Signode Food & Beverage Packaging SolutionsQuick Overview
Signode provides packaging solutions for the beverage industry and our commitment to the industry has resulted in the development of innovative, cost efficient products that address problems like loose straps, disrupted loads and bottle ovalization.
Our sales, equipment service, customer service and engineering departments can help you design the optimum protective packaging system for your application.
Food and Beverage Solutions
Signode plastic strapping systems for can unitizing consist of power equipment, High-Strength Tenax polyester strapping, hand tools, dispensers and accessories.
MHB-TP12 bulk pallet unitizer provides consistent retained strap tension throughout the transportation cycle, resulting in improved package performance. Built with fewer parts and a number of features that facilitate easier maintenance and operation, the MHB-TP12 provides the lowest cost of ownership available.
MHB-TP12 Key Features
Multi-level tensioning system
The MHB-TP12’s innovative tensioning system equalizes the strap tension from the top and bottom to provide more accurate strap tension that remains consistent throughout the cycling process.
Modular strapping heads
Separate, lightweight tensioning and sealing modules are easy to access and remove for maintenance, drastically reducing downtime. When switching to a spare module, the MHB-TP12 can be up and running in minutes.
Tenax® polyester strapping
Tenax polyester strapping is ideally suited for unitizing PET bottle, glass container and bulk loads. It yields higher break strengths and maintains a higher level of retained strap tension than polypropylene strapping. So straps stay tight on beverage loads that tend to shift during handling and transit.
The Octopus range of wrapping machines is the right choice high production efficiency and load containment consistency to minimize transport damage. It is high speed, gentle and efficient and suitable for delicate loads like Cans and bottles.
The Octopus is fully automatic wrapping machine incorporating the latest technology. The reel of wrapping film is suspended from a ring and revolves around the pallet. The ring is raised and lowered according to the wrapping program. The pallet remains stationary, which makes the wrapping of “unstable” and “lightweight” products considerably easier.
To provide greater impetus to ‘Green’ movement, is now introducing Returnable Transit Packaging (RTP) products for Food and Beverage Industry
Signode provides asset pooling and collection management with Returnable Transport Packaging (RTP).
- Specially designed Plastic Tier sheets
- High Quality Plastic pallets and Top sheets
- RIFD enabled for efficient tracking
- Web based on line tracking and re-conciliation
- Assets Management with track and trace software
- Management of pallet sets form your customer
- Dry cleaning of Tier sheets to FDA requirement
- Daily preparation of pallet sets
- Sustainability drive with co-branding initiatives
Signode Packaging Products and Solutions
Tenax® Polyester Strapping
Tenax polyester strapping is designed for medium to heavy-duty palletising and unitising applications and can be applied by hand tools or power strapping equipment. This strapping material yields higher break strengths and maintains a higher level of retained strap tension than polypropylene strapping for maximum load stability. This makes it ideal for signature bundles and palletised loads of printed materials that tend to shift during handling and transit. Tenax is available in sizes ranging from 9mm to 16mm.
Signode Kenya manufactures plastic strapping for use with hand tools and high production power strapping machines. Signode Kenya’s manufacturing processes are designed to:
- Control surface properties – to minimize tensioning effort, increase tension-transmission around corners and improve operating efficiency
- Improve split-resistance to increase reliability in tools and power equipment.
Contrax® polypropylene strapping is a good choice for light and medium-duty applications, including palletizing, unitizing, bundling, carton closure and reinforcement. It resists splitting and has a smooth, uniform surface so it performs reliably in power strapping machines and hand tools. Contrax® polypropylene strapping has “elastic memory” which absorbs shock and keeps strapping tight during handling and shipping.
The MCD 510/BCU-3 automatic strapping machine reduces labor costs and ensures superior load stability. Loaded with performance enhancing features, it is ideal for unitizing bulk loads of metal cans, PET bottles and glass containers. Its modular design enables additional components to be added in the future to meet growing production demands. The MCD 510/BCU-3 accommodates load heights ranging from 30″ to 114″ (762mm to 2896mm), depending on the model.
Signode Kenya’s fully automatic unitising station, the BCU, is designed for high-volume, continuous production can and bottle applications where reliability and uptime are critical. The BCU can be equipped with the very latest in strapping head technology, Signode’s MD 200 plastic strapping head, capable of consistently pulling 2000 N of tension. The BCU can also be fitted with the highly reliable, industry proven MCD strapping head.
MODULEX-MD 200 strapping heads without clutches MODULEX is equipped with state-of-art MD200 strapping heads. Four motors in combination with a robust cam shaft system drive the principle head modules directly. This direct drive concept, the use of high durability parts and factory-set adjustments offer the highest possible service reliability presently available in the industry. Maintenance is limited to a minimum. MODULEX is suitable for use with polypropylene and polyester ranging in width from 9 to 13 mm.
The VRB plastic strapping machine is designed for medium-volume, vertical applications where compression is not an essential requirement. This machine is well suited for through-the-wall PET bottle palletising operations with minimal pallet movement following strap application. The VRB can be equipped with either the SPIRIT strapping head, featuring our patented windlass strap tensioning system, or with the very latest in strapping technology, the MD 200 strapping head.
The MOD-710 side seal plastic strapping machine combines Signode’s quick-change modules with high speed, reliable operation to maximize productivity and reduce downtime. Simple operate and easy to maintain the MOD-710 with its large selection of chute is ideal for a variety of packaging applications.
Battery powered tools for Steel strapping applications!
The unique GENY steel strapping (Sealer and Tensioner) tools have been successfully launched to suit many heavy-duty steel strapping applications.
The light-weight GENY tools remove the hazardous and heavy airlines associated with standard tools and reduce operator fatigue greatly. Easy to use, with single button operation and LED illumination of the sealing area make them ideal in almost all applications. The 240 cycles per battery charge offer maximum efficiency in energy usage and eliminate the high costs and inefficiencies of pneumatic systems with a minimised carbon footprint for the tool. The strap tension can be varied up to 6.600 N which is more than suitable for most applications.
• Next generation Li-Ion battery technology
• Light weight, yet durable and easy to use
• Reduced operator fatigue
• Mobile and improved work safety conditions
• 240 cycles per battery charge, battery fully re-charged in less than 30 minutes
• Significantly reduced energy and service costs verses air-powered tools
The BXT2 provides all the benefits of Signode’s proven battery powered tool range-but is faster, easier to use and more productive than ever.
Designed to deliver low cost of ownership, consistency and reliability, BXT2 features ‘Hypercharge Technology’ enabling the BOSCH battery to be charged at any time, with just a 15 minute charge restoring 75-80% of the battery’s total power. Additionally, BXT2 maintains strap tension levels, to the last cycle.
VT–16/19/25HD is Heavy Duty Pneumatic Tension-Weld®. Combination tools function as tensioners, sealers and cutters. They save time by eliminating the handling of separate tools. Seal-feed combination tools carry a stack of seals in a magazine for fast, easy loading. Sealless combination tools use friction to weld the strap ends together, creating a secure joint.