Chainless High Production Body & Shoulder Decorating Machine The CLS-175 is the second machine in our line of new generation decorators utilizing precision cams and high performance synchronous belts to convey carriers. This revolutionary design eliminates chain stretch, metal-to-metal contact, tension adjustments or the need for lubrication. It features smooth continuous operation with low maintenance. The CLS-175 decorator was specifically designed to accommodate larger beverage containers (see tables below) with color-to-color registration accuracy of +/- 0.2 mm and speeds up to 175 bpm. They are available in left-to-right or right-to-left configuration to optimize floor space and manpower when multiple decorators are used.
STRUTZ CS150 High Production Body/Shoulder Decorator
The CS-150 is a fully automatic machine that can decorate both body and shoulder areas of beverage bottles with color-to-color registration accuracy of +/- 0.2 mm; 2, 3 or 4 colors; and speeds up to 150 b.p.m. The CS-150 decorator represents the state of the art in high speed screen printing equipment with its carousel-style bottle steady, captured cam loader/unloader and non-contact squeegee safety system. Individual squeegee timing is controlled by means of a programmable controller which provides a highly responsive body and shoulder squeegee operation at each decorating station. Accessories available for the CS-150 include: Electronic Color Dispenser, Stackers and Single Liners.
Chainless High Production Body & Shoulder Decorating Machine The CLS-200 is a revolutionary design that replaces the carrier conveyor chains with precision cams. The complete 2nd generation drive system utilizes high performance synchronous timing belts. The elimination of chain stretch, metal-to-metal contact, tension adjustments or need for lubrication provides smooth continuous operation with low maintenance. With this new design advancement, a CLS-200 can decorate a typical 12 oz container with color-to-color registration accuracy of +/- 0.2 mm and speeds up to 200 bpm. They are available in left-to-right or right-to-left configuration which optimizes floor space and manpower when multiple decorators are used.
STRUTZ CS-110 CONEVEYORtm Series Large Bottle Decorator
The CS-110 automatic decorating machine was designed for in-line, horizontal decoration of bottles ranging in size up to 2 liters. It can decorate bottles having up to three body colors and three shoulder colors at speeds up to 110 bottles per minute with excellent color-to-color registration. It simple, vertical loading and unloading system and patented carrier system is fully adjustable for a variety of bottle sizes.
STRUTZ CS125 High Production Body/Shoulder Decorator
The CS-125 a fully automatic machine that can decorate both body and shoulder areas of beverage bottles with excellent color-to-color registration; 1, 2 or 3 colors; and speeds up to 125 b.p.m. It features a patented bottle carrier that allows full adjustment of both diameter and height. Also featured is a single registration system for between-the-seams label location, and an automatic interlock that assures color-to-color label registration, eliminating the need to re-register between stations.
In the early 1950's Carl Strutz Sr., a German immigrant and his two sons, Frank and Carl Jr. began operation of a small machine shop near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They provided customers with job shop machining and custom assembly services. The company incorporated in 1953 as Strutz Fabricators, Inc.
Their involvement in the glass industry began when a local glass factory contracted them to build a special machine to print labels on glass beverage bottles. The collaboration yielded the first STRUTZ glass decorating machine. It was a semi-automatic screen decorator, requiring the operator to manually load a glass container onto the machine. Labels were transferred onto the container's surface through an ink filled screen tray bearing a graphic design. Image quality depended on how well the label design could be transferred onto the glass container without smearing or smudging, and with good color-to-color registration. Sharp images depended on precise synchronization between the glass container and the screen. This remains the key to high quality images that STRUTZ machines produce today.
In the early 1960's, Strutz Fabricators developed the CS100, the first STRUTZ automatic glass decorator. It operated with other machines in a glass factory using a system of interconnected conveyors. Glass bottles were loaded onto the automatic decorating machine from a conveyor, screen decorated in multiple colors, and then unloaded onto another conveyor. Speeds exceeding 100 bottles per minute could be achieved using this process.
Todays STRUTZ glass decorators can operate at speeds exceeding 150 bottles per minute and can decorate bottles in four colors with excellent color-to-color registration. The level of performance and quality found in our decorators are not available on any other glass decorator product in the world. Additionally, we offer six color, high speed tumbler decorators capable of speeds of 75 bottles per minute; lehr cross conveyors; single liners; stackers and specialty container decorators. We even offer an improved version of the original semi-automatic decorator that revolutionized the glass industry in the early days of the company's history.
Today, Strutz International, Inc. is owned and operated by Carl Strutz Jr. and Frank Strutz, Sr.* Our decorators are machined and assembled by experienced craftsmen as they were over 40 years ago. We continue to progress as the world leaders in the glass decorating industry through our commitment to our customers and by the quality of our machines.