New Axis stretch-wrapping system by Pro Mach's Orion Packaging applies film to six sides of a pallet in multiple, user-defined patterns to deliver load reinforcement or protection from environmental exposure; machine to be featured at Pack Expo 2013

ALEXANDRIA, Minnesota , September 16, 2013 (press release) –

  • Ideal for reinforcing loads and protection from environmental exposure
  • High value alternative to steel or poly strapping
  • See AXIS at Pack Expo Las Vegas, September 23-25, Booth C-1914

Alexandria, MN - Orion Packaging introduces its new AXIS stretch wrapping system for maximum pallet protection and security. AXIS applies film to all six sides of a pallet in multiple, user-defined patterns to deliver increased load reinforcement or ultimate protection from environmental exposure.

AXIS combines the strengths of Orion’s MA-DX and orbital, precision ring wrapping machines to provide a versatile, easy-to-use, robust solution. AXIS allows multiple user-defined wrap patterns including combinations of roped film and flat webs to provide optimum strength and pallet coverage. AXIS is ideal for customers seeking a high value alternative to steel and poly strapping or a solution for storage and transport in adverse conditions.

The AXIS is equipped with Orion’s industry leading pre-stretch film delivery system, InstaThread, which precisely elongates stretch film up to 260% before being wrapped on the load. InstaThread features an ultra-sensitive corner compensation mechanism to assure that film tension around the entire load is consistent for better load stability and economy. Orion supports its industry leading pre-stretch system with a lifetime warranty on pre-stretch rollers.

Automatic, heavy-duty conveyors transport the pallet through the AXIS system beginning with the high performance MA-DX equipped with a 30-inch InstaThread film carriage. The MA-DX applies film to four sides of the load in any combination of strong ropes or full webs. The load then moves through the AXIS orbital machine to complete wrapping on all six sides. The AXIS orbital wrapper uses two 20-inch InstaThread film carriages to apply film and includes an 80-inch ring to accommodate large pallets. AXIS orbital film carriages can also be set to apply any combination of wrap and roping patterns.

AXIS handles loads up to 4,500 pounds and delivers up to 50-75 loads per hour. For enhanced ease-of-use, Orion AXIS includes a powerful PLC controller with a digital Human Machine Interface, low-maintenance AC motors, and Category 2 safety systems.

Orion’s engineering team can customize AXIS for specific customer requirements, including different ring sizes on the Orbital wrapper, productivity enhancements, multiple operations variances and custom options.

AXIS will be unveiled at Pack Expo Las Vegas, September 23-25, Booth C-1914. For more information about the new AXIS wrapping system, contact Orion at 800-333-6556, 320-852-7705 or visit www.OrionPackaging.com.

About Orion

For more than 25 years, Orion Packaging has been providing its customers with durable and reliable stretch wrapping solutions that deliver industry leading prestretch capabilities and superior value. Orion offers a full product line of automatic and semi-automatic stretch wrapping solutions for almost any load containment need.

Orion is powered by Pro Mach, a Cincinnati, Ohio based provider of integrated packaging products and solutions for food, beverage, household goods, pharmaceutical, and other diverse consumer and industrial companies. Through three business units and related divisions, Pro Mach provides equipment, training, installation, and parts in primary packaging, end-of-line packaging, and identification and tracking.

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