shrink wrapping

Heat guns are perfect for wrapping applications due to their efficient heat generation and controlled airflow. They consist of a heating element, airflow system, and control settings. These guns direct a stream of hot air onto surfaces to soften and mould plastic wraps.

Vestil heat guns are widely used in vinyl wrapping, enabling the adhesive on vinyl sheets to bond firmly with surfaces. They are lightweight and are effective for use in shipping areas, service garages and printing plants.

How to Shrink Wrap with Heat Guns?

  1. First, connect the heat gun to the appropriate power source or propane tank.
  2. Secondly, turn on the heat gun using the power button.
  3. Then, adjust the heat settings as per the shrink wrap material and desired shrinkage level.
  4. Next, hold the heat gun at a safe distance from the shrink wrap, about 6-12 inches away.
  5. Begin shrink-wrapping at the bottom of the four sides, so that the pallet is shrink-wrapped underneath.
  6. Then, move the heat gun sweepingly across the shrink-wrap surface. Maintain a consistent distance.
  7. Continue heating until the shrink wrap tightens and conforms to the object.
  8. Finally, after achieving the desired shrinkage, turn off the heat gun.
shrink wrap with heat gun in packaging

Types of Vestil Heat Guns

SH-GUN-P-D heat gun
SH-GUN-E heat gun

Vestil heat guns can generate hot air up to 900 degrees C. They come in two variants: propane-powered heat guns and electric-powered heat guns. The former offer portability and are ideal for outdoor applications or situations where electricity is not readily available. They feature an adjustable regulator to control the power supply based on your film. An unlimited-position stainless steel nozzle rotates 360 degrees and remains cool so there is no risk of burns.

The latter, on the other hand, are commonly used in industrial settings due to their ease of use, precise temperature control and availability of additional features.

How to Move Shrink Wraps Across the Workspace?

If you wish to transport shrink wraps from area to area, Vestil MSW-72-3 shrink wrap roll cart is your go-to solution. It has steel components coated with a powder finish. This construction permits the user to transport large amounts of shrink wrap (up to 400 lb), saving time & energy.

VESTIL MSW-72-3 Shrink Wrap Roll Cart

How to Care For A Heat Gun?

  • Cleaning: Regularly clean the nozzle and airflow vents to remove dust, debris, or any build-up that could obstruct the airflow. Use a soft brush or compressed air to clean these areas.
  • Storage: Store the heat gun in a clean, dry, and dust-free environment. Avoid exposing it to extreme temperatures or humidity, as this can affect its functionality.
  • Regular Inspection: Conduct periodic inspections of the heat gun, paying attention to the power cord, control switches, and overall condition. If you notice any damage or abnormalities, have it inspected or repaired by a qualified professional.

Raptor Supplies Limited, an authorised distributor of Vestil, provides the entire range to customers in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. You can also contact us via phone, Whatsapp, or email at any time with our 24×7 chat support.

Harshul Gotra

Harshul is a civil engineer and has on-site experience working with MRO tools. He has a knack for storytelling and the ability to explain complex tools.