News from the Krones Lifecycle Service: Upgrades for the Contiroll HS labelling station

Krones is always there to help its clients, not least after they have purchased a new machine – not only as a service provider, but also as a partner they can always rely on. Ever since last year’s BrauBeviale, Krones has defined its role as a “Partner for Performance” to its clients. The focus here is invariably on a profitable, dependable, cost-saving, efficient production process. And this year, too, the Krones LCS will be showcasing new products and services that meet precisely these requirements.

Upgrades for the Contiroll HS labelling station

In order to keep the field-proven technology of the Contiroll HS labeller in line with the latest state of the art at all times, Krones offers numerous updates for the hotmelt station: the improved design of the spring-loaded feed roller, for example, enhances the dependability and ergonomics of the production process. The markless sensor is an alternative to existing UV register mark detectors, one that cuts the material costs involved: since a register mark for defining the cut-off point is no longer required, the overlap of the wrap-around labels can be reduced to a technically viable minimum. What’s more, the client thus acquires more freedom for designing his labels. There’s an update for the station’s hotmelt unit, too: the glue roller’s innovative surface structure, plus a new glue scraper, reduce glue consumption by up to 30 per cent, for example. The degree of soiling around the labelling station, can likewise be perceptibly downsized, which in its turn is reflected in reduced maintenance and cleaning intervals.

As the two wrap-around labels on the left show: thanks to the markless sensor, a register mark of the kind visible in the right of the picture can be dispensed with.