TILTED HANDLE APPLICATION MACHINE
SINGLE AND DOUBLE-TRACK TILTED HANDLE APPLICATION MACHINE
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 way of 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.
Single-track output rate: from 25 bottles/min. to 70 bottles/min.
Double-track output rate: from 25+25 bottles/min. to 70+70 bottles/min.
Machine built in compliance with EC standards
Product centre-to-centre (double track only): Fixed, from 350 to 550 mm