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Why Choose Orion

1. Durable Construction

For over 35 years Orion has built stretch wrapping equipment using heavy gauge steel tube, plate and sheet steel to provide a robust framework that will survive year after year in even the harshest industrial environments. Powder coat paint is used to insure a long lasting and durable finish.

2. High Performance Film Delivery

Orion’s InstaThread powered prestretch film delivery system has been proven over many thousands of installations worldwide. Its unique non-contact corner compensation method insures that film is applied at the same tension at every part of the load. Film is elongated at a standard rate of 260% (higher & lower available) to insure the most secure loads at the lowest cost.

3. IntelleVue HMI

New for 2016, Orion is proud to introduce the IntelleVue human machine interface. The new IntelleVue control system features a full color, high resolution industrial-grade touch panel with a built in microprocessor. With built in network capability it’s possible to monitor machine performance and troubleshooting over a network. A USB port allows for fast and easy software updating.

4. Intuitive Menu Driven Controls

With the introduction of the IntelleVue HMI, Orion completely rewrote the user control interface to be completely menu driven. It operates more like a smart phone than a stretch wrapping machine. Three levels of security allow management to lock out certain settings for consistent machine performance.

5. All AC Motors

Forget the maintenance hassles of DC motors. Orion machines use AC motors with variable frequency drives for low maintenance, high performance and maximum efficiency. If a VFD needs to be replaced, the IntelleVue controller allows automatic uploading of parameters for a change over that takes only a few minutes.

6. Non-Proprietary Parts

Orion Flex stretch wrapping machines are designed with many non-proprietary parts such as motors, gearboxes and photoeyes. This means that replacement parts can be sourced either locally or through your authorized Orion distributor. This saves time, money and maximizes your uptime.

7. RevoLogic Technology

Orion’s RevoLogic is a exact tooth counting technology that allows Orion Flex machines to apply top wraps and bottom wraps more precisely than competitive models. When the photoeye detects the top of the load, the microprocessor begins counting teeth so that regardless of where the turntable is, you’ll get the exact number of top and bottom wraps programmed. This saves time and film.

8. Wide Range of Options

A wide range of options are available for Flex models so you can customize your machine to your exact application. Some of the more popular options include: Loading Ramp, 30" Film Carriage, Load Stabilizing Platen, Dual Turntable, Built In Scale, InstaCut Film Severance, Oversize Turntable, Split Base, Extended Height Mast, Extended Base, Cold Pack and Freezer Pack.

9. Choice of High or Low Profile

Some competitors only offer low profile models. While low profile machines can be loaded easily with electric walkies and pallet jacks, they are more difficult to load by forklift where the drivers vision is somewhat impaired. High profile turntables provide a more visible target and are easier to load by forklift.

10. Industry Leading Manufacturer

Over the last 35 years Orion has been designing and building the most durable, feature packed and efficient stretch wrappers on the market. And being a part of Pro Mach, North America’s largest packaging company, gives Orion unmatched financial stability as well as access to some of the most talented and experienced engineers and designers in the packaging industry.

Pallet Wrapper & Pallet Stretch Wrapping Advantages - Orion Packaging

For many companies, safely and effectively shipping product from their factory or warehouse to a customer or distributor can be frustrating and costly. Loosely stacked or hand-unitized pallet loads can shift and topple. Product can be damaged. Rain and bad weather can destroy packaging and ruin contents.

Companies using modern stretch wrapping machines and highly elastic and protective stretch film, though, can minimize these issues and lower their distribution costs. Tight load unitization found with stretch wrapping improves load handling, increases worker efficiency, boosts workplace safety and helps ensure products arrive safely. Stretch film often replaces more expensive forms of pallet packaging such as strapping, corrugated or heat shrink film.

The key to effective and economical stretch wrapping lies within the "heart" of the machine, its film prestretch unit, a device which converts the raw stretch film into a super strong, resilient web of film. Orion's Insta-Thread (used on most models) uses advanced technology to consistently elongate stretch film between two specially textured rollers, and has variable output speed to control the amount of film fed to the load during the wrap cycle. This provides for an evenly shrink wrapped and effectively unitized load at every point on the load.

