Product Information

Muller Octopus C-Series

 

Manufacturer: Muller LCS

 

Model: C-Series

 
 

Price: Factory Quote Required

 

State: New

 

Type: Rotary Ring

 

Structure: Gantry

 

Controls: Automatic

 

Film Carriage: Powered Pre-Stretch

 

Muller Octopus™ C-Series Rotary Ring Pallet Stretch Wrapper
(models: Octopus 1717 and 1820C)

Designed specifically for the entry level consumer, these model pallet wrappers accomplish throughput speeds comparable to common conventional turntable and rotary tower automatics, while gaining the film savings achieved by running non-standard wrap patterns only available to rotary ring automatics.

This model line is the same equipment trusted by many North American Fortune 500 companies to manage their materials and maintenance costs, and increase throughput, maximizing the efficiency of their wrapping process.

The Muller Octopus' innovative and patented wrapping ring allows the pallet to remain stationary while the balanced Film Carriage rotates around the pallet as the ring moves vertically. The Cut and Seal system is mounted to the Ring Frame, and enables the Cut and Seal sequence to occur anywhere on the load (top, middle, or bottom) and leaves absolutely no tail! This feature allows the Octopus wrapper to accomplish a true one way wrap. (Conventional design stretch wrappers require the Film Carriage to return from where it started in order to capture the film in the Film Clamp, putting film on the load which may not be required for load containment.) Taking advantage of this "One Way Wrap" enables the Octopus wrapper to use less film than most any other conventional stretch wrapper in the industry, typically achieving film savings of 30% or more!

AdvantagesDisadvantages
  • Cut and seal can occur anywhere on the load (top, middle, or bottom) allowing one way and banding wrap patterns, and the implementation of previously impossible wrapping options right in the wrap zone
  • One way wrap significantly reduces cost of packaging per load and increases system throughput
  • Suitable for unstable loads which cannot accommodate rotation
  • Can often be installed over existing conveyors
  • Load weights are limited only by the conveying system
  • Fully automated operation does not require an operator (loads are transferred in and out via automated conveyor)
  • Fully automated film clamp, cutter, and "no tail" sealer
  • Pre-stretch film carriage maximizes the stretching of the film, significantly reducing the cost of packaging per load and produces a superior shipping package
  • Available options accommodate needs for extra tall loads, alternate pass-heights, wrap pattern variations, and more
  • Achieves greater reliability and reduced maintenance costs due to the non-load bearing wrapping component design
  • Larger floor space requirement (compared to fully automatic turntable systems but similar to rotary tower systems)
  • Permanent installation required (i.e. not fork lift portable)
  • Increased installation costs (professional installation recommended)
  • Requires higher supply voltages
  • Requires pneumatic power (air)


Common Available Options:

  • Height extension (taller loads)
  • Pass-height customization
  • Pallet lift device
  • Load stabilizer (gravity)
  • Roping device
  • Tail tucker
  • Ring maintenance locks
  • Safety light curtains
  • Conveyors
  • Control system expansion (eg. conveyor controls, etc.)
  • PLC, HMI, and VFD drive customizations
  • and more ...

 
SPECIFICATIONS:

Performance:

  • Rotation Speed: 0-20 RPM 
  • Loads Per Hour: Up to 45 LPH (Dependant upon wrap pattern selection, and conveyor speed and logic) 

Load Specifications:

  • Maximum Load Size: 48"W x 48"L (67" diagonal), 94"H [at standard design pass-height]
  • Maximum Load Weight: Unlimited (Dependent upon conveyor)

Film Delivery:

  • Film Delivery: Easy thread design, dancer bar, "S" film threading pattern, powered pre-stretch
  • Pre-stretch: up to 300%
  • Post-stretch: HMI adjustable tension control
  • Film Type: Machine film, 20" roll width, 10" diameter, 3" core

Rotation System:

  • Ring Rotation System: Reinforced belt, SEW Eurodrive, VFD

Lift System:

  • Film Carriage Lift: Reinforced belt, SEW Eurodrive, VFD

Power Requirements:

  • Power Requirement: 480 VAC, 3 PH, 60 Hz (other voltages available)
  • Pneumatic Requirement: 3 CFM @ 80 PSI

Controls:

  • Controller: Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC (other PLC's available)
  • Operator Interface: HMI
  • Wrap Programs: Single wrap, Double wrap, and Banding (customizations available)
  • Wrap Parameters: Separate top and bottom wrap counts, separate ring up/down speeds (overlap), variable ring rotation speed, auto height photoeye (overwrap)

Cut and Seal:

  • Fully automated impulse heated cut wire and heat seal pad

Construction:

  • Frame: Aluminum
  • Portability: None, permanent installation

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Product Options

  • Standard equipment options allow you to adapt the machine for oversize and heavier loads.
  • Other options allow you to streamline your production process and increase efficiency.
  • Custom options and modifications are available to meet specific needs.

Pricing for options is in CAD or USD.
Discounts off list pricing shown are available.

Delivery:

 

Attachment: Muller LCS Octopus 1717C - 3d.jpg

 

Attachment: Muller LCS Octopus C-Series - Sales Brochure.pdf

 

Attachment: Muller LCS Octopus C-Series - Machine Specifications (Data Sheet).pdf

 

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* All products are designed for operation in a typical warehouse environment (dry, clean, heated).

Options may be available to adapt these machines for operation in other environments (eg. cold, wet, dusty, etc.).

Operation of these machines in conditions for which they were not designed might reduce the life expectancy of the machine and/or negate the warranty.