Butler Automatic, the inventor and global leader of automatic splicing solutions, announces that its SP1 Series Automatic Film Splicer is ideally suited towards pet food packaging applications, as it can increase efficiency in packaging operations by eliminating the packaging line downtime caused by manual film roll changes.
“The SP1 Automatic Film Splicer is an excellent investment for so many pet food packaging operations because it drastically increases production uptime,” said Mike Mucci, vice president of engineering at Butler Automatic. “Our customers see a complete return on their investment in just a few months.”
The device senses the diameter of the expiring roll of film and automatically splices the end of each expiring roll onto the new roll. It is capable of running at speeds of up to 600 feet per minute.
In addition to the standard SP1 automatic splicer, Butler offers the SP1 RB, designed for full wash-down capability. It features mostly stainless steel construction, with only specific splicing head cylinders using coated aluminum, and has minimal flat surfaces.