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JUNE 2007

W&H Introduces EASY CHANGE automatic job setting system for Blown Film Extrusion lines


W&H Introduces EASY CHANGE automatic job setting system for Blown Film Extrusion lines
EASY CHANGE saves on resin, energy costs and increases uptime by automatically adjusting
job parameters during size changes.

LINCOLN, RI, June 2007 – W&H announces its latest technological achievement in blown film extrusion, the EASY CHANGE automatic job setting system. Available for use with W&H’s VAREX blown film extrusion equipment, EASY CHANGE automatically configures new job change parameters at a much faster rate and more efficiently than with a traditional manual changeover.

EASY CHANGE is capable of automatically adjusting to new target values the following job parameters
in blown film production:
  • Film width
  • Film thickness/ layer distribution
  • Output
  • Cage height

A recent demonstration at W&H’s Extrusion Technology Center showed a product changeover completed in under 3 minutes using EASY CHANGE’s automatic adjustment features that manually would have required 15 minutes to execute.

Besides increased uptime, EASY CHANGE also accounts for significant resin savings and reduced energy consumption given a company’s specific product structure. EASY CHANGE is available as an option on all new VAREX blown film lines, and also as a retrofit for VAREX lines equipped with the PROCONTROL TS operation system.

Windmoeller & Hoelscher is a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of flexographic and gravure printing presses, blown and cast film extrusion systems, multiwall equipment, plastic sack and bag making machines, as well as form-fill-seal machinery for the converting and packaging industry.

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