Fast, safe and ideal for the pallet: this is FORTE S3

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The solutions offered by Leister for plastics processing in the food and beverage sector are manifold. These include FORTE S3, which, as the name suggests, is the most powerful of Leister's handheld appliances.

Autore: Alberto Pecchio, Marketing Specialist, Leister Italia

Leister is appreciated and known in the food industry especially for its Process Heat division products, heaters and blowers for the process industry. Hot air technology is widely used in the food processing industry: for applications where a perfectly adjustable heat source, capable of making hot air available right at the physical location and at the precise time it is needed for the production process, capable of guaranteeing the most stringent hygiene requirements and at a reasonable cost, is a valuable support.

In many processes, from drying to dessication, from closing systems to packaging, hot air is a simple, clean and safe tool, easy to adjust and does not cause undesirable alterations to food or drink.
The solutions offered by Leister's Process Heat division for plastics processing in the food and beverage sector are manifold. These include FORTE S3, which, as the name suggests, is the most powerful of Leister's handheld appliances.

Ideal for pallets

With a weight of only 4.4 kg / 9.7 lbs and a power output of 10 kW, FORTE S3 represents an ideal combination of efficiency and manoeuvrability. Designed with particular attention to ergonomics, like all Leister handtools devices, it combines a practical handle with a compact design (measuring only 390 x 132 x 215 mm / 15.4 x 5.2 x 8.5 in) that makes it easy to use even in confined spaces; a support foot integrated into the device structure further facilitates the operator's work.
Thanks to its power, FORTE S3 can deliver a powerful jet of hot air that reaches temperatures of up to 650 °C / 1202 °F. It is ideal for shrinking polyethylene membranes, either in the form of sheets, fixed with special tape, or caps: also the packaging of bulky goods and pallets must be indicated.

Fast and safe

In addition to ensuring uniform shrinkage and allowing for a considerable speed of processing, FORTE S3 also stands out for its safety. Compared to the use of the open flame, still widely used in the sector, the greater safety of hot air technology is evident, especially in the presence of flammable materials or subject to quality deterioration if subjected to too intense heating.
Like all Leister blowers and heaters, FORTE S3 owes its excellent reputation to the strict quality controls to which all production is subjected in the company's own laboratories in Switzerland. In the rare cases where FORTE S3 needs maintenance, the service provided by Leister Technologies Italia srl is excellent, accurate and timely. Also in this period the technical offices of the company remain available, compatibly with the restrictions in force, for repairs and assistance on all products.

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Osvaldo Parmigiani

Osvaldo Parmigiani works as a Warehouse Manager at Leister Italy. He advises customers in plastic welding.