NJM Introduces Model 403 Print-and-Apply Labeler

At Healthcare Packaging EXPO Booth W-703, the company launches this machine, which features a modular design and flexible PLC controls.

At Healthcare Packaging EXPO Booth W-703, the company launches this machine, which features a modular design and flexible PLC controls.
At Healthcare Packaging EXPO Booth W-703, the company launches this machine, which features a modular design and flexible PLC controls.

For product manufacturers and contract packers handling foods, beverages, cosmetics, personal care products, household chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and more, NJM, a ProMach brand, introduces Model 403 Final Touch™ Print & Apply Labeler.

An updated version of the company’s 402, the 403 features more options to expand its functionality while keeping the original system’s heavy-duty construction. The new labeler’s modular design, flexible PLC controls and a variety of optional label applicator tools maximize versatility and ease use when labeling cases and shrink-wrapped bundles.

The 403 is for product manufacturers and contract packers handling foods, beverages, cosmetics, personal care products, household chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and more.

The machine can apply side labels, top labels, corner-wrap labels and two-panel labels with a variety of optional tamp or wipe-on applicators. Featuring a new swiveling yoke option, the labeler can be flipped from vertical to horizontal orientation to quickly changeover between top and side labeling configurations.

The 403 Final Touch applies labels from 1 to 4.25 in. (25 to 108 mm) high and 2 to 12 in. (51 to 305 mm) wide. A Zebra ZE500 thermal-transfer printer achieves 203-dpi resolution and offers an option for 300 dpi. Depending on the application, the 403 is capable of labeling secondary packages at speeds of up to 60 ppm.

The standard Model 403 is equipped with an updated Allen Bradley PLC and 4.3-in. (109-mm) PanelView PLUS 7 color touchscreen, with an option for a 5.7-in. (145-mm) HMI. The flexible PLC allows for additional inputs and outputs for different inspection systems and other extra controls.

For pharmaceutical applications, NJM can design the 403 to facilitate serialization and aggregation. The Ethernet port on the ZE500 printer can be connected to a plant-wide network and/or cloud-based communication system, enabling the labeler to send and receive track-and-trace data and print serialized 2D barcodes and more. It can be integrated with an optional vision system to inspect the printed labels and an optional reject device to automatically remove cases/bundles with faulty labels from the line.

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