Axon Showcases the Industry Leading Lanzara Shrink Sleeve Applicator at WestPack 2016

Feb 02, 2016

RALEIGH, NC — Axon, powered by ProMach, displays at WestPack, February 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center, the company’s next-generation shrink sleeve applicator – the Lanzara. The Lanzara is a servo controlled mandrel-style shrink film applicator. (Axon WestPack Booth # 5332)

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 lightning fast one millisecond each, giving Lanzara outstanding motion control and overall flexibility. For example, with the 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 its Smart Cutting System, Axon 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 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 consistently produces quality products.

Every Lanzara comes equipped with the ProTech by ProMach™ system for remote diagnostics and machine monitoring. Machine monitoring provides real time overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) data. OEE data helps operations personnel to continuously improve throughput. Remote diagnostics can help shorten repair time to hours or even minutes as compared to waiting for a technician to travel to the machine and offers exceptional benefits in terms of maintaining uptime. The Lanzara applicator is also offered with a stainless steel frame in 304 grade for wet-filling rooms and 316 grade for increased corrosion resistance.

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 # 5332 at WestPack 2016.

About Axon

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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