MULLER INTRODUCES NEW RAPTOR HPL TURNTABLE AT MODEX 2016
–A variety of pallet securing solutions will be on display at Booth #2968—
Muller, a leading manufacturer of both equipment and material load containment solutions, will introduce the new Raptor HPL turntable wrapping machine at Modex 2016 in Atlanta, GA at booth #2968. The Raptor HPL is a reliable, economical and intuitive wrapper that has the added benefit of a branding tool built in with Muller’s popular Logo Wrap™ enhancement.
Previously only available as an option for the Octopus line of ring technology stretch wrappers, Logo Wrap enables users to protect pallet loads while simultaneously covering the product in custom messaging. Attendees will also have the chance to learn about several alternative pallet securing options at the booth. The company will feature its popular Octopus 1717C and unique Yellow Jacket orbital stretch wrappers. Muller’s Lock N’ Pop cohesive applicators will also be featured in the booth on sister company Loveshaw’s LDX-RTB case packer.
“We are thrilled to showcase our latest Raptor HPL turntable as it showcases a blend of our capabilities to provide both a stable, quality machine and an innovative value solution to the customer,” says Neil Weisensel, Brand and Marketing Director, Muller. “In fact, I think attendees will see that all the solutions on display do just that.”
The Raptor HPL is a heavy-duty, semi-automatic turntable that can wrap up to 35 loads per hour. The new machine boasts an easy to use control panel that provides the flexibility to create customized wrap patterns for each unique application. In addition, patented strain gauge technology also enables electronic film feed and corner compensation. A motorized power pre-stretch system (250%) with adjustable film tension control guarantees users optimal film usage. Film tension control ensures superior load containment and helps eliminate film breaks and product damage.
“The Raptor line of turntables is very easy to use, relatively maintenance free and help users reduce waste,” says Weisensel. “The Logo Wrap option adds another unique value to the machine.”
The patented Logo Wrap technology is a cost-effective and durable alternative to traditional hand applied stickers or labels. Integrated into the Raptor HPL, the custom branded film can be applied during the normal wrapping cycle. Logo Wrap is secured under a layer of standard stretch film, making it visible from all sides of a pallet and resistant against normal wear, outdoor elements and tear associated with load handling. In addition to its durability, the Logo Wrap minimizes waste and labor. Traditional stickers or labels are typically hand applied, increasing the labor involved. They also have a tendency to fall off or tear, creating unnecessary waste. Since the Logo Wrap is printed to manufacturer specifications, it can include a company logo, contact information or instructions for storage and transportation. Now a customer pallet is more than just a way to transport product safely and securely; it’s a brand-enhancing marketing tool as well.
Also on display will be Mullers’ Octopus “1717C” automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper. The Octopus 1717C is competitively priced to automatic rotary arm and turntable machines in the 30-50 LPH range. With its compact size, the wrapper is versatile for a variety of applications, making it the perfect machine for selling through distribution.
For attendees looking to secure oversized, oddly shaped, palletized loads while the pallet remains on the forklift, the Yellow Jacket orbital wrapper will also be on display. The orbital wrapper is a horizontally positioned stretch wrap machine that moves around and under a load as the Yellow Jacket is manually advanced across the length of the load, significantly minimizing the time it takes to wrap a load by hand. Typically it takes two workers roughly 10 minutes to wrap a similar load by hand. Yellow Jacket can wrap a similar load with one worker in one minute. In addition to reducing the labor required to wrap by at least 50%, Yellow Jacket also eliminates the need for other strapping materials or expensive cartons to secure loads.
“As the original rotary ring technology manufacturer, we have 30-plus years of experience providing customers innovative and intuitive load containment solutions. Ultimately, we hope to be a one-stop-shop for attendees looking for greater pallet protection,” says Weisensel.
Muller representatives will be on hand to speak with attendees to help them identify the right solution for their needs and discuss all other solutions available from Muller, including the Lock N’ Pop cohesive, Lachenmeier stretch hood equipment and much more.