Septimatech Announces Partnership to Equip Arrowhead Systems Conveyors with Easy Adjust Rails®

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See Septimatech Easy Adjust Rails® at PACK EXPO Las Vegas—September 23-25, Booth C-3936, Las Vegas Convention Center.

Septimatech's easy adjust guide rails offer flexibility for future line changes and come with a quicker return on investment than other adjustable guide rail systems.

The performance, reliability, turnaround time and cost competitiveness were important factors in choosing Septimatech’s solution, but one of the biggest factors in moving forward with the product partnership is how seamless and efficient the implementation process was. — Joe Pahlow, Arrowhead

Septimatech, a global leader in packaging line changeover and productivity solutions, announced today a partnership to equip Arrowhead Systems conveyors with its Easy Adjust Rails® repeatable guide rail adjustment and changeover solution. Easy Adjust Rails® deliver fast, precise adjustment and one-time calibration, without pneumatics or other high maintenance components.

The new partnership grew out of an Arrowhead project with a global food products company, which required a guiderail system that offered fast, tool-less, repeatable changeovers for a new packaging line running different products with various container shapes and sizes. Arrowhead looked at multiple competitive solutions, including systems installed on other lines in the same plant. With Arrowhead’s capabilities as a specialty conveyor company and Septimatech’s intelligence in changeover solutions, a product was delivered to the customer which allowed 200 feet of guide rail to seamlessly convey their bottles without locking up in corners or crossovers. The customer can adjust the guide rail in under 10 minutes without tools to any of five different, repeatable settings, including corners and crossovers.

“The performance, reliability, turnaround time and cost competitiveness were important factors in choosing Septimatech’s solution, but one of the biggest factors in moving forward with the product partnership is how seamless and efficient the implementation process was,” said Joe Pahlow, Arrowhead Director of Engineering. “The ease of installation and simplistic design of Easy Adjust Rails® allows it to operate as an extension of our manufacturing and engineering. We can ship a complete system, assign our own part numbers and easily implement an outstanding solution without extensive, integration or additional support from different manufacturers.”

Septimatech designed Easy Adjust Rails® to be easily installed by OEMs or end users. Its small footprint makes Easy Adjust Rails® simple to implement on small or large size conveyor configurations and for tight radius curves and corners. Modular, interchangeable components allow added flexibility if line configurations change or expand.

Guide rail changes which typically take hours are reduced to minutes with Easy Adjust Rails®. All adjustments are accurate and repeatable for consistent performance and container control in every change. Precise dial settings and responsive controls eliminate possible errors or variances from changes in operators.

Durable Easy Adjust Rails® provide low friction, smooth transfer, non-marking container handling. They securely handle boxes or any size container and maintain position during conveyor back pressure. Easy Adjust Rails® contain 304 stainless steel hardware and engineered plastic components suitable for use in washdown environments and with caustic solutions. An optional upgrade to 316 stainless steel is available. Curved and angled surfaces prevent pooling of washdown liquids. An optional hygienic upgrade is also available for pharmaceutical and cleanroom applications.

“The experience with Arrowhead has been a collective win for our companies and customers,” says Quinn Martin, Septimatech Chief Operating Officer. “We’re looking forward to continuing to grow our relationship and work together for our customers.”

Septimatech’s Easy Adjust Rails® will be on exhibit mounted on an Arrowhead Systems conveyor at PACK EXPO Las Vegas—September 23-25, Booth C-3936, Las Vegas Convention Center.

Arrowhead Systems will be exhibiting at PACK EXPO Las Vegas in Booth
C-5233.

About Septimatech Group, Inc.
Septimatech is a leading worldwide provider of packaging machine and line productivity solutions. Our precision-engineered solutions simplify operations, improve efficiency, and assure rapid, accurate, repeatable changeovers and adjustments. Many of the world’s leading consumer and industrial goods manufacturers depend on Septimatech to increase uptime, improve performance and flexibility, and overcome unique production challenges. Our products include rapid change, high performance Guide Rail Systems, Change Parts, integrated line adjustment solutions, Feed Screw Drive Units, Feed Screws, Label Handling, and Change Parts Carts. Septimatech is committed to helping our customers maximize their line’s potential and provides PROVEN PERFORMANCE IN EVERY PACKAGING CHANGEOVER. Septimatech is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario. For more information visit our website at septimatech.com.

About Arrowhead Systems, Inc.
Wisconsin-based Arrowhead Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of conveyor, packaging machinery, and line productivity solutions to customers in the food, beverage, packaged products, pharmaceuticals, and container industries. The company’s facilities include three manufacturing locations in Wisconsin, an engineering office in Michigan, plus direct sales staff and field service representatives throughout the United States. Visit the Arrowhead Systems website at arrowheadsystems.com. Contact Arrowhead Systems at inquiry@arrowheadsystems.com.

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