The new DAMARK APS-X automatic L-bar sealer replaces the co.'s APS-LP automatic L-bar unit, which was first manufactured in 1981. The APS-X is said to use a unique film-pulling mechanism that limits the amount of scrap required. Furthermore, the APS-X contains many standard features that are options on other manufacturer's machinery. These features include; a 17325-in. hot-knife seal, interlocking safety features, a closing conveyor for small products, an easy film-threading device, vertical and horizontal product-sensing photoeyes, a maximum product height of 7 in. and a stainless-steel, USDA-food-approved paint. This unit will shrink wrap packages at speeds of 24 to 28 products/min.