A number of companies represented by Friedheim International in the UK & Ireland are participating at this year’s Interpack exhibition (4-10 May, Düsseldorf, Germany), and many will be highlighting new developments.
The most advanced machine in the Audion Elektro film wrapping range is the EL-MATIC fully automatic L-sealer. This new machine can be used in combination with the TE-MATIC shrink tunnel to achieve high production output.
The main features of the EL-MATIC are:
Single pack / Multi-pack modes
Well renowned for providing highly productive and cost-efficient packaging solutions, Beck will be highlighting a number of models from its range of horizontal form, fill and seal machines, shrink film machines, shrink tunnels, as well as Banderoling machines.
The packaging solutions available from Beck can be used in applications across a wide spectrum of industries including bakery and confectionery products, cosmetics, healthcare and pharmaceutical, laundry, mail order, beverages and non-food consumer goods.
KAMA (Hall 13/Stand C77)
Short runs – efficiently processed!
Under this slogan, KAMA will be presenting the new generation “Servo” of the tailor-made KAMA DC 76 Foil ASB with AutoRegister, as well as the unit for in-line stripping and blank separation without tools – the SBU (KAMA Patent).
This compact solution takes the die-cutting, creasing and ennoblement of printed or cut sheets to an accuracy of 0.1 millimetre. The blanks run 100% separated into the delivery. Cost benefits include minimal set-up times and uniquely quick changeovers between hot foil stamping and die-cutting.
Live demonstrations of the KAMA DC 76 Foil can be viewed on the Hewlett Packard/Indigo booth where this efficient, flexible machine will be linked in a direct workflow with an HP Indigo 30000 digital printing machine – producing folding boxes for high-quality commercial applications.
Kohmann GmbH & Co KG Maschinenbau (Hall 11/Stand F40)
Kohmann will be focussing attention on its Optical Inspection Systems, the most notable of which is the PrintChecker series. These machines are perfect for use across a wide variety of industry applications, including food, bakery products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and other non-food consumer products.
Kohmann will also show the EyeC ProofRunner Carton Pre-Feeder in action on the Kohmann folder-gluer Starlet. With this flexible print inspection system, whereby carton manufacturers can use the latest technologies directly in their existing processes without replacing their existing folder-gluers. The module can be easily connected to any folder-gluer. The print inspection system even checks the print quality of text, graphics, colours, foil stamping, as well as 1-D and 2-D codes on the entire carton surface. Defective carton blanks will be ejected via the ejection device of the folder-gluer before the imperfect product will be delivered to the customer.
Polypack Inc (Hall 12/Stand E34)
Polypack designs affordable printed film packaging machines that can run clear, random printed or print registered film. The company offers a variety of print registration shrink wrappers for both bullseye/sleeve wrap and total closure applications. These packaging machines are designed to cater to the needs of many industries including food & beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, personal care & cosmetic, automobile, textile and many others.
Clearprint shrink packaging machines are regarded as one of the most compact, easiest to use and change over, most versatile, most affordable and therefore most cost effective automatic print registration wrappers currently available. These machines produce bulls-eye wraps using either clear, random printed or print registered film. These machines run at speeds up to 60 wraps per minute in single lane and up to 120 per minute in dual lane. These shrink packaging machines can be manufactured to run unsupported, pad supported or tray supported products, and are ideal for contract packagers, as well as small, medium and large sized companies.
Claimed as “revolutionary” by Polypack, the Tango shrink wrapper offers affordable print registration in a compact, versatile package. These intermittent motion shrink sleeve wrappers are offered with various, multiple infeed options to suit most packaging needs. The Tango can run both clear and printed film at speeds up to 20 bundles per minute and is available with an optional pad-feeder and/or Nested Pack® collation module.
Schib Packaging Srl (Hall 3/Stand E37 and Hall 6/Stand D62)
Italian-based company Schib Packaging designs, manufactures and installs a wide range or horizontal flow wrappers and automatic feeders, as well as fully integrated packaging lines (Flow Pack style).
One of the many machines on show at Interpack will be the state-of-the-art Schib CO 90 – a horizontal flow wrapper suitable for a wide range of packaging applications. It offers solid construction and an easy-to-clean design, as well as exceptional performance capabilities.
The CO 90 can be specifically designed as a stand-alone machine or pre-arranged for integration into completely automated packaging systems.
Automatic feeders and product conveying/handling devices are available on demand. Options include a twin jaws configuration, automatic film splicer, motorised film pre-feed, reel run-out sensor, pre-printed film registration, a no product – no bag function to minimise film waste, Plexiglas guarding for quick and easy inspection, as well as a remote service device.
Through their diverse capabilities, both single items of equipment or fully integrated, tailor-made packaging line solutions cater for a wide range of industries including food and beverage, personal care, container manufacturing, pharmaceutical and medical devices, household products, paper products and textiles, industrial and automotive, as well as converting, printing and publishing.