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March 15, 2016 06:00 ET

PAC Machinery Develops Scrap Break Sensor for Clamco 6700GLX Automatic L-Bar Sealer

Detector Suspends Sealing Process Before Excess Scrap Film Becomes Entangled in the Sealer

SAN RAFAEL, CA--(Marketwired - March 15, 2016) - PAC Machinery, a leader in the bag sealing and flexible packaging industry, announced today that it has developed a dedicated scrap break photo detector that will now be offered as an option on all Clamco Model 6700GLX L-Bar Sealers.

Scrap break sensor reduces downtime and damage to machine

The scrap break detector is a small photo sensor that will immediately shut down the machine if it detects a break in the scrap film traveling from the seal bars to the scrap take up wheel. This option is highly desirable in an environment where the machines are working unattended, in automatic mode. The feature allows for more confidence on the part of the operator that the L-bar sealer will temporarily suspend operation should the film break. If the sealer continues to operate unimpeded after the film tears, the machine and the application may be put in jeopardy. "Our 6700GLX L-Bar Sealer is an exceptionally stable machine, but due to occasional weakness in film, breaks can occur," states Mr. James Cundiff, Shrink Product Line Manager at Clamco. "The break detector is a key feature for reducing problems should a film break take place and an operator is not immediately present," adds Cundiff. 

An L-bar sealer running automatically can suffer challenging problems should the film break and accumulate inside the machine. Although permanent damage to the sealer is unlikely, build-up of film inside the machine can result in a considerable accumulation of scrap, thus requiring extended time to correct. Should the scrap film build-up work its way around the seal bars, it can melt and adhere to the bars, adding to the repair challenge significantly. The scrap break sensor virtually eliminates the need to take immediate remedial action after a film break. Film is simply re-threaded on to the scrap take-up wheel and production can begin again with very little negative impact on production.

About PAC Machinery

PAC Machinery is a privately held company headquartered in San Rafael, California. The company manufactures equipment and materials that are used in the flexible packaging industry. Products include heat sealing equipment, vacuum sealers, automatic baggers, pre-opened bags on a roll, and shrink packaging systems. The company has had its roots in the packaging industry since the early 1950's, and now designs, manufactures and markets products through its family of companies: Packaging Aids, Vertrod, Clamco, Rollbag Systems and Converting Technology. PAC Machinery is the exclusive, North American distributor for Audion bag sealers. Manufacturing facilities are located in San Rafael, CA; Berea, OH; Menomonee Falls, WI and Carrollton, TX. Contact PAC Machinery at 25 Tiburon Street, San Rafael, CA 94901. Telephone 1 (234) 222-1000. Email



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