Marathon series of roll-fed labelers


B & H Labeling Systems introduces Marathon® SLA, the latest addition to the successful Marathon series of roll-fed labelers. The Marathon SLA combines the field-proven Marathon SL technology with a complete Allen-Bradley drive-train and controls platform consisting of servo drives, servo motors, programmable logic controller (PLC) and human machine interface (HMI) as well as reconfigured electrical control cabinets. The new Marathon SLA is designed for easy operation and maintenance, and maximizes reliability and uptime. Ideal for low- to mid-speed operations, the base Marathon SLA handles containers from 8 oz. to 3 liters at speeds of 50 to 250 containers per minute and is capable of speeds up to 450 containers per minute with added options. Featuring B & H’s SMARTdrive™, a four-axis servomotor drive-train with automatic label registration and timing, Marathon SLA achieves extreme positional accuracy over the life of the machine. With four independent servomotors communicating on a high-speed digital bus to synchronize labeling operations, SMARTdrive eliminates the gears, belts and chains found in traditional labelers. Designed for easy operation and maintenance as well as flexibility, B & H has added several enhancements to Marathon SLA beyond the Allen-Bradley drive-train and controls platform. All electrical components now reside in a single cabinet, which can be mounted to the side of the labeler or placed remotely, up to 80 feet (24 meters) away from the labeler, to accommodate tight floor space as well as wet or caustic environments. By removing the electrical components from the labeler’s undercarriage, B & H has improved access to key machine components such as servo motors while also enhancing access to the electrical components. To further ease operation, Marathon SLA features a ten-inch color touchscreen operator interface with intuitive drop-down menus, graphics and navigation bars. Security access levels for displays, data entry and system operations are configurable on a site-by-site basis by the system administrator.


• Speeds: 50 cpm to 350 cpm • Label Panel Diameters: 1.88" (47.7mm) to 6.14" (156.0mm) • Label Widths: Min = 1.0" (25.4mm); Max = 9.5" (241.0mm) • Container Types: Plastic, Metal, Glass, & Fiberboard • Label Types: Paper, Polypropylene, Polystyrene, Polyethylene in single and multi-layer structures
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