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.
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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.
An integrated tag and label that allows apparel makers to meet vendor requirements for hang tags and separate p-s labels marked with identical variable data is available from Avery Dennison Tag & Label Products (Philadelphia, PA).
The Tornado labeling machine is featured in a new brochure from Heuft USA (Downers Grove, IL). Within the four-page brochure are the benefits of the machine (simplified maintenance and easy-to-change rotating bottle platforms), its features (steel- and plastic-toothed gears), and options (label and container inspection).
The new PrintPRO(TM) Sonic(TM) thermal-transfer imprinter from Comstar Printing Solutions (Streetsboro, OH) works in-line with f/f/s baggers to print bar codes, text and graphics on packaging material at 60 to 120 packs/min on medium-sized bags; up to 200/min on smaller bags.
The FL200 Folio palletizer from Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) is designed to handle heavy and large flat packages or trays with maximum dimensions of 52" W x 42" L and a maximum weight load of 4ꯠ lb.
Alvey Systems' (St. Louis, MO) rollerless conveyor for beverage applications uses a unique plastic belt capable of transporting trays of PET bottles up or down steep in-clines and declines without product slippage.
Series 1.700 "Anti-Litho" rollers include a PE surface that resists the build-up of lithographic ink, glue and carton dust from paperboard cartons. Produced by Interroll (Wilmington, NC), the rollers are suited for beverage applications, where printed cartons are conveyed from filling lines to palletizing equipment.