Print and Apply Labeling System

Videojet Technologies upgrades its 9550 print-and-apply labeling system featuring a 6-in. printhead option and a design that eliminates the mechanical adjustments, wear parts, and failure points that can cause everyday operational problems.

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The Videojet 9550 print and apply labeling system has proven widely successful due to the innovative design in other LPA systems. Using Intelligent Motion technology, the entire machine is automatically and precisely controlled.

As manufacturers implement lean practices, operations teams are focused on high value tasks with limited time to focus on end-of-line labeling systems that require mechanical adjustments and frequent intervention. Responding to these needs, Videojet Technologies took an innovative approach to LPA design with the Videojet 9550 to address and fix the common causes of lost productivity. The 9550 with Direct Apply places the label onto the pack without the need for a tamp or air blast applicator, achieving throughput speeds up to 150 packs per minute for typical 4 in. x 6 in. GS1 barcode labels, dependent on environment, label quality and substrate. Direct Apply technology removes the need for complex applicators for typical top or side label applications, reducing the number of labels being incorrectly applied or mangled during application.

Manual adjustments are one of the main causes of daily operational problems with other systems and can result in costly downtime and production loss. However, the Videojet 9550’s direct drive system, with Intelligent Motion™ technology, feeds and places labels accurately even at high line speeds without the use of manual adjustments, clutches or nip rollers. Only two operator touches are required to manage job selection and web changeover, complemented by a collapsible mandrel to ensure quick label changes. Unlike in conventional LPA labelers, the entire label path is controlled to ensure web tension from start to finish, irrespective of speed or label size.

By incorporating Intelligent Motion technology, the entire system is precisely and electronically controlled, targeting zero unscheduled downtime on production lines. Intelligent Motion technology provides precise ribbon feed and printhead control, ensuring optimum print quality and improved performance. Requiring no factory air, the system is the only solution to print and directly apply labels to cases and trays at high speeds. Using its clutch-less ribbon drive, the 9550 substantially reduces ribbon waste and improves printhead life.

The trends toward increasing retailer and regulatory requirements and SKU complexity are main concerns for manufacturers seeking to safeguard their operations from costly labeling errors. Helping manufacturers adhere to applicable standards, the 9550 comes equipped with the Videojet industry-leading CLARiTY touch screen interface that features intuitive job selection, comprehensive feedback, and diagnostics to minimize human error. This single interface provides manufacturers with built-in Code Assurance solutions that focus on getting the right label on the right case, time after time.

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