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Beck Automation enhances its in-mold labeling system

Issue: December 2018

Basic IML Beck Automation has expanded its in-mold labeling system series with a version designed for injection molding cells that produce round, rectangular, square or oval pails measuring from about 5 inches tall and 5 inches around to about 8 inches tall and 9 inches around. Within the system, labels are removed from a magazine, centered and positioned in the mold. They are then electrostatically charged to hold them in place; at the same time, finished pails are removed from the ejector side of the machine and stacked on a conveyor belt.

What’s new? New capabilities. Originally designed as a one-cavity system for buckets with capacities of 5 to 33 liters, the Basic IML is now available for smaller buckets that hold 1 to 5 liters. And, while the smaller version can work with one cavity, as before, it’s now also compatible for use with two, horizontally positioned cavities. The system can accommodate cavity spacing of between about 11.8 inches and 22.6 inches. The equipment also features a new, intuitive controller from Beckhoff Automation LLC, Savage, Minn.

Benefits Rapid in-mold labeling. Also, the equipment is available for quick delivery turn-around — typically within 12 weeks of an order. It is designed to perform continuously with minimal maintenance.

Beck Automation LLC, St. Louis, 314-576-9736, www.beckautomation.com