Roll-fed labeling machines in the KHS Innoket brand family have been a household name in the beverage industry for decades, proving themselves in practice many times over. Family members Innoket 360, Innoket 360 DUO and Innoket 360 S (see ‘The Innoket 360 roll-fed clan’) are recommended for all types of applications, especially for those involving PET bottles. The special features of this formidable trio: not only include process quality but also ease of operation, short cleaning, changeover and maintenance times and therefore high machine efficiency.
The machines have been designed to cater specifically for the medium to high capacity range, are easy to handle and enable operation at almost constant gluing temperatures thanks to their induction heater – an important factor when applying roll-fed labels. They also have a unique overlap correction unit. In short, by nature this is an extremely energyefficient, tried-and-tested concept which also makes minimum use of resources. A number of new developments now further complement the Innoket’s sphere of activities,
- such as the servomotor-driven reel stand
- an intelligent sensor technology which ensures perfect label cutting and can even do without cutting marks.
Added to this are a number of newly created options (see ’How the Innoket 360 scores’),
- for example the possibility of integrating an additional self-adhesive labeling station
- or adding a tamper-evident sleever at the machine discharge
- or installing a second roll-fed station on the labeling carousel.
Classic, cylindrical, one-way PET bottles and the rectangular shapes favored for still beverages can all be dressed with film labels on roll-fed labeling machines. Bottle diameters can vary between 40 and 130 millimeters and filling volumes from 0.1 to 3 liters. The maximum output is 50,000 bottles per hour (60,000 on the Innoket 360 DUO).
|Machine type||Particularly suitable for...||Speacial features|
|Innoket 360 S||Standard applications|
|Innoket 360||Special applications|
|Innoket 360 DUO||High capacities|
KHS’ wide range of labeling services also has customers convinced. The company not only provides the plant engineering but also a full consultancy service for sustainable label design, for instance. KHS works in close cooperation with various research institutes and film manufacturers and is thus always up to the minute with the developments on the label market and on the subject of label glue.
KHS also has its own label laboratory which studies various label properties (such as coefficients of friction, stretching properties, etc.) using cutting-edge measurement equipment. KHS always checks whether the label and labeling technology are compatible with one another. At the same time the company provides advice on the ideal storage and processing conditions for the labels in question. After all, should the applied labels be changed during the service life of a KHS labeler, KHS customers can refer their new label designs to the label lab at any time and again receive advice. In a nutshell: KHS always adopts a holistic approach when it comes to labeling, constantly striving to give its customers maximum benefit and, where at all possible, added value.
How the Innoket 360 scores
|Format part changing|
|Reel stand servodrive|
|Eye mark sensor|
|Use of a sensor which no longer needs a cutting mark|
|Cutting unit with a self-sharpening cutter|
|Slip-free vacuum drum|
|Overlap correction while the labeler is running|
|Additional self-adhesive labeling station on the Innoket 360|
|Tamper-evident sleever for the Innoket 360|
|High-performance Innoket 360 DUO|