NPE will offer those interested in decorating and welding equipment a long look at a range of products. Companies that specialize in printing, surface treatment and inspection systems also plan to offer what they are touting as technology advancements.
Acromark Industries Inc. (Booth S407): Model 996 high-speed, peripheral hot-stamping press.
Apex Machine Co. (Booth S3412): High-speed lid, cap and container printing systems.
Atlas Electric Devices Co. (Booth S1214): Introducing advanced pendulum impact (API) tester for determining performance of composite materials to ASTM and ISO specifications.
Automation Equipment Inc. (AE International) (Booth E11413): Improved container printing system and lid, closure and clamshell printing system.
Autoroll Machine Corp. (Booth N5640): Padflex pad-transfer printing pads, printing plates, Ceraseal closed-system ink cup.
Avalon Vision Solutions LLC (Booth S1042): New infrared camera that improves vision mold-monitoring and inspection by eliminating problems with ambient light.
Bell-Mark Sales Co. (Booth E13441): New peristaltic ink-pump system for flexographic printers, which pumps from present ink containers and isolates ink to eliminate contamination.
Bielomatik Inc. (Booth S1286): Laser Tec 200, a new version of a laser welder first introduced by the company at the K´98 show in Düsseldorf.
Branson Ultrasonics Corp. (Booth S3968): New 2000f ultrasonic assembly system with digital force setting, force stepping and digital velocity control. It has enhanced data capabilities and improved power supply capabilities.
Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Co. (Booth E10137): A variety of coordinate-measuring machines and related software.
Cassco Machines (Booth S4232): Moving roller heat-transfer decorating system for large parts and a hot-stamping system with automatic orientation and a conveyor.
CBW Automation (Booth S3175): Automation system with 64 cavities for retrieving, stacking, sleeving and packaging medicine cups.
Chemical ElectroPhysics Co. Inc. (Booth N9211): In-line rheometer for viscosity measurements.
CMD Corp. (Booth E10508): Equipment designed to fold bags as many as three times at speeds up to 700 feet per minute, and print precise registration information for bag manufacturing.
Comdec Inc. (Booth E14116): Twelve-color mixing system and pad-printing and screen-printing inks that glow in the dark.
Com-Ten Industries (Booth E10562): New series 95 variable-speed test system with redesigned electronics and two-line message display. Speeds range from 0.25-760 millimeters per minute, with forces from 4 pounds to 5,000 pounds.
Corona Designs Inc. (Booth E14727): Improved corona treatment system that provides the capability to move the electrode treat location across the web. The feature is available in single-side or two-side corona treater stations.
Corotec Corp. (Booth E14142): New corona discharge surface-treating system designed specifically for the blown film extrusion market, and a self-contained corona discharge system with a new web-wide convertible system.
Daca Instruments (Booth E14620): An improved computer-controlled microcompounder that can be controlled from a desktop computer.
Deco Technology Group Inc. (Booth E11927): Several new screen printers and pad printers.
Desco Equipment Corp. (Booth N6862): A dual-tower cap printer for the closure industry, and a pail printer.
Dubuit of America Inc. (Booth N6784): Fully automatic universal screen printer for containers.
Dukane Corp. (Booth S1168): Thermal assembly equipment, vibration, hot-plate and spin welding equipment, as well as additions to its ultrasonic equipment. The company also plans a name change.
Dynisco Polymer Test (Booth S2768): Viscosensor on-line rheometer, contaminant analyzer, heat-seal tester and dual-barrel capillary rheometer.
Flynn Burner Corp. (Booth E11860): Redesigned F1255 rack-mounted flame plasma analyzer.
Forward Technology Industries Inc. (Booth N5633): Vibration, hot-plate, ultrasonic and spin welders.
Gretag Macbeth (Booth E10565): A system that does color correction for a spectrophotometer over the Internet as well as monitoring, and is designed to replace in-person service visits.
Haake (Booth S1314): New bench-top and extrusion capillary rheometers, melt-flow rheometers, laboratory scale extrusion, mixing and compounding equipment.
Harris Instrument Corp. (Booth E11320): Scan-a-mizer loop control system to monitor the location of the bottom of the loop in a plastic web product.
Heins PCM Machinery Ltd. (Booth N8218): Horizontal spin trimmer for bottles.
Hull Corp. (Booth N6062): New program to refurbish molding presses and flashing systems, and an airless deflashing system.
HunterLab (Booth S2516): New color-measurement spectrophotometer that measures both reflectance and transmittance.
Kensol-Franklin Inc. (Booth E10303): Redesigned controls and foil feed systems for its hot-stamping presses.
Kurz-Hastings Inc. (Booth N6901): High-pressure forming and film inserts for decorating parts in telecommunications and automotive industries.
Lasor/Systronics (Booth E14709): Camera-based distortion and defect measuring system, high-speed camera-based surface-inspection system and software for classifying defects.
Lectro Engineering Co. (Booth S4006): The LT 2000 system for surface treatment of plastic, which uses electrodes to create an oxidized cold plasma inside the treating tunnel.
Leister Process Technologies (Booth N8129): Weldmax extruder and Modulus laser-based welding system.
Luehr Inc. (Booth E13910): Ultrasonic welders that do not require adhesives.
Maple Roll Leaf (Booth S1432): New line of metallic hot-stamping foils for cosmetics and plastics.
Matthews International Corp. (Booth E13916): New valve-jet printer that uses a pressurized ink supply designed for small-character printing. It features built-in networking software.
