The electronic handle applicator is an high technological level product.
Compared to the traditional ones, it’s a revolution: the speed is considerably increased, the machine is much more versatile and it is able to work different packaging and product only by a software switch and none machine variation.
The packs arrive on the machine conveyor, and are then automatically slowed down and spaced via a series of Intralox conveyors.
The adhesive tape is unwound by an electronically controlled motor-driven roller as a function of pack flow. Application of the cardboard (or other materials) on the adhesive is carried out continuously by a mechanical double cam system. The thus-obtained handles are continuously applied to the transiting clusters by an electronic mono-applicator head.
Handle application movement is fully controlled by electrical-axis servo motors. Each handle application cycle takes place within a space smaller than the inter-product gap, thus ensuring the system has excellent flexibility.
Depending on the product being processed, the machine can be equipped with the handle arch (optional) unit, a dynamic, mechanical, electronically synchronised system that operates during product/pack through-flow. Handle and cardboard alignment is electronic, allowing the machine to correct any errors autonomously via automatic repositioning.
The handle tape is made of transparent mono-oriented polypropylene coupled to cardboard (or other materials), which may be neutral, coloured or printed with promotional text and/or images.
Each head can be provided with a second reel holder for 5000-metre adhesive tape reels (optional).