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1. (WO2018086712) LABELING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF OPERATING SUCH A LABELING APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/086712    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/077560
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Nov 15 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: B65C 9/18
B65C 9/42
Applicants: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
Inventors: CARMICHAEL, James
Title: LABELING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF OPERATING SUCH A LABELING APPARATUS
Abstract:
There is described a labeling apparatus (1, 1', 1'', 1''') for transferring label sheets (2) to a conveyor (4) advancing articles (3) and a method of operating such a labeling apparatus. The labeling apparatus comprising a magazine unit (5) for a web of labeling material (6), a label transfer device (7, 7'') adapted to transfer single label sheets (2) to the conveyor (4), conveying means (8, 8''') adapted to convey the web of labeling material (6) along a web path (PW). The conveying means (8) comprise at least a first suction belt conveyor (35) and a second suction belt conveyor (37) each of which comprises at least one respective operative branch (36, 38), each operative branch being adapted to convey the web of labeling material (6) along a respective portion (PW1, PW2) of the web path (PW).