Press Release Summary:
Equipped with touchscreen PLC, mid-cycle top-sheet dispenser offers 5-sided protection to stretch wrapping with overhead straddle-type machines as well as traditional turntable wrappers. Control settings are independent of the wrapper, facilitating retrofit to existing machines. Permitting high-throughput wrapping rates from 30-35 loads/hr, product is offered in 2 fully automatic models that require no heat sealing and handle 2-4 mil no tack film in widths from 40-80 in.
Original Press Release:
New Mid-Cycle Top-Sheet Dispenser Automatically Tops Off Stretch-Wrapped Loads for Water-Tight Protection Outdoors
Ideal for bagged fertilizer, concrete, mulch, and concrete block, brick pavers, paper products or export shipments. Newly available mid-cycle sheet dispenser for automatic straddle-type stretch-wrapper is ideal for high throughput of 30-35 loads per hour.
January 2006 - Lantech's new mid-cycle top-sheet dispenser brings tight five-sided protection to high-throughput stretch wrapping with overhead straddle-type machines, as well as traditional turntable wrappers. Equipped with its own touchscreen PLC, the top-sheet dispenser's control settings are independent of the wrapper, making it an easy retrofit option for existing machines. Matched with Lantech's S-1500 straddle-type stretch wrap machine, the top-sheet dispenser permits high-throughput wrapping of 30-35 loads per hours, with five-sided protection that meets the latest requirements of the home center industry for loads to be stored outdoors.
The top-sheet dispenser is fully automatic, and requires no operator intervention or heat sealing. The system automatically senses load height and positions the film head at the correct height, then cuts it. Two systems are available. The mid-cycle model applies the protective top sheet after one layer of stretch film has been applied to four sides of the load, then wrapping continues to trap the edges of the top sheet between layers of stretch film. It can be used with any turntable machine or Lantech's high-throughput S-1500 overhead stretch wrapper. Mid-cycle application of the top sheet provides the highest level of protection from dust/moisture intrusion. An in-line model for all other overhead stretch wrappers applies the top sheet upstream from the wrap zone, allowing all layers of the stretch film to be applied over the edges of the top sheet.
The touchscreen PLC provides audible alarms and indicators for low film and jams of the dispenser or cutter.
Both models of the top sheet dispenser handle 2-4 mil "no tack" film in widths of 40" to 80" on rolls up to 12" diameter. The mid-cycle system accommodates load heights of 36" to 80" standard. The in-line system handles load heights of 20" to 80" standard. Both models are available with a 110" load-height option.
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.
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