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Machine of the Month

Monthly spotlight on ALTech UK machines.

November’s machine of the month is a desktop utilisation of an industrial print engine, providing hot-swap possibilities to support our end of line ALcode print and apply machines. The solution shown in the video below also includes an ALwind rewinder to automatically rewind the printed labels ready for future application. This solution is frequently placed in a production office or label room and used as a standard label printer. However, unlike most typical desktop machines, this system is able to…

October’s machine of the month is a low cost ALwrap solution with label registration designed for Warner Edwards, a high end gin distillers based in Harrington, Northampton. Warner Edward’s system is an innovatively configured version of our popular ALwrap low cost desktop bottle labelling machine, designed to apply two labels (in separate product placements) onto their recently redesigned and intricately etched cylindrical glass bottles. The positioning of each label is registered to the barcode (which forms a part of the…

September’s machine of the month is a multi functional C & D-wrap clam shell labelling system designed for a leading manufacturer of occasion cakes and chilled desserts. The machine features infeed spacing belts to both perfectly pitch products to the labelling head and, via the aid of a flow control build back sensor, back products up and align them at the infeed to the labelling system. This solution provides a highly accurate label application where simple guides were unlikely to…

August’s machine of the month is a wrap-around ALpharma labelling system built for Tcoag, a major pharmaceutical manufacturer of haemostasis reagents. The system is designed to handle a wide range of vial sizes (16mm to 40mm in diameter) made of both glass and plastic. It has the ability to label 200 vials per minute and is built in strict compliance with the regulations set within the pharmaceutical industry. A particular challenge with labelling these vials is that, although they are…

July’s machine of the month is a labelling system designed on behalf of a chemical company specialising in the production of homecare detergents. The solution is integrated within the customer’s production filling line, following the filler-capper. A requirement of the machine was to label a number of varying bottle shapes and dimensions and as such, has been designed for easy changeover from one product type to another. The system is based on ALTech’s ALline E labelling system, fitted with an infeed pre-orientation…

June’s machine of the month is a pair of ALcode print and apply machines recently installed within Secured Mail, one of the largest technology enabled e-commerce, retail and postal logistics businesses in the UK. The two machines are configured in series with labels applied to the underside of the product, achieving a total throughput potential of more than 3,500 units p/h. As Secured Mail’s products vary from postcards to boxes, the underside application maintains a consistent application height, rather than…

May’s machine of the month is an ALfeed flat carton labelling system recently installed within Nairns Oatcakes; a well known nutritional biscuit producer based in Scotland. The machine is designed to feed, label and restack flat cartons and sleeves and is used by Nairns to prepare their products for export markets, such as the US and UAE which have specific packaging regulations for ingredient and nutritional information, and/or barcode formats. Products are fed via a friction feeder so that a…

April’s machine of the month is a low cost solution for labelling pails, designed for Sun Chemical and based on ALTech’s ALbelt E labelling system. Having already purchased a fully automatic ALline machine which operates inline, the customer also required a lower cost, more simplistic application solution for a single head manual filling line. On the customer’s fully automatic system the handle is automatically found and lifted, but here because the operator is manually loading the machine, the handle is…

March’s machine of the month is an innovative standalone system for labelling flat corrugated cardboard boxes built for The Authentic Food Company, a leading manufacturer of high quality frozen ready meals and snacks. The machine was designed to apply large multi lingual labels for foreign markets across the corner of the box which were of a size that could not practically be applied by hand. This solution allows The Authentic Food Company to label blank boxes rather than purchasing more costly pre-printed…

February’s machine of the month is an innovative and low cost sandwich and snack labelling machine recently installed within Deli Central; a small/medium sized sandwich producer located in Shropshire. The solution is based on our proven ALbelt system, adapted to incorporate a bespoke conveyor belt arrangement that enables a variety of bakery products to be labelled off a single machine. To achieve this, the sandwich wedge pack products are fed onto a tailored conveyor belt on one side and standard…