This family of labeling heads consist of our basic stepper driven applicator mated with a printer or print engine. We have experience integrating most brands of printing devices. There are many advantages to using a loose loop print and apply applicator. First, you are able to run both pre-printed and blank labels on the same system simply by bypassing the printer when pre-printed labels are in use. Also, the loose loop style of system allows for a faster application rate. This is achieved by printing and applying the label separately. Re-Pack Series 5 applicators are available with either a DIRECT APPLY, TAMP APPLY, or BLOW-ON application device. A full compliment of options are available that include mounting stands, alarm packages, and multi-panel labeling devices.
This labeling head is an excellent choice when integrating with feeding systems. The photo shown is of a Series 5 applicator with a Sato print engine. A turnkey package was built for the customer. The complete system included, a case feeder, transport system, two (2) labeling heads (one front and one back) and a restacking unit.
The Series 5 applicator provides excellent flexibility. In this particular application, the customer uses our printer applicator to print labels on blank stock as well as, add bar code information to pre-printed labels. The bar code information is sent to the printer batch by batch, allowing the customer to change product and label information without stopping the system.
The small size and weight of the Series 5 give it great mobility. The applicator shown is moved to different production lines within the customers plant and used as needed.