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Asia Pacific: tna launches machine that automatically splices film

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tna has launched tna robag Auto-splice system that automatically splices film and reduces the need for manual intervention.

The new Auto-splice system overcomes the challenges associated with preparing and changing the film roll on packaging machines.

This procedure often requires manual intervention, impacting on operating costs and efficiencies.

The machine’s head, coupled with a robag dual spindle film system, splices film automatically, joining the start of a new pre-prepared roll of film to the end of an expiring roll.

The film preparation is carried out while the machine is still running, without interruption to the packaging process and no machine downtime.

It is also integrated with existing robag software that assists with the automatic reel change.

“Our new tna Auto-splice system can complete a cycle in approximately fifteen seconds for operators to manage more machines per head, and can result in huge operational cost savings,” says MD Michael Green.

For the greatest efficiencies, the new system requires the tna robag machine to be fitted with the tna Auto-track system.

With sensors that detect film misalignment, the tna Auto-Tracking system automatically corrects itself by realigning the film system, reducing product waste and minimizing downtime.