Stretch Wrap Machine Monitor offers real-time data via Web.

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OctoMAX(TM) system includes hardware and software to monitor and measure stretch wrapping equipment and film effectiveness. It also ensures that optimal settings, pre-stretch gears, number of wraps, and amount of film are set at all times. System is connected through Internet and machine or film problems are relayed to user via email, and are also available on system's operator interface. Users can also visit personal online portal to view historical data and download reports.



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New ITW Muller OctoMAX(TM) System Helps Customers Reduce Total Systems Costs



Arlington Heights, IL - ITW Muller, a leading manufacturer of both innovative stretch wrap equipment and high quality stretch wrap film, introduces its OctoMAX(TM) system to help manufacturers increase productivity and decrease costs. Available as an enhancement to the ITW Muller Octopus line of new stretch wrap equipment or as a retrofit to most existing machines, OctoMAX utilizes proprietary hardware and software to monitor and measure equipment and film effectiveness. The system not only enables customers to maximize the performance of their machine by making sure the optimal settings, pre-stretch gears, number of wraps and amount of film, are set at all times, it can also maximize savings by monitoring the performance of their film. Ultimately, that means customers can meet both growing costs constraints and sustainability goals by reducing waste and downtime.

"From unnecessary increases in wraps on a pallet to misguided switches in pre-stretch gears on the machine, we've seen customers lose tens of thousands of dollars and waste thousands of pounds of film," says Dan Schmidt, Business Development Manager at ITW Muller. "OctMAX acts as an insurance system safeguarding our customers' money and the environment."

The system provides real-time simple and actionable information. If something goes wrong with either the machine or film, the system is connected through the internet and will immediately notify the user via e-mail. The information is also available on the enhanced operator interface or HMI display. Users can visit their personal online portal to view historical data and download reports.

"Knowing what's happening and how to improve your Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is critical to reducing total systems costs," says Schmidt. "In fact, with OctoMAX, some customers have seen savings up to 20%."

For more information about ITW Muller, its products and services, visit online: www.itwmuller.com or contact directly at email: sales@itwmuller.com, 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.

OctoMAX(TM) System

"Knowing what's happening and how to improve your Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is critical to reducing total systems costs, In fact, with OctoMAX, some customers have seen savings up to 20%." - Dan Schmidt, Business Development Manager at ITW Muller.

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