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Packaging World      Special Projects Editor, Gretchen Edelbrock
SPONSOR: United Silicone November 23, 2011 | Edited by Gretchen Edelbrock

Evolution HT- High Speed Heat Transfer Machine for Pail Decoration >>

Watch this video to see how the Evolution HT is designed specifically for high-speed applications of multi-color heat transfer decals up to 355 degrees. Its unique design allows for adjustment to accommodate various bucket diameters, draft angles and height.

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Innovative Way to Reduce Scrap in Your Packaging Lanes >>

Contact United Silicone to learn innovative ways to achieve scrap rate reductions of 20% - 40% with United Silicone's Custom Engineered Silicone Sealing Tools.

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Celebrating 35 Years as the Industry Leader in Product Decorating Equipment >>

With age comes wisdom…Learn more about United Silicone’s Product Line by checking out our newly designed website. From Designing and Manufacturing Product Decorating Equipment, Heat Seal/Packaging Solutions, Tooling & Supplies - We've got you covered!

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Transgrafix- Vertical Roll-on Heat Transfer Machine >>

Watch this video to see United Silicone’s new vertical roll-on heat transfer decorating machine in action! The Transgrafix allows for full color decoration of cylindrical parts up to 360 degrees & provides advanced capabilities for reduced setup time, high reliability, efficiency, and simplifies trouble shooting.

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Custom Engineered Silicone Sealing Tools >>

Consider alternative Heat Seal methods to reduce leakers and improve production yields as outlined in this white paper.

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THE LATEST INNOVATIONS

Wrap bundling system reduces waste

EDL Packaging Engineer’s Double Tight Wrap bundling system with vision guided robotics is built to specific product requirements using integrated servo technology to provide flexible product handling. The vision guided robotic feature produces a wide variety of side laying, paper and plastic pre-made pouch styles including quad seal gable top, stand-up pouches and pillow bags. Along with the Double Tight Wrap system, tightly wrapped bundles for improved... Read more

Roller conveyors receive zone control upgrades

Intelligrated® has released new zone control upgrade features to the Intelligrated Accuglide™ and IntelliQ® powered roller accumulation case conveyors to maximize uptime, and reduce noise, energy usage, and wear. The Accuglide chain-driven conveyor and IntelliQ belt-driven conveyor provide quiet, positive transportation and true zero-pressure accumulation for rapid, virtually damage-free handling of a broad range of products. IntelliQ is designed... Read more

Floor scale for hygienic applications

Mettler Toledo’s PFA569lift is a stainless-steel floor scale with an easy-to-lift platform for simplified washdown in hygienic applications. The easy-to-lift platform allows quick access to the scale’s interior for thorough cleaning. One person can safely lift the platform manually. Built-in gas springs control lifting/lowering speed so that the platform opens with minimal effort and closes gently. Springs are sealed for safe, failure-proof operation, while spring-loaded... Read more

Bulk bag material conditioner

Material Transfer’s new patent-pending Material Master Bulk Bag Material Conditioner uses hydraulically-actuated, twin, heavy-wall tubular-steel pivoting conditioning arms. Safely and efficiently returns solidified materials to a free-flowing state. Each conditioning arm features "v-shaped" tubular steel breaker profiles. A rotary-lift table positions the bulk bag for complete material conditioning on all sides of the bag, as well as the top and bottom... Read more

Integrated case erector and case liner

The Superliner CL225 from OK International is an integrated case erector, case liner and bottom taper that inserts lining bags into electronically squared RSC or HSC cases at a rate of up to 15 cases/min. Bags are inserted in such a way that no parts are contacting the clean inside of the bag and maximum volume is available for... Read more

Process-specific sanitary bulk container dumper

National Bulk Equipment’s (NBE) process-specific sanitary bulk container dumper is designed and built to the particular sanitary operating processes and practices of the application to ensure optimal compliance contribution (OCC). Features include: the elimination of internal angles, corners, and dead spaces to avoid accumulation of contaminants; angled-planes, rounded radius framework, highly finished plate, and stand-offs to reduce material build-up... Read more

Low-cost steam tunnel

The ThermoJet heat-shrink steam tunnel from Axon, powered by Pro Mach, is an innovative steam heat-shrink tunnel that provides the benefits of steam, but at a price similar to standard convective-heat tunnels. The heat-shrink tunnel features a large heat zone where 2 steam manifolds and multi-position mandrels direct steam for optimum shrinkage of a label, sleeve, or tamper band. Comes equipped with a cantilevered stand that facilitates moving... Read more

Multipacker reduces material waste

Standard-Knapp’s continuous motion Tritium™ Multipacker, with the innovative RoboWrap™ system, featuring the Robo-Wand™ multi-axis programmable path wrapping section, provides versatility, ease of changeover, and finished product quality. The multi-packer wraps a wide range of pack patterns and produces a pristine package on the shelf. Can handle minimal packaging, does not need a great deal of costly changeover time, produces clean bulls... Read more

Eco-friendly HDPE plastic-handle applicator

A new single-station multipack bottle handle applicator from Roberts PolyPro, powered by Pro Mach, has a rated throughput of 20 cases/min. Designed for low total cost of ownership, high versatility, and simple operation, the machines can be ordered in either automatic or semi-automatic configuration. With a single head, the new applicator efficiently applies high-density polyethylene (HDPE) carrying handles to 4-, 6-, 12-, and 24-unit cases for most common bottle and... Read more

Pressure/leak detector for PET

The Industrial Dynamics/filtec Pressure/Leak Detector for PET uses proprietary filtec technology to reliably detect improperly sealed PET containers at line speeds up to 72,000 containers/hr. The detector mounts to existing conveyors and has a very small footprint. Multiple rejection and sorting options are available to support... Read more

UPCOMing events:

WestPack
Experience the newest packaging technologies and equipment, meet suppliers, and compare solutions at WestPack at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA on February 14-16.

Contract Packaging Assoc. Annual Meeting
Join Contract Packaging Asssociation members at their annual gathering, held this year at Gran Melia Hotel & Resort, Rio Grande, Puerto, Rico on February 23-26.

Ipack-Ima
Ipack_Ima provides technology solutions for processing, packaging, internal handling, logistics, warehousing and POS; the 2012 exhibition will be held at Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy on February 28-March 1.

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