PDC International: R Series Shrinkbanders

Precision systems operate at fast speeds and achieve high levels of compliance and sanitation requirements.

Precision systems operate at fast speeds and achieve high levels of compliance and sanitation requirements.
Precision systems operate at fast speeds and achieve high levels of compliance and sanitation requirements.

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.

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