- May 01, 2009
Inspect Web for Quality
EasyInspect 100% web inspection system detects defects and irregularities in film, optical film, paper, foil, nonwovens, and laminated and coated products. System consists of CCD line cameras or laser scanners with wide range of resolutions and LED illumination units with customizable wavelengths and high light intensity. Visit Booth 807.
Web Cleaner Has Increased Capacity
Four Roll Web Cleaner has been modified to offer high speed and increased capacity. Incorporates larger contact cleaning rolls and tape rolls, which allow for intense cleaning capacity. Web widths can range from 2-60 in. and run speeds to 1,200 fpm. Pneumatic cylinders separate the rolls when the machine stops for easy access. Visit booth 1101.
New Technology in Coating & Winding
Simultaneous multilayer curtain coating systems and the latest technology in in-line coating heads will be displayed. Applications include solvent, solventless, water-based, hot melt, extrusion, and UV- and EB-curable products at production speeds from 1-1,200 mpm. New winding systems will be introduced. Visit booth 517.
Get Core Traction
DuraCores plastic cores now are available with “Grip Strips.” These textured optional strips run the length of the core to provide an extra level of traction to grab onto difficult materials.
Idler Bearings Stand High Temps
Custom designed low-friction idler bearings are engineered for low tension, fast-moving lines, even at elevated temperatures. Design enhances free-running capabilities to ensure minimal idler induced tension. Bearings are protected from contaminants by a noncontact shield said to eliminate the unnecessary friction common with contact seals. Visit booth 131.
Ball Bearings Offered
Extended line of LBT Mini Full Ceramic bearings features sizes ranging from as small as 3 mm in addition to flanged sizes. LBT Mini Full Ceramic bearings are suitable for use in many specialty applications. Company claims ceramic is the perfect material for any application seeking to achieve higher RPMs, reduce overall weight, or for harsh environments with high temperatures and corrosive substances. Visit booth 1100.
The PSC Profile Display System is designed to measure moisture continuously on a moving web while producing a cross-web profile in real time. Can be configured to create a cross-web profile of up to three parameters; produce a live rolling average up to ten scans; and create up to 50 individual zone averages. Visit booth 738.
The NxtGen inspection system offers the technical confluence of laser scanners, vision, retro-reflection, divergent, and telecentric optical systems with advances in hardware and software development. Said to offer high resolution at a low cost. Features a self-aligning optical system and superior detection even for defects much smaller than the optical pixel. Visit booth 539.
Coating System Has Two Pressure Chambers
The AGS 2500 S “System BASF” pressurized chamber system consists of two independently working pressurized chambers supplied by independent liquid conveying systems. One pump supplies the so-called barrier chamber with coating liquid, avoiding any air entrainment and providing an extraordinary brilliant coating transparency. The coating thickness is only controlled by the dosing pump and not influenced by barrier chamber conditions. Visit booth 517.
Gravure Ink Is Flexible
AquaEcol water-based gravure lamination ink is suited for applications from conventional to high-temperature retort. Prints on a wide range of substrates with consistency and high color strength, company says. Visit booth 430.
Slitter Cuts Setup Time
The CW600 slitter is a 63-in.-wide machine with four rewind diameter options: 10, 16, 24, and 32 in. Full setup and changeover take less than 5 min. Machine has the latest dual-direction, pneumatic differential shafts for both 3- and 6-in. cores. Has both razor and shear slitting, auto edge guide, laser core and knife positioning, automatic tension control, layon rolls, and the latest SSD digital AC drives. Visit booth 112.
Sensors Reduce Scrap
The 710S Series of sensors for continuous web processes is said to achieve complete integration with company's TDi (Total Distributed Intelligence) system family. High-speed digital signal processor results in enhanced measurement performance, the ability to handle more IR wavelengths, and support for additional measurement outputs. Benefits are said to include reduced material usage and improved product quality. Visit booth 545.
Die Gives Better Properties
Microlayer technology enables extrusion processors and converters to achieve increases in impact strength, elongation, oxygen and moisture barrier, and other properties, company says. Flat die system called a “layer multiplier” transforms a typical sandwich structure from a standard coextrusion feedblock into a structure in which one or more of the layers has been subdivided into multiple microlayers. Visit booth 144.
Pouchmaker Is Versatile
The CT-60D pouchmaker produces small to large format stand-up pouches from one web. Press-to-close zipper capability is standard. Slider zipper is an option, as is running two-up, three-side, press-to-close zipper pouches and quad-seal side-gusseted bagmaking. Four-servo motor control system provides high speed stand-up or flat pouchmaking at speeds to 200 cpm. Visit booth 1025.
Slit Many Materials
The LS-6200 heavy-duty lathe slitter allows user to slit automatically a variety of materials on rolls with an outside diameter to 20 in. Knife carriage movement is powered by a servo-driven linear actuator with a second linear actuator controlling automatic knife angling. A servomotor-powered precision lead screw is said to provide precise cutting tolerances. Visit booth 137.
The redesigned YR-1 rheometer measures yield stress in fluids and semi-solids. Said to be a low-cost alternative to full-featured lab rheometers, unit can be used on production floor for rapid QC testing with excellent repeatability. EZ-Yield software allows simple data collection on a PC. Visit booth 801.
The Imprint Track & Trace Solution is a scalable production-floor suite of hardware and software that protects brands from product recalls, counterfeiting, and diversion. CodeMaster software generates unique codes, printed on packaging by company's variable data marking and coding equipment, that maintain transaction data about products as they progress through the supply chain. System has no cost-per-code charges or upfront license fees. Visit booth 1117.