HERMA US Inc., subsidiary of HERMA GmbH—a Germany-based provider of labeling machinery and self-adhesive labels and materials to the global packaging marketplace—has introduced the HERMA 500 Label Applicator, an IOT-enabled machine utilizing real-time metrics to optimize production efficiency and consistency, even in a multi-factory setting.Capable of achieving labeling speeds up to 200m/min, the HERMA 500 can handle label widths between 80-320mm and roll diameters from 300–600mm.
The HERMA 500 is a next-generation label applicator that builds upon the features of its predecessor, HERMA 400, while integrating Industry 4.0 connectivity. Half of HERMA 400 customers in 2018 were original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
The HERMA 500 offers a maximum speed 70 ft/minute higher than the 400 model; a maximum speed of 650 ft/minute can be reached.
The module offers short make-ready time and industrial-grade Ethernet connection. Among the comprehensive I/O options, remote access via web browsers allows for off-site operation and, on-site, the HERMA 500’s user interface displays intuitive pictograms on a 4.3” touchscreen, with simple access to format management and other user adjustable parameters.
A variety of optional upgrades can be accessed by simple code activation, and the unit’s firmware is automatically upgraded via ethernet. Both left- and right- hand models are available for seamless equipment integration.
The technology is designed to allow manufacturers to track performance and enhance integration on product lines, all while ensuring optimized speed, connectivity and safety.