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-The world’s first automatic pallet wrapping machine using ring technology -


Arlington Heights, IL
(June 25, 2013) – Muller LCS, a leading manufacturer of both innovative stretch wrap equipment and high quality stretch wrap film, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year of its Octopus rotary ring stretch wrapping machines. Originally developed by sister company Haloila, in 1983, the Octopus was the world’s first automatic stretch wrapper utilizing rotary ring technology- revolutionizing the packaging industry. Continuous innovation and product development enabled the Octopus to remain the global leading brand of pallet wrapping machines. Today, over 5,000 Octopus stretch wrappers have been installed worldwide.  

“What made the Octopus famous 30 years ago still holds true today; however, technological advancements and a commitment to quality have allowed us to evolve and produce an even better, faster and more efficient machine,” says Dan Schmidt, Business Development Manager at Muller LCS.

What began as one unique model 30 years ago has grown into a full line of Octopus machines capable of handling anywhere from 45-150+ loads per hour. They have also been successfully incorporated into varying industries, ranging from food to construction. The high performance pre-stretch design famous in all Octopus equipment is also known for saving customers up to 25% in film usage over other wrapping machines.

In addition to expanding and improving the Octopus line, Muller LCS has also built a wide range of unique options and upgrades to compliment the celebrated machines. From Tail Tucker and Logo Wrap™ to OctoMAX™, customers can now retrofit their Octopus to meet growing demands.

“While the anniversary is a good time to look back on past achievements, we are focused firmly on the future,” says Schmidt. “We continue to look for new ways to enhance and improve all our products and services and look forward to the next 30 years of innovation.”  

For more information on Octopus line of stretch wrappers, visit the Octopus Models page.

For general information about ITW Muller, its products and services, visit: www.mullerlcs.com or contact directly at email: sales@mullerlcs.com, phone: 1-800-OCTOPUS (1-800-628-6787).

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Octopus ‘S’ Series

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About Muller LCS
Muller LCS 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. Muller LCS' 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. In 2012, Muller LCS added the Yellow Jacket brand orbital stretch-wrapping equipment and services to its offerings.  The equipment locks uneven and oddly-shaped loads to the pallet, offering a quick and secure wrap.  Also in 2012, Muller LCS added GaleWrap® Oriented Film and Oriented Equipment to its product offerings.   As an alternative to conventional hand wrapping, GaleWrap Oriented Film and Equipment offer increased wrapping productivity, enhanced employee safety, improved load containment and lower total pallet wrapping costs.

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 a Muller LCS facility in Orange, Texas. Products include the EliminatorTM and ReducerTM machine films.  Strategically located just outside Atlanta, Georgia, Muller's Douglasville stretch film manufacturing facility produces millions of pounds of blown stretch film annually on state-of-the-art equipment.  Meeting the needs of both hand and machine film applications, products include GaleWrap and ImpactTM hand films and the STTM machine film.  The facility adheres to strict quality control procedures to assure consistent, problem-free product.