Standard-Knapp Podcast Featuring Mike Weaver Announces Plans to Unveil Tritium™ Multipacker at PACK EXPO 2009

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Standard-Knapp, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of innovative packaging machinery, features president Mike Weaver in a podcast announcing that it will introduce the Tritium™ Multipacker, a continuous motion multi-packer, at booth #C-2823 at PACK EXPO 2009, October 5-7, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.

  •     PACK EXPO will be co-located with Converting & Package Printing EXPO and PROCESS EXPO

Listen to the podcast here: http://tinyurl.com/StandardKnappPackExpo

The Tritium™ Multipacker is capable of handling applications in the food, beverage and personal care industries. With single, double and three lane configurations, the Tritium™ Multipacker swiftly arranges products into compact pack patterns and wraps the configurations in film, thereby eliminating the need for trays and pads. The Energy Efficient Multipacker then sends the packs through an energy-efficient heat tunnel to tightly shrink the film around each multi-pack producing a consistent, wrinkle-free bull's eye and bottom seal.

  •     Energy Efficient Multipacker eliminates need for trays and pads

In response to the increasing industry pressure toward sustainability, the Tritium™ Multipacker boasts a lower carbon footprint than competing multipackers. Thanks to its energy efficient heat tunnel, and a reduced amount of overall packaging material used, customers can now experience a greener, more cost-efficient packaging process.

  •     Cost-efficient packaging supports industry trends toward sustainability

Standard-Knapp's modularly constructed, stainless steel energy efficient multipacker is flexible and adaptable, and comes equipped with easy-access "gull wing" guard doors. These transparent, safety-interlock guard doors provide a clear view of all moving belts and chains, enabling "walk-by-maintenance" by maintenance personnel. The Tritium™ Multipacker features both an innovative Robo-Wand™ wrapping section and precise servo-driven film cutting system. These features allow for wide product range capabilities, as well as increased speed and reliability. To facilitate machine maintenance, many steel chains have been replaced with timing belts which require no lubrication and create a quieter machine.

In response to customers' requests for a more easily accessible film feed, Standard-Knapp has designed the Tritium™ series to include a pull-out film feed module. Operators can now quickly pull the film feed out on rollers for convenient inspection and maintenance.

Printed or registered film is used to wrap each multi-pack, which provides a larger area for product information and allows retailers to stock their shelves faster and with less waste. A company's marketing message can now be printed on the translucent film to promote the cost-saving multi-pack purchase.

The Tritium™ Multipacker comes equipped with Standard-Knapp's innovative Operator Interface, as well as the Zero-Gap II Infeed. The Operator Interface utilizes color touch-screen technology to offer a new level of intuitive machine control. Through computer-aided fault recovery, it reduces Mean Time to Recover (MTR) and increases efficiency for a broad range of challenging 24/7 applications. Zero-Gap II Infeed employs electronic sensors to monitor and control product movement, maintaining a constant low line pressure and maximizing machine uptime.

About Standard-Knapp:
Standard-Knapp designs, builds and supports the ultimate in packaging machinery for the most demanding customers. Providing reliable, flexible and easy-to-use packaging equipment, Standard-Knapp serves industries including beverage, food, personal care, household chemicals and automotive. A pioneer in the field of automatic packaging equipment, Standard-Knapp leads the industry with the latest innovations in tray packers, tray loading machines, case packers, shrink wrappers, and bottle packers. With over 100 years of experience, Standard-Knapp is the ULTIMATE in case and shrink packaging. For more information on Standard-Knapp's products, visit http://www.standard-knapp.com, call 860-342-1100 or email info (at) standard-knapp.com.

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