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EZ-Wide Low Speed, Wide Format Applicators

EZ-Wide applicators are the value priced, low to mid-speed models for containers requiring wide multipack, wide twin pack, wide tamper evident bands or wide shrink sleeve labels. They are vacuum style machines that use economical stepper motors for consistent, repeatable performance.

EZ-Wide includes a series of three models that accommodate film layflat widths up to 900 mm (35.4"). These models are ideal for applying multipack sleeves, tamper evident neck bands or shrink sleeve labels to large containers or multipacks.

EZ-Wide models are offered with single-head and dual head configurations and dual head configurations are capable of steady-state production speeds from 60 to 90 cpm depending on container size.

Like every Axon shrink sleeve applicator, EZ-Wide sleeve applicators offer the flexibility to perform five important shrink applications:

  • Multipacks and twin packs
  • Tamper evident bands
  • Partial body sleeves
  • Full body sleeves
  • Full body over the cap sleeves

This flexibility makes Axon shrink sleeve applicators one of the best values in the industry.

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  • Features & Benefits

    • Fully automatic - Sleeve application process is fully automated, recipe driven and a touch screen HMI makes operation simple
    • Large size capable - Container diameters or multi-pack cross-sections up to 22.5" (571 mm)
    • Simple to operate, easy to maintain - Design minimizes use of moving parts which reduces complexity for both operators and maintenance personnel
    • Fast, tool-less size changeovers - Size changeovers can be completed in five minutes or less
    • Guillotine style cutters - Simple, durable and dependable two-blade cutting system delivers consistent, clean cuts
    • Long blade life - Under normal operating conditions EZ-Wide cutting blades can be used for up to one year before replacement is required
    • Modular head design - Single head applicator can be easily upgraded to a dual head configuration for increased production speeds
    • Vacuum spreader guide system - Simple vacuum technology with inexpensive film spreader guides makes change parts inexpensive and a true bargain
  • Options

    • Static Reduction - Mitigates static build-up
    • Print Registration - Fiber optic sensor reads film registration marks so the PLC can calculate cut lengths to assure sleeve length accuracy
    • Vertical, Horizontal & T Perforators - Add perforations to enhance ease of opening
    • Band Positioning - Belt system assures correct placement of tamper bands or partial body sleeves during application process.
    • Low Film Alarm - Automatically detects low film levels and alerts operator
    • Product Spacers - Precisely separate containers at the infeed to assure smooth production
    • Infeed Timing Screws - Required for multi-packs, certain container geometries
    • Spare Parts Kit - Recommended start-up parts inventory
  • EZ-Wide Highlights

    Rockwell Powered

    Powered by Rockwell
    Widely used Allen-Bradley controls are standard

    Quick Changeovers

    Quick Changeovers
    Recipe functionality on the touch-screen HMI allow for rapid adjustment of machine settings

    Cutting System

    Cutting System
    Guillotine knife mechanism provides a clean and precise cut for a high-quality finish - it's also simple to maintain

    Low Cost Change Parts

    Low Cost Change Parts
    Run all your SKUs on one machine - switching between different size containers won't break your budget

    Large Containers

    Large Containers
    Apply shrink sleeves to a variety of large round and non-round container shapes

    Multiple Perforation Options

    Multiple Perforation Options
    - Horizontal
    - T-Style
    - Vertical

    Bilingual Operation

    Bilingual Operation
    English and Spanish HMI for your diverse workforce

    PMMI Certified Training

    PMMI Certified Training
    Operator training provided by a PMMI Certified Technician

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