One of the world’s fastest stretch wrappers will be released by Contract Packaging Systems (CPS) at Auspack.
The October 11-14 show will be the first time the Mancon machine capable of wrapping 100 pallets an hour has been seen in Australia. While the pallet remains stationary so that even light and unstable loads can be wrapped at high speed, the carriage spins around it at up to 40 revolutions per minute.
The unit has a large carbon fibre composite ring at its heart, which CPS says is lighter, stronger and offers a more positive drive and lower maintenance.
The Mancon comes with all the features that could be expected of a top of the range stretch wrapper, including an integrated automatic top sheet applicator and eight wrapping programs.
Film changeover is fast but for virtually non-stop operation, a multiple carriage facility is available.
The Mancon also boasts patented infrared technology for high-speed maintenance-free stretch film seaming and film cut off.
CPS says the Mancon accepts 500mm width films, with the option of carriages to accommodate 750mm widths, and the electronically controlled motorised prestretch system can be set to vary from 150 to 300% stretch.
Buyers of the Mancon unit will be offered a choice of PLC and automation components to suit their operations, although Siemens controllers are standard.
The Mancon wrapper is housed in a demountable frame for easier installation and a smaller footprint, which CPS says is an important benefit for packaging lines with limited floor space.
While CPS tips the Mancon unit to steal the show at Auspack, the packaging equipment supplier will also have its extensive range of carton erectors, labelling machines, sealers and wrappers on display. CPS has also recently become the Australian supplier of the Siat range of Columbia strapping tools, which will be on show.