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Tamp blow applicator: Providing fresh impetus
Combined with our 2200 Series print & apply labeling systems, the tamp blow applicator is ideal for identifying bottle packs in complete safety. Click and find out!
- For packs and cases, a short version is ideal for applying 175 x 105 mm format labels.
- For pallets, plastic boxes and large cases, a long version applies labels up to 175 x 230 mm.
- The applicator operates in the most demanding environments.
- Label stock rolls and ribbons are 660 m long as against the market standard of 450 m, resulting in a 25% reduction in downtime.
- Consumable set-up is simplified so that operators can change labels and ribbons in synchronized mode, in less than 40 seconds.
- Label application rate can be as high as 125 cases/minute, regardless of substrate and positioning.
- As labels are "blown", there is practically no contact with the product, removing any risk of damaging fragile packaging.
- Label adhesion is excellent on corrugate or uneven substrates such as film-wrapped bottle packs.
- Labels can be applied either on the sides or top of products and are perfectly positioned, even on low trays.
- The 2200 Series prints labels in compliancy with GS1-128 standard with grade A and B barcodes, even at the fastest application speeds.
- Print data integrity is ensured via easy connection with corporate database and CoLOS software solutions.
- Selecting labels to be printed is easy via the color touch screen and the intuitive user interface.
GS1-128: High-speed pack identification
Increasingly, major retail and foodservice outlets are pressing suppliers to use the GS1-128 international coding standard to automate depot management. With the 2200 Series solution, Markem-Imaje offers bottlers the possibility to print and apply labels at high speed on their packs, even on the front side!
Although no law requires the GS1-128 standard to be respected, major retail and foodservice outlets highly recommend its implementation to automate management of depots and flow of goods. Beyond supply chain optimization, the standard provides traceability for each product, a measure which is now essential in the wake of recent health scandals. Automation has taken off in the UK, is growing in France with the explosion of drive-throughs and should become generalized in the US in 2015. Based on stringent specifications - position on packaging, content described by a GS1-128 barcode, SSCC, minimum readability grade etc. - GS1-128 helps identify supply chain units in standardized fashion (pallets, packs, wrapping films).
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