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Signode Launches New Automation Solutions At MODEX In Atlanta, GA Tampa, Florida based Signode, a leading global manu- facturer of a broad range of automated packaging equip- ment, tools, consumables, packaging automation, and warehouse automation solutions, presented a wide array of new automation advancements from at MODEX, which took place in Atlanta, Georgia, at the World Congress Cen- ter, March 28-31. “Signode takes a holistic and pragmatic approach to solving our customers’ automation needs,” said Byron J. Paul, Group President, Signode. “Each customer has a different context – be it labor, equipment, space or some other constraint. We always seek to tailor a solution that delivers breakthrough performance and a quick payback while seamlessly integrating with existing systems and in- frastructure. Integral to this is an unparalleled global team of professionals that ensure our customers receive timely service and support anywhere in the world.” Signode’s approach delivers optimal outcomes for its customers, protecting and optimizing their automation investments. The organization’s newest offerings are the result of listening to and understanding the needs of its customers to achieve their productivity, throughput, and product-protection requirements. Enhanced Portfolio of Automation Solutions The newly enhanced cart-based StorFast ASRS system now operates at twice the speed, with improved control for acceleration and deceleration of the robotic carts. In addition, StorFast components can now handle pallets weighing up to 4,400 pounds and cold environment appli- cations down to minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Signode automation portfolio has also expanded to include the Simplimatic brand of advanced robotics and vision systems, autonomous mobile robots, and a vast line of conveyors. New Multi FleX1 Electric Stretch Hood Technology: The Multi FleX1 Electric is the latest addition to Signode’s pop- ular Lachenmeier brand of stretch hooders used around the globe for load containment. The newest offering fea- tures an electrically operated stretch frame and film han- dling system. Its overall smaller footprint means that the Multi FleX1 Electric can also maximize valuable production floor space and be placed closer to a facility’s perimeter. New LDX-RTB 4.0 Semi-Automatic Random Case Seal- er: With belt speeds up to 155-feet per minute, the LDX-RTB 4.0 features patented technology that enables processing of void-filled and over-stuffed cases with a pneumatic top cartridge. Routine maintenance is simplified with easy ac- cess to motors, electrical components, and belts. The ro- bust design, featuring case-hardened rollers and nonme- chanical side rail actuation, delivers long-performance and durability in the most demanding applications. BXT3 Plastic Strapping Tool: Boasting a lightweight and balanced design, the drop, dust and moisture-resis- tant tool features a full-touch, 3-color display for intelligent operation. The BXT3 is designed for all types of strapping applications, including heavy-duty products requiring high tension force and extreme conditions, as well as sensitive applications requiring fine tension control. With quicker and simpler operation than comparable tools, the BXT3 can be used for various recurring pack- aged goods with different setting requirements. The tool is also equipped with the ability to switch between stan- dard and favorite settings, including tension force, welding time, and operating mode. “Automation needs are going to vary by company size and industry segment, but the overall drivers of automa- tion continue to exert pressure for increased efficiency, productivity, and product protection,” said Mike Stein,

Vice President, Marketing and Product Management, Signode. “The growth of e-commerce really accelerates the need for automated solutions, even for the smaller or more regional businesses.” Stein led an educational session on March 29 entitled

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Why Small and Mid-Size Manufacturers and DCs Can and Should Automate, which was held at the Micro-Fulfillment area on the MODEX show floor. Stein presented on the benefits of automation, including how it can help manufac- turers address challenges with labor, expanding through- put requirements, and growth in e-commerce. Companies of all sizes benefit from Signode’s Packag- ing Plus Reliability Services Team. Employing more than 500 field service engineers and technicians around the

The innovative cart-based solution consists of pow- ered carts and lifts that automatically move pallets in and out of storage positions in the warehouse. Signode has the capacity to design a complete operating system, with the StorFast ASRS system at its core, that manages the location of every pallet for optimal pallet flow and easily integrates with customers’ Enterprise Resource Planning, Order Fulfillment, and Warehouse Management Systems. The Multi FleX1 Electric is the latest addition to Signode’s Lachenmeier brand of stretch hooders.



April 4, 2022

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