SmartShot Foam-In-Place


SmartSHOT™ is our standard handheld, Foam in place packaging system designed for small, medium and large applications that require protective void fill, blocking and bracing, and cushioning during the shipping and handling process.

  • Tapered dispenser
  • Heated dispenser minimizes cold-shots
  • Long lasting mixing module
  • Insulated handle stays cool
  • Telemetry
  • Bar-coding

Application

Foam in place

Footprint (approximate machine dimensions)

  • Hose Hanger Height: 8-12’
  • Console Height: 5’ Nominal varies by install
  • Heated Hoses: 20’
  • Feed Hoses: 13’

Utility Requirements

  • 208 or 230 Volts AC
  • 30 Amp dedicated circuit
  • 50/60 Hz
  • Plug configuration = L6-30

IntelliPack systems are specifically engineered to work with our family of consumables, SmartFOAM™, SmartLUBE™ and SmartFILM™.

Success Bulletin

SmartShot™ helps fabricator improve service to its customer

Products/equipment:
SmartShot foam‐in‐place (FIP) system is ideal for larger, heavier, lower‐volume applications. Hose with dispensing nozzle enables off‐line functionality.

Project Overview:
Packaging Foam in place was selling engineered plank to a company, who was fabricating foam cushioning components for a manufacturer of automotive cooling and heating systems. Recently, the fabricator’s customer asked
them to “pre‐mold” FIP pieces at its facility and add them to the daily shipment of the fabricated products. (The customer had been pre‐molding the FIP at its own facility using Sealed Air equipment but wanted to redirect its labor to other activities. Since the fabricator is only 10 miles away and was shipping parts to them on a daily basis already, shifting production seemed a good solution to address its labor issues.)

One of the company’s 13 Sealed Air units was moved to the fabricator’s location. The fabricator figured out how to best work with and create the molds with little assistance from their customer or Sealed Air. They are now making between 1,500 to 2,000 pre‐molds per month, using approximately 10 different molds.

Because of the existing relationship via the engineered plank business, the door was opened for us to talk to the fabricator about FIP. However, they were a little concerned about rocking the boat with their customer who had given them the Sealed Air unit to use. We suggested that the fabricator test out an SmartShot in their own facility. The objective was to demonstrate to the automotive manufacturer that the new platform would meet or exceed Sealed Air’s and that the equipment itself is more efficient and flexible.

The fabricator agreed to accept a SmartShot machine and one set of liquids to put it to the test. Its employees quickly discovered how easy the lightweight, hand‐held dispensing gun was to use, including its ability to automate shot times. Also, unlike the Sealed Air unit, the machine didn’t produce any “cold” shots (liquids that don’t foam and fail to mold).

The success at the fabricator’s facility raised awareness at the automotive part manufacturer’s plant that there is an alternative FIP supplier, solution that could overcome the incumbent’s challenges. As a result, Packaging Foam in place will be partnering with the fabricator to evaluate and recommend improvements for the manufacturer’s entire foam‐in‐place operation.