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.
The Blazer FlexScan laser coder from Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM) can code PET, inked paper, glass, plastic, coated metal and film. The system can be interfaced with an existing computer for downloading required codes.
A 180° power belt with 0" inside radius is now available from Jan Tec (Traverse City, MI). Addition of a quick release feature to this product reduces changeover time and eases inspection and cleaning.
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.