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Turntable Stretch Wrap Machine wraps up to 35 loads per hour.

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October 25, 2012 - Equipped with motorized power pre-stretch system with adjustable film tension control, Raptor Plus™ offers adjustable carriage and turntable speeds, as well as adjustable top and bottom wraps. Film tension control ensures load containment and helps eliminate film breaks and product damage. Since film carriage is housed inside tower, risk of damage is minimized. Able to store up to 15 programs, semi-automatic system is available with access ramp, load stabilizer, and 79 in. turntable as options.

ITW Muller

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

Original Press Release

ITW Muller Enhances Raptor Series with Raptor Plus(TM)

Press release date: October 17, 2012

-New Semi-Automatic Turntable Stretch Wrap Machine is Safe, Reliable and Easy to Use-

Arlington Heights, IL– ITW Muller, a leading manufacturer of both innovative stretch wrap equipment and high quality stretch wrap film, introduces an enhancement to its Raptor Series of turntable machines with Raptor Plus™. The new machine boasts an easy to use control panel that provides the flexibility to create customized wrap patterns for each unique application.

“Our goal was to increase the ease of use with this particular series while still allowing superior adjustability to wrap a wide range of products,” says Dan Schmidt, Business Development Manager at ITW Muller. “The end-product is a highly efficient, simple and safe machine that lives up to the Raptor name.”

The machine, which can wrap up to 35 loads per hour, has adjustable carriage and turntable speeds.  The Raptor Plus also has adjustable top and bottom wraps and can store up to 15 programs.  A motorized power pre-stretch system (260%) with adjustable film tension control guarantees users optimal film usage.  Film tension control ensures superior load containment and helps eliminate film breaks and product damage. 

A key feature of the Raptor Plus is that the film carriage is housed inside the tower.  This significantly reduces the risk of damage to this critical component and helps reduce maintenance and the overall cost of ownership.  This unique design allows for very simple, safe, and ergonomic film threading.  An access ramp, load stabilizer and larger 79” turntable diameter are available as optional upgrades. 

“We work tirelessly to provide new solutions that meet every customer need,” says Schmidt. “From easy maintenance to greater optimization of cost per pallet, the Raptor plus is one of the most efficient and reliable turntables on the market.”

For more information on our new Raptor Plus, check out the video at: http://www.youtube.com/user/ITWMuller/featured; or visit us online at: http://itwmuller.com/eq_raptor.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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