GCU SmartFlex-s

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The innovative GCU SmartFlex-s compresses and straps corrugated loads utilizing a modular head design for easy maintenance and operation.
GCU SmartFlex S
GCU SmartFlex S in use


Easy to remove lightweight heads simplify maintenance and minimize downtime


“Smart” dispensers feature one-button operation, one-minute coil loading and auto refeed to maximize uptime


Innovative design helps to minimize platen strokes improving productivity


Consistent strap placement regardless of flow direction

GCU-SmartFlex-s Corrugated Compression Strapping System

The innovative GCU SmartFlex-s compresses and straps corrugated loads utilizing a modular head design for easy maintenance and operation. Accommodating up to four strapping heads in six positions, the GCU SmartFlex-s provides more strap placement options, improved single stroke capability and higher throughput to maximize production.

Features and Benefits

  • Modular strapping heads
    Separate, lightweight feeding and sealing modules that weigh less than 35 lbs.
    • Easily removed for PM and maintenance
    • Fewer moving parts with no adjustments
    • Cost-efficient and easy to repair
    • Minimizes double platen strokes
    • Improved flexibility with faster throughput
  • Production flexibility
    Six head spacing positions provides for variable strap placement options.
    • Accommodates up to four strapping heads
    • Minimizes double stroking
    • Faster throughput
  • "Smart" dispensers
    Strap feeding modules are mounted directly on the dispenser framework to simplify operation.
    • Simple one-button loading and feeding
    • Auto refeed, clears jams without intervention
    • Maintain production during coil loading and jam clearing
    • Minimizes downtime and operator interference

Optional equipment

  • Internal turncross
  • Pallet-void feeding attachments (PVFAs)
  • Spare head and test stand
  • Manual push-button control station
  • 12" SmartPad or 6" HMI panel
  • Close-coupled dispenser system

Technical Specifications

MHC Modular Heads
Feed Module15.9 kg (35 lbs)
Sealing Module11.8 kg (26 lbs)
Head Spacing203 mm, 406 mm, 609 mm, 812 mm and 1219 mm (8 in, 16 in, 24 in, 32 in, 40 in and 48 in)
Strap Feed and Take-up Rate3.7 m per second (12 feet per second)
Strapping9 mm (3/8 in) or 10.5 mm (7/16 in) Tenax® polyester

Compression Strapping Machine
Maximum Load Height2133 mm (84 in)
Minimum Load Height179 mm (7 in) 356 mm (14 in) with PVFA
Maximum Load Width2590 mm (102 in)
Minimum Load Width508 mm (20 in)
Maximum Load Weight
1361 kg (3,000 lbs)
Top Compression4450-35560 N (1,000-8,00 lbs)
Internal Conveyor1600 mm L x 2794 mm W (63 in L X 110 in W)
Conveyor Height305 mm (12 in) standard, optional 350 mm (13.78 in), 381 mm (15 in), 406 mm (16 in), 457 mm (18 in)
Conveyor Speed18 m (60 feet) per minute standard, optional 14-37 m (45-120 feet) per minute
GCU-SF's PLCAllen-Bradley MicroLogix™ 1400
OEM Controls PackageProvided by your OEM conveyor supplier
Electrical PanelUL listed
Electrical Requirements460 volt, 3 phase, 60Hz, 30 amps
Strap DispenserOne “Smart” dispenser per strapping head

Solution Group

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  • Integration
  • Automation
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