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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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Making any expenditure on new capital equipment like a new label printers must always be carefully vetted in terms of the potential return on investment. After all, a label printing machine will be an integral part of the operation for years to come, making it a piece of technology you want to ensure will stand the test of time and do its part to facilitate the company’s profitability. And, with this initiative, sooner is always better as there are multiple ways such a piece of equipment can be a business booster in terms of productivity, quality, and cost savings.
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.”
Choosing the right technology for your printing needs based on specific applications isn’t always a simple task. It is important to consider several factors in order to determine what type of printing solution will best suit your needs and often. Some of these factors include: How Much And What Type Of Information Do You Need […]
This short video shows the print and application of a label to the top and trailing panels of a carton by wrapping it around the top-trailing corner of the carton.
Maximizing your uptime with print and apply labeling system production is often the prime objective to ensure volume targets are met and avoid chinks in the supply chain. Toward this end, keeping equipment functioning at a peak level is mission critical. This makes it imperative to watch for signs that your print and apply labeling system may not be operating properly. If spotted early, the problems can be addressed immediately so the downtime is minimized.
Metronic UV Flexo Part Number Description AA01A120 BEARING AA01A300 DEEP GROOVE BALL BEARING AA01K122 DEEP GROOVE BALL BEARING AA01K124 DEEP GROOVE BALL BEARING AA01M124 DEEP GROOVE BALL BEARING AA36B12D BEARING AA42A12E BUSHING AB12C20C-01 TOOTHED BELT WHEEL AB3A09P0-08 GEAR RACK (140MM) FOR DANCER ROLLER AB5B2501-01 ANGULAR WHEEL AB5B2501-02 ANGULAR WHEEL AB6F24BC-06 GEAR FOR DANCER ROLLER AB6G34G6-01 […]
Accufast P-4 printing with Straight Shooter Carton Feeder – Small CartonThis video shows a small carton being un-stacked and feeding along its length with accuracy and control using the Accufast P-4 with Straight Shooter Carton Feeder. Once un-stacked and fed, the cartons are coded with any type of static, variable or dynamic information required, including […]