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Accraply unveils continuous shrinksleeve seamer

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Automation Flexibles Accraply AccraSeam FC Barry-Wehmiller Companies continuous shrink sleeve seamer Labelexpo 2015

First unit sold at its debut in Belgium during Labelexpo 2015.

MINNEAPOLIS—Accraply demonstrated its new fully-continuous shrink sleeve seamer at Labelexpo 2015 in Brussels, Belgium in front of the largest gathering of label and package printing professionals in the world.

The industry had a very positive reaction to the AccraSeam FC, with the first unit being sold less than 48 hours after being unveiled. Units will begin shipping February 2016.

Equipped with a fully-automatic table, the AccraSeam FC electronically sets the width and seam location based on the desired layflat, thus, removing the largest waste-generating element of the set up process and reducing setup time. It is simple to return to the same setup by utilizing the unlimited recipe feature which can be accessed through the intuitive 15-inch touchscreen controls. The AccraSeam FC can run at a speeds up to 400 mpm and make unwind and rewind splices at full speed. An unwind roll change/spliceproduces only four meters of waste per splice.

At 421 cm (14 feet) long and 182 cm (6 feet) wide, the AccraSeam FC has a compact footprint, specifically designed to be operated by a single person. The dual shaft unwind and rewind turrets have flange mounted pneumatic shafts with electronic core offset, making core size changes easy. The Stanford Layflat Inspector and Ultrasonic Sensor monitor the width of the layflat while running, providing both a digital and printed report – right there at the machine. This monitoring system comes fully integrated into the AccraSeam FC but is available as a stand-alone system.

The servo-driven AccraSeam FC incorporates many of the superior features associated with the Stanford product line name, including servo controlled solvent dispense, electronic oscillation, integrated web guide and precision tension control. All these features are designed to offer low waste at high speeds while producing a finished product with quality that can be easily replicated during future material runs.

Currently in its 73rd year serving the converting industry, Accraply manufactures a selection of Stanford Doctor Machines, duplex differential slitter rewinders, shrink sleeve finishing equipment, and custom converting machinery.

Comprised of the Accraply, Trine, Stanford, Graham and Sleevit brands, Accraply unites some of the most trusted names in product decoration and material converting. Known for its cutting-edge technology and innovative custom-engineered designs, Accraply has been credited with many industry firsts and advances in application and converting technologies.

Accraply, a subsidiary of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., is a leader in the design, manufacture and support of pressure-sensitive, roll fed and shrink sleeve label application systems as well as converting and finishing equipment for the shrink sleeve and flexible packaging markets.

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