Estrella renews its trust in Sacmi labelling

Spanish brewery giant Estrella has chosen Sacmi-developed OPERA technology to give its labelling line a boost for the second time.

The new Sacmi OPERA 600 MODUL 60T S3/E3, equipped with three labelling stations for cold glue and another three for the application of pressure-sensitive self-adhesive labels, was installed and started up in Spain at the beginning of 2017.

With an output capacity of 62,000 labels an hour, the new Sacmi labeller joins the machine already supplied in 2009 (also from the Modular OPERA range); the latter also designed by Sacmi with such characteristics, which span from maximum reliability to improved flexibility and high output rates, the company says.

More specifically, the three CG 8/8/130 cold glue modules will be used to apply labels in parallel on the front and back of the bottle and a wrap-around label on the neck. Similarly, the other three AD HS pressure-sensitive modules – which include the automatic splicing system – will apply the body front, body back and the partial wrap-around label on glass beer bottles. The labeller is also equipped with Sacmi’s automatic bottle positioning system and vision system: the latter is said to check both caps and labels (also via OCR or optical character recognition, software) and is managed by high resolution video cameras.

According to Sacmi, another key factor that influenced the customer’s choice was the modularity of the Sacmi OPERA; this allows producers to work effectively, using just one machine, with different labelling systems and technologies.

Sacmi concludes by stating that the OPERA can also be integrated into existing lines and can count on (as with all Made in Sacmi solutions) a fast, efficient technical assistance service, run by the Group’s support team.

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