- The Signode MOD-GPX features an entirely modular design that provides unparalleled flexibility and longevity for general purpose strapping machines. Interchangeable modular components simplify maintenance, minimizing service disruptions. Modules can be replaced inline by your own personnel, saving time and money. The MOD-GPX is available in stainless or industrial grade steel with automatic or semiautomatic configurations to suit a broad range of applications.
The Semi-automatic and Automatic plastic strapping machines are available in a painted finish and stainless steel.
serviceabilityInterchangeable modular components simplify maintenance, minimizing service disruptions. Modules can be replaced inline by your own personnel, saving time and money. To ensure you stay up and running, Ambrose offers a modular repair program.
modular repair programIf one of your modules needs repair, give us a call at 913-780-5666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Service Technicians will help you determine the repairs necessary and which method would be best for your situation - repair on-site or at our in-house Repair Center.
productivity enhancing featuresPatented automatic cut-off and refeed (ACR) automatically ejects misfed strap, rethreads the strap, and continues strapping.
An integrated work light in the accumulator area assists with visual inspections.
A unique chute design for consistent feeding.
Quick release heat knife assembly to speed up routine maintenance.
built-in diagnosticsThe MOD GPX system has built-in diagnostics to simplify troubleshooting and minimize downtime. The Human Machine Interface (HMI) recognizes and identifies problem areas instantly to enable immediate correction.
cycle rateUp to 70 straps per minute. Actual production will vary depending on package size, chute size and operator dexterity.
Maximum package weight100 lbs.
maximum applied tensionUp to 200 lbs.
strapping5 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm and 12 mm Contrax polypropylene
electrical requirements120 volt, 60 Hz
shipping weight600 lbs.
- "Minor strap jam, noted by strap ends/loops sticking out from table top"Cause:
- Strap jammed in anvil head or chute track.
"Moderate strap jam, noted by no strap feed or take-up"Cause:
- Lift front table top to gain access to chute track. Remove all jammed strap and clean any debris with compressed air. Close table top and push the Green cycle button.
- Strap jammed in head guides.
"Severe strap jam, strap cannot be pulled out from machine"Cause:
- Turn machine power OFF. Pull out all strapping from side of machine and discard. Reload strap per loading instructions.
- Strap jammed in head guides and/or around feed and take-up wheels.
"Short feed error"Cause:
- Lift front table top to gain access to strap guide. Open front door of machine if necessary. Open strap guide by lifting the release latch. Cut off jammed strapping. Align remaining strap back into strap path and close strap guide. Close table top and push the Green cycle button.
- Strap did not trip 1LS switch on re-entry.
"Strapping head pre-seals"Cause:
- Open front cover and inspect the accumulator box for jammed strap or obstructions.
- Inspect balance arm for free movement.
- Confirm that the accumulator balance arm counter weights are set properly for strap fill.
- Chute opener mechanism not operating properly.
"Control Power Loss (machine offline)"Cause:
- Inspect the chute opener for proper operation and/or binding. Adjust or clean as required to correct operation.
- Table tops opened while machine powered up of Emergency Stop pressed.
"No weld or poor weld"Cause:
- Close all access points to restore machine function. Return Emergency Stop to run position by turning control clockwise.
- Hot knife cold.
- Loose connection, broken wire or blown fuse.
- The hot-knife is dirty.
- Incorrect operating temperature.
- Hot knife not being properly inserted between straps.
- Welds are not completely solidified or strap joints occasionally fail from not being properly solidified.
"Conveyors will not operate when switched from Bypass to Single, Dual or Multiple strap mode"Cause:
- Allow machine to properly warm up.
- Tighten all connections and screws. Replace wires and fuse as required.
- Turn machine power OFF, clean the hot-knife surface with fine grit emery paper.
- Adjust hot-knife temperature (B) setting up or down to produce a better weld.
- Inspect the hot knife area for debris or a possible obstruction - clean as required. Check for a broken hot knife spring or bent hot knife.
- Adjust hot-knife temperature up or down to produce a better weld.
- Check for machine errors.
- Strap not at 1LS on machine Power-up.
"Conveyor fails to operate"Cause:
- Clear errors and continue strapping.
- Press the Cycle button once and restart the conveyor.
- Conveyor photo-eye was blocked for more than 6 seconds.
"Out of strap"Cause:
- Clear any blockage from the photo-eye beam and press the Conveyor button to restart.
- Machine has run out of strap or strap not loaded.
"Strap jam entering into chute track"Cause:
- Load/Reload strapping as shown in the owner's manual.
- Mis-aligned or damaged entry chute or damaged.
- Debris in sealer module.
- Platen segment did not drop.
- Sealer module not fully docked and locked into machine frame.
- Entry chute contacting end gripper and not returning properly.
- Loose or mis-aligned chute pins.
- Twist lower chute weldment. Lower chute weldment dragging on sealer module.
- Inspect entry Chute for damage and proper alignment. Replace parts as needed.
- Clean module using compressed air.
- Broken platen return spring. Manually cycle machine through a complete cycle and check for interference and/or binding. Replace parts as needed.
- Remove and reinstall module making sure all securement latches close properly.
- Check track linkage for any worn or broken parts. Manually pull strap chute open and check closing motion. Replace parts as needed.
- Inspect pins. Pins should be secure and pointing straight out.
- Inspect for worn or damaged parts and replace parts as needed.