ALritma X

Capable of speeds of up to 100 linear metres per min (or more than 1,000 labels per minute dependent on size and pitch), with a labelling accuracy even with speed variation of better than +/- 1mm, the ALritma X really is a high performance label applicator in every sense.

Ultra High Speed, High Precision Premium Label Applicator

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Based on the proven ALritma label applicator of which we have manufactured and sold more than 5000 examples, the ALritma X includes for the first time in an ALTech labelling machine, a unique 'push-pull' label web drive system, which as the name suggests both pushes and pulls the label web (rather than just pulling the web as per standard label applicators) maintaining perfect web tension for ultra high precision labelling no matter the label size or pitch.

Particularly suited to high volume labelling applications, where label reels are quickly exhausted, the units standard 400mm unwind unit and enlarged rewind system, provide more than double the working time between media changeovers compared with our standard ALritma and most performance orientated competitor machines.

Amazingly however, even with this enlarged unwind and rewind label capacity the ALritma X label applicator is actually smaller than the ALritma labelling head on which it is based - making it even easier to integrate in to existing packaging machines or production lines.

In extreme cases where the label reels are exhausted quickly or where it is not possible or desirable to stop the line, it’s possible to link two ALritma X labelling heads in series with a special non-stop control device that swaps between the heads in a master-slave type arrangement without missing a label on the fly.

As per the standard ALritma, the ALritma X is IP54 rated for harsh industrial environments and can also be specified without the label web push pull system, for application speeds up to 40m/min as per the standard ALritma labelling head, but maintaining the upgraded 400mm (approx 900m vs 300mm/450m) unwind and rewind label reel capacities of the machine making it ideal for example when fitted to our ALline production line machines for extended running.

ALritma X in Detail

Non-stop configurations

NIn extreme cases where the label reels are exhausted quickly or where it is not possible or desirable to stop the line, it’s possible to link two ALritma X labelling heads in series with a special non-stop control device that swaps between the heads in a master-slave type arrangement without missing a label on the fly.

Base model machine - for extended running in ‘normal’ speed applications

ALritma X can also be specified as a base machine without the push-pull label web drive system, to effectively provide a high capacity, extended operation variant of our standard ALritma machine, but without the ultimate performance of the high speed variant. Our decision to offer a lower performance ALritma X (rated at 50m/min max application speed) machine rather than a higher capacity ALritma machine relates to the need to match appropriately the rewind capacity of the machine to the unwind; i.e. there is no point increasing the capacity of the unwind label reel (as many suppliers do) if you still have to empty the rewind unit mid production roll!

High capacity inline + print and apply machine options

Commanding only a small premium over our standard ALritma machine, this base model ALritma X is particularly popular on our production line ALline machines for extended operation in-line use and by removing the push-pull drive system, also opens the possibility of fitting our batch print and apply print modules (as the two items are mounted in the same position) produces an extremely high speed, high capacity print and apply machine.

Key Features

  • Ultra high performance label applicator for demanding labelling requirements
  • Up to an incredible 100m/min application speed (or more than 1,000 labels p/min dependent on label size & placement pitch)
  • 100mm (S) & 200mm (M) model options
  • ‘Push-pull’ label web drive system
  • Enlarged 400mm unwind. Nonstop configurations

Technical Specifications

Label Width Max: 100mm(S); 200mm(M)
Control Display touch screen
Machine Body Protection IP54
Standard Alarms End of roll - Web break - Drive open
Near End Of Roll Check Optional
Encoder Optional
Hot foil/ Intermittent TT Printing (e.g. Markem) Optional
Full inline TT/DT printer (e.g. Sato/Zebra) BASE model only
Max Speed Base model up to 50m/min Performance model u p to 100 m/min
Memory Capacity 40 Formats
Unwind Unit Ø 400 mm
Missing Labels Recovery Standard
Pneumatics Applicators Optional
Transparent Label Sensor Optional
Power Consumption 400 W
Power Supply 240 V - 50 Hz

Example Configurations