A new labelling machine can run with both tamper-evident neckbands and shink sleeve labels.
PDC International this week introduced its R-200 Evolution series of shrink sleevers at PackExpo here in the US. The series of machines are designed for continuous operation at speeds of between 50 and 200 containers per minute.
The company cites a design featuring tool-less changeovers in about 20 minutes and ready access to reel location as major advantages. Packagers do not require a dedicated operator to run the machine.
The shrink sleeving machine can handle diameters from 38mm to 175mm.
Containers can be filled or empty. It can also run with virtually any product size and sape, including round, oval and square packages.
Labels made from PVC, PETG, PLA and OPS, in gauges as thin as 40 micron, are compatible with the machine, the company stated.
With a footprint of 40ins by 40ins, the Evolution is being targetted at packagers and contract packagers who want a workhourse shrink labeller.
The machine was developed by the company research and development staff at locations in the US and France.