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The Mini Air system is an innovative, multi-use packaging solution that creates air cushions on demand. The machine is easy to operate, with minimum set up and little or no training required.
Cushions used in conjunction with the Mini Air machine:
Filler Cushions - Filler cushions are the ideal solution for cushioning and void fill and can be used as a great alternative to loose fill, bubble wrap and many other packaging materials.
Wrapper Tube Film - Wrapper tube film is ideal for corner protection, blocking and bracing, layering and also for void fill.
Wrapper Quilt Film - Wrapper quilt film is the ideal solution for wrapping, layering and interleaving.
The desktop Mini Air machine itself takes up about the same amount of space as a printer. The built-in compressor means a separate air supply is not required, and it can be plugged straight into a 3-pin mains socket.
The benefits of air cushions over traditional void fill materials:
Full instructions on how to use the Mini Air machine can be found in the easy-to-follow handbook (click to download a PDF version), and our online video demonstrations show you how to do everything from starting up the machine to using air cushions.
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For spare parts and instructions on how to fit them, as well as a range of handy accessories, please see our Mini Air Parts & Accessories page.
The machine is virtually maintenance free, and includes a 12 month return-to-base warranty**.
Quality manufacturing & testing
Our machines are manufactured to the highest standards and comply fully with EU EMC & LVD Directive 2006/95/EC. The following standards are noted:
Certificates are available on request.
Our manufacturing partners are experts in air cushion systems and assemble all machines by hand, using quality components and tools.
We offer a 12 month return-to-base warranty* that covers non-consumable parts and manufacturing defects, if you experience any problems with your machine please contact us.
All machines and films undergo rigorous testing procedures to ensure that they meet our high standards. As a result, our machines have a much lower failure rate than equivalent machines in the market.
Film testing & machine diagnostics
Roll lengths are confirmed and full diagnostics are carried out on the machine.
Cushion burst strength and inflation testing
Cushions are checked for air leaks, inflation defects and burst strength.
* Comparing Filler 200x200 cushions to an industry standard 15cu ft bag of loose fill chips and 1500mm x 50m roll of large bubble wrap.
** 12 Month Warranty does not cover consumable parts such as belts and blades, nor damage caused by misuse of the machine.
When receiving your Kite Air Machine, unpack everything from the box. There is a list within the Mini Air guide detailing what should be included.
Please read the Mini Air guide before using the machine.
Select the Filler void fill product that you want to use.
Select the layering product that you want to use.
Mini air cushions are highly versatile and can be used for a variety of packing tasks.
Here are some step-by-step guides on how to use air cushions to fill voids, block and brace, protect corners, wrap products, layer and cross-layer. We've suggested which type of cushion to use for each, but this can vary depending on the product you are protecting and the space that needs to be filled.
Please read the Mini Air handbook (included with the machine and available to download in PDF form here) for full instructions on how to correctly set up the machine. Air volume and temperature settings for roll type can also be found on the side of the machine.
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Select the Filler void fill product that you want to use and inflate the air cushions.
Place your product into your box.
Fill the box with your selected void fill product.
Once all voids are filled, the box can be securely closed.
Select the Wrapper Tube Small film, and inflate the air cushions.
You can also use Wrapper Tube Large cushions.
Inflate the material.
Select the Block and Brace product that you want to use.
Inflate the air cushions.
Place your product into the box.
Place air cushions strategically into the box to Block and Brace your product.
Select and inflate the Wrapper Tube Small material.
Place your product in the middle of the box.
Insert air cushions in each corner of the box to protect the corners as shown.
This alternative method can also be used for corner protection.
Place the air cushion material between your products as you place them into the box.
Additional air cushions can be used as shown to fill remaining voids.
This material can also be used for cross-layering.
Place 2 strips of Quilt Small cushion in a cross formation and place your product on top of the cushion.
Fold the cushion over as shown to protection your product.
Select the wrapping product that you want to use.
Inflate the air cushions, ensuring the pin roller is in place.
Wrap your product using the selected material then place into the box.
Various items can be wrapped in this way.
Replacement parts and accessories for our Mini Air Machine.
Air cushioned protective packs for electronics & ceramics, with pre-inserted valve to make inflation even easier.
How to use air cushions to fill voids, block and brace, protect corners, cross-layer & more.
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