The NJM enhanced Bronco® 130 pressure-sensitive labeler, which will be on display in the ProMach Pharma Solutions Booth W-17002 in the Healthcare Packaging Pavilion at PACK EXPO International, can be configured to apply single, dual, wraparound, and/or multi-panel labels to round, square, rectangular, and/or oval bottles in a variety of sizes. Featuring new software capabilities and new printer options, the enhanced Bronco 130 achieves highly flexible, reliable labeling with fast, repeatable format changeovers.
Running at speeds up to 250 bottles per min, the inline, servo-driven system is ideal for manufacturers and contract packers handling nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, food, beverages, cosmetics, personal care products, and other applications.
“For more than 100 years, NJM has led the industry in developing the modern labeler. Today’s enhanced Bronco 130 exemplifies our strategy of continually updating our world-class labeling systems to meet our customers’ changing needs,” says Omar Azam, applications engineering Manager at NJM. “Drawing on our deep labeling expertise, we’re able to adapt our modular Bronco 130 to meet even the most challenging customer requests, such as applying clear mylar labels on curved bottles and orienting labels on bottles with handles.”
The Bronco 130 is available with a variety of bottle handling devices, including a spacing wheel, a starwheel, a chain aligner, and a single or dual feedscrew drive. To apply a range of label types and sizes, each labeler is available with an assortment of label application and wipedown devices, including either one or two servo-driven label dispensers. NJM can equip the enhanced Bronco 130 with an inline hot stamp printer or a serialization-capable thermal transfer or laser printer. An optional inspection system detects label accuracy, label placement, variable data and more, and an optional reject system removes bottles with out-of-tolerance labels.
The enhanced Bronco 130 features a new PLC, HMI, and servo drive controls platform that offers advanced software capabilities. Encoder-based fail-safe reject tracking of labels and containers is available to ensure that “bad” labels and bottles are rejected and verified. For a seamless user experience, customers can choose to upgrade to a PC-based HMI that supports fully integrated vision inspection. Additionally, the Bronco 130 is now available with software options for audit trails, electronic signatures, and advanced user management through LDAP for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. Onboard production batch reporting tools for machine operation, statistics, and OEE are also supported through the PC-based HMI.
Featuring stainless-steel and anodized aluminum construction, an open-frame design, and a raised-bed conveyor, the labeler complies with cGMP standards and offers quick and easy line clearance and inspection. The swivel-mounted 10-in. color touchscreen presents a large and intuitive user interface with electronic recipes and graphical display of machine status and alarms. To maximize long-term flexibility, each installed Bronco 130 can be configured for retrofit in the field with new label applicators, printers, and/or other devices, as customer needs change.