From PACK EXPO News
Billed as world's fastest stretch wrapper, RS-6000 from Lantech.com,
Louisville, KY, cycles pallets every 18 to 20 seconds. Prominently
featured in front of North Hall at this week's PACK EXPO International,
system features mechanically powered film delivery system that
pre-stretches 50-gauge film 250%, eliminates problematic electrical
wiring in ring, keeps film from pulling on load. Patent-pending
Ring-Straddle design also eliminates film breaks, reduces film
consumption because single layer does job. Pallet-Grip system ropes edge
of film on initial pass to lock load on pallet. Capable of wrapping
loads up to 50 x 50 x 80 inches, RS-6000 Ring-Straddle stretch wrapper
features new cut-and-clamp system that combines with heat-free Press 'n
Seal film sealing system.
3M, St. Paul, MN, enters cold chain management market with addition
of temperature logger to its product lineup. Reusable, battery-powered
Temperature Logger TL20 records temperature experienced by product at
intervals ranging from 1 to 120 minutes. Designed for food, chemical
products, system can record temperatures in Fahrenheit or Celsius, logs
12,000+ data points over period up to 360 days, downloads data via USB
connection. Clock starts ticking at preset time or when manually
switched on. Light-emitting diode flashes if temperature parameters are
Pull-Pack design introduced this week by Bosch's Sigpack Systems,
Beringen, Switzerland, in press conference at PACK EXPO International
overcomes struggle often encountered when opening flow-wrapped products
like breakfast bars by perfing film about 2 inches from end seal,
folding film over, sealing overlapped plies to protect product
integrity. To open, consumer holds one end of pack, tugs on other, which
releases fold, separates perfed area to provide access to contents.
Design allows end of pack to be removed in one piece. Concept reportedly
is compatible with any film, any flow wrapper, requires addition of
Pull-Pack module on machine.
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