August’s machine of the month is an ALline C built for Groupe Le Graёt, an important French producer of preserves and jellies. The machine was required to label glass jars at a rate of over 180 products per minute with the flexibility to apply a variety of labels, from a simple partial wrap label to a full wrap body label in registration with a tamper evident top label; all of which needed to be achieved without affecting the performance of the labeller.
The ALline C was specifically configured to achieve the high-speed labelling requirements, equipped with a timing screw gapping unit, ALritma X high-performance labelling head, 400 mm un-wind unit and a high-speed rotary adapter to side bend the tamper evident seal. The operator is also able to choose the relative positioning between the tamper seal and body label, by using a twin belt system with independent drive motors for each belt, to allow registration of the body label to the position of top label already applied to the jar.
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