without sharp tools. Clean processing and excellent accessibility make handling and service simple.
Are banding machines and materials FDA approved? Recyclable?
All of our materials are recyclable. With banding, minimal materials are needed to label and unitize products, therefore reducing waste. We offer papers, plastics and transparent films, all FDA-approved to come in contact with food and healthcare products. All of our materials can be pre-printed with stunning graphics to suit your branding needs and, with variable data printers, data such as expiration dates can be printed live on the banding material.
Is banding expensive?
The most widely believed myth about banding is that the technology and consumables are too expensive. However, the most widely overlooked statistics (and prices) are those related to post-purchase productivity. Not only does introducing banding (and automation) to a production line reduce labor costs, it decreases material waste from a master carton, helps increase productivity and, ultimately, quickly generates ROI. The majority of our customers have an ROI in 12 months or less.
Does Felins manufacture banding machines?
Our machines are manufactured by ATS in Switzerland. Felins is one of two master distributors in the US, supporting the 30 midwestern and western states. Sales support, customer service and technical support for your machine will come from Felins in Milwaukee, WI.
Can we run your machines in a cold room?
Yes, our machines are able to run in a cold room. Our ultrasonic banding technology does not require heat to apply the bands, saving energy by not adding unnecessary heat to a cold room.
Can you help serialize my products (incorporate track & trace technology)?
Inline printers allow for track and trace information, and other variable data, to be printed directly on each band as it's applied. Smart labels can be incorporated into bands for alternative tracking methods.