New bottle labeller automatically handles size changes

By George Reynolds

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The new labeler automatically handles various bottle sizes without
the need for changeovers.

The machine is designed to cope with bottle sizes ranging from 0.33 to three litres without the need for changeovers or manual machine part changes according to Ocme, its manufacturer. Ocme claims its Sagitta can attach labels to about 30,000 bottles and hour. The labeler uses a single system with three brushless servodrives to control the machine speed, labeling group speed and the unwinding of labels, which guarantees synchronization, claims Ocme. The dimensions of each label are scanned and an independent servodrive unwinds the exact amount required prior to cutting. Bottles are rotated into position using an independent motor, which guarantees correct label tension. Machine components do not require manual alteration when format changes take place, making this operation as fast and repetitive as possible, the company claims. The volume of a range of potential glues can be regulated, as well as the temperature on each part of the system. ​The modular and linear design of the Sagitta assists maintenance, while reducing the costs associated with component replacement and possible future upgrades, its manufacturer claims.​ Users can control the machine via a touch-screen panel, which offers training and functions grouped on a single page making navigation and operations as intuitive as possible, the manufacturer claims. Two remote control units that can be used to control any operation are supplied with the machine. To ensure operator's safety, there is guarding all around the gluing unit and the option to completely disable the control panel using a key. ​Italy-headquartered Ocme manufactures packaging equipment and has five operations across Europe, North America, Asia and Latin America.

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