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TRADITIONAL HANDLE APPLICATION MACHINES


SINGLE, DOUBLE AND TRIPLE-TRACK HANDLE APPLICATION MACHINES


Automatic machine for the application of self-adhesive handles on a variety of clustered products.
On each track the packs arrive on the machine infeed conveyor, and are then automatically slowed down and spaced via a series of Intralox conveyors. The adhesive tape is unwound by an electronically controlled motor-driven roller as a function of pack flow. Application of the cardboard (or other materials) on the adhesive is carried out continuously by a mechanical double cam system. The thus-obtained handle is applied to the transiting cluster by a continuously moving set of pneumatically operated arms.
Cutting of the adhesive tape is performed by a unit with a cam-guided blade. The machine PLC oversees and controls the whole cycle and ensures proper repetition of movement. The machine can also be equipped with a mechanical device (optional) that gives the handle an arched shape, a must on certain products. Handle and cardboard alignment is electronic, allowing the machine to correct any errors autonomously via automatic repositioning.
The handle tape is made of transparent mono-oriented polypropylene coupled to the cardboard (or other materials), which may be plain, coloured or printed with promotional text and/or images. Each head can be provided with a second reel holder for 5000-metre adhesive tape reels. All machines can work with pre-laminated adhesive tape reels.

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Single-track output rate: from 25 ppm to 100 ppm
Double-track output rate: from 35+35ppm to 100+100 ppm
Triple-track output rate: 100+100+100 ppm
Machine built in compliance with EC standards
Product entre-to-centre (for double and triple track machines only): Fixed, from 350 to 550 mm

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