The EZ-Seal 600SL is the latest addition to
Axon’s EZ-Seal line of heat shrinkable sleeve label applicators. This
new machine provides high production rates at minimal costs for most
full-body sleeve applications. Capable of operation in either single or
dual head mode, the machine provides added security over single head
With its small footprint, the EZ-Seal 600SL fits
easily into any production line. The system, which includes the applicator
and heat tunnel, will integrate with existing conveyors. It features an
all-mechanical design with minimal moving parts, ensuring smooth operation.
The patented cutting assembly provides high productivity and long blade
life. Touch-screen operator interface offers
ease of operation and system control. Take a look at the EZ-Seal 600SL at
Pack Expo Inter-national booth 4027. — Axon Corp., 1341 Express Dr.; Raleigh, N.C. 27603;
Equipped to package
Wulftec/M.J. Maillis Group will display a complete
line of shrinkwrapping and strapping tools and systems, plus
stretchwrappers at Pack Expo International. Wulftec’s new Smart
Series stretchwrappers let you pick and choose
the exact components that go into building this semi-automatic machine. The
customized design lets users pay only for what they need.
The new Maillis MTO Series of made-to-order
semi-automatic stretchwrappers are a faster, more cost-effective
alternative to hand-wrapping. Check out these machines and more at booths
N3658 (Wulftec) and N4166 (Maillis). — Wulftec/M.J. Maillis Group, 209 Wulftec
St., Ayers Cliff, Quebec, Canada J0B 1C0; 819/838-4232; wulftec.com.
The new 2 Pack EasyLift Bottle Carrier for 2-liter bottles offers a unique way for companies to boost sales of 2-liter bottles. “Our 2 pack carrier is the
ideal solution for 2-liter bottles because of the ease of application and
the ability to stimulate sales by simply adding a handle,” says Allan
Sutherland, president, Roberts Polypro Inc. “Multipacks boost sales,
and you’re starting to see this trend grow not just in club stores
but in retail and grocery stores as well.”
The 2 Pack Bottle Carrier can be supplied in any
Pantone color to match existing graphics, can be printed with a UPC code
and is available to fit all standard 2-liter bottles. The flat design of
the carrier makes it easier to ship and store than injection molded
carriers. Check out the 2 Pack Bottle Carrier at booth N4147 at Pack Expo
International. — Roberts
PolyPro, 5416 Wyoming Ave., Charlotte, N.C. 28273; 704/588-1794;
The Sleevematic DS Inline labeler takes sleeve
labeling to a higher level of quality, control and cost savings. Krones
Inline Sleevematic DS system supports the trend
toward contoured and uniquely shaped containers. Sleeve-style labels
function as 360 degree ‘billboards,’ allowing use of the entire
container surface for labeling. The container itself becomes a display
piece, a promotional tool with seasonal or other marketing messages. Glass,
plastic and metal containers are handled with equal precision, running at
300 to 600 containers per minute, depending on sleeve length. Additionally,
the sleeve label can be used as a tamper-evident seal.
Environmentally-friendly, sleeve labeling is a
glueless process – meaning no equipment cleanup after every shift.
The Inline Sleevematic DS offers exceptionally short changeover times for
different containers or sleeves. Krones buffer system allows for splicing
sleeve reels without slowing down. See the Sleevematic labeler on display
at Pack Expo International booth S2466. -- Krones Inc., 9600 S. 58th St.; Franklin, Wis.
Domino high-speed S300 and S300B are being shown for
the first time in the United States at Pack Expo International in November. Designed for the PET industry, the S300B,
complimented by the A300SE, is the ultimate inkjet for wet and vapor-laden
atmospheres such as soda bottling or canning plants.
The high-powered S300 and S300B were developed using
Domino’s micro laser technology for applications involving high-speed
lines, and offer readable, high-contrast codes. The new additions to the
Domino S-Series of CO2 scribing lasers are especially useful in the food and
beverage labeling sector and in PET and glass coding applications.
The S300B is particularly suited to PET applications
as it uses “Blue Tube” technology, a wavelength specifically suited to PET that ensures there are “no holes”
by minimizing power and optimizing code clarity. Meeting the challenges of
high-speed applications in harsh environments, the S300B achieves
production speeds of more than a 1,000 bottles per minute, printing a
Carbonated drinks manufacturers can achieve maximum
production capacity with a Domino A300SE printer solution that eliminates
printing problems caused by high levels of sugar or vapor in the air.
Designed to be an outstanding tough-environment printer, the A300SE has
IP66 protection. Beverage manufacturers are also assured of complete
reliability and efficiency on the production line because automatic sensors
ensure that the A300SE will only operate when systems are functioning to
protect it from sugar or other airborne contaminants. The A300SE runs on a
wide ink range including specialized fluids such as chill-resistant
wet-bottle ink and specific inks for glass, PET and cans.
Also being shown at the Pack Expo International is the
new C6000-Multi outer case coding system. High-resolution barcodes, logos,
outstanding print quality and reliability are its key benefits. Each C6000
head runs 2-3/4 inches of print and is highly
suited to carton decoration and full-spec barcodes. The C-Series offers
central supervisory control for multiple printers and multi-level
administrator rights. Stop in and take a look at these and other coding
solutions at booth S1578. – Domino
Amjet Inc., 1290 Lakeside Dr., Gurnee, Ill. 60031; 847/244-2501;
Beverage Industry’s October issue features a cover story on our 2019 Executive of the Year, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Co. This issue also features a category focus on bottled water and the innovations that abound in flavored, functional and sparkling waters. The issue also includes an ingredient spotlight on the beloved chocolate ingredient as well as voice-picking solutions aimed at streamlining beverage warehouses. As usual, we rounded up the latest trends in products, packaging and ingredients.
Check back throughout the month for additional content.