The automated Pharmafill™ NB-1, Series II neck bander from packaging machinery manufacturer Deitz Co., is designed to permit free, unimpeded physical and visual access to the interior of the machine for intuitively easy rollstock setup, fast changeovers and safe, unobstructed monitoring during operation.
Developed to allow entry-level line workers to manage the tamper-evident banding process, the neck banding machine eliminates the time-intensive trial-and-error method required to setup other machines that block or hinder access to the film drive mechanism. A simple, menu-driven PLC-based control panel allows quick adjustments to the parameters for smooth, automated operation.
The neck bander sets the film roll unwind spool in a space-saving, vertical configuration and the film drive mechanism at the front behind a clear, plastic safety door that automatically stops operation when opened.
Suited for contract packagers and manufacturers of foods, beverages, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other products, the low-maintenance neck band applicator automatically applies tamper-evident shrink bands and/or sleeve labels on round and tapered containers at up to 100 bottles, cans, tins or jars/min.
The shrinkbander offers a lay-flat range that accommodates banding materials from 25 mm to 123 mm in width and up to 10 in. in length, and caps from 14 mm to 76 mm in diameter. The neck bander includes an adjustable lift stand and variable-speed spacing wheel as standard, while a vertical perforator and photoelectric print registration are offered as options. A companion heat tunnel and conveyor are also available.