SmartSHOT Hybrid™ is an innovative cross between a handheld Foam in place machine and bagger system. An affordable option with the same maximum Foam in place product protection benefits, SmartSHOT Hybrid™ comes in multiple bag and stand dimensions to best suit your needs.
- A hand-held/bagger machine all in one!
- Package a wide variety of products with one piece of equipment.
Foam in place
Footprint (approximate machine dimensions)
- Stand Dimensions: 24”(W) x 44”(T) x 24” (D)
- Standard wicket bag size: 18” (w) x 24”(L)
- *Other bag sizes available upon request.
- 208 or 230 Volts AC
- 30 Amp dedicated circuit
- 50/60 Hz
- Plug configuration = L6-30
Packaging Foam in place systems are specifically engineered to work with our family of consumables, SmartFOAM™, SmartLUBE™ and SmartFILM™.
Smart Shot™ Hybrid reduces cost, improves labor for aerospace parts
The SmartShot™ Hybrid system is the only commercially available unit to offer both handheld and bag options in one machine—resulting in space, cost and efficiency benefits.
The aerospace customer purchases, overhauls and sells new and used aircraft engines and engine parts to aircraft operators and other distributors/dealers throughout the world. The company had been using a table‐top Sealed Air Instapak unit. A distributor approached the customer about the opportunity to present the SmartShot Hybrid value proposition. The flexibility of the hybrid system appealed to the decision maker. The company’s refurbished parts run the gamut from small components to large aerospace hydraulic systems. In the case of the latter, the Sealed Air system would require as many as 30 bags to protect one part.
The SmartShot Hybrid gives the company the option of using the bag option for smaller packs and the sprayer for the larger ones. (The packing needs are split 50/50 between the two functions/sizes.) For larger, heavier, lower‐volume applications, the hand‐held option allows the operator to remove the dispenser nozzle from a housing unit and pull the attached hose over to the shipping case. A piece of film is placed over the product and a channel is created between the item and the internal corrugated wall. The liquid foam is injected into the channel, the outer part of the film is folded over the foam and the case is sealed. As the foam expands to fill the void, it envelops the product, protecting it in transit.
For smaller, higher‐volume production‐line parts, the machine converts to bagging mode. A bag of predetermined size (sealed on three sides) is dispensed and the liquid foam is injected into it. The fourth side is folded closed over the product(s) and the case is sealed.
The end result is an 8% annual savings in consumables and as much as an 80% savings in labor. (The spray mode only requires 2 to 3 minutes vs. the 10 minutes previously necessary to fill multiple bags.) The transition from the Sealed Air to the Hybrid unit was seamless and the customer is pleased with the results.