Equipping bottles accurately:  precise labelling.


The HEUFT TORNADO W, designed for an output range of up to 72,000 containers per hour, impresses with its outstanding precision when applying labels.  The interaction of a well thought-out design and durable components ensures highest reliability and quality.  Changeovers, cleaning and maintenance work can be carried out rapidly and smoothly with the labelling machine.  Integrated inspection modules safeguard the features and quality of the final product sustainably.  It carries out a fine adjustment of the bottles with millimetre accuracy for maximum labelling quality as the HEUFT TORNADO W flex with servo technology – and particularly easy and fast brand changes.






Wet glue labelling

Applying labels perfectly:  exact full container dress.


Body, collar, back, neck ring and closure labels:  the HEUFTTORNADO W applies them reliably, carefully and precisely.  The bottles are transferred smoothly to the carousel which guides them past the individual labelling units. Especially developed centring elements secure them in the course of this.  Meanwhile the glue segments are coated with a quantity of glue which can be exactly adjusted.  Therefore each of them takes exactly one label.  This is peeled off carefully and the side with the glue is gently pressed onto the bottle.  The bottle platforms are equipped with their own gears so that these rotate harmoniously.  Therefore each individual label is applied precisely.




Label check

More than just labelling:  direct presence check.


Double-checking, examining and verifying:  the HEUFT TORNADO Wcan do more than "just" apply labels.  It also checks the results of its work during the same work process.  The presence of the labels is checked using sensors.  This direct quality assurance can be extended by numerous other checking and inspecting functions upon request.


Fast brand changes

Changing simply:  adapting without tools.


Uncomplicated, time-saving and reliable:  the HEUFT TORNADO Wnot only keeps time and personnel requirements extremely low during running operation.  Brand and program changes are also dealt with fast and easily:  no tools whatsoever are required in order to replace the change parts.  The vertical adjustment of the machine head is carried out just as automatically as the correct positioning of the sensors for checking the label presence.  This saves human resources and reduces unproductive downtimes to a minimum.









Central lubrication

Greasing automatically:  minimum maintenance.


Central, automatic and economical:  the correct amount of grease is applied to all the moving parts of the labelling machine so that everything always runs like clockwork.  The integrated central lubrication system greases the main bearings and the rotary gears for the bottle platforms and an oil pump the labelling stations.  A special labyrinth seal prevents water entering the closed oil system in the course of this.  This ensures the durability of all the components sustainably.  Complex maintenance work can therefore be dispensed with.

Fault rejection

Preventing recalls:  the reliable rejection of faulty containers.


Fast, careful and accurate:  highest precision when detecting faults is only effective if the products in question are also removed afterwards.  The single-segment and multi-segment rejection systems of the HEUFT rejector series deal with this both precisely and carefully.





Optional additional functions

Making even more possible:  extensions to the range of functions.


Labelling machines with their modular design based on the HEUFTSPECTRUM TX can be extended at any time.  Thus the range of functions of the HEUFT TORNADO W can be optionally expanded with further functions for optimising and checking the labelling and product quality:

  • Servo technology changes the machine into the HEUFT TORNADO W flex.  It then scores points with even more flexibility.  Because its rotating cam is no longer activated mechanically but electronically with servo motors.  This makes it programmable according to the brand so that brand changes can be dealt with fast and easily.  In addition, this flex technology together with precise camera technology achieves a fine adjustment of the bottles with millimetre accuracy for even more precision when applying labels.
  • The automatic magazine feed (AMF) makes a non-stop labelling operation possible.  The servo-controlled add-on module increases the label stock and therefore minimises the need for manual intervention:  a new magazine is simply pushed into place during running operation when a magazine is empty.  Standstills are therefore sustainably avoided and human resources effectively saved.
  • Camera-based modules check the position, fit, alignment as well as the brand purity of the labels.  The HEUFT vio OCR verifies the best before dates and barcodes which have been applied.
  • Special detection units check the fill height and the internal pressure.
  • The bottle burst detection records burst glass bottles in the infeed, stops the machine and protects it against contamination due to glass splinters.
  • A special collection table prevents the accumulation of containers in the outfeed.
  • Special sensors check the presence and the position of the closures.  The logo detection identifies non-brand lids.
  • The HEUFT sonic checks the tightness of metal lids and crown corks.
  • The clean in place function saves time and supports the employees because it cleans the labelling stations automatically without the time-consuming dismantling of individual components.