Large Load Stretch Wrapper is designed for speed, versatility.

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Achieving wrapping speeds up to 100 loads/hr, Octopus(TM) 505 AL automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper accommodates up to 4,800 lb loads with 69 in. max diagonal and 80 in. max height. Adjustable legs let customers change wrap height, while design with belt lifts and quick disconnect components minimizes maintenance efforts. Adaptable via range of modular options and upgrades, system is constructed with steel and aluminum frame and offers up to 300% pre-stretch to help conserve film.

Original Press Release:

ITW Muller's Octopus(TM) Line of Stretch Wrappers Now Offers More Speed and Versatility for Less Money with the New Octopus 505AL

-- Manufacturers benefit from Increased Productivity--

Arlington Heights, IL - ITW Muller, a leading manufacturer of both innovative stretch wrap equipment and high quality stretch wrap film, introduces the latest addition to its Octopus line of automatic rotary ring stretch wrappers- the Octopus 505 AL. The 505 AL is ideal for manufacturers looking to increase productivity without compromising cost. An upgrade from the Octopus 303, the 505 AL is still compact but allows for the stretch wrapping of larger loads. In addition, its simple design and flexible network increases its overall versatility. With wrapping speeds up to 100 loads per hour it addresses the demands of what was previously met by the Octopus 606.

"We are continuously making improvements to our machines," says Dan Schmidt, Business Development Manager at ITW Muller. "While the Octopus 303 is still very popular, the 505 AL was built for those customers with larger loads and a need for an integral top sheet that also needed more flexibility and throughput."

The adjustable legs enable customers to easily change the wrap height. Its simple design with belt lifts and quick disconnect components further ensures minimal maintenance. In addition, it's easily adaptable to a wide range of modular options and upgrades like the innovative Tail Tucker, Logo WrapTM, and OctoMAX(TM). The steel and aluminum frame also provides necessary strength while minimizing costs. Like all Octopus machines, the 505 AL's high performance pre-stretch design can save customers up to 25% in film usage over other wrapping machines.

"The Octopus 505 AL is just one example of how we are meeting market demand," says Schmidt. "As customers add more SKU's, reduce primary packaging, and change product specifications, they want a stretch wrapper that can meet their ever- changing demands."

For more information about ITW Muller, its products and services, visit online: or contact directly at email:, 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. 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. 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. The facility adheres to strict quality control procedures to assure consistent, problem-free product.

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