The side-seal model RQ-8Y adapts easily to conveyorized automated packaging systems. The compact design of the arch requires only a 76mm or 3″ gap in the conveyor. It is easy to slide the RQ-8Y out of the conveyor system when service is required. Several options are available to make it easy to integrate the RQ-8Y into a conveyor system. An end of cycle interlock signals the conveyor system to restart. Out of strap or cycle error signals warn that the strapping machine requires operator attention. The RQ-8Y is ideal for heavy products. The weight of the product stays mostly on the conveyor, not on the strapping machine. In applications where dirt and dust is a factor, the side-mounted head is also ideal.