Wexxar Bel has launched the WLF30T Fully Automatic Case Former, which combines high speed case forming with labeling.
The WLF30T incorporates a labeling system from its sister ProMach brand, EPI Labeling, that gives users the ability to label cases prior to formation at speeds of up to 30 cases per minute. The ability to label the case prior to packing is suitable for food applications where the case may be going to a cold room after forming. That’s because labeling the case before forming ensures the label is properly adhered and allows the machinery to operate outside the wet or cold area.
The WLF is based on Wexxar Bel’s WF30 platform with an easy-load bottom pick magazine. It is integrated with an EPI M2 labeler that is located inside the magazine section of the machine, a design that both protects the labeler behind clear Lexan glass doors while also saving floor space.
As blank cases slide into position, the EPI M2 applies the label; the EPI M2 can be programmed to apply the label at any location on the case. The magazine accepts up to three bundles of cases, totaling about 75 cases depending on thickness. The cases never stop during labeling, providing an uninterrupted smooth flow through the machine. After the label is applied, cases are tipped up and handled by Wexxar’s Pin & Dome technology to open the case. Flaps are folded and sealed with a Dekka tape head, and the case advances forward ready to be filled.