The SP-1 and SP-1W automatic film splicers from Butler Automatic incorporate new designs for packaging operations, including a shrink-sleeve splicer design, which the company says achieves up to a 20% line output increase. Heat seal technology with new splice heads creates a butt splice for applications such as frozen food and baked goods packaging. A mini-dancer provides maximized tension control on intermittent motion baggers. An all-stainless steel version will be available in spring 2005 for dairy, meat and poultry applications where caustic washdown and FDA certification are required.

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