Johannes Koglbauer joins Tentoma

Once again, Tentoma is expanding the organisation and welcomes Johannes Koglbauer as a Sales Manager for Central Europe.

Johannes Koglbauer has more than 20 years of experience in the automation and packaging industry. Most recently, he worked as a Technical Manager and Head of Sales and Marketing at GIGANT Verpackungstechnik GmbH in Austria. During that period, Johannes Koglbauer worked in service, maintenance, and commissioning of packaging- and palletizing installation, among others.

As a Sales Manager, Johannes Koglbauer will be responsible for the RoRo StretchPack® solutions in Central Europe. RoRo StretchPack® is a film-saving packaging solution particularly suitable for large rolls and building materials. Using a stretch hood film, RoRo StretchPack® can make a 6-sided and 100% sealed packaging in just one operation.

If you want to hear more about the RoRo StretchPack® solution, you are welcome to contact Johannes Koglbauer by email: jko@tentoma.com or telephone: +43 6641481898.

Johannes Koglbauer joins Tentoma as a Sales Manager for Central Europe.
Johannes Koglbauer, new Sales Manager for Central Europe

New Senior Sales Manager

To strengthen the position of RoRo StretchPack® packaging machines in the American market, Tentoma has expanded the organization with Senior Sales Manager Johnnie Erichsen by June 1st. Johnnie Erichsen contributes with several years of experience in sales of technical solutions from different positions in Cabinplant A/S, FOSS, Scanvaegt and others. His role is business development in the American market while supporting existing customers of RoRo StretchPack®.

Johnnie Erichsen is available by email at jer@tentoma.com and by telephone +45 44 12 11 37

XL Power enables up to 19 m long packaging and increases packaging speed

Tentoma introduces a new
XL Power packaging machine

The new XL Power packaging machine enables 6-sided sealed packaging of up to 19-meter-long products. For packaging of shorter products, XL Power can stretch film for even more products per packaging cycle, which increases the packaging speed. The first XL Power is already built and sold to replace an orbital wrapper. It is for a packaging line at a production site, where it will pack panels in varied sizes, all the way up to 13.5 m in length. 

Designed for stretching even more film

XL Power have more forces for stretching film. It means that XL Power can load and stretch even more film on the gripper arms during the packaging process. It opens opportunities for more packaging improvements. Most obvious is the increased maximum length of the products, which now can be packed and protected by 6-sided waterproof packaging. Depending on product shape and film thickness, it is now possible to pack and seal products up to 19 meters long. It is an increase in product length of 50%1), compared to the standard RoRo StretchPack® XL machine.

XL Power increases packaging speed by up to 25%

Another benefit from XL Power is increased packaging speed. The ability to load and stretch even more film on the gripper arms increases the packaging speed when using the “Semiflow packaging” principle. “Semiflow packaging” enables the packaging of multiple products in a row before the machine needs to load more film on the gripper arms. XL Power can load and stretch even more film on the gripper arms, so it is possible to pack even more products in a row compared to the XL machine. A comparison between XL and XL Power shows that when the XL machine packs 210 products per hour, the new XL Power machine packs 260 products. It means an increase in the packaging speed of est. 25%2) when using XL Power.

Technical speaking, the new XL Power is a reinforced version of the proven RoRo StretchPack® XL packaging machine. The main improvements on the XL Power machine are:

  • It is equipped with stronger and longer gripper arms to load more film.
  • The motors have become more powerful to stretch even more film.
  • The steel construction has become stronger to withstand the increased tensile forces. As all the RoRo StretchPack® machines, XL Power will be adapted to the production line and the specific packaging requirement.
1) ex. 60 μ film, 5% stretch => XL: 11 m > < XL Power: 17 m
2) ex. 60 μ film, 5% stretch, product length 1200 mm
The main improvements on the XL Power machine are stronger and longer gripper arms to load more film, more powerful motors, and the steel construction has become stronger to withstand the increased tensile forces.
The new XL Power machine is designed for stretching even longer film tubes, which enables up to 19 m long packaging and increases packaging speed.

XL Power is equipped with longer and stronger gripper arms to load and stretch even more film

DYKA orders RoRo StretchPack® for packaging of 10-meter pipes

DYKA Group, a leading European manufacturer of pipework systems, has ordered a RoRo StretchPack® packaging solution from Tentoma A/S for packaging of 10-meter long pipes. It will be installed in mid-2022 at the production site at Steenwijk in the Netherlands.

