Case Studies

The news section of our website brings you all our latest company and machine development news. You may wish to also check our case studies section for recent machine installations.

February’s machine of this month is a labelling system designed for a leading European pharmaceutical company. The requirement of the machine is to apply a label on the opening sides of a box to provide a tamper evidence seal. To achieve this a label is applied on both opening sides and then bent around the edge to seal the box. A control system then verifies whether the labels are correctly applied, rejecting any boxes which are improperly labelled.

The machine is based on an ALpharma system, with two ALritma S labelling heads. The labeller includes a gapping unit for small boxes, a side-belt aligner and a top stabiliser to drive the product during the labelling and bending process. The bending unit is a purpose designed moulded plastic guide with a specific helical profile. The machine is controlled by a PLC with a touch panel HMI which also controls the label presence sensors and rejection of the non-labelled products.

View the 3D machine animation below

View the machine in action below