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Axon: Axon: New safety-interlock system for steam-heat tunnels
Axon’s Category 3 rated safety-interlock system for steam-heat tunnels ensures that during operation a “door open” condition immediately stops the flow of live steam in the tunnel. Booth # N-3919
Axon, powered by Pro Mach, is debuting a Category 3 safety-interlock system for the ThermoPoint® steam heat tunnel at Pack Expo 2012. (Axon Pack Expo 2012 Booth #3919)
This Category 3 rated safety-interlock system ensures that during operation a “door open” condition immediately stops the flow of live steam in the tunnel. “Customers will find this Category 3 safety-interlock system the perfect addition to the ThermoPoint steam-heat-shrink tunnel in terms of ensuring operator safety on the packaging line,” said George Albrecht, vice president of sales, Axon.
ThermoPoint is Axon’s top solution for a quality shrink process for labels and tamper evident bands even on the most challengingly shaped packaging. The ThermoPoint steam tunnel is easy to use and maintain and also decreases downtime by facilitating fast changeover between products.
ThermoPoint is available in three or six zone configurations and each of the tunnel’s heat zones can be independently adjusted to deliver steam to the label or band at different rates, heights, and angles. This level of precision leads to improved control of the shrink process and ultimately to higher quality, consistency, and throughput.
Heat zone graduated dials and steam injector adjustment indicators not only enable precise control of the process, but also ensure repeatability between batches.
For more information on the new Category 3 safety-interlock system for Axon’s ThermoPoint steam tunnel, stop by the Axon Pack Expo Booth #3919 or contact sales at 1-800-598-8601. For a full overview of Axon solutions in applicators and heat shrink tunnels, visit www.AxonCorp.com.