Indramat (Wood Dale, IL) has introduced the DKR digital AC servo drive for multi-axis converting applications that require both high power and high accuracy, such as unwinding/rewinding, rotary die cutting and flexographic printing.
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With what's touted to be one of the first four-lane end conversion presses in the world, Korean canmaker Hanil Can Co. has revved up to never-before-seen speeds of 2군 can ends per minute on its new can end manufacturing line.
Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA) has introduced a new feeder with integrated pucks designed to gently orient and accumulate a variety of hard-to-handle parts such as baby bottle nipples, finger pumps, nasal sprayers, candy, rubber valves and mascara brushes.
On November 2, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a final ruling requiring packagers of hot dogs, bologna, and sausage to be more forthcoming in the ingredients statement if their products contain chicken or turkey meat.
Linear Products (Vancouver, WA) has introduced 1/4" Sesame® Tape Plus tear tape. When applied to corrugated boxes, it enables retailers, consumers or industrial suppliers to open boxes without a knife.
While twin-lane metal detection equipment and pipeline detectors are not uncommon, it is unusual to find them both on the same packaging line. Kraft Jacobs Suchard wanted two systems in its Liverpool, England facility for a new high-speed filling line for Vitalite margarine.
To rejuvenate its old packaging, office supplies giant Hunt Manufacturing turns to one supplier for both a new package design and more productive machinery. The result is higher output with less labor.
High-cavity tooling and a unique tandem trim operation with special matched-metal cutting dies produce a new inner cover for lipsticks. Shrink label provides security for products sold without blister cards.
General Electric Plastics India, Ltd. (Baroda, India) and Improved Blow Molding Equipment Co., Inc. (Bedford Park, IL) have announced the 4th quarter start-up of a turnkey system for the production of 20-liter Lexan® polycarbonate water bottles.
Accu-thread from ITW Mima (Boca Raton, FL) is a powered pre-stretch film delivery system with an improved film threading feature. Pre-stretches film up to 300% before wrapping it around the pallet load.