At well over 1 million sq ft and growing, the triennial plastics showcase will have operating equipment at 400+ booths.Read more
PFFC's "On Print" columnist Dene Taylor will present educational session on packaging.Read more
The fundamentals of air entrainment, entrapment, and rheology are critical to product success.Read more
The high barrier performance of EVOH, even after abuse, has allowed for conversion from foil and metallized film laminations to co-extruded barrier films.Read more
News | New Products
Patent-pending films developed by Pregis for inflatable cushioning applications
Thermoplastic elastomers are said to protect the freshness, quality, and safety of food and beverages
The company has had a busy and productive decade as a supplier of protective packaging solutions
An impressive array of speakers also will address economic trends, building winning organizational cultures, and more
SpearRC developed to offer PET bottle the benefits of pressure-sensitive labels
Operations have begun at the new manufacturing plant in Lebanon, OH, which will specialize in solvent ink production
The Onset R40LT wide-format printer is said to offer flexibility for different types of printing needs
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- December 10, 2012
WEST BOYLSTON, MA | Lowell Corp. offers ratcheting crank handles said to be an alternative to handwheels and similar devices for setup and adjustment of packaging, converting, and printing machinery. Applications include corrugating rollers, die-cutters, doctor blades, slitters, unwinds, and rewinds.
With a crank handle, a user can make many adjustments: cross feed; rise and fall; gib and quill; positioning screw; and clamping. Openings include bore and keyway, square, or hex and company can create custom openings to customer specifications.
Reportedly, crank handles combine leverage and strength with ergonomic design, making setup and adjustment faster, safer, and easier for the operator and easier on machinery.
Made of steel with riveted stampings, handles are designed primarily for permanent mounting on shafts or studs, and bolt-thru design lets them attach to any shaft length. They are available with either fixed or rotating metal handles or lower cost rotating plastic handles. Available arm lengths range from 7–12 in.