Since their introduction in 1983, Octopus stretch wrapping machines
have been known and respected globally as the standard for pallet
unitization. The revolutionary "wrapping ring" on all
Octopus models provides unequaled productivity, versatility and
economy. Simply put, no other stretch wrapping machine can match
its performance. And, with over 2,000 Octopus installations throughout
the world, the Octopus is time-tested and field proven in the
most demanding of applications.
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patented Octopus wrapping ring allows for total flexibility in
pallet wrapping. Because the film carriage rotates around a stationary
load and because the film clamp,
cutoff and heat seal travel vertically with the ring and film
carriage, the Octopus can start and stop the wrap anywhere on
the load. This allows for a virtually unlimited number of wrapping
The wrapping ring concept allows for a more reliable
and high performance machine. Unlike rotary tower stretch wrapping
machines, the Octopus only has to rotate the weight of the film
carriage. A rotary tower has to rotate a film carriage as well
as a heavy and cumbersome arm. Octopus stretch wrappers are more
reliable as they do not have to work as hard. This results in
lower machine maintenance.
ability to start and stop the wrap cycle anywhere on the load
has a particularly important advantage, film savings
. Conventional rotary turntable and rotary tower (arm) stretch
wrapping machines, which must start and stop the wrap cycle from
the bottom of the load, the Octopus starts wrapping at the bottom
of the load and then moves to the top of the load where the film
is clamped, cut and heat-sealed. This "one pass" wrap
pattern produces a film retention force comparable to traditional
up/down wrapping patterns, but reduces the film usage by one to
three revolutions. This results in a 30% to 50% film savings.
The wrapping ring itself is an example of Muller's commitment
to technological advancement. The ring is a molded composite material
that creates a rounder and more uniform circle than formed steel
or aluminum can produce. This allows the Octopus to run smoothly
as well as allowing for faster acceleration and deceleration.
This significantly increases reliability and performance. Dependent
on the model, Octopus machines can rotate up to 52 RPM.
example of Muller technological expertise is the optional Octopus
CBT (Computer Based Training) system for machine operator training.
This package includes a CD-ROM based program highlighting machine
operation and components. It also includes a detailed training
manual, laminated reference diagram and laminated trouble-shooting
reference flip chart.
The Muller Octopus line can also provide wrapping
solutions not possible with traditional stretch wrappers. From
top cap and corner
post dispensing in the wrap zone to dual stacked split
wrapping, no other stretch wrapping system can provide the
functionality of the Octopus.
From the inexpensive 202 to the 52 RPM 808, the Muller Octopus
siblings provide the most versatile and technologically advanced
stretch wrapping solutions for today as well as tomorrow.
The Octopus design stands second to none in the stretch wrap
industry in terms of speed, film carriage technology, advanced
film clamp cut & seal mechanisms, ease of maintenance, wrap
pattern flexibility, safety features and more. See below for further