In the context of high logistic and packaging demands, the Spanish end-of-line manufacturer Innova Group launches its new Stretch Hood ELITE, a more efficient, sustainable, and faster pallet packaging system to adapt to the growing demands of the industry. The new Stretch Hood will be officially presented at Interpack 2023 from May 4 to 10 in Düsseldorf, the world's largest international packaging event, where the machine and its operation will be shown on-site from booth 12-D65.
This new generation of Stretch Hood wrapping system completes a major milestone for the Spanish manufacturer Innova, with a history of more than 20 years specializing in the Stretch Hood system and hundreds of installations worldwide. Thus, the new Stretch Hood ELITE is the result of intense engineering development, continuous listening to the market, and the mission to meet the needs expressed by customers in terms of efficiency, connectivity 4.0, safety, and speed of packaging.
New hooding carriage technology
One of the main new features of the new Stretch Hood ELITE is the redesign of the hooding carriage technology that makes it possible to lower the carriage to ground level for greater safety, easier machine maintenance, and film changes. This feature is one of the most demanded in terms of factory safety as it eliminates risks and facilitates maintenance tasks.
In addition, a unique feature of Innova's Stretch Hood ELITE system is that the carriage can change its hooding height to adapt to different load formats, thus gaining speed and efficiency with multi-height production.
Modular design with more efficient components
The other major new feature of the ELITE stretch hooder is that it incorporates more sustainable components and high-efficiency motors. This, together with the new carriage lowering technology, results in greater savings in energy consumption.
In terms of connection and safety, it also includes decentralized electronics and an exclusive safety PLC, as well as an innovative wireless communication system between its different motors for less wear and tear on components and greater safety in the operation of the machine.
Wide range of accessories
Another new feature of the new ELITE system is that it includes accessories and complements to improve the hooding, unlike other Stretch Hood models on the market. For example, one of the most popular accessories included in ELITE for boxed loads is the vertical edge band applicator before wrapping to protect the edges and provide greater load containment and compaction.
It also can include a complementary edge rounding system or edge trimmer to reduce load protrusions and improve wrapping. This is a required accessory to avoid tears caused by bags or protruding ends.
In summary, Innova's Stretch Hood ELITE is presented as a new pallet packaging system for a new era of a more connected, efficient, and green industry that must meet the logistical challenges of an ever-changing global economy.
Innova will show the new Stretch Hood ELITE live from May 4-10 at booth 12-D65 at Interpack, where it will demonstrate the operation of this innovative system.
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