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January 23, 2024

Signode Improves Customer Success With New Testing Facility and Suite of Automated Corrugated Equipment

For over 100 years, Signode has been a leading global supplier for the corrugated community, known for its well-established knowledge and continued innovations in strapping, wrapping, and packaging solutions. Signode helps its clients achieve success from conceptualization to integration of new or upgraded equipment, followed by ongoing support and maintenance via the Packaging Plus™ Reliability Services Team.

Signode’s 360,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Roselle, Illinois, features the Customer Experience Center (CEC), a training facility and expanded equipment manufacturing testing area. The facility includes an International Safe Transit Association (ISTA)-certified Packaging Lab, where real-world transit conditions are replicated to validate effective load containment methods.

The ability to see Signode equipment in action in the Packaging Lab provides customers the opportunity to discover the benefits of automation for their own operations. Signode’s versatile product portfolio includes signature offerings like the SIG-CORR, SIG-VCS Tandem, and GCU-3 Unitizer Strapping System, which can be seamlessly integrated into most production lines.

With six-sided squaring capabilities and strapping speeds up to 30 bundles per minute, the SIG-CORR Automatic Squaring Bundler has proven to be a valuable asset for boxmakers. It can quickly adapt to changing production needs, with storage capabilities of up to 5,000 bundle configurations.

The SIG-VCS Tandem Automatic Squaring Bundler is an ideal solution for corrugators and box manufacturers looking for a high-speed, in-line redundancy bundling solution. Auto-bundle technology enables high-volume corrugators to handle changing production needs while providing unparalleled package reliability. SIG-VCS Tandem Automatic Bundler Systems are operating in more than 200 boxmaking plants across the U.S.

The GCU-3 Unitizer Strapping System suits most customers’ needs to compress and secure their materials onto pallets. Capable of processing up to 200+ pallets per hour, this corrugated unitizer uses sensitive compression and variable head tension to optimize load integrity
—a first in the industry.

Signode continues to grow true partnerships with its customers well after equipment implementation. The Packaging Plus™ Reliability Services Team conducts on-site evaluations of existing equipment and provides flexible and fast support, maintenance and operator training, and parts shipping.

Jerry Vivlamore
Corrugated Bundler and Wrapping Segment Manager