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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.
Air cushions can be used as a great alternative to loose fill, bubble wrap and many
other packaging materials.
New June 2016: Our ‘Wrapper quilt small’, on the table above, is now supplied in extra length rolls meaning less roll changes are require, making your packing operation more efficient. Each roll is now 450mtrs in length (previously ‘wrapper quilt small’ were 300metre rolls). The new length rolls are also manufactured from a high performance film, improving the overall strength and performance of the air cushions.
The benefits of air cushions over traditional void fill materials are numerous:
The Mini Air machine is simple to set up and use, with little or no training required. This is a desktop machine that 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.
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.
The machine is virtually maintenance free, and includes a 12 month return-to-base warranty**.
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.
Roll lengths are confirmed and full diagnostics are carried out on the machine.
Cushions are checked for air leaks, inflation defects and burst strength.
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View our Air Cushion Packing Guide for step-by-step guides and videos showing you how to use each type of air cushion to void fill, block and brace, corner protect, wrap and layer.
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.
* 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.
Plug in the power cable and turn the machine on.
Check that the machine sets up to the recommended temperature and air volume shown in the guide. If not, adjust accordingly.
When using Filler material the pin roller is not required, remove this from the machine by carefully unscrewing it.
Place your roll of film onto the roll holder ensuring the green line is next to the machine as shown, then feed the air channel over the blow pipe.
Press the yellow button to pull the film through. Press the start button to make Filler air cushions.
If using Wrapper material, attach the pin roller by screwing it into the hole to the left of the blow pipe. Place the roll of film onto the roll holder, ensuring the green line is closest to the machine. Feed the film air channel over the blow pipe as shown, and press the yellow button to feed the material through.
Then, tuck the film under the pin roller. Press start to make Wrapper air cushions.
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 layering product that you want to use.
Inflate the air cushions.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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