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Axon Adds High-End Capabilities to Its Basic and Mid-Level Sleeving and Tamper Band Applicators

New Capabilities for the EZ-Series and EZ-Seal Applicators Demoed at Pack Expo 2008

Raleigh, NC - Axon, a division of Pro Mach and a leading manufacturer of fully automated, heat-shrink labeling, tamper evident banding, and stretch sleeving equipment, announced at Pack Expo 2008 the addition of high-end operator interface and communications capabilities to basic and mid-level EZ-Series and EZ-Seal shrink sleeving and tamper evident banding applicators. (Axon Booth S-2206)

All EZ-Series and EZ-Seal applicators now feature recipe storing capability, which significantly reduces changeover between product runs on the same line. Recipe storing ultimately helps to improve application consistency, lowering waste and increasing productivity and throughput. All EZ-Series and EZ-Seal applicators now offer:

* Customizable operator interface screens, programmable function keys, and true touch-screen technology to boost operator productivity
* I/O monitoring to shorten troubleshooting time and labor
* Multi-level security/password protection to ensure the integrity of programs
* Ethernet communications to enable data acquisition and greater integration with plant management systems and processes

"We thought that the price/performance curve on HMI devices and PLCs made this the optimum time for upgrades that deliver high-end capabilities to our basic and mid-level EZ-Series and EZ-Seal applicators," said Edward Farley, sales manager, Axon. "Where before these units featured a text display interface and Ethernet communications as an option, the applicators now have touch screen interfaces and Ethernet communications as standard features. We believe our customers will find the upgrades both valuable and cost competitive."

For more information on the EZ-Series and EZ-Seal shrink sleeving and tamper evident banding product lines, call 1-800-598-8601 or visit Visit the Axon booth S-2206 at Pack Expo 2008 to see the first public demonstration of the new upgrades. A recently completed white paper on specifying equipment for heat shrink labels is available on the Axon website.

Axon Excellence

Axon is a leading designer and manufacturer of heat shrinkable sleeve labeling systems, as well as other integrated packaging products and solutions for both Fortune 500 companies and smaller, privately-held businesses that specialize in the production of food, beverage, health & beauty aids, household goods and pharmaceuticals. Axon technical support includes guidance from initial product concept to product launch. The support continues through the life cycle of the product and beyond. The company is based in Raleigh, NC, and has thousands of installations worldwide. Axon is a division of Pro Mach, a Cincinnati, Ohio based provider of integrated packaging products and solutions for food, beverage, household goods, pharmaceutical, and other diverse consumer and industrial companies. Through three business units and related divisions, Pro Mach provides equipment, training, installation, and parts in primary packaging, end-of-line packaging, and identification and tracking.

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