Machines offer a variety of print and apply options.
A pressure-sensitive labeling system may be configured for front-and-back or wraparound applications at speeds up to 100 products per minute. According to the company, the EconoLine was specifically designed to set a new low-price standard and fill the gap between slow, semiautomatic labelers and other in-line labeling systems. EconoLine uses a six-foot-long conveyor with adjustable conveyor height. Label applicators feature leadscrew, no-tool adjustments. A simple microprocessor controller allows reliable label-dispense accuracy and time-delay adjustments. This system is suitable for hand loading or slow-speed in-line applications. Quadrel Labeling Systems, Mentor, OH; 800/321-8509; www.quadrel.com.
A high-speed tamp-blow labeler offers a range of advanced features. These include an enhanced two-line digital display featuring automatic label setup and automatic speed following, zero- downtime labeling, and a large R3 digital display. The 3114's advanced product and label queuing and missing label compensation virtually eliminate problems caused by missing labels on a roll, such as unlabeled product, double-labeled product, or missing lot and expiration codes. With five onboard user-selectable languages, domestic or CE configurations, and standard or metric unit display, the 3114 can handle almost any PS labeling application. It labels up to 1500 in. of web per minute and up to 2000 in. per minute with an optional 16-in. powered unwind. Label-Aire Inc., Fullerton, CA; 714/441-0700; www.label-aire.com.
A company offers a pressure-sensitive labeler to apply bar code labels to the side of a moving pallet. The Model 3990 is a stepper-motor-driven labeler designed to automatically adjust to the correct height of the pallet. A heavy-duty long-stroke air-slide applicator maintains positive control of the label throughout the application. An optional bar code scanner is included to verify that the pallet has been correctly labeled. Labeling Systems Inc., Oakland, NJ; 201/405-0767; firstname.lastname@example.org.
A rotary bottle labeler is equipped with three self-adhesive dispensing heads for the high-speed orientation and labeling of oval, flat, and round glass, plastic, or metal bottles. Constructed of stainless steel, the labeler is designed to function in-line with other machines. The in-feed star wheel maintains a constant flow of bottles to the scroll, and there is an automatic stop in case of overload. Twelve adjustable-height upper control heads center bottles and provide stabilization during transport and labeling operations. Marchesini Packaging, West Caldwell, NJ; 973/575-7445; email@example.com.
A digital label and decal press prints and cuts full-color, photo-quality labels and decals in any size or shape, all within a single unit. It also prints domed labels and nameplates. The Impressa 3 uses resin-thermal and dye-sublimation printing technology to fuse images permanently onto substrates through heat and pressure. Substrates are roll-fed into a straight paper path, ensuring reliable, continuous operation with a variety of materials, including polyester and vinyl. Since the entire process is digital, Impressa 3 eliminates the need for negatives, plates, artwork, make-ready, die, inks, or cleanup. Using the company's digital DieCut technology, the press can cut any shape, including complicated contour cuts around artwork. This eliminates the need for expensive hard-tooled rotary or flat dies. Primera Technology, Plymouth, MN; 763/475-6676; www.primeratechnology.com.