Signode takes new Octopus Twin stretch wrapper to trade show
Glenview, IL - Signode, a leading manufacturer of a broad spectrum of consumables, tools, software and equipment to optimize end-of-line packaging and transit protection, highlighted two of its unique solutions for the corrugating industry at the recent CorrExpo 2019 in Denver, CO. in mid-October.
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 labour 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 and the Octopus Twin series can accommodate variable load sizes and features multiple machine options to meet varying packaging challenges.
The second machine seen at the show was the Signode’s high-speed bundling solution 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 re-feed technology, which automatically rethreads if a jam occurs and continues strapping, again, reducing downtime and increasing productivity. And for ease of overall routine maintenance, the SIGVCS feature 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.