American Film and Machinery, a manufacturer of shrink sleeve and label products, introduces the LX-100 Tamper Band and Shrink Sleeve Label applicator. It is designed for low-to-moderate production rates and is for industries including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, health and beauty, consumer goods, chemical, and other manufactured goods.
The LX-100 is a single-head mandrel style labeling system engineered to meet workflow demands. Designed for single-shift operation, LX-100’s low maintenance design allows for quick film change and maximum uptime. LX-100’s compact housing is constructed from 304 grade stainless steel to provide strength and reduce vibration while offering quiet operation. Product runs are programmed with the user-friendly touchscreen control interface HMI, featuring standard and custom menus that can be password protected for an added layer of security.
Every LX Series machine is designed with servo-driven, PLC-controlled label drive rollers, cutter assembly, and label shooting wheels to provide accurate and consistent shrink sleeve labeling. LX-100 has been engineered to handle oval and round containers made of plastic, glass, or metal at speeds of up to 80 cpm. Users also have the option of purchasing additional mandrels for non-cylindrical containers. The multiple blade rotational cutting mechanism provides extremely smooth, even cutting of film ranging from 35 microns up to 70 microns.
Size changeovers are simple and quick. The cut length can be changed electronically by utilizing the control panels’ touchscreen interface. For different product diameters, a new timing screw and bullet (mandrel) can be installed in minutes, while different product heights are accommodated by raising or lowering the machine with a turnscrew mechanism. The LX-100 comes with the company’s quick-change system for switching mandrels with a turn of a knob. Along with the mandrel, the cutter assembly has only two levers to turn, to minimize downtime.