Band Applicators address food safety concerns.

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Suited for produce industry, Models EZ-400 and EZ-650 apply tamper-evident seal around clamshell and large tray packages, eliminating chance of package popping open during transport. Model EZ-400 has max sleeve lay flat width of 400 mm and accommodates product widths from 3 11/16 to 9 7/8 in., while Model EZ-650 offers sleeve lay flat width of 150-650 mm and handles products from 3 1/16 to 16 3/16 in. wide. Both are automatic, continuous motion units with minimal moving parts.

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Axon Corporation Answers Food Safety Concerns

Tamper Evident Banding Expands Into Produce Market

RALEIGH, NC (June 2005) -- Axon® Corporation, world renowned manufacturer of heat shrinkable sleeve label, tamper evident band and stretch sleeve applicators, proudly introduces their heat shrinkable tamper evident band applicators to the fresh cut produce industry. The EZ-400 and EZ-650 apply a tamper evident seal around clamshell and large tray type packages, creating more secure products for the produce industry.

"The increase in demand for product safety for all markets led us to look at areas to expand into," says Ed Farley, director of sales, Axon® Corporation. "The EZ-Seal line has been successful in creating safe packaging for many different markets, and the produce industry will benefit just as well."

Tamper evident banding assures packagers and processors that their product remains uncontaminated and undamaged. Applying a tamper evident seal to the lip of a clamshell or tray eliminates the opportunity for the package to pop open during the transportation cycle. This diminishes safety concerns and assures packagers and processors that the product arrives on the shelves in pristine condition, safe and uncontaminated.

Ideal for produce packagers, Axon's EZ-400 and EZ-650 accommodate a variety of shapes and sizes and can band or partially sleeve either foil or plastic packages for added protection. The EZ-400 has a maximum sleeve lay flat width of 400mm. It is designed to accommodate product widths from 3-11/16" to 9-7/8". The EZ-650 has a sleeve lay flat width range between 150mm to 650mm, and accommodates product widths from 3-1/16" to 16-3/16".

A part of Axon's EZ-Seal® line of heat shrinkable sleeve label applicators, both systems are fully automatic, continuous motion units that utilize minimal moving parts for high reliability and low maintenance. With its small footprint, the machines can easily integrate with existing lines or Axon® can provide a complete system including applicator, conveyor, and heat tunnel.

AXON® Corporation represents over 30 years of experience in engineering, design, manufacturing and distribution of the highest quality heat shrink labeling, tamper evident banding, and stretch sleeve labeling equipment. Serving the food, dairy, beverage pharmaceutical, cosmetic and fragrances, personal care, nutritionals, chemical and industrial markets, to name just a few, Axon®/ Styrotech has over 3,000 installations, ranging from 30 CPM to over 700 CPM. Their experience in handling various shapes and sizes of products for heat shrink labeling, tamper evident banding, and stretch sleeve labeling is unmatched in the industry.

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