INTERACTIVE Coding Equipment (ICE) has revealed it will showcase its ‘revolutionary’ Vulcan print and apply labeller at Label & Print 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC.
The ICE Vulcan is described as being the first of its type to print and directly apply the label to a pack – both traded unit boxes and shrinkwrap packs – in one continuous motion without the need for a tamp applicator or compressed air.
This, ICE explained, means the machine can print at the speed of the line, even when packs are very closely spaced, without ever missing a pack.
ICE said the benefits of the Vulcan include “80% fewer wear parts for reduced maintenance requirements, electronic label supply that automatically adjusts and maintains tension, and clutchless thermal transfer ribbon drive”.
Chris Simpson, managing technical director at ICE said, “Since its launch, the Vulcan has helped manufacturers speed up the slowest and most labour intensive part of the production line through automation. We look forward to demonstrating the key benefits of the Vulcan at the show, as well as the additional front of pack and corner wrap applications.”