A new series of roll-fed labelers have a 180° U-shaped conveyor and servo-driven feedscrew that reportedly maximize container stability and production speeds.
A new series of roll-fed labelers have a 180° U-shaped conveyor and servo-driven feedscrew that reportedly maximize container stability and production speeds. The labeler provides both right-side infeed and discharge. The Marathon U Series from B&H Labeling Systems, Ceres, Calif., includes the XLU model, fastest in the series, which handles up to 700 containers/min. Lines requiring less speed can use the entry-level SLU and the mid-speed SEU labelers. All have the Smartdrive, said to be the industry’s first all-electric drive train. With five independent servomotors and digital, multi-axis timing control, these labelers eliminate gears, belts, and chains and boast the fastest changeover in the industry. These units are said to provide extreme position accuracy, and the U-shaped conveyor increases the dwell time of product in the starwheel, providing greater container stability. The company guarantees labeling defect rates of less than 0.05% for all these units.