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Belvac Production Machinery Inc.

Green Machines
Belvac says its machines are designed to make
positive contributions to the environment. For
instance, the company explains, its Belvac Necker
reduces the amount of organic material that is
needed for each can.
Additionally, its Base Reformer saves 10 to 20
percent of the raw material needed for a can without sacrificing the structural integrity. "Because of
the speed and efficiency of all Belvac machines,
less power is consumed per can produced," the
company says. "The very nature of the can is eminently recyclable, by means of both scrap reclamation in production and post-consumer recycling."

make sure that we're innovative
enough so that everyone's always looking at us to catch up."
He predicts the company will move
into markets that are not currently
involved in packaging.
For instance, "Africa and certain areas

South

of the Pacific Rim are going to develop
and become major influencers in how
we provide solutions to some of these
markets," Steigerwald predicts. "These
are key, critical areas that will create
opportunities for this company for
many years to come." mt

"It's not something that we ever complete," he says. "If you get to a point where
you can't do anything more, you're not
thinking outside the box enough. [We're
still] changing the entire warehouse organization in how to process and how to stock."
Steigerwald adds that he is pleased by
the results. "Some of the improvements
that we've put in have saved millions of
dollars and have allowed us to rationalize
costs," he says.
Belvac's strategy in the current economic
climate, Steigerwald notes, is to establish
itself as a key component supplier in its
industry. "Over the last couple of years,
we've tried to make our product capability
as broad as possible, given the somewhat
narrow scope of our customer base,"
Steigerwald says.
In addition, Belvac needs to continue to
innovate in order to compete, Steigerwald
believes. "We have to find ways to keep
ourselves ahead [and] keep our name as
the go-to company," he explains. "I want to
Sencon Inc. For over 36 years, Sencon has been a leading
developer of control and quality solutions for the metal packaging industry. Consistently developing high quality, costeffective products specifically for manufacturers and equipment suppliers. Working with Belvac, Sencon integrated the
light tester into their machine to reduce line footprint and
improve efficiency.
Sencon's range of sensors and control systems has been
considerably extended to take advantage of some of the most
recent developments in optical measurement techniques to
make groundbreaking advances in quality assurance and decoration control for metal packaging.
With R&D and manufacturing facilities in the USA , UK, and
an office in Hong Kong; Sencon has acquired a strong global reputation for both technical innovation and customer service.
For more information, e-mail info@sencon.com

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