NJM Packaging has launched an upgraded print and apply labeller to ensure more simple operation with fewer moving parts.
The Model 402 Final Touch machine replaces the firm’s Model 400 version.
NJM Packaging claims the upgraded machine offers a smaller footprint and an affordable price point while maintaining rugged reliability.
The 402 Final Touch applies vertical and horizontal labels to cases, cartons, bags and shrink wrapped bundles at speeds up to 60 per minute.
It can apply side labels, corner wrap labels and top labels using either a tamp or wipe-on applicator and can be equipped for optional e-pedigree serialization, RFID tagging and other track-and-trace initiatives.
The standard Model 402 Final Touch applies labels from 0.625 to 4.5 inches (15.9 to 114 mm) wide, with an option to apply labels up to 7.1 inches (180 mm) wide, depending on the printer.
It offers a reach of up to 22 inches (600 mm) to handle a variety of cases, cartons, bags and shrink wrapped bundles.
It achieves speeds of up to 50 cases/bundles per minute for tamp application and up to 60 cases/bundles per minute for wipe-on application, depending on the size of the label and case/bundle.
When equipped with a tamp applicator, the labeller can be oriented to consume only 22 inches (559 mm) along the conveyor.
When designed for e-pedigree serialization, the 402 labeller affixes serialized 2D bar codes or RFID labels on cases/bundles, captures the serialized codes and makes the data available to the vision system and the e-pedigree software via an Ethernet connection.
If fitted with a wipe-on applicator, the labeller uses close to 30 inches (762 mm) along the conveyor and can be installed over an existing 36-inch (914-mm) high conveyor or supplied with a new conveyor.
Options include integration with a vision inspection system and rejection system to automatically remove cases/bundles with faulty labels from the production line.