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Printer Is Rugged, Fast
SATO America
, Charlotte, NC; satoamerica.com
The M-10e printer is designed for rugged dependability and fast processing speed. With a Windows driver, it can create labels to 10.5 in. wide at speeds to 5 in./sec. The printhead makes it possible to print large-format compliance labels at top speed without rotating the image and can hold media sizes to about 11.8 × 16.6 in.

BOPP Film Designed to Replace Paper
ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
, Macedon, NY, 800/334-7987; exxonmobil.com
Label-Lyte 85 LP-200M BOPP film is designed to replace metallized paper in water-based, cold-glue, cut-and-stack patch labeling applications. Designed for use as a single web, product reportedly provides excellent converting performance, including printing, sheeting, guillotine cutting, and label transfer on magazine-fed labelers and Krones Topmatic labeling equipment. Ran at speeds of 600-800 labels/min in testing and commercial use with several large beer marketers, co. says.

Narrow Drive Offers Performance, Flexibility
ABB Inc.
, New Berlin, WI; 262/785-3200; abb.com
ACS 800 low-voltage AC drive family combines performance, programming power, and flexibility in a new enclosure design that makes the drive easy to use across the full range of industrial applications and markets, co. notes. Compact drives (at 50% smaller than equivalent predecessors) are available in NEMA 1 or NEMA 12 enclosures (without de-rating).

Servo-Driven Press Converts Cartons, Flexible Packaging
Paper Converting Machine Co.
, Green Bay, WI; 920/336-4300; pcmc.com
Evolution System gearless in-line flexo converting press incorporates AC digital servos to control print cylinders through operator interface. Multiple-substrate press is available in 18-, 22-, and 26-in. print widths and is suited for flexible packaging and folding cartons. Printhead design has a single impression cylinder operating between two color decks, allowing for industry's shortest web path, co. says. Due to design and automatic rack out/rack in features, changeover can be accomplished in under 30 min.

Slitter Designed for Fast Set UpAshe Converting Equipment, Ipswich, Suffolk, U.K., +44 1473 710912; ashe.co.uk
Sapphire range of slitters is extended to include a machine as narrow as 600 mm wide with rewind capacity to 650 mm. Capable of operating speeds to 450 m/min. Features latest differential techniques and incorporates a shaftless unwind stand with roll lift. Slitting station has dovetail mounted razor and driven or dovetail rotary shear, with waste disposal either via Venturi or mfr.'s tension controlled trim winder.


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