TROY, OHIO – Hobart’s new Next Generation Wrapper (NGW) is designed to reduce downtime and minimize service calls to serve fast-paced, high-volume grocers.

The NGW wraps, labels and weighs seafood and meat products and comes with a Double Roll or Single Roll system. An advanced vision system allows the machine to automatically measure packages. The NGW then centers packages as they are fed in and decides which roll of film should be used to wrap the package (in the Double Roll machines). It can wrap, weigh and label most package sizes.

Both the Single and Double Roll machines include these features:

  • Reduce Maintenance – closed-loop sensors, “copy machine” diagnostics on the machine and tank-based pneumatics to prevent water from gathering in the system
  • Reduce Downtime – simplified timings, intuitive/simple board design and remote diagnostics capability
  • Efficient – 4-way stretch of film and 2-roll machine options for maximum efficiency
  • Ease of Use – Customer-friendly user interface with patented swipe screen technology, mode changes made easy, simple label placement adjustments
  • Hose down capability

“When it comes to keeping food fresh and ready for display, loose package wraps diminish the product’s appearance, or worse yet, lead to spoilage, and that is not an option,” said Cherie Buhler, director of marketing at Hobart. “Our automatic wrapping systems are designed to save costs for the customers from less downtime and less maintenance. They are robust and designed to last beyond 10 years for high volume environments compared to others on the market that typically run into real issues in about half that time.”

To learn more about the new machine, click here.