Suitable for solid dose pharmaceuticals
NJM Packaging, a US supplier of packaging machinery, is unveiling the Model 426 Autocolt labelling machine at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago in October.
This new high-speed in-line pressure sensitive labeller is suitable for solid dose pharmaceuticals. It labels square, rectangular and round bottles at speeds of up to 300 containers/min, applying wraparound or three panel labels and optional side- and/or top-serts.
The firm says the machine offers accurate, high speed labelling, handling multiple labelling and outserting tasks on one compact platform.
Using the new servo Oscillating Pressure Station (OPS), the 426 Autocolt applies three panel labels plus a side-sert at higher speeds than traditional in-line pressure sensitive labellers, which allows it to compete with rotary labelling machines. Compared with rotary labellers, NJM says the Autocolt offers faster changeovers with fewer change parts, along with a smaller footprint and lower capital cost.
NJM can equip the 426 Autocolt with a wide variety of options including glue side-sert and/or top-sert applicators, continuous thermal transfer printing from Videojet Technologies and OCV/OCR vision inspection from Optel Vision.
The labeller handles containers from 25 to 228mm in height and from 25 to 127mm in diameter. Changing over the machine to handle a new container size and shape and achieve a new label configuration takes less than 25 minutes, with no tools required.