The Spanish branch of the Hero Group, which has over a century's experience in the manufacture and marketing of preserves, not to mention facilities in Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, Egypt and Spain, recently ordered and completed installation of a new Sacmi labeller to label its vast product range.
Hero España has gone for modular Sacmi technology. The reasons behind their purchase decision? The versatility of Sacmi plug&play technology and the ability to operate across multiple labelling technologies and systems with a single machine. The goal of installing the new labeller? To maximise production line performance and achieve total quality on labelled products thanks to incorporation of a special vision system that automatically positions the jar before label application.
More specifically, the electronic glass container positioning system ensures correct in-machine orientation while the self-adhesive labelling stations perform non-stop application of front, rear and wrap-around labels and, lastly, the special quality seal between label and lid. Two further cold glue labelling modules allow application of pre-cut labels on the front and back of the container.
Capable of output rates in the order of 24,000 applications an hour, the machine is equipped with an LVS (labelling vision system) unit which performs automatic container orientation and subsequent label checks. On one side, Sacmi plug&play technology makes size changeover tasks easier and, on the other, facilitates maintenance by allowing easy access to essential parts and work to be carried out on individual modules without interrupting production.
For Sacmi, which operates on the strategic Spanish market though Sacmi Iberica (Castellón de la Plana), this latest order once confirms the soundness of a technology that maximizes quality, versatility of use, reliability and performance.