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Arlington Heights, IL (March 22, 2011) – Muller, a leading manufacturer of both innovative stretch wrap equipment and high quality stretch wrap film, introduces its OctoMAX™ system to help brick and paver manufacturers increase productivity and decrease costs. Available as an enhancement to the 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 Muller. “OctoMAX 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 Muller, its products and services, visit online: or contact directly at email:, phone: 1-800-OCTOPUS (1-800-628-6787).lcs


About Muller
Muller 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’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 Muller facility in Orange, Texas. 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. The facility adheres to strict quality control procedures to assure consistent, problem-free product.