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Glenview, IL, (September 21, 2018)Lachenmeier, part of Signode Industrial Group and a leading manufacturer of stretch hood equipment and film, will introduce Signode’s patented Ring Wrapping technology to the corrugated industry with the Octopus Line of stretch wrappers during Corrugated Week 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana from September 24-27th at the Indianapolis Convention Center.  Lachenmeier will also continue to highlight its revolutionary stretch hood machine, Multi-FleXL and innovative film solutions such as Xeros® at the popular industry exhibition and conference.

Newly adopted in the corrugated industry, the innovative Octopus Line of stretch wrappers featuring ring technology offers significant advantages over traditional rotary arm and conventional stretch wrapping methods. Attendees can learn more during the “What’s New Session” on Wednesday September 26th at 1pm on the exhibit floor. The session, “Incorporating Ring Wrapping Technology for Greater Box Plant Efficiencies” will explore how the equipment solution increases productivity, reduces waste and maximizes overall efficiencies to ensure optimal pallet load containment.

“We are thrilled to showcase our growing corrugated solutions at Corrugated Week,” says Mark Wolschlag, National Accounts Manager, Signode Industrial Group. “The Octopus line of ring wrappers has been a proven solution across many industries, like food and beverage, for decades. Having it as part of the corrugated portfolio has been tremendous for customers looking for a more compact alternative to our well-known Multi FleXL stretch hood machine and film.”

Lachenmeier’s Multi FleXL stretch hood machine provides the necessary protection and force to stabilize even the most challenging loads. Flexible enough to handle varying load sizes automatically, the machine can be configured with up to four different sizes to ensure a perfect fit. Wrapping up to 150 loads an hour, depending on the size and height of the product, Multi FleXL further provides fast and accurate results.  When coupled with Xeros™ stretch hood film, loads are not only quickly and effectively secured but also free of contaminates and moisture. Stretch hood film inherently offers waterproof protection- ensuring loads are kept dry from the elements. However, condensation can also build from the inside due to high humidity or drastic fluctuations in atmosphere temperature. The patented multi-layer film technology used to manufacture Xeros™ prevents that.

Similarly, the Octopus line of rotary ring stretch wrappers offers proper pallet load containment for a variety of applications and load sizes. Equipped with the company’s patented Easy S Film Carriage which enables simple film loading, maximizes pre-stretch performance and minimizes wear. Compared to traditional “W” wrap systems, the positive contact of the “S” wrap pattern improves pre-stretch levels, can better handle a variety of films, and significantly lowers the overall cost of ownership. The inherent flexibility of rotary ring stretch wrap technology provides the best load containment possible at the lowest cost per load (film savings of up to 25% are possible versus traditional rotary arm stretch wrappers).  Versatile, modular, cost effective, operator-friendly and high speed are all applicable descriptions of Octopus stretch wrapper machine systems. 

“The Lachenmeier stretch hood systems and the Octopus Line of rotary ring wrappers are both ideal for manufacturers looking to effectively secure pallet loads during transport,” Wolschlag adds. “Coupled with the fact these solutions minimize waste and maximize box plant efficiencies, customers can achieve ideal load containment while simultaneously improving their bottom line.”

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