The Herbold Meckesheim label remover effectively removes wraparound polyvinyl chloride (PVC) labels from polyester (PET) bottles. Tightly clinging labels can be removed in a single step, early in the process and without the expense of generating extra steam. The new machine also separates bottles that are stuck together, reducing labor costs for manual separation. By removing almost all wraparound labels early in the recycling process, the label remover also saves money in another way: Down the line at the size-reduction stage, cutting blades will stay sharp longer because they won’t be dulled by many label remnants stuck to bottles. Inside each machine, the removal of labels and adhesives from bottles is accomplished through friction between exchangeable rip-off elements bolted to the rotor and exchangeable pins fitted to stator elements. All rip-off elements and pins are made of special wear-resistant steel.
Herbold Meckesheim USA