Reading, PA: Packaging machinery manufacturer TAB Industries, LLC, Reading, Pa. (www.tabwrapper.com), has introduced a new, wireless remote control option on its TAB Wrapper Tornado line of orbital wrapping machines. Upgrading an existing device, the wireless remote control features a hand-held device that enables forklift drivers to start, operate and stop the wrapping process at the press of a button without leaving the seat of the lift truck. While a palletized load is raised on a forklift, the driver approaches the wrapping ring, presses the start button, and monitors the TAB Wrapper Tornado as it automatically encases both the pallet and pallet load in 360 degrees of plastic film. The remote operation eliminates the potential for human contact with sharp, metal parts while creating a secure, unitized, weather-resistant load ready for immediate transport or indoor-outdoor storage in as little as 15 seconds per pallet with a single operator.
“All my drivers love using it,” says Charlie Mack, general manager for the metal products fabricator and distributor Macksteel, Watertown, SD. “We've eliminated cuts from manual wrapping and the TAB Wrapper has allowed us to work safer and faster.” To be showcased at Fabtech booth A3599 in Chicago, IL on Nov. 6, 2017, the new, wireless remote is offered as a stand-alone upgrade or as part of an optional automation package that also includes a companion, automated cut and wrap device that cuts the film from the roll without requiring operator contact with the blade. The wireless upgrade is available on the company's three, standard models and may be included on custom models to meet virtually any size or packaging requirements.
Paul Entin at 908-479-4231