Wexxar Bel, a division of ProMach, released a new iteration of its popular selling BEL 505: the BEL 505 V2. The semi-automatic case former is designed with several new improvements in operational efficiency, including a 27% reduction in air consumption, which significantly reduces the machine’s operating costs, the company says. Attributing to this energy savings is an upgraded pneumatic system with folding mechanisms that are faster, stronger and more reliable, while requiring less air. In addition to the reduction in air consumption, the BEL 505 V2 has a wider case-size range with a minimum width of 5 inches to a maximum width of 16 inches. This improvement provides greater flexibility to the machine as more and more companies are utilizing smaller case sizes. This standard minimum width also reduces the cost to purchase for some applications, which would have required a custom modification to the original model. The new equipment also brings operators fast return on investment through better performance, improved usability and longer machine life. Changeovers have been revamped to be easier and more efficient by removing the locking mechanisms, allowing width changeovers to be performed without having to unlock and relock like with the first model. The BEL 505 V2 also is easier to service as the pneumatic controls, which are operated with a single start / e-stop switch valve, are located at the front as opposed to the bottom of the machine.  

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