Outserts are folded paper leaflets usually associated with pharmaceutical drug information. They are attached direct to a container using an adhesive which is applied during the delivery cycle. The resultant container/leaflet assembly alleviates the need for any further packaging and is therefore environmentally beneficial.
The requirement for large amounts of pharmaceutical information has resulted in the size of outserts steadily increasing and this trend will continue. Sovereign Labelling have addressed and resolved all the short comings currently associated with the processing of the folded paper outserts size, adhesive application and accurate placement onto products.
Unlike comparable systems the outserts are mechanically retained by our application equipment throughout their delivery cycle. The benefits are that the ever-increasing size and weight of outserts has no effect on the durability of the adhesive carrier tape and so adhesive tape breakage is very rare, the result is excellent production continuity.
The Sovereign machine features a retractable cassette which guides the adhesive tape past each retained outsert. Immediately the adhesive tape is applied to the outsert the backing web is drawn away and collected for disposal. The outserts (now adhesive loaded) continue to be mechanically retained until their release at the point of application to a passing product. The tape guide cassette is retractable to facilitate the simplest threading path. The adhesive face of the tape does not pass over any rollers.
An additional advantage of the Sovereign outserter is that it can be easily converted to use hot glue application direct to the outsert (or the product) in place of the specialised adhesive carrier tape.
Our standard equipment accepts 10 full boxes of outserts into the rotary magazine turret. The magazine turret can be replenished without stopping the machine.
As is typical with Sovereign Pharmaceutical equipment, all machine parameters can be monitored with the results being manipulated in accordance with our customers requirement, to ensure total integration into production line control.
All our systems are controlled by state of the art readily available control gear including Programmable Logic Controllers, Inverters, AC Brushless Servo Drives, AC Motors and Touch Screen Interfaces. We design and programme all our own software. We use no ‘black box’ technology. All our Systems are user maintainable by competent personnel. We have the skills, experience and ability to produce unique machines to your exact requirements and Validation documentation can be supplied for our pharmaceutical equipment.
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