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Demand for space is said to be strong for the 2016 trade fair for plastics and rubber, with 3,000 exhibitors expected to fill the halls
The 3600 Series undergoes an engine upgrade to run at higher speeds, reportedly with no loss in print quality
The Solution Coating Technical Center will offer customer trials and demos, toll coating, and R&D for the coating industry
The Tau 330 UV inkjet digital label press is said to provide up to 2 hours of uninterrupted printing, fewer changeovers, and less downtime
The DSS Compact Coex die is said to provide many benefits with less height and weight
The SPI Automatic Film Splicer performs non-stop film changes in food and beverage packaging operations
Attendees at the Spring meeting will have the opportunity to tour International PaperBox and learn about the company’s best practices
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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.