In the worldwide pallet packaging industry, Orion is making its mark with a full line of semi-automatic stretch wrapping equipment and fully automatic stretch wrapper machines. Companies hand-wrapping pallet loads or using other, similarly ineffective containment methods, are discovering improved efficiency and savings through Orion's stretch wrapping technology.

For operations shrink wrapping more than 20 pallet loads each day, benefits with using stretch wrap machinery include improved product protection, maximum unitization, and minimum packaging costs per load. Fully automated stretch wrappers can reduce the number of employees and time needed to unitize each pallet load. Companies that use steel or poly strapping to secure loads also will find improved efficiency and savings. While bands can loosen during shipment and can require re tightening, re palletizing or re banding, stretch wrapped loads maintain consistently tight containment. Also, injuries common with the banding process and hand shrink wrapping are greatly reduced through stretch wrapping automation.

Orion's wide range of stretch wrappers make it the most extensive pallet packaging product line in the industry. Styles include rotary turntable, rotary tower, orbital, and horizontal wrapping systems. Automatic stretch wrapping systems are often custom engineered to meet the exact needs of the customer. Dozens of options are available on both semi and fully automatic stretch wrapping machines to tailor-fit the function of the wrapping machine to the challenges of the application.

Client-specific customization and unique design make Orion's Constellation series orbital shrink wrapper the ideal solution to wrapping long packages that defy conventional wrappers. Products that once were difficult to unitize and secure like office partitions, prefabricated furniture, carpet rolls, or pallets of odd-shaped boxes stay safely in shape with the Constellation. "We build each orbital wrapper to fit the specific needs of each customer, so they come in a variety of sizes," says Steve Holland, Orion VP of Sales.

Orion also offers a variety of high-profile semi-automatic stretch wrapping turntables and low-profile semi-automatic stretch wrapping turntable models, and semi-automatic stretch wrapping rotary tower systems. The company's HPA, LPA, MPS and CTS Series combines fully automatic features with the portability and affordability of semi-automatic stretch wrapping machines. Each system offers programmable controllers that provide features including exact wrap counting, cycle pause logic, carriage speed controls, reinforce wrap functions, and multiple control applications.

Several factors must be considered when purchasing a stretch wrapping machine. The machine must operate at least as fast as the current loading process on the factory or warehouse floor. It must be able to safely wrap and secure loads based on weight, size and unique characteristics, like odd-shaped boxes or other variations. It must fit within your current factory or warehouse space restrictions. The film delivery system, machine construction, maintenance and serviceability of the machine, and the reputation of the manufacturer, also are essential to making a wise stretchwrapping purchase.

Orion Stretch Wrappers Feature:

  • A powered pre-stretch film delivery system that applies high-performance films at up to 425 percent of stretch levels, reducing film costs by more than 200 percent compared to hand wrapping
  • Steel construction for durability in harsh industrial environments
  • Easy maintenance and service access to minimize production line downtimes.
  • Use of non-proprietary, locally sourced parts from Allen Bradley, Numatics, Pacific-Scientific, Leeson and Telemecanique.

This makes machine maintenance a simpler process. "And each Orion stretch wrapping machine is backed by Orion's highly trained service department," Mr. Holland says. "We back up our stretch wrapping systems with the best-trained, most-experienced service technicians in the business. You have questions; our service techs have the answers. Over the telephone or in person, we'll help you solve your problems."

Another first from this long-time leader in its field, Orion's leasing program provides its customers an alternative to purchasing pallet stretch wrap packaging equipment. "Our new program has been developed specifically for the pallet packaging marketplace, allowing growing companies to obtain and benefit from stretch wrapping equipment now when they need it," Mr. Holland says, "even if they won't have the funds to purchase it until later."

"Our promise to you is Orion delivers the best efficiency, highest productivity and overall value in the stretch wrapping business," Mr. Holland says. "You owe it to yourself to look at Orion's product line. Anything less is a gamble."