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Toothed conveyor belts replace transport belts

25 September 2016

Multivac marking & inspection has developed an alternative to the transport belt with the introduction of its new toothed conveyor belts which are said to help prevent false triggering due to label residue, making operation and inspection easier. 

Conveyor belt labellers can be used in a variety of ways. They can apply labels to all sides of the pack - from above, below, to the sides or over an edge. The range of output and use of transport conveyor systems extends from simple standard applications, where the product is still fed in manually in some cases, right up to complex high-speed applications in conjunction with inspection systems, which are used in automated packaging lines.

The new L 330 transport solution makes operation of the labelling system easier as the bottom label dispensers are also easily accessible and not, as with traditional belts, covered by the belt frame. This means that the labelling system has less unplanned downtime, and cleaning time is also reduced because no label residue has to be removed any longer from a transport belt. The overall equipment efficiency increases further if the conveyor belt labeller is equipped with a two-way dispensing edge for the label dispenser in addition to the toothed conveyor belts. 

This dispensing edge ensures that labels are not only dispensed, but that they also remain on the backing strip and are wound up with this, if they are not to be applied, for example, if they are identified as faulty. In the case of reference runs or a change of layout, where the previous labels are still in the label path, there is no need for operators to remove the labels manually. The dispensing edge turns through 180 degrees into the winding position and feeds the unwanted labels away on the backing strip.

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