Davis-Standard’s popular dsX™ systems for converting applications will be promoted during K 2016 in Hall 16, Booth A43. There has been a positive industry response to these adaptable machines for extrusion coating, cast film and blown film processes due to a competitive advantage in price, performance and delivery. Following is a brief summary of each.
The dsX flex-pack™ (extrusion coating) provides converters and package printers with a high-value, competitively priced system. An adaptable machine configuration gives processors the flexibility to compete in a variety of emerging application markets including salted snack and noodle bags, toothpaste tubes, personal care products, condiment packs and stand-up pouches. Production benefits include product consistency, excellent bonding strength, greater uptime and productivity, and reduced waste and production costs. The economical benefit of these 450 meter-per-minute (1,500 fpm) machines is allowing many regional converters to separate themselves from the competition.
The dsX s-tretch™ (cast film) is the first all-in-one system of its kind for in-line, pre-stretch cast film processing. Integrated technology eliminates the need for traditional pre-stretching methods, resulting in thinner films, faster line speeds and improved film strength. Films as thin as 6μ at speeds from 550 to 1000 meters per minute (1,800 to 3,200 fpm) can be run in three-, five- and seven-layer configurations. As an added benefit, the dsX s-tretchÔ has a narrow footprint for installation in tight spaces maximizing production area while still allowing operator accessibility. It is also available with coreless winding to reduce waste.
The dsX flex-film™ (blown film) is built to support the industry’s core blown film market, including providers, distributors and manufacturers. Target applications include films for laminating and converting, bag making shrink film, hood shrink film, collation film, multi-unit packaging films, roll stock and surface print films. This line merges U.S. and European components to support robust and reliable performance on a user-friendly platform. Unlike similar systems, processors can take advantage of upgrades that balance productivity against capitol investment. This includes multiple extruder packages and options for greater efficiency.
For more information about dsX™ technology prior to K, visit www.davis-standard.com.