PERFORMANCE, PACKAGED

Axon Showcases at WestPack 2015 a Truly Innovative Shrink Sleeve Applicator – the Lanzara

Feb 03, 2015

RALEIGH, North Carolina — Axon, powered by ProMach, is featuring at WestPack, February 10-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center, the company’s next-generation shrink sleeve applicator – the Lanzara. A servo-controlled, mandrel-style machine, the new Lanzara delivers the highest output at the most sensible price of any applicator in the industry at speeds up to 400 units per minute. (Axon WestPack Booth # 5326)

The heart of the Lanzara is the PacDrive™ 3 automation platform from Schneider Electric™, which integrates discrete, motion, and IT functionality into a high-performance packaging-machine solution. The PacDrive 3 updates I/O motion blocks at a blistering one millisecond each, giving Lanzara outstanding motion control and overall flexibility. For example, with the new Axon Smart Speed Control feature, Lanzara can automatically increase or decrease the sleeving rate, matching upstream and downstream line speed without operator involvement for ‘set it and forget it’ operation. Smart Speed Control ensures optimum throughput, uptime, and quality.

With a new Smart Cutting System, Axon has dramatically improved its film cutting technology, reducing the number of blade changeovers required by 66 percent when compared to past generation solutions. In addition, Lanzara features a new Smart Film Feed System that simplifies film threading and greatly improves the control of the film web as it moves through the machine, especially at higher speeds, reducing waste and downtime.

The Lanzara’s smart diagnostics program monitors machine performance, makes calculations based on that performance and history of preventative maintenance, and alerts operators to the exact date a maintenance procedure should be carried out. Smart diagnostics leading to preventive maintenance ensures the machine operates at peak efficiency and produces quality products hour after hour.

“For more than a year, our development team worked with Schneider Electric on the software underpinnings that would take mechanical performance to a new level in terms of output and uptime,” said Brad Wegner, Vice President and General Manager, Axon. “We visited customers to see how our machines were operated in the field in order to design a machine that is incredibly easy to use. Lanzara’s extraordinary productivity and sensible price are the results of these efforts.”

For more information on Lanzara and on the packaging industry’s most comprehensive technical support program, ProMach’s ProCustomer, call 1-800-598-8601 and visit www.AxonCorp.com. Be sure to stop by the Axon Booth # 5326 at WestPack 2015.

About ProMach

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ProMach designs, manufactures, integrates, and supports the most sophisticated and advanced packaging and processing solutions in the global marketplace. Its diverse customer base, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, privately-held businesses worldwide, depends on reliable, flexible, technologically advanced equipment and integrated solutions. ProMach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. For more information about ProMach, visit www.ProMachBuilt.com and for more information on ProMach Careers, visit www.ProMachCareers.com.