Processing Magazine

Dual-use, mid-speed packaging systems for labels and sleeves

November 12, 2009
The shrink sleeve and labeling system applies both full-height bodysleeves and tamper evident banding. Among its distinctive features is the use of two servos for product handling and sleeve registration. The advantage of this is exceptional system flexibility, and low capital expense. Used for shrink sleeve labeling, they apply full height bodysleeve labels with primary graphics, and are compatible with jars, bottles and products of all types. The sleeve label can be designed to extend up over the cap, with a horizontal perforation for consumer tamper evidence. The machines operate at 50 to 170 cpm (containers per minute) with maximum speeds dependent on the package dimensions.