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Packaging items such as flat cartons that have not yet been erected or filled require an additional system to move them in a fashion that will properly present them to the printer – a “transport system”. Primary product cartons are usually delivered in shipping cases to the location where they will be used. They are packed tightly in flat form into such cases. In order to efficiently print such batches of flat cartons (or individually cut labels, or sleeves, or seed envelopes) these items need to be separated individually from a stack of multiple items, spaced consistently, moved passed the printer, and then be re-collected into an easy to handle stack. That series of steps is the function of a transport system.
Different types of packaging components require differing methods of separation and transport in order to hold each individual piece in proper alignment as it is removed from its stack and transported by the printer so that the printed image is correctly located and aligned with the package art work. A properly matched pair of packaging component and transport system will yield a high throughput of single items that have been properly separated from the original stack, held and aligned during transport, so as to give properly printed results ready to move to the next step of the packaging process.
At Griffin-Rutgers Co. we understand the difficulties presented by different types of cartons and other packaging items. We have a selection of different feeding and transport systems that we can combine to suit every need. Call us and allow us to apply our over 40 years of experience in supplying proper transport systems to the packaging industry to your specific need and budget.
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There are many bottle unscrambler machines on the market today to help speed production of the litany of bottled goods sold in a a myriad of shapes and sizes across a vast range of industries. One of the more notable models to hit the market is the LCX Bottle Unscrambler, which has numerous features and benefits. Here are three key advantages of this particular machine:
Accufast P4 with exit tray guides The Accufast P4 is a complete, desk top sized, system for feeding transporting and printing on cartons, cards, sleeves and envelopes. It can print an area up to 2” x 12” or that area can be divided into two independently located 1” x 12” areas. The system can transport […]
Typically, UV printers can print on paper packages, but they can also be used for other applications like electrical UV ink curing, keyboard and phone key printing, and plastic PC printing. The machines can also handle what is known as UV glue print, LCD, and key panel UV ink curing and printing.
Accufast P4 with Small Item Feeder and Stacking Tray The Accufast P4 is a complete, desk top sized, system for feeding transporting and printing on cartons, cards, sleeves and envelopes. It can print an area up to 2” x 12” or that area can be divided into two independently located 1” x 12” areas. The […]
Stricter regulations that will aid in the fight against counterfeit drugs are leading a good number of pharmaceutical companies scrambling to meet the new compliance regulations. In order to do so they are looking at the potential of overhauling not only the packaging, but the distribution and tracking systems in place for all of their […]
As a kid, do you remember trying to get a square peg into a round hole? You sure were determined, weren’t you? For many companies, that’s what it feels like with certain package types. The truth is, not every item has the perfect shape and size to make labeling easy. Often, labeling systems are simply not designed for packages and labeling needs that are outside the “norm.”
It may seem a simple task to compare the costs of various coding and marking machines technologies but there are other, less obvious, costs unrelated to the initial capital equipment purchase price that you should consider before making a final decision. Equipment Costs One way of assessing costs is to look at singular cost of […]