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Novation about to release new multi-color WebFlagger

Novation has developed a new option for the industry standard WebFlaggers. This option allows for rolls of flags to have more than one color. This “skip flag” option allow the operator to select the color flag to be applied to the web. This option will be available in Q2 of 2019.

Novation, Inc. of Bethlehem, PA Releases a Left Hand Version of their AF2 WebFlagger

In response to customer requests, Novation has developed a Left Hand, or mirror image model of their industry standard AF2 WebFlagger. This addition of this model allows the AF2 WebFlagger to be mounted on either side of a production line with the same easy access to loading new rolls of flags. It will be available as a special order.

Novation, Inc. of Bethlehem, PA Develops Smaller, Thinner Flag

In order to address situations where a flag protruding into the web can damage a customer’s product, Novation has developed a smaller version of flags for use with the AF2 WebFlagger. This flag protrudes less than 3/8” (9.5mm) into the web. This allows for flags to be located outside the coated or printed section of a web and they can also typically be “edge trimmed” off on a downstream process.

This new flag is also thinner (2mil thick) to prevent subsequent wraps of delicate webs from being damaged by wrapping over thicker flags.

Novation to exhibit at ICE 2013

Novation will be exhibiting at the ICE 2013 show in Orlando, April 9-11, 2013 in booth #960.  An operational AF2 WebFlagger will be displayed along with the various styles of defect flags offered.  Novation staff will be on site to demonstrate the equipment and answer any technical or commercial questions.

Novation to exhibit at Labelexpo

Novation will be exhibiting at Labelexpo Americas 2014 in booth #6642. The show takes place September 9 – 11 at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont IL. ScrapTracker, the defect marking and logging system will be on exhibit along with the AF2 WebFlagger. An additional AF2 WebFlagger will be located in the BST Eltromat booth #837

Novation contracted to exhibit at ICE 2015

Due to the positive results of the ICE USA 2013 show, Novation has resigned to exhibit at ICE 2015 show in Orlando, February 10 – 12, 2015. More details will be released as the show date approaches.

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