PDC International Corp. has introduced a robust, multi-use shrink labeler that processes up to 400 difficult-to-label containers per minute. The PDC R-300C-TSCB shrink sleeve labeler handles a broad range of challenging package configurations: containers with no taper, thermoformed packs with “flashing”, twin packs, and a wide range of rigid packages. The machine’s applicating head can be either vertical or easily angled to allow for optimal application on difficult packages. The system accommodates packages with capacities between two ounces and a half gallon. For challenging applications, the R-300C-TSCB is integrated with special product handling that orients the products in dual counter-rotating timing screws, and then hands them off to servo-controlled gripper belts. This allows precise product handling and the best possible presentation of the packages for sleeving. The servo-controlled cleated belts can decelerate the product during application, then re-accelerate it back to conveyor speed for release to the shrink tunnel.
PDC International, Norwalk, CT 203-853-1516 www.pdc-corp.com
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