Packaging industry demands reliable linear motion products.

Lead screws, ball screws, and linear actuators are pivotal in modern packaging automation, driving precision and efficiency. From aligning materials to orchestrating conveyor movement, their role is indispensable. This article explores their transformative impact on packaging, enhancing productivity and quality control.



Packaging Applications

Box/Carton Packing Machines

With the aid of lead screws and linear actuators from Helix Linear, box and carton packaging machines work to box items preparing them for shipping.

Labeling Machines

Used to dispensing, printing, and applying product labels and shipping labels, precision lead screws, and acme screws allow accurate positioning and repeatability.


Palletizers automatically for sorting, transfer, and stack cases of goods onto pallets at the end of a manufacturing line, preparing goods for high-volume shipping or storage.

Filling Machines

Precise, repeatable, and efficient filling machines handle fluids, semi-solids, and solids dispensing accurate amounts of product into designated packaging.

Measuring Machines and Scales

Used in precision measurements of individual products, measurement machines are also an essential part of the shipping line providing accurate weights for shipping calculations.

Vacuum Packaging Machines

Vacuum packaging machines remove air from a package before sealing it to extend product shelf-life

Case Packers

For case packers to move with precision and automatically set up trays and load products, they utilize linear motion products, including lead screws and linear actuators.

Multipackage Infeed Machines

Multipackage infeed machines pack multiple products inside a box or case. This piece of equipment can pack multiples of one product or select different products to be included in the case.

Bag Inserters

Bag inserters use lead screws and linear actuators to allow more speed and control when lining the case with the plastic bag.


Wrapping Applications

Flow Wrapping Machines

Linear actuators help flow wrapping machines move at high speed to wrap individual products in a protective seal and package loose products for retail display.

Over Wrapping Machines

An overwrapping machine, often used to seal fresh foods, reduces potential contamination and ensures long-term freshness. Over wrappers, stretch film over a tray or product, and then heat seal the wrapped ends.

Shrink Wrapping Machines

Shrink-wrap machines apply shrink film to a product and then heat the film, shrinking it for a precise fit.

Stretch Wrap Machines

Stretch wrap machines stretch plastic film to wrap individual products, cases, or pallets, preparing them for transport and warehousing.

Our customized linear motion products optimize our packaging customers' packaging processes to reach maximum productivity and product output. Ready to learn more? 

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Our Products

Helix Linear Technologies offers a wide range of linear motion products that are designed to make your next food and beverage handling application a success. Not sure what you need?  No problem. We're here to help guide you every step of the way.

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