The main reason for this investment is that DYKA wants to improve the protection of its products against dirt and UV light, to ensure that both the quality and appearance are perfect when the pipes reach customers. The new packaging solution will also make it possible to have the DYKA logo nicely branded on the packaging film. It is not possible with the orbital wrapper, DYKA is using today.  

Using RoRo StretchPack®, DYKA will pack up to 10-meter-long plastic pipes horizontal into a UV-resistant stretch film tube. The film tube will be sealed in both ends for 100% protection against dirt, water and UV light during storage and transportation. The stretch film also ensures tight and uniform packaging while it will minimize film consumption. 

Read more about RoRo StretchPack®

DYKA pipes packed and protected by RoRo StretchPack® packaging.
DYKA pipes packed and protected by RoRo StretchPack® packaging. DYKA has ordered a RoRo StretchPack® solution for packaging of 10-meter-long pipes.

New door packaging line provides 100% sealed packaging

Core plug applicator

Tentoma has now introduced a full RoRo StretchPack® packaging line for 6-sided sealed door packaging. The new packaging line includes the following functionalities dedicated to the door manufacturing industry:

  • The door is lifted for mounting corner protection
  • The door is centred on the infeed conveyor
  • The door size is measured (width x height)
  • The door is packed and sealed in one operation

Using RoRo StretchPack®, the door is packed in a tubular stretch film. It provides a 6-sided packaging, with a short 100% waterproof sealing in each end. It protects the door against the penetration of dirt and moisture during storage and transportation.

“We have seen more door manufacturers shifting to use RoRo StretchPack® for packaging,” Jane Tønder says. She is Head of Sales at Tentoma, who has developed the RoRo StretchPack® technology. She continues:” That is the reason why we have developed this complete packaging line  to the door manufacturing industry. It can be installed as a standalone solution or as an inline solution in a fully automated production line. The final configuration will of course always be based on customers’ requirements”.

Read more about packaging of doors

Core plug applicator for packaging of rolls

Core plug applicator

Automatic insertion of core plugs in rolls using a core plug applicator is now an option for the RoRo StretchPack® packaging machines.

The RoRo StretchPack® packaging machinery has become popular and especially for packaging of nonwoven rolls. The reason is that the horizontal packaging of rolls in a seamless tubular stretch film provides a 100% waterproof and uniformed packaging. It is clients within the nonwovens industry who has requested to include a core plug applicator in the packaging process.

The new plug applicator can insert core plugs in rolls with diameters up to 1400 mm. The diameter of each roll is measured automatically to ensure that the core plug is centred. The applicator has a magazine for 100+ core plugs. This way you can take advantage of the high capacity from a fully automated packaging line without any bottlenecks.

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We are hiring – new job opportunity

We are hiring. Do you want to be part of the team in a relatively new Danish industrial adventure? Do you have experience with the installation and commissioning of machines and/or automation systems? Then this job opportunity at Tentoma may be for you!

Rolls packaging with tilt and weighing function

After a successful FAT, one more RoRo StretchPack® machine is now ready for a satisfied new customer. The machine is an XL-S1 model for packaging of nonwoven roll materials equipped with a 9 m infeed and 9 m outfeed conveyor with tilt- and weighing functionality. In this case, it will be installed as a standalone automated solution to improve the packaging quality and reduce film consumption. We welcome our new customer.

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Tentoma and a new partner for horizontal packaging automation in Portugal

Tentoma and Sicorel join forces in Portugal and offer horizontal packaging automation.

Horizontal packaging of goods can eliminate costly packaging process for production companies. Tentoma has developed a new technology called RoRo StretchPack or simply horizontal packaging. It can help companies protect their products from water, humidity and contamination during transport or storage. In addition, the solution leads to full automation of the packaging process. Now also in Portugal.

“We want to help our customers reduce packaging related costs, and, at the same time ensure high packaging quality. The costs can be reduced when applying less wrapping material and reducing the energy consumption compared to traditional solutions. This means that our machines have a very attractive repayment period”, so, Tentoma Sales Manager, Bruno Bach Jensen.

Tentoma has already put their machinery in operation in several European countries from Germany, Poland and Spain with new machines on the way to Sweden, Austria and Finland.

