Film breaks are a major frustration for most stretch wrapper operators. They can result in downtime and lost productivity. Approximately 30 percent of all film breaks occur at the clamp, which requires the operator to reset the machine. When a typical load passes into the wrap zone, it could be several inches to a foot away from the clamp causing no clamp-to-load contact. Many clamps are stationary clamps and do not move out to the edge of the load. This causes the film to sag in the gap between the clamp and the load reducing containment at the bottom of the load.
Lantech's SL automatic stretch wrappers now feature the Load Seeking Clamp 4.0 that reduces such film breaks by holding onto the film. At the beginning of the wrap cycle, the Load Seeking Clamp 4.0 goes out to the edge of the load creating clamp-to-load contact regardless of the width of the load. This eliminates sagging issues and maximizes containment at the bottom of the load.
The Load Seeking Clamp 4.0 is standard on the SL Automatic stretch wrapper. It is also available as a retrofit on S Series automatics. It is a low maintenance item with no pressure or misalignment adjustments required.
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