Axon: Shrink-sleeve applicator

Lanzara applies shrink sleeves at speeds up to 400 units/min.

Lanzara applies shrink sleeves at speeds up to 400 units/min.
Lanzara applies shrink sleeves at speeds up to 400 units/min.

Axon, powered by Pro Mach, introduces Lanzara, the next-generation shrink-sleeve applicator. A servo-controlled, mandrel-style machine, the new Lanzara delivers output at speeds up to 400 units/min.

The heart of the Lanzara is the PacDrive™ 3 automation platform from Schneider Electric™. The PacDrive 3 updates I/O motion blocks at 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% when compared to past-generation products. 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.

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