CFS labeller allows label reel change with machine running

By Lindsey Partos

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Dutch equipment supplier CFS has designed a new labelling concept that the company claims can mitigate the need for downtime when changing label reels or torn packing material.

Cutting time on the production line, the company asserts its CFS TiroLabelNT can deliver non-stop performance.

"It is the first cross-web labeller on the market that allows label reels to be changed while the machine is running,"​ said CFS.

Tools that aid confectioners cut down on valuable time spent on changing label reels are "now a thing of the past",​ claims the firm, formed in 1997 after a management buy-out of the convenience food division of Tetra Laval. Time gains can translate to a higher line capacity, which in turn could boost efficiency and potentially lower costs.

Modular construction

According to CFS, the possibility to switch a label reel without stopping the machine is due to the separation of the label dispenser and applicator unit into two modules.

"Furthermore, smooth servomotor technology minimises tearing of label backing paper,"​ the firm adds.

The unwinding unit can take reels with a diameter up to 500mm.

The CFS TiroLabelNT can be mounted on the CFS PowerPakRT and its higher capacity brother, the CFS PowerPakNT. The dutch firm explains that the modular construction "enables it to be upgraded from a basic model to a high-performance solution."

Spring-loaded finger system

CFS claims its TiroLabelNT machine is the "only labeller in the world with a spring-loaded finger system”. ​The system allows standard or special label shapes to be positioned "quickly, securely and accurately, even on irregular surfaces", ​and labelling occurs at the maximum cycle speed.

With regards to keeping the labeller clean, the label applicator can be decoupled from the machine "so that can be integrated in the cleaning process."

Safety enhancements include placing the reference drive outside the safety guards while all hazard-moving parts apart from the label applicator are positioned inside.

CBS will present its TiroLabelNT in hall 6 at Anuga FoodTec, the imminent food trade show taking place in Cologne, Germany from 10 to 13 March.

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