Press Release Summary:
Able to conform to load surfaces with irregularities up to 2 in. high, product uses surface-seeking sealer head with 8 independent nozzles that individually find load surface and direct 200-230Â°F air at film tail. Positive sealing of film tail before cutting and wiping produces clean, tight wrap that will not droop or snag throughout handling and shipping. Product accommodates loads of varying width up to 24 in. and provides 12 in. reach-to-load.
Original Press Release:
New Hot-Air Stretch Film Sealer Handles Surface Irregularities up to 2 Inches - Never Needs Cleaning, Retrofits to Existing Automatic Stretch Wrappers
Seals film tail before cutting for tight, positive load control during handling/shipping
November 2004 - Lantech's new hot-air stretch film sealer conforms to load surfaces with irregularities up to two inches high, and positively seals the film tail with hot-air, before cutting and wiping, for a clean, tight wrap that won't droop or snag. Operating at temperatures 150°F lower than conventional bar and pad sealers, the patented system improves safety and eliminates melted film build-ups that require cleaning. It will be demonstrated at Pack Expo on several different machines. The standalone system easily retrofits to existing Lantech automatic stretch wrappers, and lists for approximately $9000.00.
"As warehouse/DC's become more automated, stretch-wrap film tails become a greater danger and nuisance," says William Caudill, Lantech Product Manager for Automatic Systems. "Film tails can cause loads to snag, photoeyes to misread, or loads to unravel during shipping. The Lantech seal head is unique in its ability to adapt to uneven load surfaces, and because the film tail is sealed before cutting, wrap tension is maintained throughout handling and shipping."
Lantech's new film sealer easily accommodates loads of varying width, within a range of 24", by providing a full 12" reach-to-load. The surface-seeking sealer head allows its eight independent nozzles to individually find the load surface and direct hot air (200-230°F) at the film tail. No heat is transferred to the product, and the system produces heat only during the sealing cycle, improving operator comfort and eliminating risk of product damage. All heating elements are fully guarded.
The system operates effectively in most environments, including freezers to -20°F. It integrates with the cut/wipe arm of the wrapping machine, and is available on Lantech Q-1000 automatic turntable and S-3500 automatic straddle stretch wrapping systems.
Lantech's packaging and productivity solutions include semiautomatic and automatic stretch wrapping; automatic case handling; automatic palletizing; shrink packaging and pallet-load conveying systems. Lantech is the originator of stretch wrapping technology and world's largest manufacturer, with 50,000 systems placed around the world. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, with manufacturing operations in the U.S. and the Netherlands, Lantech products are sold and serviced by a network of 175 distributor locations. Visit the Lantech website at www.lantech.com for more product information.