Shrink tunnels

Shrink tunnels

Professional shrink tunnels by Zappe – your made-to-measure shrink machine

Shrink tunnels by Zappe can be used for many things, such as shrinking of films around packages, shrinking of heat-shrink hoses on different items such as rubber parts, batteries, bottles, tubes or fluorescent lamps. Shrink tunnels by Zappe are also the ideal choice for tempering plastics and drying a variety of different items.

In combination with one of our sleeve wrapping machine, L-sealers  or in conjunction with your existing packaging system, you can benefit from the flexibility and individual features of Zappe’s shrink tunnels.

Shrink tunnels in all dimensions and speeds – it’s a wrap with Zappe

VT 817 G

We are particularly flexible when it comes to the specific features of your shrink machine. Whether you wish to mainly wrap and shrink small items in film, or whether you need high admission heights up to 1.000 mm and widths up to 2.800 mm; whether a low band speed of 0,1 m/min corresponds to your requirements or high speeds of up to 60 m/min – we can handle it! The heat output of your shrink tunnel by Zappe is also completely variable – based on the requirements of your workflow. As this is the case for all the features of your shrink machine.

First you choose one of the entry-level, basic or professional models. Beyond the extensive basic equipment, we will then advise you according to your requirements with regards to the optional characteristics with which we can adapt your shrinking tunnel optimally to your work processes. Do you have particularly tricky tasks to fulfil in your packaging procedures? Challenge accepted – please do not hesitate to contact us!

The compact “QUICK SHRINK”, the solid basic shrink tunnel or the professional high-speed shrink tunnel – the choice is yours

Which shrink tunnel is the right one for your requirements? Already the entry-level model „QUICK SHRINK“ is a first-class, state-of-the-art shrink tunnel that can be variably equipped.

VT 24-3000

Or is the larger basic model better suited to your purposes?

The shrink machine “Basis” for even more convenience, speed and flexibility

The high-performance shrink tunnel for high demands. Place the shrink machine after film wrapping machines to shrink or simply use it to temper or dry.

Here is a selection of the equipment features:

Basis shrink machine

High-performance shrink tunnel

Machine type: VT

  • Standing on lockable swivel castors
  • Energy-saving hot-air circulation
  • Precise temperature control
  • Full integration into your production line

and much more – Please feel free to contact us. We’d be happy to put together the best-possible shrink tunnel for your requirements!

We will gladly equip your shrink machine with additional options.

Equipment options for Basis shrink machine:
  • Infeed and outfeed extension
  • Automatic chain lubrication
  • Rotating conveyor rods to avoid shrink-marks on the bottom of the pack
  • Cooling fan at the end of the shrink tunnel

and much more. Take advantage of our many years of experience so that we can put together the ideal shrink tunnel adapted to your individual tasks!

Also available as a professional version with high-speed shrink tunnel

The professional version as a high-speed shrink tunnel enables the shrinking of various products.

VT 38-6000

Even with very heavy or long products, our tunnel provides you with outstanding shrink results.

Two separate upper and lower heaters enable best shrink results and maximum temperature accuracy (up to +/-1 °C in the entire tunnel area).

Further features include:

Professional shrink tunnel

Machine type: VT – HS

  • Belt speed of up to 60 m/min.
  • Inlet deflector for minimal heat loss
  • Double insulation of the tunnel hood
  • On request with infrared heat tunnels for drying, heating or other technical processes
  • Gas-heated shrink tunnel to save energy costs

and much more – just let us know what you need. We’ll get it done!

The entry-level model “QUICK SHRINK” – versatile and reliable

The Zappe shrink tunnel “QUICK SHRINK” is a mobile machine. Its footprint of only 0.8 x 0.7 m plus


discharge conveyor is particularly space-saving. Even the entry-level model is a real all-rounder with a conveyor speed of up to 7 m/min. and a heating power of 4 kW.

You can also equip “QUICK SHRINK” according to your individual ideas with a Teflon net belt, a meter-long discharge conveyor or a cooling blower.


What properties should your shrink tunnel have? Feel free to contact us, and we’ll be happy to provide you with the ideal made-to-measure shrink tunnel!