Measurement Technology Corp. (Booth N7054): New off-line gauges to measure thickness and profiles of plastic film samples.
Meech Static Eliminators USA (Booth N5320): New instrument to measure the source and strength of electrostatic charges built up on conveyors and other machinery.
MetroLine Industries Inc. (Booth E14636): New M4L gas plasma surface modification system.
Mirage Trading Co. Ltd. (Booth E10020): Quick Mini 25 digital pocket gauge.
MTM Systems Inc. (Booth S1144): 730AG portable spin trimmer, for finishing plastic bottles. Also other deflashers, rotary neck-finishing systems and related container-handling equipment.
OCS GmbH — Optical Control Systems (Booth E13192): New high-speed measuring system for production control of wide and fast-running film.
Oike Industrial Co. Ltd. (Booth E13731): Gold and silver hot-stamping foils and chromium foils for automotive.
On Line Controls Inc. (Booth E13410): New UltraGage 2000 system with extended wall-thickness measurement to 0.001 inch. Latest version of 3000 system measures extruded pipe walls of up to 3 inches thick.
Optical Gaging Products Inc. (Booth E10315): New metrology equipment that features an elevating bridge where X-axis motion elevates the Z axis. The equipment also has a 12x zoom-lens assembly.
Pillar Technologies (Booth N6671): New line of corona/surface-treatment products designed for the blown film industry. The system opens up horizontally so substrates can be threaded directly into it.
Plasmatech Inc. (Booth N6772): Introducing model V55 microwave gas plasma system, including rotary-drum option for surface modification of bulky plastic parts.
PLV Systems Inc. (Booth E11747): Noncontact inspection systems for accurate measurement of extruded profiles for online and off-line applications.
Providence Metallizing Co. Inc. (Booth E14619): Plating for electromagnetic/radio frequency interference shielding and decorative applications.
Radiometrie Corp. (Booth E13941): Thickness gauges and quality control systems.
Raytek Corp. (Booth E11732): New MP50 industrial infrared process imager with a scan rate of 48 megahertz without analog inputs.
Rennco Inc. (Booth N7117): New system to bundle foam meat trays together in center-folded polyethylene film.
Robotic Production Technology Inc. (Booth N8026): Enclosed modular water-jet trimming, scoring and routing systems. On display, an RPT water-jet system will finish automotive interior parts.
Sanden Electronic Equipment Ltd. (Booth N6589): High-frequency welding machine for clamshell packaging, RF induction heating machine and ultrasonic welder for double-layered cups.
Service Tectonics Inc. (Booth S805): Introducing model 625 automatic high-speed pad printer for in-line production with a 2-inch-diameter sealed ink-cup system. Prints 3600 cycles per hour.
Sherman Treaters (N.A.) Inc. (Booth E13727): New corona treatment "wet start" system for use in very humid areas. It powers up gradually, allowing a treatment station to dry out.
Simco Industrial Static Control (Booth S3468): New R50 shockless static bar with optional monitoring system that operates at 7,800 volts and neutralizes static charges on webs at speeds up to 2,500 feet per minute. New M167 power supply bar.
Softal 3DT LLC (Booth E14303): Introducing MultiDyne corona treating equipment with 800-watt output, built-in treating timer and with one or two treating heads standard.
SolveTech Inc. (Booth E11705): Blown film gauging system with software, scanner and coating weight/thickness measurement system with large-area format sensors.
Sonics & Materials Inc. (Booth E14411): Windows-based control system for its vibration welder, and enhanced welding precision, in 20 kilohertz and 40 KHz, for its Electropress unit,
Sonitek Inc. (Booth N9354): Ultrasonic welder in 900-watt and 1500-watt versions, and improved thermasort software.
Stapla Ultrasonics (Booth N9361): Ultrasonic welder and tube sealer.
Tampoprint International Corp. (Booth E10847): Direct laser pad printer, continuous-feed digital printer for extruded PVC and two-color 130mm pad printer.
Tantec Inc. (Booth N9241): Rotating electrode surface-treating machine for increased bonding of paints and coatings to plastic.
Teca-Print USA Corp. (Booth E10833): Introducing TPU 130/131 pad-printer series that can store as many as 50 different print settings and has adjustable dwell times and vertical pad stroke settings.
Testing Machines Inc. (Booth N8334): Micrometer for difficult-to-test materials.
Tinius Olsen Testing Machine Co. Inc. (Booth E11924): Model MP600 extrusion plastometer, melt-flow softwre and software for flextesting.
Tricor Systems Inc. (Booth E11909): PC-based 806H hand-held surface-analysis system measures and analyzes gloss levels regardless of shape, texture or color.
Ultra Sonic Seal Co. (Booth N5957): Ultrasonic electric-motor press welder.
United Silicone (Booth S1432): Hot-stamp machines, multiprint system that combines hot stamping and pad printing and redesigned pad printers.
Van Dam Machine Corp. (Booth N5457): Six-color dry offset cup printer.
Vargus Ltd. (Booth E11810): Several hand tools for deburring and finishing.
Webtech Inc. (Booth S1005): New stock diffraction foils with three-dimensional holographic designs in nine shades and 30 patterns.
Wegener North America Inc. (Booth E11319): Exweld extrusion welders, including Alpha model for welding 3-5mm, polyethylene rods and 3-4mm polypropylene and PVC rods.
William Harrison Corp. (Booth N5762): New subframe assembly for exposure testing includes area to hold test specimens between two pieces of vinyl-covered aluminum.
Wintriss Engineering Corp. (Booth E14529): Web ranger inspection system for high-contrast defects.