Food In Canada

Greater box plant efficiencies with proper pallet load containment

Increased throughput and pallet protection offered by coveted stretch and hood wrapping solutions from Signode Industrial Group.

January 15, 2019   by Food in Canada staff


GLENVIEW, Illinois—Signode Industrial Group, a leading manufacturer of a broad spectrum of consumables, tools, software and equipment to optimize end-of-line packaging operations and protect product in transit, is offering greater pallet load stability and product protection for corrugated box plants with its line of Octopus stretchwrappers and Lachenmeier stretch hood equipment.
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 per cent 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 Octopus line of ring wrappers has been a proven solution across many industries, like food and beverage, for decades,” said Signode national accounts manager Mark Wolschlag. “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 180 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 (see image at top of article), 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.
“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 said. “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.”
For general information about Lachenmeier contact directly via email:, or by phone: 1-877-859-7205.


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