Shrink labeling system

PDC International Corp. introduced a robust, multi-use shrink labeler that processes up to 400 containers/min.

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The PDC R-400 shrink labeler handles round, oval, and square (including tapered) tubs, also cups and bowls, and a wide range of rigid packages. Systems accommodate packages with capacities between 2 oz and ½ gal. It also configures into a multipacker.

Depending on the container, the R-400 applicator can receive product right-side-up or upside-down. Graphics can extend fully in both directions: under the bottom of the cup, and over the structural flanges of the container, or up to the chime, for maximum visual appeal. This gives packagers flexibility for communicating product information, marketing messages, and high-quality graphic images.

The R-400 is a mandrel-style labeler that uses PDC's proprietary blade assembly--a more effective and longer-lived alternative to the "spinning knives" that are standard in most competitors' equipment. Mandrels, feedscrews, and other "change" parts can all be switched out quickly with a tool-less changeover feature and menu-driven parameters.

The R-400 is ideal for thin films (1.5 to 2 mils, 40 to 50 micron), and is compatible with all mono-axial, sustainable and freezer-grade shrink-sleeve films, including PVC, PET, PETG, OPS, and PLA.

R-400 features include a stainless-steel frame, upstream photo-eyes, material monitoring sensors, and an Allen Bradley PLC platform. It can be outfitted with product-handling modules to group and precisely orient packages for consistent appearance. Engineered systems also include cup denesters, stackers, static eliminators, dryers to dissipate condensate, and steam tunnels. Inline quality control inspection systems and bar-code verification are also provided for many systems.

Engineered for 24/7 operation, made in the U.S., and uses standard, widely available components. Suited for manufacturers and contract packers who want speed, flexibility, and reliability in a single "workhorse" system.
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