Labelers Offer Print and Apply Options
Versatile modular units place pressure-sensitive labels at high speeds.
A direct traversing thermal-transfer printing system for horizontal form-fill-seal machines is able to fulfill multiple-package coding and bar code requirements. The compact EasyPrint II MLP system moves on a linear rail, coding as many as 30 packages in one pass, and is driven by a PLC-controlled stepper motor. The print area can be as wide as 5 in. The printer remains fixed in one position for integrated registration, and the printhead features floating suspension to adjust to different substrates. Other system features are an EPROM cartridge that eliminates the need for in-field programming, and low-air-pressure detection capability for critical applications. Bell-Mark Corp., Pine Brook, NJ.
A pharmaceutical wraparound labeling system is designed to apply full-wrap labels to such cylindrical products as syringes, tubes, and other containers. The versatile system can process as many as 400 containers per minute. Its corrosion-resistant stainless-steel cabinet base and all-overhead electronics enable the system to operate easily in harsh environments. A product feed mechanism, full-color touch screen, thermal-transfer coder, and verifier are available optional features. Quadrel Labeling Systems, Mentor, OH.
A pressure-sensitive-label applicator with a rotary design can handle containers of most sizes and shapes at speeds up to 600 containers per minute and can apply as many as six labels to one product. The Rotary 9000–series applicator is available in a variety of sizes for maximum versatility. It can be provided in versions with 4 to 40 station turrets. Toolless change parts facilitate changeover and minimize downtime. Built mainly of stainless steel and featuring an ergonomic design, the labeler can be equipped with optional air-fill capability for labeling empty thin-walled containers. Label-Aire Inc., Fullerton, CA.
A roll-fed bottle-labeling machine features a container flow-path design that minimizes container dynamics and peripheral speed during label application, and so makes possible continuous high-speed labeling. The Quick Change Model 4700 is easy to operate and built to withstand the rigors of continuous operation. Offering changeovers that can be done in less than 30 minutes with the use of just one tool, the machine is well suited for facilities that are running multiple product lines. The labeler has been used to label full or empty 2-L PET bottles at rates as high as 600 bottles per minute. Like all of the manufacturer's roll-fed labeling systems, the machine is backed by customer support and a training program tailored to each customer's particular applications. Trine Labelling Systems, Fullerton, CA.