HSR 24OO HIGH SPEED ROUND MACHINE
In the spring of 1999 Graham Packaging began production of a new frozen juice container for Welch’s of Concord, MA. Dinagraphics produced heat Transfer Labels for the container. Four model 720 machines were used to satisfy the customers request for 300 container decorations per minute.
In order to replace the four machines with one machine, a HSR2400 High Speed Round labeling machine was developed capable of 400 containers per minute. This new machine utilizes a continuous motion multiple station rotary turret to provide preflaming, label application and postflaming within the turret. Once the container is captured in the turret flaming and label position is precisely controlled, insuring uniform treatment and smooth label application. The label material is applied from the interior of the turret permitting application to more than one container at a time. This format dramatically increases production rates while keeping the label web and processing temperatures inside a comfortable operating window. Web handling and label registration are servo controlled for the highest accuracy and lowest maintenance.
The Dinagraphics HSR2400 labeling machine can be tooled for a wide range of round container sizes.