RapidPak RP-45

THE RP-45 IS THE “FOREVER” MACHINE

RapidPak RP-45

SOME APPLICATIONS OF THE RP-45

Here are a few examples:

Hot Dogs & Sausage

Consumer Goods

Medical Packaging

Hot Dogs & Sausage

From America’s favorite food to ethnic sausage of varied shapes, sizes and flavors, the RP-45 handles them in a tasty manner.

Hot Dogs & Sausage

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Consumer Goods

From Ssporting goods, to household products to industrial items, large and small, the RP-45 is the workhorse that keeps going.

Medical Packaging

When it needs to be precise, be sterile, and be  on time, the RP-45 is the choice of the industry that is so important to us all.

Discover the new era of the RP-45

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Servo Controlled/Center Mounted Gripper Chain Drive System

Previously, customers removed stretched gripper chains and swapping them from side to side. When the gripper chain drive motor is mounted on one side of the packaging machine, the drive shaft is torqued slightly disproportionately from side to side. This in turn causes chains on one side to eventually stretch more than the chains on the other side. This design flaw is eliminated by RapidPak with our Servo-Controlled/Center Mounted gripper chain drive motor system.

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Squeezing Knives

This system cuts the package in longitudinal direction. The knife blades can be slotted around the outside perimeter to create a perf cut and can also be changed tool-free from an easy change over from continuous to perforation cutting.

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Piston Seal Head

Our new Piston Seal Head offers better, more efficient sealing while offering many advantages over Bladder Style Seal Heads. With a longer life expectancy, better sanitary design and readily available components, you will have less downtime and easier maintenance replacement. This head ties directly into the existing pneumatics and offers proven performance.

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Swing-out Electrical Cabinet Design with AB Controls

RapidPak has developed a new system to split the controls into 2 separate cabinets: one for the low voltage area, and the other for the high voltage side. These hinge-mounted cabinets can swing open and out of the way, allowing full access to the sealing lifting system from the back side of the machine. This facilitates much faster lubrication, maintenance, and emergency access.

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Touch Screen AB Controls

RapidPak’s RP-45 is controlled by an Allen-Bradley touchscreen control center. This user-friendly screen allows for precise, accurate operation of the packaging of your application.

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Servo Lifting Module (Die Closing Module) with Side Extractable Tooling

• Quick changeovers.
• Ergonomically focused. No heavy lifting. Quiet.
• Eliminates film waste during changeover.

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Servo Lifting Module (Die Closing Module) with Side Extractable Tooling

• Quick changeovers.
• Ergonomically focused. No heavy lifting. Quiet.
• Eliminates film waste during changeover.

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Side Extractable Plug-Assist

This system is designed in a low profile format so that in-feed conveyors and auto loading equipment can still be placed directly over it. Amazingly, the entire plug plate can be removed and changed-out through the side of the plug head. No more swinging the heavy plug plate assembly up to sit at a 90° angle while the cumbersome plug plate is unbolted. Our side extractable plug assist feature allows the plate to simply slide out. Extremely quick changeovers are now a reality, even with cumbersome plug-assist systems.

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Jumbo Unwind

The RapidPak jumbo unwind handles film rolls up to 40 in (1000 mm) in diameter. The servo driven jumbo unwind turns on and never stops – it runs continuously. So we have a continuous motion device feeding an intermittent motion machine. The speed of the jumbo unwind varies automatically as the roll gets smaller, but the unwind never stops until the entire machine stops, thus eliminating film necking and tracking problems.

WE CALL THE RP-45 “the FOREVER MACHINE”

Here are a few reasons why:

Forming
Die Lifting
System Pulled
Out of Machine

Confirmation Station
Lifting System
Pulled Out
of Machine

Sealing Die
Lifting System
Pulled Out
of Machine

Inventing side extractable forming dies, sealing dies, confirmation stations, and plug assist systems was not enough. Now RapidPak has developed easy side extractable forming, sealing and confirmation lifting systems.

This modular design of components means that RapidPak customers can quickly and easily remove an entire lift for minor repair, for major refurbishing, or even for complete replacement of machine components.

And that means an RP-45 can be restored to new machine conditions forever. Not just for 5, 10 or 20 years, but forever.

No wonder the RP-45 is called the
FOREVER MACHINE.

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SINCE 1991, WE CONTINUE TO REVOLUTIONIZE

RapidPak is Top of the Line Packaging

SINCE 1991, WE CONTINUE TO REVOLUTIONIZE

RapidPak is Top of the Line Packaging

Come visit our new 100,000 sq ft RapidPak facility. Located in Elgin, IL, our plant houses state-of-the-art manufacturing.

Remarkable innovation paves the way to a rich mix of technological breakthroughs. Over three decades, RapidPak has developed the most effective and efficient operation of horizontal form-fill-seal packaging equipment. Beginning in 1991, RapidPak revolutionized packaging speeds and established unprecedented levels of sanitation with the invention and patented use of servo motors. Designing side extractable forming and sealing dies, confirmation stations, plug assists - along with lifting systems enabled users easy access to all equipment functions. Today, RapidPak has more than 40 patents.

The Industry Leader in:

  • Lowest Cost of Ownership
  • Fastest, Easiest Changeovers
  • Premiere Sanitary Design
  • Ergonomic Design with Ease-of-Use Features Throughout
  • Servomotor Everything

The Middleby Processing and Packaging group has more than 450 years of experience. Powerful brands under one umbrella serve the global market with proven, state-of-the-art solutions, whether you need a single piece of equipment or a complete line.