September’s machine of the month is an ALline Special system for a market leading producer of pharmaceutical and diagnostic products, designed to print and apply labels to the sides of specialist twin closure bottles.
This application required the label to be bent around the top of the product and follow the contour of the bottle to ensure the 2D barcode was visible on the opposing side to the primary application. This was achieved using an ALritma S labelling head with printer kit, with two supporting side-belts to stabilise the product and a pair of synchronised microprocessor controlled rotary brushes to bend the labels in two senses to deliver a precise and neat application.
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