Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Shrink sleeving system achieves speeds of 150ppm

Shrink and stretch sleeving equipment features a radiant heat chamber and is capable of speeds up to 150ppm.

Aetna UK launched the AXON range of shrink and stretch sleevingequipment at the PPMA Show at Excel last September. Theyintroduced the EZ-130 shrink sleeving system complete with theEZ-24-SR radiant heat chamber, which is constructed fromstainless steel. This machine is capable of speeds up to 150ppmand has a sleeve layflat capacity from 15mm to 130mm.

Thisparticular model created a great deal of interest, particularlyfrom the dairy, food and body care industries, and by year endthe system was placed with one of Aetna's existingcustomers, where it is proving to be very effective.

AXONCorporation was founded over 10 years ago and today they are aworld leading manufacturer of automatic equipment offering achoice of machine speeds to meet the needs of all customers fromstart-up businesses to the largest multi national.

They can alsodesign custom machinery to meet specialised packaging needs.

Axonis the only manufacturer in the world to offer standard machinescapable of processing round, square or other shape productsranging from 20mm to 650mm in sleeve/band size, at speeds up to750 parts per minute for a single head system.

A major bottlemoulding company has placed an order for the first Axon/Styrotechsystem model ST-1030 which will be installed in March 2002.

If itproves successful, an order for a second machine will follow.Aetna are UK market leaders for pallet stretch wrap and have acustomer base of over 1000 companies.

These include a crosssection of customers in the food, drink, dairy and body careIndustries who already purchase machinery from the DIMAC range ofshrink wrapping equipment, and they intend to introduce thesecustomers to the Axon/Styrotech range.

Initial results arepositive and Aetna believes there is a good opportunity for aversatile range of quality machines, at very competitive prices.They fully expect to create a market niche for both stretch andshrink sleeving in 2002.

Aetna currently employ 10 fullyexperienced service engineers and hold a large stock of spareparts.

As further proof of their confidence in finding a seriousmarket segment in the UK for the Axon /Styrotech range, they havemade further investment in a newly created position, that ofCustomer Care Manager Currently celebrating their 10 yearAnniversary, Aetna are extremely proud of the reputation theyhave established since the company was launched and firmlybelieve they offer the very best technical and after-salessupport in the UK today.