PDC International Corp., a global manufacturer of precision sleeving systems, has introduced a new iteration of its R Series Shrinkbanders. The biggest beneficiaries: manufacturers that label small products such as pharmaceutical blow/fill/seal vials and ampules.
PDC R Series Shrinkbanders label and neck band at line speeds from 400 to 1,000 cpm. Engineered for 24/7 service, with continuous material web flow that doesn’t pause for cutting, R Series machines apply these materials with precision and repeatability, 1-3.75-in. diameter bands at heights up to 2.375 in. This permits their use to a broad range of shrink-sleeve labeling tasks.
R Series systems are designed for the high levels of compliance and sanitation required in the pharmaceutical, food and dairy industries. Systems feature ink-jet and thermal-transfer coding, 2D and Bar Code Scanning, and Vision System inspection. IQ/OQ documents can also be generated for regulatory compliance.
PDC R-Series Shrinkbanders can 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.
R Series Shrinkbanders are single-headed, in-line, tamper-evident shrinkbanders that are robust, and easy to use. The operator touchscreen and PLC are Allen- Bradley; systems can be supplied with a “Zero-Downtime Splice-on-the-Fly” accumulator unwind stand that eliminates downtime for roll changes. Changing from one product to the next is quick and efficient, thanks to PDC’s tool-less changeover feature and motorized height adjustment with pre-set positions.
Like all PDC packaging systems, the R Series was designed using off-the-shelf, readily available components. R Series Shrinkbanders are part of a broad suite of standalone neckbanding and shrink labeling machinery engineered and manufactured by PDC.