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After Qimarox added a standard OEM stretch hood to its product range last year, the manufacturer of material handling components has now released an improved version of the machine. What’s new about the stretch hooder is the patented concept whereby the tensioning arms, which stretch the stretch hood over the products, function independently in separate guideposts. The new OEM stretch hooder will be introduced at the Interpack trade fair, which will be taking place from 4 to 10 May in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The lack of a framework (in which the tensioning arms are traditionally connected) improves the flexibility of the design of the standard stretch hooder. The position of the guideposts is determined in the project specifications, allowing the stretch hooder to adapt to project specifications. This opens up the possibility of processing pallets from two different directions, allowing the machine to be used in corners. The concept is furthermore completely standardised and the machine fully modular. This makes the stretch hooder suitable for many different projects.
Save on energy costs
This extremely compact stretch hood machine has four tensioning arms that can stretch a stretch hood 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 hooder 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 conveyors – Qimarox supplies the stretch hooder to specialised and trained Certified 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.
The standard OEM stretch hooder will be introduced at the Interpack trade fair held in the Düsseldorf Messe trade fair ground, which will take place from 4 to 10 May. You can find Qimarox in Hall 13, at Stand A43.