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Flex CTS

Conveyorized Twin Station Stretch Wrapper


Stand-Alone Automatic Conveyorized Twin Station Stretch Wrapper Machine

The new Orion Flex CTS is a Conveyorized Twin Station stretch wrapping machine designed to increase fork lift efficiency and reduce load handling times by providing a powered conveyor turntable and a gravity conveyor section used as a staging platform for wrapped loads waiting to be picked up.

The Flex CTS stretch wrapping machine was designed to fill the gap between our Flex HPA and the FA fully automatic stretch wrapper. By providing a powered conveyorized turntable and gravity discharge conveyor section, the Flex CTS can dramatically reduce the amount of time spent handling loads.

The Flex CTS stretch wrapping machine is built with many of the same components of our larger and more sophisticated automatic system, and offers throughput speeds approaching fully automatic systems at a fraction of the cost.

Film Tail Cut & Wipe Down System

This is the same pneumatically activated film clamp, cut and press system as used on some of Orion's fully automatic stretch wrapping systems. It's fully adjustable, extremely rugged and designed to give years of reliable service. The standard film cutter is an impulse hot wire. For more demanding applications, an option hot knife option is available (as pictured).

The components used on the conveyors are the same quality as used on other Orion fully automatic machinery. Just because the Flex CTS has a low price doesn't mean we scrimp on the quality of the components.

Operation of the Flex CTS

1: The load is brought to Flex CTS stretch wrapper and placed on the conveyorized turntable, while backing away, operator pulls a lanyard or uses the optional Orion remote controller to start the wrapping cycle.

2: The operator is free to attend to other tasks such as getting the next pallet load to be wrapped.

3: When he returns, the wrapped load has been automatically moved to the gravity conveyor section. He is then free to place the unwrapped load on the turntable and signal the machine to start wrapping.

4: Next he picks up the wrapped load from the gravity conveyor and takes it away.


The Flex CTS controller uses an advanced Allen Bradley PLC for maximum flexibility and reliability. The operator touch panel offers multi-level security and a user-friendly menu-driven operator interface for fast and easy operation. The control box itself is CSA and UL listed and NEMA 12 rated.

Insta-threadFilm Delivery System

The Orion Insta-Thread film delivery system faces the side for easier film roll loading and threading. The system uses specially designed rollers to accurately elongate film at a standard rate of 260%.

This highly reliable prestretch systems features the fastest, easiest and safest film loading on the market, and an advanced "non-contact" film tension sensor for years of trouble-free wrapping.

A sophisticated photo eye senses even difficult colored and reflective loads, and Orion's unique Insta-Sense system pauses the wrap cycle if the stretch film breaks or runs out.


The Flex CTS eliminates the need for an operator to attach and cut the stretch film and eliminates time-loss from forklift drivers watching loads being wrapped. Simply place the pallet-load on the Turntable via forklift, and pull a lanyard switch while backing away. The machine will wrap the load as you have pre-determined it to do, automatically adapting to the load size and shape (within machine specifications). At end of the wrap cycle the load will be conveyed onto the exit pick-up conveyor section, freeing the turntable to receive another load.

The film is pre-stretched (elongated) at 260% which "processes" the stretch film for maximum linear strength and load retention, while reducing material cost. Film Force-to-Load control is automatic, performing like cruise-control so the film constantly adapts to the load shape, size and machine operating speed, resulting in minimal film breaks at maximum stretch. Bottom line… Properly wrapped loads for reduced shipping damage and reduced material cost.

Functionality, uptime and safe interaction are all critical to your operation! The Orion Flex series designs include many standard features to enhance the machine's performance, uptime and safe operator interaction (often options with competitive models).

OPERATIONAL features on the Flex CTS

Motor Driven Powered Turntable Conveyor (No load "pushing"!)

Easy to use Touch-Screen HMI (No maze of switches and push-buttons!)

Separate Top / Bottom Wrap Counts adjustable from 1-9

Separate Up / Down Film Carriage Speed Controls (No single speed control!)

Automatic Film Force-to-Load Control (No load cells or strain gauges!)

Automatic Load Height Detection Photocell

Lanyard Switch Included for Remote Cycle Start (Wireless Remote Optional)

Automatic Film Clamping and Cutting (No operator needed!)

Film Tail Press-to-Load (Helps prevent film unraveling!)

Film Roping "Curls" Film to Lock Load To Pallet

DURABILITY features on the Flex CTS

Precision Ring Bearing Turntable Support (No Casters!)

Direct Chain/Sprocket Turntable Drive (No belt!)

Industrial PLC Controller (No proprietary microprocessor!)

AC Motors (No DC motor brushes!)

Power Track Film Carriage Cable Carrier

Structural Steel Tube Base Frame

SAFE interaction features on the Flex CTS

Insta-Thread Film Carriage, "Drop-In" Film threading

Film Carriage Down Obstacle Detection, stops drive

Film Carriage Drop-Lock device, prevents free-falling


1. Pallet load is set onto the loading zone (turntable conveyor) via forklift

2. Driver backs away from wrapper and pulls lanyard switch to start the wrap cycle

3. Once the wrap cycle is complete, the load is transferred onto the exit pick-up station

4. Driver sets another load onto the turntable, then picks up the wrapped load



Maximum Load Size 48"W x 48"L x 72"H

Minimum Load Size 36"W x 36"L x 15"H

Weight Capacity up to 4,000 Pounds

Stretch Film 20" Wide, up to 110 gauge


115/1/60, 20 Amp Electrical Service

80 PSI clean/dry Compressed Air @ 3 CFM

Turntable Structure, Support & Drive

Precision Ring Bearing Turntable Support System

Up to 15 RPM Variable Speed with adjustable Soft-Start

Heavy Duty Direct Chain & Sprocket Drive

AC Drive Motor with Variable Frequency Drive

Electronically Adjustable Acceleration/Deceleration (Soft Start)

Adjustable Film Roping Bar - "Curls" Film into Rope to Lock Load to Pallet

Automatic Film Tail Treatment

Film Tail Clamp, Hot-Wire Film Cutter, Film Press-to Load System

Control Features

Easy to use Touch-Screen HMI Panel Display for easiest operator use

Industrial Programmable Logic Controller (Non-Proprietary)

Industrial Switches for E-Stop & Main Power

Separate Top and Bottom 1-9 Wrap Count Selectors

Separate Film Carriage Up/Down Speed Controls

Photocell for Automatic Load Height Detection

NEMA 12 Dust/Splash-Proof Control Enclosure

Digital Control Settings for motor speeds

24 Volt DC Controls

Film Carriage, Stretch & Delivery

20" Orion Insta-Thread Powered PreStretch Film Delivery System

260% Standard Pre-Stretch (Sprocket changeable from 100% to 300%)

AUTOMATIC Film Force-to-Load Control works like Cruise Control

"Shock Absorber" Film Dancer Bar with Non-Wearing Sensor

Precision Polyurethane Pre-Stretch Rollers for Consistent Film Yield

AC Drive Motor with Variable Frequency Drive

No Lube Belt Lift/Lower system with "Drop-Lock" Technology

Multi-Point UHMW Precision Carriage Guidance System

Insta-Sense Film Out/Broken Sensing Logic

Electronic Film Tension Control Adjustment

Easy "Drop-In" Film Threading Design

Conveyor Features

Power Driven Turntable Conveyor

One 5' Gravity Unloading Conveyor

2.5" Diameter Rollers on 3.25" Centers

18" Height to Top of Rollers x 52" Conveyor Width

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