ACTEGA North America Technologies Inc., a member of ALTANA, has developed a novel bottle decorating system that rapidly applies beautiful, intricate bottle decorations for products like wine, beer, spirits, or other beverages and products packaged in bottles and jars. The system employs their unique Signite™ technology that applies pre-printed decorations with significantly reduced waste using a well-engineered applicator machine that ACTEGA developed. Recognizing early the importance of pre-treatment of the containers upstream of the decoration application, ACTEGA contracted INPRO to develop an add-on flame treating system to their applicator that could process up to 60 bottles per minute of all different bottle sizes up to 6” in diameter with 8” tall treat areas.
INPRO engineers produced a design that packaged two Enercon Dual Head Flame Series 400 Plasma Treaters and a bottle rotating mechanism into a mobile cart form factor that can be rolled up to the infeed of the applicators to provide this pre-treatment stage. Bottles enter the flame cage and are treated on the sides with two opposing Enercon 42 series burners, rotated 90 degrees using motor-driven side belts positioned low to reduce treat area contamination, and finally passed through a second set of opposing 42 series burners before exiting the flame cage to advance toward the applicator.
Two of the machines were built to begin supporting ACTEGA’s end-user customers as the applicator machines roll out this year. Check out the video to see the system in action.
Contact us to see how INPRO can help you improve your process’ performance, efficiency, reliability, and safety through our consulting, engineering and integration, and diagnostics and repairs services.
For more information about ACTEGA and SigniteTM low-waste decoration technology, visit www.simplysignite.com.