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SMIpack: HA Series

The HA automatic handle applicators can apply handles on shrink fi lm packs, cardboard cases, briks, paper rolls or any type of rigid packs. The HA series can apply different types of handles, joined to a transparent adhesive tape and made from:

  •  precut cardboard labels
  • pre-handled adhesive tape reels
  • paper and polypropylene handles on reel

At the moment, 4 models are available, differing in their speed: HA 25, HA 40, HA 60, HA 80. They grant, respectively, outputs of 25, 40, 60, 80 packs per minute -PPM-, considering the pack dimensions. All HA models can be configured to be placed in lines with single or double lane.


Main functions – HA 25

  • Easy and quick format change
  • Pack size programmable from the control panel;
  • Handle detection system on tape;
  • Handle detection system on pack;
  • Electronic adjustment of the handle length;
  • Self-adjusting handle application system
  • Handle positioning system, adjustable in accordance with different product heights and complete with position indicator;
  • Adhesive tape reel located in the front of the machine;
  • Automatic machine stop when reel ends;
  • Automatic machine stop when handles end;
  • Control of the machine functions from the LCD 4,3” graphic. E.g.:
    • machine status in real time;
    • operations setting and programming;
    • storage of up to 20 different pack collations;
    • selection of operator’s language

Advantages – HA 25

  • Mono-block frame made of painted steel
  • Steel safety guards and sliding doors equipped with see-through lexan panels
  • Rubber-coated infeed conveyor, with chains made from a thermoplastic material providing a high coefficient of friction
  • Variable speed Intralox infeed conveyor
  • Cardboard labels provided with pneumatic withdraw and electronic control of the handle pitch
  • Handle central support magazine for cardboard labels, with capacity up to 5,000 pieces, positioned in the upper part of the machine and supplied with a beep when the label is missing
  • Pneumatic handle positioning and cut on the pack in motion, with electronic control of the handle length and supplied with a beep when the label is missing
  • Reel mandrils with pneumatic locking
  • Motorized reel support with pneumatic locking and automatic tensioning of the adhesive tape dragging by a motorised wheel driven by Encoder and Inverter
  • FLXMOD® control system equipped with 4.3” graphic LCD control panel and 32-bit microprocessor
  • Power and control section made up of:
    • Inverter
    • IN/OUT (Input/Output) command modules with 16 digital inputs/ outputs
    • analog inputs command modules
Technical data – HA 25
Power supply 380-415 V
50/60 Hz
Installed power 1220 W
Air pressure 6 bar
Required air 150 Nl/min.
Maximum output up to 25 ppm**
Working board height 500-660 mm
Machine size 2635 x 1055 mm
h 2105-2265 mm

(**) the stated speed can change according to the product size and the pack collation.



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