Macchi SpA showed what it called the world's first fully gearless-driven coextrusion blown film line earlier this year at Plast'06 in Milan, Italy.
The statistics were impressive for a trade-show film tower: 46 feet high, running 1,980 pounds of low density polyethylene an hour into a 96-inch-wide web. Macchi tied a Siemens torque motor into the gearless coexFlex platforms.
Five drives ran the BoPlus Axial dual winder at the end of the line.
Macchi is based in Veregono Inferiore, Italy. Macchi North America Corp. is in Guelph, Ontario.
Tel. 519-823-9400, fax 519-823-9926.