Makro Labelling's new and already patented self-adhesive labelling module responds to the need for higher machine performance in terms of speed and precision and represents a real revolution for the labelling sector.
Thanks to a special, patented paper delivery system that doubles the distance covered by the label during acceleration, guarantees a linear speed of 100 metres a minute at a label pitch of 20 mm.
To reduce the effort needed from the drive motor, the label reel has been motorised and a rubber roller used to feed the paper by direct contact. This solution has proved highly effective in stabilising motor speed during production and has also improved the stability of the entire mechanism and labelling process.
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Launched on the market in 2014, the Follower, a patent from Makro Labelling, is a bottle-guide module mounted on the labeller enabling the labels to be applied in precise positions with respect to a reference on the bottle. This is achieved using drastically fewer sensors (1 compared to 10 for example) than in traditional systems, allowing the end customer to significantly reduce format change times. Already available on the market, the new version introduces two important innovations. Carbon fibre which reduces bending and the weight of the structure to increase the production speeds achievable and a line scan camera producing an image which is already complete and distortion-free when it reaches the viewing software where it is analysed to identify the notch. Most of the complexity of traditional systems involving “straightening” and gluing of various images is thus eliminated at the root.