Labelers Feature Speed and Versatility

A high-speed thermal-transfer printer

offers a print area measuring 4 1/4 in. wide and 3 in. deep. The TT107IM is an intermittent-motion device that operates at speeds up to 11 in./sec and produces characters 1/16 to 3/4 in. high with 300-dpi resolution. Its magazine can hold 1500 ft of ribbon. The flexible, versatile printer provides instantly readable price information, dates, product and batch codes, bar codes, graphics, and logos for display packages and cartons. The quick-changeover system uses Windows-based software and integrates with intermittent-motion, form-fill-seal, and labeling machines.

Allen Coding & Marking Systems,

Minneapolis, MN.

An in-line pressure-sensitive labeler is designed to perform any combination of front, back, and wraparound label application with a high degree of placement accuracy. The Primemark Series 350 is capable of full system integration of vision, placement verification, bar codes, and date codes and can accommodate many product shapes, sizes, and materials. Its synchronous web system ensures repeatable label placement even at top speeds of 400 containers per minute. Labeling functions are controlled by a proprietary operating system that includes a product database for quick changeover. Mateer Burt, Exton, PA.

A thermal-transfer printer is able to print directly onto packaging films, papers, plastics, and labels at standard speeds up to 350 mm/sec and optionally to 600 mm/sec. Designed for use on continuous machines, the Eidos Swing C prints an area as large as 50 x 300 mm with 300-dpi resolution. It prints variable text, bar codes, logos, and graphics in any of the four directional orientations. Alphanumeric characters can range in height from 1 to 30 mm. The programmable system allows text to be edited from the keyboard or an external PC. Dalemark Industries Inc., Lakewood, NJ.

A labeling machine applies self-adhesive labels to the flaps of tuck-closure cartons for tamper-evident assurance. Transparent seals also can be applied. The SL400TE, manufactured by Neri, operates smoothly at high speeds. Stepping motors ensure accuracy and high performance. The machine can handle a wide range of carton sizes. Marchesini Packaging, West Caldwell, NJ.

A container-labeling system for pharmaceutical product packaging lines offers product-tracking capabilities without requiring a separate vision system. Integrated from web feed through conveying and detection, the 8FL system features microprocessor control; it detects the addition or removal of any container, stops the machine, and alerts the operator to the occasion of unrecognized or missing product. Help screens on the control panel guide the operator to problem areas. Safety features are designed to stop machine operation when overloads, personnel intrusion, or foreign objects are sensed. Factory-supplied validation documentation facilitates installation and setup. Newman Machinery, Belle Mead, NJ.

A pair of pressure-sensitive labeling systems are designed to apply labels to cylindrical containers. The wraparound Models 6015 WA and 6111 WA are suitable for applications requiring either full or partial wraps. The 6015 WA features a 750-in./min wipe-on labeling head, and the 6111 WA has a 1000-in./min air-blow labeling head. Products move into position for labeling along a 6-ft conveyor, being separated for individual processing by a metering wheel. The 6015 WA dispenses the label onto the product at a speed commensurate with the conveyor travel speed, and the 6111 WA dispenses the label onto a vacuum grid from which it is tacked onto the leading edge of the product for subsequent wrap. Label-Aire Inc., Fullerton, CA.

A general-purpose label printer that can print on a wide variety of papers, films, and specialty materials is designed for medium-volume applications. The TTX 350 uses flat-head printhead technology to print various text fonts, graphics, and bar code formats with 300-dpi resolution, even on inexpensive stocks. The durable images produced are resistant to rubbing, smudging, steam, and chemicals. The printer employs 540-m ribbons and has an easy-to-load label reel that accepts rolls as large as 8 in. in diameter. Its short, straight label-feed path and user-friendly control panel facilitate setup and changeover. Avery Dennison Printer Systems, Philadelphia, PA.

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