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Quipp Packman Buyers Go Back for More

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Quipp Packman Buyers Go Back for More

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Miami-based Quipp Systems, which announced this month's completion of the merger of Quipp Inc. and Illinois Tool Works Inc. (E&P Online, March 27, April 17), has sold two more Quipp Packman II packaging systems to the Chicago Sun-Times, which reports reduced staffing in its inserting department since it began using its first three units last fall.

Packman addresses the challenge of bundle quality in Sunday inserted products by containing the bundle through the entire process, also resulting in labor savings, according to the company.

Packman features a new Signode strapping module with wha it describes as 40% fewer moving parts than competing models and accessibility to all areas of the unit. The strapping module utilizes 5-mm-wide embossed polypropylene strapping material to lower consumables expense. When the module senses a faulty strap feed in the chute, it automatically reverses the strap in the chute and refeeds the strap in a fraction of a second without shut-down.

The out-of-strap feature ejects the strap at the end of the coil to eliminate downtime associated with removing excess strap left in the machine. …

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