Fast, Stable Pallet Stretch Wrapper Tops 100 Pallets-Per-Hour

The latest rotary power design for pallet stretch wrapping uses opposing, dual counter-balanced rotary arms to achieve high-speed throughput without sacrificing system stability.

Bob Sperber, Managing Editor, Packaging Digest; Editor, Branded Content, IME

October 2, 2020

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The high-speed Orion MA-DX2 Rotary Stretch Wrapper can be mated with a LoPro Drag Chain Conveyor System that virtually eliminates pallet loads tipping over and damaging cases while reducing labor costs.Photo supplied by Orion

Companies seeking greater throughput, savings, and safety in the warehouse and loading dock have found all of these benefits with automated pallet stretch-wrapping systems. Now, a new system from Orion Packaging Systems, a division of ProMach, is the MA-DX 2 Rotary Tower stretch wrapping system that pushes load throughput to 100 pallets per hour.

The MA-DX2 shares features with its previously announced sibling, the MA-DX. These include a stable 4-leg design and the manufacturer’s Insta-Thread film carriage for fast, easy, and safe film loading — among other features for safety and reliable performance.

The new system adds a second rotary arm and film carriage. To maintain high-speed stability, the dual 30-inch Insta-Thread film carriages and 28-revolutions per minute (rpm) counterbalanced rotary arms oppose one another to apply film in a crisscross pattern.

Automation features include a menu-driven operator interface communicating with an Allen-Bradley PLC; AC motors with variable frequency drives (VFDs); and photoelectric sensors that will pause the machine if the film breaks or runs out.

Some users will opt to add a smart companion: the MA-DX LoPro Drag Chain Conveyor System. It’s said to virtually eliminates pallet loads tipping over and damaging cases, and can accept three pallets at one time. It’s also a labor-saver because it can be operated by just one person. One beverage distribution center, the company reports, realized a complete return on investment in only 18 months.

The MA-DX2 will be featured at the 2020 Pack Expo Connects virtual show (November 9-13), with three separate topics discussed in live product demos hosted on the Orion Packaging Systems exhibitor page.


About the Author(s)

Bob Sperber

Managing Editor, Packaging Digest; Editor, Branded Content, IME, Informa Markets - Engineering (IME)

Bob Sperber is a writer, editor, and content producer with more than three decades of experience on topics spanning engineering, manufacturing, and digital transformation. Areas of work span many aspects of physical and digital assets.

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