In order to maximize the production time of forklift operators, the process of stretch-wrapping is also increasingly using automation technology. The Spectra II rotary stretch packer from Orion Packaging Systems ensures maximum flexibility and reliability while minimizing maintenance. It has a stack size of 55 x 55 x 90 inches (approximately 140 x 140 x 227 cm), a load weight of 5,000 pounds (approximately 2268 kilograms) and a packing speed of 45 inches/hour.
The Spectra II features a digital variable-frequency drive driven by a brushless AC motor that requires less maintenance than a DC motor. In addition, the automatic chain tensioning system eliminates periodic adjustment of the rotary drive chain. Additional features include an Allen Bradley Micrologix 1000 programmable logic controller, easy-to-control industrial-grade pushbuttons and switches, and enclosed designs that protect the motor, transmission, and electronics from damage. Insta-Thread pre-stretcher can speed up the replacement of the film roll, while the use of 260% of the pre-stretch can also mention the highest efficiency of the film. The Insta-cut function automatically cuts off the film after each stretch pack so that the forklift operator does not have to cut it off manually.
Source: Packaging Machinery