On packaging lines buzzing with movement, transporting the product through to the end safely can be quite a chore. To eliminate the need to rotate the product, the LW-300 Rotary Arm Stretch Wrapper from Premier Tech Systems (premiertechsystems.com) offers an overhead rotary arm. The fully automatic system applies mechanically pre-stretched film with tension to the pallet load. Because the load never has to rotate, the machine is particularly equipped for high-speed wrapping of heavy or unstable loads. The LW-300’s four built-in wrapping modes enable the selection of the fastest method to unitize the load. The machine can achieve up to 95 loads per hour. In addition to efficiency, the LW Series Stretch Wrapper can integrate a top sheet dispenser. This allows automatic application of film to the top of the load for water resistance.
The Unwind System will have packaging companies relaxing in no time. Lachenmeier‘s (lachenmeier.com), unique system gathers the film at the corners and unwinds it as the film is placed over the load. This process virtually eliminates thin and fragile film on load corners – a feature that is especially important for loads with sharp edges. The Unwind System keeps film corners roughly 30% thicker than other stretch hood systems while allowing packagers to incorporate lighter films without compromising integrity.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies, we take a look at the packaging robotics industry, learn about some of the latest products to be featured at PACK EXPO LV, sustainability innovation, and much more!