Weber Marking Systems unveils its new twin-tamp label printer-applicator, a unit that combines a thermal label printer with a specially configured applicator to handle the printing and two-label, adjacent-panel application of case labels in line.
Called the Model 5300 twin-tamp printer-applicator, the system is available with a choice of print engines that offer 203- or 300dpi label imprinting. The print engines handle a range of label sizes and produce variable-sized text, bar codes, and graphic images at print speeds of up to 16 inches per second.
When a label is printed, it is fed onto a tamp pad that is mounted to a 90-degree swing arm that reaches across a conveyor to blow a pressure-sensitive label onto the front panel of a moving case. Upon the arm's return, a second label is printed and then applied with a straight-line stroke to the side panel of the case.
To minimize downtime and reduce changeovers, the twin-tamp printer-applicator features a one-to-one relationship among its label supply, liner rewind, and ribbon usage. Further flexibility is provided by standard connectivity to product handling systems and high-speed pneumatic components.
The twin-tamp system also features a repositionable operator interface with optional 15-foot umbilical, the capability to incorporate a user-specific PLC, plus remote monitoring of the system's operation via a Web browser. The system operates with Weber's print-apply software, which simplifies label formatting, editing, and printing, in addition to providing RFID-encoding capabilities. Weber also manufactures a wide variety of pressure-sensitive label materials and RFID smart labels that are suitable for variable thermal or thermal-transfer imprinting.
Company: Weber Marking Systems
Company Phone: (800) 843-4242
Company URL: www.webermarking.com