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Axon sleever.

A visual tour of packaging machines that represent new developments from among the expansive portfolio of Pro Mach was on display at PMMI’s Pack Expo East tradeshow in Philadelphia Feb. 16-18.  

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Here are three highlights:

1. The colorfully outfitted and more robust stainless-steel Axon Lanzara Shrink Sleeve Applicator boasts 400 cpm speeds and biometrics security access, Smart Cutting and Smart Diagnostics and more. The sleever also uses the PacDrive 3 automation platform from Schneider Electric, which uses Smart Speed Control for optimum throughput, uptime, and quality.

2. Citronix CIJ products receive a year-end refresh that users may find as attractive as the higher-quality print.

3. Orion Packaging offers wireless technology and goes back to the future with a reinvented, patent-pending film carriage makes film changes a snap and optimizes performance. According to the company, the improvements can mean 12 wrap revolutions for a load that normally requires 13. 

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