There is no feedback from the laser to the techniques generator to allow on the-fly
modification of the jam codes.
A third development, expected to become available in the next 12 months, is a water-ring pelletizer that can be converted to an underwater pelletizer "on the-fly
." (W&P already offers a water-ring pelletizer that can be converted to an underwater pelletizer with minimum modification; changeover usually takes about 1 hr.) The automated conversion system was briefly described at the SPE Polyolefins VII RETEC in Houston this February.
Inserted jackets exited the machine by gripper conveyor that passed over a Bundler -- either en route to the PowerWrap for onserting with another 16-page section or diverted through Bundler's overhead infeed (which, according to Research and Development Manager Harry Noll, now benefits from on- the-fly
selective release from the conveyor).
Reaching 85,000 cph in under two minutes, the press, says National Sales Manager Mike Shafer, is "probably going to higher [speed] in the future." It demonstrated on- the-fly
changes by adding a blue background to a page of type.
Its on- the-fly
translation handles differences in publications' classifications.