ALTech have recently constructed a jar labelling system for Kesbeke, a Dutch producer of pickled vegetables. Kesbeke required a machine to apply a variety of labels onto glass jars, each of which has a specific function: decorative, tamper evident, promotional and/or informative. The solution was designed to insert into their existing production line, and is capable of labelling 90 products per minute.
Kesbeke’s system is based on the ALline E, customised to include four ALritma heads to be activated simultaneously, or alternatively, depending on the product to be labelled. The heads can apply two labels on the front and the back of the jar, a spot label on the front, and a fourth label on the lid. For some products the front label includes a tamper evident section and the labeller has been equipped with a rotary application system to bend the label onto the lid.
Watch the 3D machine animation below
See the machine in action below