5300 Tamp-Blow Pallet Label Printer Applicator
Specially engineered for the labeling of pallet loads, each system integrates a thermal/thermal-transfer label printer and a patented tamp-blow applicator. The print-apply unit is mounted to a heavy-duty stand which is adjustable to accommodate loads of various heights. You can add this labeler to the end of your palletizer system's conveyor.
As a pressure-sensitive label is printed, it's automatically peeled from its liner and retained by vacuum on the applicator pad. When a pallet load is delivered to the system, a product sensor initiates the extension of the tamp arm and the label is blown onto the load from approximately 0.25".
These systems are available with high-quality print engines manufactured by Datamax, Sato and Zebra. Pallet label sizes range from a minimum of 0.75" wide and 0.5" long to a maximum of 7.0" wide and 8.0" long. The printers are capable of producing labels with variable-sized text, high-density bar codes and graphic images at print speeds up to 16 ips.
Special Features & Options
The Model 5300 Tamp-Blow Pallet system includes a number of noteworthy features that add to the operational versatility of this printer-applicator.
• Air-blow application. This is method of air-assisted, fixed-distance label placement can be used with standard applications. A printed label is fed into place and held by vacuum, then it is blown onto a product or package to a placement accuracy of ±0.03".
Model 5300 controller
• Browser-based monitoring. The status of all operational functions and configurations can be monitored by logging on to a web page that is unique to each Model 5300 unit.
• Numerous I/O's. The system can be interfaced with many types of external devices.
• One-to-one media consumption. Special label unwind and rewind dimensions are matched to the system's ribbon supply to ensure they are consumed at the same rate, reducing downtime and eliminating partial changeovers.
• Print job storage. Multiple label printing formats can be stored in the system's memory, making it easier for an operator to select a job directly from the applicator instead of downloading a computer file.
The Model 5300 Tamp-Blow Pallet label printer applicator boasts numerous additional features as well, including an upgradeable microprocessor controller, various inputs/outputs, plus durable construction that will withstand harsh industrial environments.
There also are several optional enhancements that can increase the system's functionality. A product height sensor, for example, enables the printer-applicator to label items of varying heights delivered by the same conveyor.
Other options include a 15-foot umbilical connection that enables the remote location of the unit's controller; an adjustable stand for optimum system orientation; label-on-pad and product-presence sensors; plus beacon light alerts to signal the status of label and ribbon supplies.