Miller adds sack labeller to animal feed line and complies with EU law

FeedLabeller475x633 The animal feed labeller with covers open. Sacks go from left to right along the belt just in view at the top.

EU legislation prohibits tickets that separate from the sack when a sack of animal feed is opened.

Millers traditionally used tickets stitched into the sack immediately after filling. Such tickets are no longer to be used.

Codeway’s solution was an automatic system using industrial thermal transfer printing on self adhesive labels.

The equipment prints and applies high quality feed labels with nutritional information, bar coding and expiry dating, and also integrates with the company’s software control system

Limited Space

In this case, the miller wanted to label the sides of paper and plastic sacks as the moved along an existing low level conveyor.

Space and access were extremely limited, and the environment was very dusty.

The conveyor ran quickly but could suddenly stop when the pallet at the end was full.

Packaged Solution

AnimalFeedLabeller235x318Codeway built a compact enclosure with a fan to provide positive internal pressure.

It houses an Avery Dennison 64-04 printer with a Codeway loop feed and an Avery Dennison ALS 204 label applicator.

There is an opening for the sprung loaded dispense head that is necessary to apply the labels securely.

The labels go on to the side of the sacks so they are visible when stacked.

The ALS 204 is fitted with a tachometer to help with applying the long labels and handle the stoppages on the line.

A small PLC counts the number of print and apply cycles. The software that controls processing at the site reads these counters.

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Contact

Please email or call Kathy Jolly and Barry Day +44 (0) 1206 751300


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