SX32 well-suited for marking profiles, pipe
Matthews Marking Products of Pittsburgh has introduced the I-Mark SX32 controller for its Drop-On-Demand inkjet print heads.
The icon-based SX32 is ideal for marking extruded plastic profiles, vinyl siding and pipe.
Matthews also introduced the Coditherm print head that uses a patented double-ribbon design, so the head never contacts the surface getting marked. Until now, the company said, high-resolution thermal transfer printing of things like bar and lot codes, on uneven surfaces, has not been possible because the print head would wear out quickly. On the Coditherm, the mark is created electronically, then transferred to a silicone-treated heated pad or roller, which marks the product.
The firm also offers the Swing family of thermal transfer printers for marking film, plasma bags or other flat plastic surfaces at speeds up to 196 feet per minute.
Matthews also introduced several fast-drying inks that are free of volatile organic compounds.
Tel. 412-665-2500, fax 412-665-2550.
2000X welder boasts four control levels
Branson Ultrasonics Corp. of Danbury, Conn., rolled out the 2000X series of ultrasonic equipment.
The 2000X has four control levels: welding by time, energy, distance and force profiling. The digital welders have a touch screen interface.
At the recent NPE 2006 in Chicago, Branson showed a 2000IW+ integrated ultrasonic welder, on a Series 40 rotary welding system. The firm also demonstrated a high-power ultrasonic assembly system, with 6,000 watts.
Branson also has introduced three Laser IRAM systems: a laser integrator for automation, an X-Y tracing system for complex shapes and an IAM 50 benchtop unit.
In other news, an infrared servo-welding unit is a noncontact technique for welding nylon and other thermoplastics.
Thermal welding - used for thermal insertion, heat staking and thermal degating, is simpler than other techniques, and also boasts multiple fastening points and quiet operation.
Tel. 203-796-0400, fax 203-796-9838.
Split belt improves DynaCon conveyor
Dynamic Conveyor Corp. offers a split-belt conveyor that gives full exposure to products moving along on both the top and bottom. That helps with viewing, labeling, printing and bar-code reading and eliminates the need for a second piece of equipment.
DynaCon also is offering an overhead fan module that blows ambient air down onto the product as it rides on an Intralox flat-top belt. The overhead method allows cooling of small or lightweight parts.
The Muskegon, Mich., firm said adjustable side rails are now available for new or existing DynaCon conveyors.
Tel. 231-798-1483, fax 231-798-7739, e-mail [email protected]
Hallink expands aid for container makers
Hallink Moulds Ltd. of Cambridge, Ontario, offers expanded efforts in project management and dealership services for North American PET container manufacturers.
Hallink officials said the company has signed agreements with several global machinery makers to provide turnkey solutions for stretch blow molding equipment and the supply of preforms.
Tel. 519-624-9720, fax 519-624-9721, e-mail [email protected]