Axon Showcases at Pack Expo East 2015 the Stainless Steel Lanzara Shrink Sleeve Applicator for Wet-Filling Rooms and other Demanding Environments


The Lanzara shrink sleeve applicator delivers the highest overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) in its class. (Axon Pack Expo East Booth # 609)



RALEIGH, North Carolina – Axon, powered by Pro Mach, is showcasing at Pack Expo East, February 16-18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, the stainless steel option for the Lanzara, the company’s next-generation shrink sleeve applicator. A servo-controlled, mandrel-style machine, the new Lanzara delivers the highest output at the most sensible price of any applicator in the industry at speeds up to 400 units per minute. (Axon Pack Expo East Booth # 609)



There are two options for the Lanzara’s stainless steel frame – the 304 grade for wet-filling rooms and the 316 grade for increased corrosion resistance. These new frames were developed for beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, dairy, chemical, and other manufacturers looking for the performance and versatility of stainless steel.



The heart of the Lanzara is the PacDrive™ 3 automation platform from Schneider Electric™, which integrates discrete, motion, and IT functionality into a high-performance packaging-machine solution. The PacDrive 3 updates I/O motion blocks at a blistering one millisecond each, giving Lanzara outstanding motion control and overall flexibility. For example, with the new Axon Smart Speed Control feature, Lanzara can automatically increase or decrease the sleeving rate, matching upstream and downstream line speed without operator involvement for ‘set it and forget it’ operation. Smart Speed Control ensures optimum throughput, uptime, and quality.



With a new Smart Cutting System, Axon has dramatically improved its film cutting technology, reducing the number of blade changeovers required by 66 percent when compared to past generation solutions. In addition, Lanzara features a new Smart Film Feed System that simplifies film threading and greatly improves the control of the film web as it moves through the machine, especially at higher speeds, reducing waste and downtime.



The Lanzara’s smart diagnostics program monitors machine performance, makes calculations based on that performance and history of preventative maintenance, and alerts operators to the exact date a maintenance procedure should be carried out. Smart diagnostics leading to preventive maintenance ensures the machine operates at peak efficiency and produces quality products hour after hour.



For more information on Lanzara and on the packaging industry’s most comprehensive technical support program, Pro Mach’s ProCustomer, call 1-800-598-8601 and visit www.AxonCorp.com. Be sure to stop by the Axon Booth # 609 at Pack Expo East 2015.



About Axon

Axon is a leading manufacturer of fully automated, heat-shrink labeling, tamper-evident banding, and stretch-sleeving equipment. With more than 30 years experience delivering products and solutions that are affordable, reliable, versatile, and easy to use, Axon sets the standard for technology development and customer value within the industries it serves. Visit Axon at www.AxonCorp.com.



About Pro Mach

Pro Mach is a leading provider of integrated packaging and processing products and solutions for food, beverage, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, and other diverse companies. Through its brands, Pro Mach provides product packaging and processing equipment, PMMI certified training, installation, parts, and service in Bottling Capping, Primary Packaging, Flexible Packaging, Material Handling, Identification Tracking, and End-of-Line Packaging.



Pro Mach has a diverse customer base, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, privately-held businesses worldwide, which depend on reliable, flexible, technologically advanced equipment and integrated solution sets. Pro Mach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. For more information about Pro Mach, visit www.ProMachInc.com.



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