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 packaging line, running at a speed of 120 ppm.
The system is based on the ALline C wraparound labeller with a smooth belt conveyor to increase the stability of the product and improve labelling accuracy. The labeller includes a timing screw for precise product spacing, an ALritma X-M performance label head for optimum precision and high volume application, a 400mm unwind unit with a near end of label roll alarm and a tall wrap unit to insure a smooth consistent application of the label. The machine is also completely manufactured in stainless steel, including the protection cabinet, to withstand the harsh environment of producing and packaging salt.