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PDC: Shrink labeler processes 400 containers/min.

The R-300C-TSCB shrink sleeve labeler from PDC International handles a broad range of challenging package configurations: containers with no taper, thermoformed packs with “flashing,” twin packs, and a wide range of rigid packages.
The machine’s application head can be either vertical, or easily angled to allow for application on difficult packages. The system accommodates packages with capacities between 2 oz. and 1/2 gallon. 

For challenging applications, the R-300C-TSCB is integrated with special product handling that orients the products in dual counter-rotating timing screws, and then hands them off to servo-controlled gripper belts. This allows precise product handling and the best possible presentation of the packages for sleeving.   The servo-controlled cleated belts can decelerate the product during application, then re-accelerate it back to conveyor speed for release to the shrink tunnel.

The R-300C-TSCB is a mandrel-style labeler which uses  proprietary blade technology, said to be a more rugged and longer-lived alternative to fragile “spinning knives.”  Mandrels, feed screws, and other “change” parts can all be switched out quickly using a "tool-less" changeover feature and menu driven parameters.

The R-300C-TSCB is suitable for thin films (1.25 to 1.5 mils, 30 to 40 micron), and is compatible with all mono-axial, sustainable and freezer grade shrink sleeve films, including PVC, PET, PETG, OPS and PLA.  

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Optional features include modules for precise vertical and horizontal consumer perforations, cutoff registration, stainless steel construction and components, and splice-on-the-fly accumulators. Auxiliary equipment that can be supplied with the R-300C-TSCB includes conveyors, shrink tunnels, and integral inspection modules.

Standard features include a stainless steel frame, upstream photo-eyes, material monitoring sensors, and an Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC platform.  Inline quality control inspection systems, printers,  and bar code verification are also provided for many systems.      

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