Lower costs and better environment with horizontal packaging

Tentoma has patented elements of the packaging machine that ensures high packaging quality combined with cost savings, less environmental impact and improved working environment. The fully automatic wrapping machine stretches and wraps a tube of plastic foil over the product.

The big difference to e.g. heat shrinkage ovens used in traditional package solutions is the very specific energy cost reduction which is significant in Portugal and this offers clear benefits for the environment as well when reducing CO2 emissions.

Long products (easy with horizontal packaging)

With Tentoma packaging machines our customers can get products packed in lengths of up to 8 meters. The products will then also benefit from a 100 pct. sealing which protects them from external impacts like water, humidity and contamination. “For our customers, the combination of high packaging quality and cost reductions, means highly attractive repayment periods”, so Managing Director of Sicorel, Ilidio Correia.

He continues, “the possible applications for this packaging machine makes it very interesting for us since it covers wood processed products, furniture, insulation materials in roll or plate form, building materials like gypsum boards, pipes, XPS, EPS, AAC/ALC, MDF boards, fibre boards and also eye to wall/sky rolls like geosynthetics and textiles”. More product examples can be found on www.tentoma.com.

Sales and Service in Portugal

“When agreeing on a partnership in Portugal is has been of importance to us, that the partner can focus on both sales and after sales services all over Portugal”, so Bruno Bach Jensen. With Oporto- and Lisbon based Sicorel this has been possible.

“We are pleased to introduce Tentoma packaging machines to the Portuguese market and look forward to introducing it to the Portuguese industrial market. A first launch has already been made during the recent Empack exhibtion in Oporto with overwhelmingly positive feed-back. We are very optimistic.”

For more information, please contact:

  • Bruno Bach Jensen, Tentoma Sales Manager, +45 22 44 06 30, bbj@tentoma.com
  • Ilidio Correia, Managing Director, Sicorel, +351 227 871 800,  Ilidio.correia@sicorel.pt

Brief about Tentoma
Tentoma was founded in 2011 and has since then developed a fully automatic horizontal packaging machine ideal for larger goods. The goods are packen in a fully sealed packaging in order to it from external impacts. Tentoma from Denmark, has already put their machines into operation in Poland, Germany and Spain and deliveries for Sweden, Austria and Finland are on their way.

Read more at www.tentoma.com.

Brief about Sicorel
Sicorel was founded in 2006 and has built up a business with an impressive range of products in order to serve customers with packaging products after high quality standards. Besides being an ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturer, Sicorel distributes and integrates packaging products and solutions in various industries from automotive, pharma to the electronics industry.

Read more at www.sicorel.pt

Best in class horizontal pallet packaging!

Horizontal Pallet Packaging

The packaging industry hasn't shown major innovations in decades when it comes to resolving the problem of creating powerful containment forces on products or loads on pallets. This post is about how horizontal pallet packaging can change this with an innovative approach.

Learn in this post about how Tentoma got the challenge to demonstrate how RoRo StretchPack (leading horizontal packaging technology for large products) has solved the following problems known in the industry. First. Watch the video showing a simple and powerfull demonstration of how containment forces can change the pallet packaging industry.

Pallet Packaging – Best in class load stability

Typical problems in pallet packaging

  • Lack of containment forces on all pallet types
  • Product damage or contamination, including rain or dust, during the logistic journey at the highest value state of the product
  • High supply chain costs occur due to high packaging costs, given with strappings incl. machine maintenance, packaging materials and number of packaging processes

The solution to pallet packaging problems

  • Horizontal pallet packaging with RoRo StretchPack® increases containment forces with downforces on the load by utilizing the elasticity of a stretched PE-film
  • Supply chain savings are achieved by reducing the amount of film e.g., compared to vertical stretch hood or pallet wrapping
  • Product contamination is eliminated because the loads get 100% sealed with a full 6-sided sealing
  • Handling during loading and unloading situations is less complex due to powerful contamination forces given by RoRo StretchPack®. This way of horizontal pallet packaging makes the products almost immune to external impacts from low lifters and forklifts

Horizontal pallet packaging (bricks) solution example

Horizontal Pallet Packaging - Bricks

If looking to improve your pallet packaging process in order to achieve higher containment forces or load stability, then don't hesitate to contact sales@tentoma.com.
Maybe you already work with goods within heights of 1,4 meters and widths of 1,35 meters? Maybe you want us to look at your specific pallet packaging challenge. Also, please check out our YouTube videos showing that we are mainly all about packaging of large goods.