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Labelling machines for the food industry

May’s machine of the month is a linear jar labelling system built for a yoghurt and cheese producer. The system was required to apply both a decorative wraparound label and a tamper evident label (to be centred with the body label) to cylindrical glass jars with screw top metal lids. It was designed to be integrated into the customer’s existing filling…

October’s machine of this month is a top and side wrap labelling system built for a major producer of ready to eat salads / sandwich fillers in Northern Europe. The customer required a ‘watchstrap’ application; in this instance, the label is applied into a recess on the lid of the product, then wrapped onto the side to provide both a decorative…

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…

ALTech have designed and built a base labelling system made for a market leader in the pet food industry. It has been placed within their production / packaging line, where the products travel upside down with the opening / labelling side facing the conveyor. The machine provides product spacing and transportation and is largely used to apply base labels at a typical running speed…

June’s machine of the month is a labelling system designed to apply a full wraparound label to cylindrical plastic containers containing cooking salt. Built for a leading Italian food company, the system is designed to apply a wraparound label with overlapping ends to give the salt shakers a uniform coloured, aesthetic appearance. The machine is integrated into the customer’s high performance…

May’s machine of the month is a jar and bottle labelling system design and built for Cottage Delight, producers and purveyors of speciality foods such as jams, chutneys, biscuits and sauces. Based in Leek in the Peak District, they offer cottage industry products and manufacturing processes, and whilst they still maintain their original kitchen processes, they approached ALTech to improve the…

April’s machine of the month is an entry level ALbelt E multi panel jar labelling system designed for Sun Valley, a market leading supplier of nuts and dried fruit mixes. The solution was fitted with a U-gate adaptation system, to facilitate an accurate multi panel label application on three faces of the jars. It also uses ALTech’s well proven side belt aligner…

March’s machine of this month is an ALstep based long arm labelling solution for integration into a vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) bagging machine. Multiple systems were supplied to a food company producing salted snacks to apply consumer convenience ‘peel and reseal’ labels to the preformed bag. This flexible solution was retro-installed on a number of different VFFS machines at the customer’s…

Malcolm Allan, a premium Scottish meat producer, have recently purchased their second ALTech twin head ALbelt labelling machine for their meat tray products, following more than 12 months successful operation of their first machine. Malcolm Allan’s new ALbelt machine prints & applies a product label to the top of the tray pack, followed by a promotional label where required, at a…

January’s machine of the month is a flat sack feed & labelling system recently installed by ALTech into Trouw Nutrition (formerly Frank Wright), a leading supplier of nutritional products and services to the animal feed industry. Trouw Nutrition are labelling more than 7 million sacks per year and have come back to ALTech for a second ALfeed machine following the success…