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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?

ITW Muller Helps Customers Reduce Downtime from Operator Intervention by 50% with New Octopus SideKick™

ITW Muller, a leading manufacturer of both innovative stretch wrap equipment and high quality stretch wrap film, introduces its Octopus SideKick™. A true partner for the Octopus line of stretch wrapping machines, the SideKick is a second carriage that can be added to almost any new or existing Octopus machine.

The SideKick operates as an independent film carriage that will automatically rotate into primary wrapping position upon the film being depleted or breaking. This automated feature eliminates one of the biggest sources of downtime- waiting for the operator to respond after a film issue. Because the Octopus can now run two rolls of film before needing attention, the operator only needs to address the machine half as often- freeing up time to manage other tasks. “We are always looking for ways to help our customers increase productivity,” says Dan Schmidt, Business Development Manager at ITW Muller. “The SideKick is a simple solution that can lead to big savings.”

The SideKick is easy to maintain as it does not require an additional cut, clamp, or heat seal system. In addition, one carriage could be removed for maintenance while the second carriage continues to wrap. It’s also easy to operate since it’s completely automatic and is designed with minimal moving parts. “The SideKick acts as an insurance policy against one of the film carriages going down or getting damaged,” adds Schmidt. “It’s also a terrific alternative for customers who don’t have room for the Auto Roll Changer (ARC) since the SideKick does not add to the footprint of the machine.”

For more information about ITW Muller, its products and services, visit online: or contact directly at email:, phone: 800/OCTOPUS (1-800-628-6787).

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