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Header Card Applicator

The Header Card Applicator machine is simple and easy to operate and provides efficient application of header cards to flow wraps, stand up pouches, bags and sachets. The machine adheres the card to the products with either permanent or peelable adhesive to deliver a premium look and feel to the product with significant packaging cost savings compared to printed films. Perfect for soups, sauces, spices, meat kits, snacks, sweets and wide range of non food items such as air fresheners, screws, fixings etc.

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    The machine carton hopper is loaded with flat header cards.  The products are delivered to the load station on the integral conveyor directly from the upstream equipment such as a bagger, flow wrapper or pouch filler. As the products are delivered to the load station, the machine automatically, on demand, selects and presents the header card within a pocket to assist the operator to accurately and quickly place the product. The machine then applies glue and folds and sticks the card in place before ejecting the finished pack from the end of the machine.

    The Header Card Applicator machine can be operated by one person at up to 60 packs per minute if the product is regular and easy to handle. Most machines installed run comfortably at 50-60 packs per minute with one operator.

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    Key Feature

    The cards are presented to the operator within a sized pocket to ensure easy and accurate loading of the products to give a consistent finished pack with ease.

    Key Feature

    Simple and easy unskilled size change that can be completed in just a few minutes

    Product Types

    The Header Card Applicator machine is used to apply header cards or top cards to bags, blister packs, pouches, flow wraps, sachets, and vacuum packs for food products such as sweets, candy, sauces, soups, spices, mixes, crackers, breads, meal kits, salami, cured meats, smoked salmon and fish fillets.
    It is also widely used for non food items that are displayed on a hanging header such as car air fresheners, electronic components and hardware items.

    Main Features

    • Low level easy feed carton magazine to make it easy to top up the card magazine without the need for steps or reaching.
    • Manufactured from mainly stainless steel and aluminium with top quality components throughout.
    • Simple and easy to understand machine controls.
    • Easy to adjust for a range of different card and products sizes.
    • Safe to operate and quiet in operation.
    • Nordson glue applicator fitted as standard to give clean, reliable and economical glue application.
    • Warning beacon will flash to warn the operators once the machine card magazine begins to run low.
    • Variable speed in operation with digital speed readout.
    • Ergonomically designed to give maximum operator comfort during operation.
    • The Header Card Applicator can run a wide variety of different product types and cards sizes and shapes from small car air fresheners to family size bags of snacks.
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