Machinery

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Bekum America Corp.: Blow molders

Bekum America (Williamston, MI) introduces its BA-34.2 machine that produces “technical parts” and canisters up to 30 L in volume with calibrated necks in a continuous extrusion process.
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Jomar Corp.: Handleware molders

Jomar (Pleasantville, NJ) will exhibit for the first time its new double-station blow-molding machine. The EBM 6.0-D can process HDPE, LDPE, PP, PVC, HMWPE, PC and PETG.
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R&B Machine Tool, a Unova Co.: Rotary blow molder

The Rotary 8, eight-station rotary continuous-extrusion blow-molding machine combines a wheel machine with a shuttle machine’s ability to produce a calibrated neck for HDPE bottles.
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S.M. Graphics Intl. Ltd.: S.M. Graphics Intl. Ltd.: Container printing

The OMSO Imprex modular screen printer, available in increments of 2 colors up to 6, decorates containers at up to 70/min. It is said by the supplier, S.M.
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NPES: The dawn of digital

Digital technology will have a major impact on prepress markets, according to a market research study by NPES, the Assn. for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies.
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Capmatic Ltd.: Filler/capper

The Patriot FC-41 monobloc filler/capper from Capmatic® (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) fills and caps 3길 square containers/hr. Once the containers are closed, a sensor inspects them to ensure the cap is accurately positioned.
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ID Technology: Ink-jet printer

The Model 107 ink-jet printer from ID Technology (Fort Worth, TX) produces large-character text on cases, mounting directly to a conveyor or case taper.
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Willett America Inc: Ink-jet coder

Willett’s (Fort Worth, TX) 370 ink-jet coder can control up to 8 printheads to work in any combination on 2 production lines. A choice of printheads means the system can print 2 lines of low-resolution text at speeds to 400’/min on nonporous substrates or 4 lines of high-resolution text, logos and bar codes at up to 1ꯠ’/min on porous surfaces.
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Tharo Systems, Inc: Label-design software

Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) has introduced EasyLabel® 32, the company’s newest bar-code labeling and product-identification software. The 32-bit package features a new user interface, advanced database functions and support for ActiveX controls for greater functionality and flexibility.
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Avery Dennison Retail Information Systems (Printer Div.): Pallet-labeler brochure

The PLU-2C pallet labeler is highlighted in a 4-page color brochure from Avery Dennison Printer Systems (Philadelphia, PA). Includes components information, as well as photos and technical specifications on the machine, which prints and applies labels to 2 adjacent sides of a stationary pallet.
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Weber Packaging Solutions: Weber Packaging Solutions: Label printer

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) introduces its wide-web Legitronic® 27/28 Series thermal/thermal-transfer label printers. The 27 Series incorporates a standard 203-dpi printhead that delivers high-density bar codes, text and graphics at 10”/sec.
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Label-Aire: Tamp/blow labeling system

Label-Aire’s (Fullerton, CA) custom-designed turnkey system includes a Model 2138 machine, which prints and applies up to 90 bar-code labels/min using an inverted tamp/blow mechanism.
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Krones, Inc: Air conveyor

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.
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Kerr Group Inc: Kerr Group Inc: Checkweigher

Goring Kerr (Westmont, IL), a Thermo Sentron Co., has released a brochure on its D400 checkweigher. Machine incorporates the latest technology in microprocessor-based electronics and software.

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