The Flex Print Flexographic web printer from Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) prints on material from all hf/f/s machines. Patented geared "S" wrap drive requires no direct mechanical connection to operate the printer.
Automated Production Systems' (New Freedom, PA) high-speed conveyor and accumulation system can handle up to 470 bottles/min. The system offers an automatic pallet handling system, complete line-speed modulation and pressureless combining.
Delta Engineering (Liedekerke, Belgium) will present the mobile leak tester, UDK200, a fully automatic machine operated with blow molders. It employs a user-friendly operating panel for selecting up to 10 different product settings.
The new IBS-129-3S injection blow molder from Johnson Controls (Manchester, MI) features high cavitation for small bottles of polyolefins and PVC for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals or personal care products.
The E-Z Tec® VFS metal detector from Eriez (Cleveland, OH) detects minute pieces of ferrous contamination in gravity-fed material. Its low profile enables it to fit between the checkweigher and the vf/f/s system so that it detects just prior to packaging.
Sussex Plastics (Sussex, WI) introduces a line of injection-molded stock compacts made from an ABS/SAN blend. The compacts have a rounded square design with interchangeable deck plates for blush, eye shadow, pressed powder and creme powder.