Touch Screen Interface
Also known as HMI (human machine interface), has multiple screens of pushbuttons for machine sensors and speed controls, which can be pass-word protected at various levels. Connects to machine PLC and can be flexibly programmed. Benefit: provides state-of-the-art operator controls, flexibility and facilitates data gathering and performance tracking, optimizing asset utilization.
Conversion from one container format to another without the use of tools, or with the absolute minimum. Benefit: simplifies and speeds up changeover time, reducing downtime and increasing efficiency.
Timing Screw Drive
Standard on most machines: the unit which holds and drives the timing screw, a helix with a pocket cut for a specific bottle profile which positively handles the container through the infeed, banding and discharge of the machine. Benefit: an extremely positive and robust product handling method which insures bottle location and correct timing, providing high machine efficiency and increased productivity.
Tear Tab Blades or Slit Tab Blades
Available on certain models, cut off blades which produce a tab at the top of the sleeve for easy opening of the tamper evident seal. Benefit: a band configuration convenient for the consumer to grasp and open.