Qimarox adds standard stretch-hood machine to its product range

After a ring wrapper, Qimarox has now also added a standard stretch hood machine to its range of material handling components. This innovative stretch hood machine distinguishes itself in the market by its lack of power-hungry technologies such as pneumatics and hydraulics. Like the previously introduced ring wrapper, this packaging machine can also be integrated with the palletising module of Qimarox in a complete final packaging system.
Rekhoes QimaroxThe Qimarox Highrunner mk7 is a modular, serially produced palletising module which can swiftly stack final packages of various shapes and sizes on pallets. Thanks to Qimarox’s latest addition to its range of material handling components, system partners of Qimarox can now supply complete systems for both palletising and packaging of pallets. End customers are therefore assured of a pallet with load that is not only secured and stabilised, but also guaranteed to be packaged both waterproof and dustproof.

Save on energy costs
This extremely compact stretch hood machine has four tensioning arms that can stretch a stretch wrap taut and pull it over the loaded pallet. When the tensioning arms release the stretch hood, the boxes, bags or other products on the pallet can no longer move due to the elasticity of the film. Because the four tensioning arms can move horizontally in two directions, the stretch wrapper can wrap any size of pallet.

What makes the machine unique is its lack of power-hungry technologies such as pneumatics and hydraulics to power the tensioning arms. Energy consumption is thus minimised, allowing end customers to save up to €3,500 on energy costs each year. In addition, the machine excels in ease of maintenance. Inspection of the machine or replacement of wearing parts can all take place at ground level, so moving machine parts are not required for service and maintenance work.

Supplied via system partners
Like all its other components – such as palletisers and vertical transport systems – Qimarox supplies the stretch hood machine to specialised and trained system partners without a control system. These system partners are thus given the opportunity to combine the control system of the machine with that of the other end-of-line packaging system components. This not only provides better integration, but also simpler control and lower investment and maintenance costs.

Qimarox now has a global network of more than two hundred system partners so that each end customer is always assured of a local partner who speaks the language and knows the market. You can watch the stretch wrapper in action in the Qimarox demonstration centre in Harderwijk.