Product News: Packaging Equipment

Rotary Ring Stretch Wrapper handles up to 40 loads per hour.

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January 8, 2014 - Featuring aluminum frame structure, Octopus "C" Series comes equipped with Easy S Film Carriage, which facilitates film loading, maximizes pre-stretch performance, and minimizes wear. Automatic system is available with options such as OctoFACE operator interface touchscreen, maintenance ring locking, low film alarm, and external grace port. With modular components like load stabilizer, roping device, and pallet lift device, machine is adaptable to wide range of applications.

ITW Muller

3456 N. Ridge Avenue, Suite 400, Arlington Heights, IL, 60004, USA

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ITW Muller Introduces Octopus "C" Series Automoatic Rotary Ring Stretch Wrapper

Press release date: January 2, 2014

-Entry level, compact design loaded with benefits-

Arlington Heights, IL — ITW Muller, a leading manufacturer of both innovative stretch wrap equipment and high quality stretch wrap film, introduces a reliable and economical solution for wrapping pallets with its new Octopus “C” automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper. Although compact in size, the new wrapper is versatile enough to handle a variety of applications. Its aluminum frame structure further provides dependable construction with minimal maintenance required.

“We built the “C” series to give customers all the benefits they’ve come to expect from our Octopus rotary ring stretch wrap machines in a smaller footprint,” says Michael Klear, Sales and Marketing Director, ITW Muller. “It takes up less space than most other wrappers and is easy to install--all while providing optimal load containment and minimizing film usage.”

The Octopus “C” also comes equipped with ITW Muller’s patented Easy S Film Carriage which enables simple film loading, maximizes pre-stretch performance and minimizes wear. Compared to traditional “W” wrap systems, the positive contact of the “S” wrap pattern improves pre-stretch levels, can better handle a variety of films, and significantly lowers the overall cost of ownership.

The machine can wrap up to 40 loads per hour depending on load size and wrap pattern.  With options like OctoFACE operator interface touchscreen, maintenance ring locking, low film alarm and external grace port, the “C” series Octopus has many of the same versatile and performance enhancing features of higher speed models.  Modular components like a load stabilizer, roping device and pallet lift device are also available, making the machine easily adaptable to a wide range of applications.

“We are always looking for ways to meet growing market demands,” says Klear. “The Octopus “C” is ideal for manufacturers looking to increase productivity without compromising space and allowing the customer to stay within budget restraints.”

For more information on our new Octopus “C”, check out the video at: http://itwmuller.com/video_o1820c.php4 or visit us online at: http://itwmuller.com/eq_octopus.php4

For more information about ITW Muller, its products and services, visit: www.itwmuller.com or contact directly at email: sales@itwmuller.com, phone: 1-800-OCTOPUS (1-800-628-6787).

About ITW Muller
ITW Muller, a division of Illinois Tool Works is a leading manufacturer of both innovative stretch wrap equipment and high quality stretch wrap film. Headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL, the company provides a single source for all stretch packaging needs. ITW Muller’s highly regarded OctopusTM stretch wrapper line, along with other reliable equipment such as the CobraTM and RaptorTM, provide customers with a wide range of solutions. In 2012, ITW Muller added the Yellow Jacket brand orbital stretch-wrapping equipment and services to its offerings.  The equipment locks uneven and oddly-shaped loads to the pallet, offering a quick and secure wrap.  Also in 2012, ITW Muller added GaleWrap® Oriented Film and Oriented Equipment to its product offerings.   As an alternative to conventional hand wrapping, GaleWrap Oriented Film and Equipment offer increased wrapping productivity, enhanced employee safety, improved load containment and lower total pallet wrapping costs.

With the help of an extensive engineering team and talented manufacturing technicians, Muller has a proven history of developing distinctive machines and innovative options to satisfy some of the most difficult stretch wrapping challenges. Crystal clear, high quality cast stretch films are manufactured using a sophisticated 5-layer extrusion process at an ITW Muller facility in Orange, Texas. Products include the EliminatorTM and ReducerTM machine films.  Strategically located just outside Atlanta, Georgia, ITW Muller's Douglasville stretch film manufacturing facility produces millions of pounds of blown stretch film annually on state-of-the-art equipment.  Meeting the needs of both hand and machine film applications, products include GaleWrap and impactTM hand films and the STTM machine film.  The facility adheres to strict quality control procedures to assure consistent, problem-free product.

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