As the economy is still fighting to recover, I'm encountering more and more customers with questions about equipment which they've bought second-hand. I was recently at a customer who purchased a unit which originally shipped in 1993. Questions arose about whether the system would work for their closure, if parts are still available, and how much would it cost to get the unit up and running.
The answers were: Yes, it should work. Yes, that unit is still fully supported. And (in their case), it will cost close to half of the price of a new unit to get it up to snuff.
I get plenty of phone calls each month about the same thing. The good news is any unit with a digital meter is still fully supported. If the unit has an analog meter, you could run into trouble in case of a failure. WE can't even get most of the parts any more. Don't get me wrong....Our older systems still give quality seals, but I'll give an analogy using video game systems. Just because I have a working Atari 2600 at home, it didn't stop me from buying a Wii.
There are several advantages of going with new rather than used. First, we will work with you to determine the best sealer for your specific needs. Second, our top-rated support team is ready to help you with any challenge. Support includes help with setup, installation, seal questions, or any 'silly' questions you may have. (Believe me, I've heard them all!) One big advantage of new equipment is that the system will have a full warranty. Used equipment makes me nervous....You never know how the last owner took care of the unit.
But, if you are in a position where you are looking for used units, please contact us
and let us know what system you are looking at. If you have the serial number, we can tell you the unit type, original ship date, and the sealing head it originally shipped with. We do have the occasional used unit here and may be able to offer you a comparable deal. Plus, the unit will have been gone through by our service technicians, so you will have the peace of mind knowing that it is in fine shape. Of course, we'll also be more than happy to give you a quote
on a new system!
We all know that change-over time is becoming more and more critical every day. Enercon has paid close attention to the ways we can minimize your time required to switch from producing one package to the next.
Our versatile All-in-One universal sealing head is designed specifically to be able to seal standard closures from a 28mm to 120mm in diameter. Ever our standard sealing heads ared designed to fit a targeted range of closures that many packagers tend to fit in.
Say you have a variety of different size and style closures and cannot get away with just using one sealing head, we've thought about that too. Changing over a sealing head takes about 10 minutes tops and you can do it in these simple steps:
- Locate the four allen head screws that attach the sealing head to the mount bars. There are two on the front and two in the back.
- These screws can be removed using a 4 mm allen wrench. Make sure to support the bottom of the sealing head before removing the final screw. Failure to do so may result in the coil dropping, risking damage to the sealing head.
- Once all screws are removed, gently wiggle the sealing head loose in a downward direction. Be sure to have a firm grip on the coil.
- Place this sealing head off to the side.
- Install your sealing head of choice by reversing this procedure.