GLENVIEW, IL , Oct. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -Signode, a leading manufacturer of a broad spectrum of consumables, tools, software and equipment to optimize end-of-line packaging operations and protect product in transit, is highlighting two of its unique solutions for the corrugating industry at CorrExpo 2019 in Denver, CO. Divided in two exhibit spaces, Signode booth #300 features stretch wrapping technologies for greater unitized pallet loads and booth #301 showcases high-speed bundling solutions.
For those looking to unitize corrugated pallet loads, Signode introduced its Octopus™ Twin Series automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper to the corrugated industry. Able to wrap up to 150 loads per hour, the Octopus™ Twin features the classic ring-type method of wrapping coupled with a unique dual film carriage design. Its robust construction and well-balanced design maximizes efficiency and reliability.
The machine’s ring design allows for unlimited wrap patterns due to its ability to begin and end film cycles at any vertical point on the load. This inherent feature increases flexibility and reduces film usage up to 25%. With dual film carriages, the Octopus™ Twin further reduces film roll changes by 50%, significantly increasing labor savings, uptime and overall machine efficiencies. In addition, the wrapper utilizes an “s” style film carriage. When compared to traditional wrap systems, the “s” wrap pattern improves pre-stretch levels, can better handle a variety of films, and significantly lowers the overall cost of ownership.
This highly intuitive machine is also easy to operate and install. Loaded with benefits, the Octopus™ Twin Series can accommodate variable load sizes and features multiple machine options to meet varying packaging challenges.
For more information, attendees can hear from Signode’s Mark Wolschlag, national account manager -- automatic equipment, during the “What’s New Sessions” on the show floor, October 15. Attendees to booth #300 can also learn more about the entire Octopus™ line of automatic rotary ring wrappers or Lachenmeier stretch hood equipment and film solutions also offered.
With a walk across the aisle, attendees are greeted by Signode’s high-speed bundling solution in booth #301. On display is the SIG-VCS automatic corrugated cross strapping and squaring bundler. The SIG-VCS is designed to strap standard folded boxes and provide high-speed bundling, squaring and strapping for variable package sizes and configurations. With precise bundle compression and consistent strap tension and placement, it produces up to 25 squared bundles per minute for single strap applications.
The SIG-VCS has flexible features like adjustable strap tension up to 10 levels and a control panel that stores up to 2000 different bundle combinations, making it easy to integrate into any operation with ease and a promise of maximum productivity. Package type and size can be changed in a matter of minutes, providing quick format changes and setup to keep production running at optimal speeds and reducing downtime.
Much like similar Signode equipment already in the corrugated market, the SIG-VCS features Signode’s auto refeed technology, which automatically rethreads itself if a jam occurs and continues strapping, again, reducing downtime and increasing productivity. And for ease of overall routine maintenance, the SIG-VCS features a segmented metal chute system. Most machines have a plastic chute that begins to break down after continuous cycling and requires replacement. Its out-of-the-box operation coupled with countless productivity-based benefits makes it a top contender in its field for lowest total cost of ownership and reliability.
With more than 80+ manufacturing facilities and over 7,000 employees worldwide, Signode is a leading manufacturer of a broad spectrum of packaging consumables, tools, software, and equipment that optimize end-of line packaging operations and protect products in transit. Signode brings this extensive product portfolio together under hundreds of trusted brands to offer complete transit packaging solutions to its customers.