Axon Showcases at WestPack 2015 a Truly Innovative Shrink Sleeve Applicator – the LanzaraFeb 03, 2015
RALEIGH, North Carolina — Axon, powered by ProMach, is featuring at WestPack, February 10-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center, the company’s next-generation shrink sleeve applicator – the Lanzara. A servo-controlled, mandrel-style machine, the new Lanzara delivers the highest output at the most sensible price of any applicator in the industry at speeds up to 400 units per minute. (Axon WestPack Booth # 5326)
The heart of the Lanzara is the PacDrive™ 3 automation platform from Schneider Electric™, which integrates discrete, motion, and IT functionality into a high-performance packaging-machine solution. The PacDrive 3 updates I/O motion blocks at a blistering one millisecond each, giving Lanzara outstanding motion control and overall flexibility. For example, with the new Axon Smart Speed Control feature, Lanzara can automatically increase or decrease the sleeving rate, matching upstream and downstream line speed without operator involvement for ‘set it and forget it’ operation. Smart Speed Control ensures optimum throughput, uptime, and quality.
With a new Smart Cutting System, Axon has dramatically improved its film cutting technology, reducing the number of blade changeovers required by 66 percent when compared to past generation solutions. In addition, Lanzara features a new Smart Film Feed System that simplifies film threading and greatly improves the control of the film web as it moves through the machine, especially at higher speeds, reducing waste and downtime.
The Lanzara’s smart diagnostics program monitors machine performance, makes calculations based on that performance and history of preventative maintenance, and alerts operators to the exact date a maintenance procedure should be carried out. Smart diagnostics leading to preventive maintenance ensures the machine operates at peak efficiency and produces quality products hour after hour.
“For more than a year, our development team worked with Schneider Electric on the software underpinnings that would take mechanical performance to a new level in terms of output and uptime,” said Brad Wegner, Vice President and General Manager, Axon. “We visited customers to see how our machines were operated in the field in order to design a machine that is incredibly easy to use. Lanzara’s extraordinary productivity and sensible price are the results of these efforts.”
For more information on Lanzara and on the packaging industry’s most comprehensive technical support program, ProMach’s ProCustomer, call 1-800-598-8601 and visit www.AxonCorp.com. Be sure to stop by the Axon Booth # 5326 at WestPack 2015.
Axon provides our customers the means to produce attractive sleeve labeled products and tamper evident protected packages with dependable performance and unmatched flexibility that translate into dollars and cents on the bottom line. Engineered for reliability and value, Axon solutions includes shrink sleeve applicators, stretch sleeve applicators, tamper evident band applicators, and heat shrink tunnels for pharmaceuticals, beverages, processed foods, dairy, health and beauty, household, and chemical products. Axon is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of P.E. Labellers and the ProMach Labeling & Coding business line, Axon helps our packaging customers protect their reputation and grow the trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Axon at www.AxonCorp.com.
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