Multivac improves user interface on labellers
Published:  22 June, 2012

Multivac Marketing & Inspection has equipped its cross web labellers for traceability marking with the Multivac HMI 2.0 user interface.

The company claimed the user interface ensured performance and quality, enabling a high level of packaging performance.

Daniel Siegenbrink, manager of machine control development at Multivac Marketing & Inspection, said: "We are not only offering operators a particularly user-friendly interface with the HMI 2.0. The integration of the labellers in the Multivac packaging machines means the controls run even more smoothly."

The company said its cross-labellers are suited to serialisation applications in the top and/or bottom labelling of thermoformed packs.

In the case of dual labelling, the system's label dispensers are equipped with a 'print engine', which is fitted directly at the dispensing edge of the labeller. This means the label is dispensed onto the pack straight after printing.

The combination of the cross web labeller and HMI 2.0 is suited to applications where smaller, smallest batch sizes (down to batch size 1) or frequently changing batches have to be labelled specifically.

The HMI 2.0 user interface means operators do not need to be highly trained, as complete functioning of the labellers can be done with the touch of a finger, said the company. Operating the machine is akin to a smartphone or satellite navigation device, as the operator selects the graphic icons with the touch of a finger.