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Meech to show Tornado at Labelexpo



Published September 13, 2011
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Meech International will debut an updated version of its Tornado contact system at this year’s Labelexpo in Brussels. Designed for label, digital and carton printers, the Tornado is available in F4 and F5 versions. Version F4 features compact extraction and F5 features fan extraction. According to the company, F4 is capable of single-sided cleaning of webs up to 1650 mm wide and double-sided cleaning of webs up to 750 mm wide. The F5 is able to clean single- and double-sided webs up to 3900 mm.

“We are delighted to have a new version of the Tornado on stand,” comments Adam Battrick, Business Unit Director, Cleaning Systems at Meech. “We are confident that the enhancements we have made will be advantageous to our customers, and look forward to discussing this with them at the show.”

The company’s ShearClean system is suitable for sectors ranging from narrow web label printing, including litho, gravure and flexo, as well as converting, food packaging and pharmaceutical applications where contact cleaning systems are not feasible due to scratch-prone surfaces such as special coatings or decorative labels for premium consumer goods. According to the company, ShearClean is also highly effective in applications involving coating.

The 977CM Pulsed DC controller has been installed in over 4500 systems in the printing, packaging, converting and plastic industries, the company said. This number includes several systems for RFID tag production. According to the company, the 977CM has proved especially popular due to its combination of precise static control and advanced self-monitoring features. It continuously monitors output from the ionizing bars and automatically adjusts the input voltage to compensate for the adverse effects of contamination.

Meech International, which is based in Oxforshire, UK, will be available at stand 6G120. This year’s Labelexpo Europe takes place in Brussels from September 28 – October 1.


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