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Butler Automatic SP1 Automatic Film Splicer Reduces Downtime in Medical Device Packaging

Splicer performs non-stop film changes in medical device packaging operations

Middleborough, MA – Butler Automatic, the inventor and global leader of automatic splicing solutions, announces that its SP1 Series Automatic Film Splicer is ideally suited for medical device packaging applications. The SP1 Automatic Film Splicer increases efficiency in packaging operations by eliminating the packaging line downtime caused by manual film roll changes.

“The SP1 Automatic Film Splicer is an excellent investment for so many medical device packaging operations because it drastically increases production uptime,” said Mike Mucci, Vice President of Engineering at Butler Automatic.  “Our customers see a complete return on their investment in just a few months.”

With a simple mechanical design and high-quality manufacture, the SP1 promises long-term, trouble-free performance. The device senses the diameter of the expiring roll of film and automatically splices the end of each expiring roll onto the new roll. It is capable of running at speeds of up to 600 feet per minute (FPM).

Additionally, the SP1 is designed to save space, with a small footprint, roll-over-roll design, and swing-out shafts for easy front roll loading. The product is also available with a lift and load elevator feature, eliminating the need to load heavy rolls directly into the upper position, as well as the associated safety concerns.

About Butler:

Butler Automatic is the inventor of automatic splicing and the largest global manufacturer of automatic web splicing equipment for food, pharmaceutical, printing and CGP markets. As such, Butler Automatic is uniquely suited to increase uptime and production efficiency in a wide range of packaging applications. With more than 17,000 installations around the world, Butler Automatic is the global leader in automatic splicing solutions. For more information call 508-923-0544 or visit

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