THE BH8000 SERIES is a line of linear, roll-fed labelers designed for high-speed operation in the most demanding production environments. Field proven since 1991 running a wide range of applications, the BH8000 Series offers durable and dependable performance which has made it one of the most popular and widely used models ever offered by B & H Labeling Systems.
- Principles of Operation
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BH8000S and BH8000U labelers feature a feedscrew and pocketed starwheel for precision in-feed metering and stabilization.
AN INDUSTRY WORKHORSE
BH8000 labelers are designed to apply full wrap-around labels to containers at steady-state production speeds of up to 650 containers per minute (cpm). Offering reliable operation in continuous, around-the-clock production environments running both full and empty containers, the BH8000 series is widely regarded as the "workhorse" in the Ready To Drink Beverage category.
VALUE IN SIMPLICITY AND COMPATIBILITY
BH8000 linear roll-fed labelers are easier to operate, change-over and maintain than larger rotary labelers because they are less mechanically complicated. The simplicity of the linear roll-fed design drives this important advantage. BH8000 labelers also have a substantially smaller footprint than rotary labelers which saves valuable floor space. For customers that already own and operate BH8000S or BH8000U labelers, adding a new model with the same configuration reduces switching costs because change parts and a majority of spare parts are compatible.
BUILT TO LAST
BH8000 labelers are built to last. The vast majority of all the BH8000 labelers sold since 1991 remain in service. Their durability starts with a rugged, welded, and stress-released frame which minimizes vibration and provides a precisely engineered platform which supports the precise alignment of key machine components. Stainless steel enclosures and labeler table tops resist corrosion, even in wet environments, and contribute to the long useful life of this popular line of labelers.
STRAIGHT AND U-CONFIGURATIONS
Two machine configurations are offered to accommodate different line layout requirements. The BH8000S features a straight-through conveyor, and the BH8000U offers a u-shaped conveyor. Both configurations are designed and built to operate at 300 to 650 containers per minute, and both configurations are capable of running empty and full containers.
- Steady state production speeds of 300 to 650 cpm
- Available in straight through or U-conveyor configurations
- Durable and dependable operation with a long useful life
- New servo driven BH8000 RegistrationControl Upgrade (RCU) offers accurate registration control and expanded trouble shooting capabilities through full color touch screen
- Rapid Change Over (RCO) change parts offerfast size changeovers
- Proven Theta Cutter offers dependable performance and cutter bearing oil baths extend the life of the cutter
- New Invation Cutter, which offers superior performance and advanced label handling is an available option
- Temperature-controlled glue roller with micro-adjust feature minimizes adhesive stringing, even at high speeds
- Ideal for customers with an installed base of one or more BH8000 labelers
Principles of Operation
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Diagram: BH8000U Machine Footprint
The starwheel delivers the container to a rotating vacuum drum that is carrying the glued label. Precision label application is achieved by rolling the container across the label-bearing surface of the vacuum drum. The labeled container is then discharged from the vacuum drum and exits the machine via a discharge conveyor.
CONVEYOR: straight-through or U-shaped conveyor configurations, stainless steel, left hand feed
TABLETOP & LOWER GUARDING: stainless steel
UPPER GUARDING: swing-out, polycarbonate doors with safety interlocks are an available option
MAIN DRIVE SYSTEM: 5 HP AC variable speed motor with frequency control and long-life belts drives
HOT MELT SYSTEM: Nordson re-circulating, continuous flow
VACUUM SYSTEM: Multi-valve system with independent controls
ELECTRONIC ENCLOSURE: built-in air conditioner
OPERATOR CONTROL STATION: PLC = push button and toggle switch controls; Registration System = color HMI touchscreen
CHANGE PARTS: color-coded, non-Rapid Changeover (RCO) change parts standard
LUBRICATION: manual, centralized
Container Handling Features
CONTAINER INFEED: feedscrew with pocketed starwheel system
AUTOMATIC LINE SPEED CONTROLS: automatic adjustment of machine speed based on container supply at infeed and discharge
MISSING CONTAINER DETECTION & ALARMS: standard
ROLL-ON PAD: fine adjustments for pitch control
Label Handling Features
REGISTRATION CONTROL: BH8000 Registration Control Upgrade standard
WEBTRACKER: available option
LABEL ROLL STANDS: alarms when reel change is required
LABEL TRANSFER SAFETY: dual label roll stands with automatic tensioning system standard
LOW REEL ALARM: detects low reel status and automatic alarm notifies operator
BROKEN WEB SAFETY & ALARM: detects broken web condition and automatically shuts down machine
VACUUM DRUM SAFETY & ALARM: detects missing label on vacuum drum and automatically shuts down machine
UPPER SAFETY GUARDING
RAPID CHANGEOVER (RCO) CHANGE PARTS
ADDITIONAL SETS OF RCO AND NON-RCO CHANGEPARTS
CONTACT B & H FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF AVAILABLE OPTIONS
BH8000S & BH8000U Models:
Speed Range*: 300 - 650 CPM (containers per minute) depending on container size
Label Panel Diameter Range*:
1.88 - 4.75 in (47.7 - 120.7 mm)
Label Size Range*:
Label Length (for complete wrap):
6.28 - 15.42 in (157.5 - 391.7 mm)
1.5 - 9.5 in (38.1 - 241.3 mm)
Plastic, glass, metal, fiberboard
Paper, PP, BOPP, PVC, PE and PS, in single or multi-layer structures
Ambient Operating Conditions:
Temperature: 50o - 120o F (10o- 49o C)
Relative Humidity: 10 - 90% Non-Condensing
Main voltage: 208 - 575 VAC; 3 phase;
Control Voltage: 24 VDC
80 PSI (551 KPa) via 1/2" NPT;
consumption approximately 15 CFM
Straight-through or U-conveyor configurations
+ Specifications subject to change without notice.
* Container diameter, label length, and speed range specifications are based on a standard machine configuration. Applications outside of this range require evaluation by B & H.