Conveyorized Twin Station Stretch Wrapper
Stand-Alone Automatic Conveyorized Twin Station Stretch Wrapper Machine
The new Orion Flex CTS is a Conveyorized Twin Station stretch wrapping machine designed to increase fork lift efficiency and reduce load handling times by providing a powered conveyor turntable and a gravity conveyor section used as a staging platform for wrapped loads waiting to be picked up.
The Flex CTS stretch wrapping machine was designed to fill the gap between our Flex HPA and the FA fully automatic stretch wrapper. By providing a powered conveyorized turntable and gravity discharge conveyor section, the Flex CTS can dramatically reduce the amount of time spent handling loads.
The Flex CTS stretch wrapping machine is built with many of the same components of our larger and more sophisticated automatic system, and offers throughput speeds approaching fully automatic systems at a fraction of the cost.
Film Tail Cut & Wipe Down System
This is the same pneumatically activated film clamp, cut and press system as used on some of Orion’s fully automatic stretch wrapping systems. It’s fully adjustable, extremely rugged and designed to give years of reliable service. The standard film cutter is an impulse hot wire. For more demanding applications, an option hot knife option is available (as pictured).
The components used on the conveyors are the same quality as used on other Orion fully automatic machinery. Just because the Flex CTS has a low price doesn’t mean we scrimp on the quality of the components.
Operation of the Flex CTS
1: The load is brought to Flex CTS stretch wrapper and placed on the conveyorized turntable, while backing away, operator pulls a lanyard or uses the optional Orion remote controller to start the wrapping cycle.
2: The operator is free to attend to other tasks such as getting the next pallet load to be wrapped.
3: When he returns, the wrapped load has been automatically moved to the gravity conveyor section. He is then free to place the unwrapped load on the turntable and signal the machine to start wrapping.
4: Next he picks up the wrapped load from the gravity conveyor and takes it away.
The Flex CTS controller uses an advanced Allen Bradley PLC for maximum flexibility and reliability. The operator touch panel offers multi-level security and a user-friendly menu-driven operator interface for fast and easy operation. The control box itself is CSA and UL listed and NEMA 12 rated.
Insta-threadFilm Delivery System
The Orion Insta-Thread film delivery system faces the side for easier film roll loading and threading. The system uses specially designed rollers to accurately elongate film at a standard rate of 260%.
This highly reliable prestretch systems features the fastest, easiest and safest film loading on the market, and an advanced “non-contact” film tension sensor for years of trouble-free wrapping.
A sophisticated photo eye senses even difficult colored and reflective loads, and Orion’s unique Insta-Sense system pauses the wrap cycle if the stretch film breaks or runs out.
KEY BENEFITS OF THE FLEX CTS
The Flex CTS eliminates the need for an operator to attach and cut the stretch film and eliminates time-loss from forklift drivers watching loads being wrapped. Simply place the pallet-load on the Turntable via forklift, and pull a lanyard switch while backing away. The machine will wrap the load as you have pre-determined it to do, automatically adapting to the load size and shape (within machine specifications). At end of the wrap cycle the load will be conveyed onto the exit pick-up conveyor section, freeing the turntable to receive another load.
The film is pre-stretched (elongated) at 260% which “processes” the stretch film for maximum linear strength and load retention, while reducing material cost. Film Force-to-Load control is automatic, performing like cruise-control so the film constantly adapts to the load shape, size and machine operating speed, resulting in minimal film breaks at maximum stretch. Bottom line…Properly wrapped loads for reduced shipping damage and reduced material cost.
Functionality, uptime and safe interaction are all critical to your operation! The Orion Flex series designs include many standard features to enhance the machine’s performance, uptime and safe operator interaction (often options with competitive models).
1. Pallet load is set onto the loading zone (turntable conveyor) via forklift
2. Driver backs away from wrapper and pulls lanyard switch to start the wrap cycle
3. Once the wrap cycle is complete, the load is transferred onto the exit pick-up station
4. Driver sets another load onto the turntable, then picks up the wrapped load