ITW Muller Introduces Robotic Pallet Wrapper

CHICAGO — ITW Muller, a leading manufacturer of both innovative stretch wrap equipment and high quality stretch wrap film, introduces its highly mobile GW-4100 robotic pallet wrapper.  This latest solution offers increased product protection and wrapping consistency, improved employee safety, less waste and significant time and cost-savings over hand-wrapping.

The GW- 4100 robotic pallet wrapper boasts speeds of 37 loads/hr and comes standard with a telescoping mast that allows for easy mobility, accommodating loads up to 6’11”high (93”). Its built-in film cutter cuts film at completion of wrap cycles and minimizes risk of operator injury. In addition, the GW-4100 has an independent top and bottom wrap pattern selection from 1-20 wraps. Optimized for use with ITW Muller Oriented Film, the film tension can be adjusted electronically from the control panel.

With a height adjustable mast, the GW-4100 can easily move around a warehouse and is easy to install, often up and running within minutes of installation. The technology is efficient and flexible- it can perform 300 loads per charge, comes pre-set with 99 wrap cycles and can be programed with an unlimited number of options.

The machine also offers several safety features including an emergency stop button, safety contact edge and low voltage which reduces shock hazard.

“This GW-4100 is one of our most versatile and efficient technologies available offering significant savings, high performance and greater safety features,” says Michael Klear, Market Development Manager, ITW Muller.

About ITW Muller

ITW Muller, a division of Illinois Tool Works is a leading manufacturer of both innovative stretch wrap equipment and high quality stretch wrap film. Headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL, the company provides a single source for all stretch packaging needs. ITW Muller’s highly regarded Octopus stretch wrapper line, along with other reliable equipment such as the Cobra and Raptor, provide customers with a wide range of solutions. In 2012, ITW Muller added the Yellow Jacket brand orbital stretch-wrapping equipment and services to its offerings.  The equipment locks uneven and oddly-shaped loads to the pallet, offering a quick and secure wrap.  Also in 2012, ITW Muller added GaleWrap Oriented Film and Oriented Equipment to its product offerings.   As an alternative to conventional hand wrapping, GaleWrap Oriented Film and Equipment offer increased wrapping productivity, enhanced employee safety, improved load containment and lower total pallet wrapping costs.

With the help of an extensive engineering team and talented manufacturing technicians, Muller has a proven history of developing distinctive machines and innovative options to satisfy some of the most difficult stretch wrapping challenges. Crystal clear, high quality cast stretch films are manufactured using a sophisticated 5-layer extrusion process at an ITW Muller facility in Orange, Texas. Products include the Eliminator and Reducer machine films.  Strategically located just outside Atlanta, Georgia, ITW Muller’s Douglasville stretch film manufacturing facility produces millions of pounds of blown stretch film annually on state-of-the-art equipment.  Meeting the needs of both hand and machine film applications, products include GaleWrap and impact hand films and the ST machine film.  The facility adheres to strict quality control procedures to assure consistent, problem-free product.