High-speed servo wicketer introduced to North, South America
The 5750 High Speed Servo Wicketer by Hudson-Sharp is making its debut in North and South America. It can cycle over 400 cpm and can be programmed to automatically remove debris to prevent delays.
Hudson-Sharp Machine Company has brought the 5750 High Speed Servo Wicketer to North and South America. Already released in Europe, the 5750 HS Servo Wicketer is designed can cycle over 400 cpm and offers fast changeovers, low scrap, and consistent bag quality for high speed automatic packaging lines. Its new seal bar cleaning system can be programmed to automatically remove debris from the stainless steel seal bar, reducing down time and increasing productivity. Additional features include the 5750’s wicket punch capabilities (thus reducing the high cost of compressed air), its threading system and low maintenance costs.
Hudson-Sharp Machine Company
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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