Krones AG has premiered the DecoType direct printing system for decorating plastic containers; when compared to labeling, direct printing offers significantly more freedom for attractively individualised design of containers.
Krones’ second generation of modularized labelers can be retrofitted to existing lines and includes a modularized labeler rated at 30,000 containers/hour and 3 docking stations for cold-glue units. See them at PACK EXPO Booth #2466.
Krones has developed a new generation of software systems for monitoring technology. Called Distributed Architecture for Real Time (DART), the software provides an alternative to PLCs when they are not feasible due to economics or space constraints.
Krones AG has developed a new BLOC configuration concept for filling PET bottles with beverages. Produced in the Contiform stretch blow-molding machine, bottles are filled by the Isofill VG filler and closed.
The Solomodul, a new bottle-labeling machine from Krones (Neutraubling, Germany) that combines self-adhesive and cold-glue labeling with reel-fed hot melt labeling, is designed as a modular component system.
Krones (Franklin, WI) has released a brochure describing its foodstuff filling and packing capabilities. Brochure includes information on depalletizing, palletizing, filling, durability, labeling, packaging, safety and customer service.
Krones’ (Franklin, WI) Autocol V-2000 p-s labeler has a smaller footprint. The control panel is incorporated into the machine base. Available with 9, 12, 15 and 18 stations, it offers output from 100 to 600 bpm.
Krones (Franklin, WI) Canmatic labeler with Spinformation® uses hot melt to apply wraparound labels from pre-cut stacks to glass, plastic and metal containers in round, square, oval or multifaceted shapes.
Using radial blowers, Krones’ (Franklin, WI) new air conveyor transports plastic bottles by aiming air underneath the neck rings. The process decreases abrasive friction without blowing air directly into bottles’ mouths.
An attractive foil tamper-evident band can be applied to crown-capped bottles (shown) with a new machine from Krones AG (Neutraubling, Germany). Running roughly 670 bpm in tests, the unit applies the band at the same time as the face label, then sequentially brushes foil arms around the neck and over the crown.
Krones (Franklin, WI) has developed two new automatic rotary sleeve-labeling machines for speeds to 700 bottles/min. The Krones Stretchmatic handles stretchable sleeve films for the cylindrical or only slightly conical portions of the bottle.
Krones' (Franklin, WI) lifeLINE folder contains eight information sheets describing Krones' ability to customize packaging solutions to fit a customer's needs and to provide adaptation for the life of the customer's line.
The Servo Sleever from Krones (Franklin, WI) applies heat-shrinkable body sleeves to bottles at speeds to 400 cpm. Provides direct feed, cutting and application without vacuum or complex handling parts.
A servo-controlled bottle-plate technology is available on Krones' (Franklin, WI) cold-glue and p-s labelers. Replacing traditionally engineered cams, the technology allows between 16 and 64 programs to be stored.
To label glass or plastic bottles or aluminum cans, the Contiroll from Krones (Franklin, WI) operates at speeds to 800 containers/min. Placement accuracy is assured by proven rotary container handling, control and centering.
A compact stretch/blow-molding machine for both returnable and nonreturnable bottles is available from Krones (Franklin, WI). The Contiform's heater and blowing wheels are arranged one above the other with a vertically operating transfer starwheel system.
A new pail labeler technology from Krones (Franklin, WI) allows handle orientation on rotary labelers. Mechanically orients container handles, permitting application speeds of 25 handled pails/min, or 50/min without orientation.
The Linapal line portal (gantry) robot from Krones (Franklin, WI) handles loads of up to one ton at speeds to 360 cycles/hr. Applications include palletizing and depalletizing, crate/carton packing and unpacking, removal of inverted trays or layer pads, and order picking.
Designed for smaller operations with moderate speed requirements, the Linapac case packer/unpacker from Krones (Franklin, WI) takes minimal floor space to pack containers into a case, or remove them from a case, at speeds to 8 cycles/min.
Krones (Franklin, WI) has introduced servo-controlled bottle plate technology, designed to replace traditionally engineered and manufactured cams and to provide accurate label placement on uniquely shaped bottles.
The Outserter from Krones (Franklin, WI) affixes literature outserts onto round and nonround containers via direct transfer technology. The system eliminates residue and web breakage typical of strip-stick and spray adhesive systems, says Krones.
The Checkmat from Krones (Franklin, WI) is now available in an X-ray version for maximum precision in fill height monitoring. The X-ray source is completely inoperative after being switched off, so no elaborate safety precautions are necessary, says Krones.
Krones (Franklin, WI) introduces Thermocol, a patent-pending heat transfer container decorating system. An alternative to p-s and applied ceramic labeling, the process uses Krones' Autocol rotary labeler to transfer high-impact graphics, including photos and half-tones, from a web onto glass, plastic or metal containers at rates to 500/min.
Designed primarily for glass bottles, the Mecafill VKP filling system from Krones (Franklin, WI) combines a mechanical valve system with pneumatic functions to provide users with accurate and even fill levels.
Campac is a new machine from Krones (Franklin, WI) that packs or unpacks bottles or other rigid containers of unique sizes and shapes. A cam-controlled motion ensures smooth handling to eliminate container damage.