Butler Automatic introduces its new SP3HSL automatic film splicer. The SP3HSL, an automatic web splicing system for printed sleeve films, was designed to increase line efficiency in sleeved packaging operations by eliminating film roll change downtime. Film roll changes must occur in shrink-sleeve packaging applications as frequently as once every 18 minutes, and changing the roll by hand wastes one to three minutes of production time. By incorporating the SP3 automatic sleeve splicer, roll change time is eliminated, thereby increasing line efficiency by 9 percent or more in these applications. Capable of running at speeds of up to 450 feet per minute, the SP3HSL automatically splices the end of each expiring roll of film onto the new roll. The technology is ideally suited for increasing production time in consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical applications utilizing shrink-sleeve packaging. The Butler automatic sleeve splicer will be sold both through OEM machine builders for new production lines, and for retrofit installation on existing packaging lines.
Butler Automatic Inc.