Tamper-Evident Bander Provides Zero Downtime

December 21, 2015

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Tamper-Evident Bander Provides Zero Downtime
The PDC R-600 tamper evident shrink bander

The R-600 tamper evident shrink bander applies heat shrinkable neck bands to the closures of food and beverage containers. It provides neck banding at speeds of 400 to over 1000 cpm. Engineered for 24/7 performance, with continuous material web flow that cuts without pausing the web, R-600 shrink banders apply 1- to 3.75-in.-diam neck bands at heights up to 2.375 in. This makes them ideal for most jarred foods and bottled beverages, including pickles, baby food, “cap-cans”, and teas.  

PDC R-Series shrink banders have the ability to apply thin gauge (1 to 1.5 mils, 25 to 40 micron) banding materials, and are compatible with all shrink sleeve films, including PVC, PET, PETG, OPS, and PLA films.

R-600s are single-headed, in-line, tamper-evident, and easy to use. The operator touch screen and PLC are Allen-Bradley. Systems can be supplied with PDC’s “splice-on-the-fly” accumulator module that eliminates the downtime involved with roll changes – an advantage for high-volume operations.    

Changing from one product to the next has also been streamlined, thanks to a tool-free changeover feature, and pre-set head height positioning.

Nine optional sensors include a downstream photo eye, splice detection and band presence and position. Zero-access guarding, all stainless steel construction, and NEMA-4X electrical enclosures are options that allow R Series systems to integrate with any production environment.  

PDC International, Norwalk, CT 203-853-1516 www.pdc-corp.com

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