Top-apply labeling system achieves rates up to 80 ppm
January 22, 2013 - MMH Editorial
In a press conference Tuesday morning, new ProMat exhibitor Bell and Howell (Booth 3553) unveiled a gantry-style top-apply labeling machine that uses a single head to achieve top speeds up to 80 packages per minute—nearly three times the output of traditional systems. The ParcelMgr deploys linerless, print-cut-apply labeling technology to accommodate in-line package height variances from 1 inch to 36 inches.
“The system is ideal for distribution centers because the print and apply unit uses servo based movement to automatically adjust to the height of each package, then applies the label with a pneumatic stroke,” said Tim Palmer, Bell and Howell’s sales manager for logistics systems. “It adjusts the distance between parcels automatically for closer gapping, as well as prints while raising and lowering to boost processing speeds.”
Additionally, Palmer noted that the linerless substrate can be cut to variable lengths on-demand without manual machine adjustments. To increase uptime, the linerless labels allow up to 220% more labels per roll—and eliminate paper waste.
ProMat 2013 is scheduled to be held January 21-24, 2013 in Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete ProMat 2013 coverage.