Upgraded labelling system takes efficiency and reliability ‘to a new level’

VIDEOJET Technologies has announced the launch of a new labelling system for outer cases, boxes and shrink wrap.

The Videojet 9560 print and apply labeller is an upgrade of the 9550, featuring increased processing speeds and expanded connectivity options.

Marcy Vanderbei, global business unit manager at Videojet, said, “The evolution of the 9550 to the new 9560 with Direct Apply technology benefits end-of-line packaging operations with faster processing speeds and easy integration into existing production and control networks. Each improvement is a testament to our dedication to research and the development of solutions that solve our customers’ coding and labelling challenges.”

Direct Apply is described as a ‘unique’ on-demand labelling method that allows accurate placement of the label onto the package. The system works by simultaneously printing and applying labels onto the top or side of a passing pack without the need for a tamp or air blast applicator. Achieving speeds up to 150 packs per minute for typical 4” x 6” GS1 barcode labels, Videojet said the 9560 maintains throughput, even when packs accumulate.

The automated system features the patented Videojet Intelligent Motion technology for ‘automatic and precise’ control of the entire system. The labelling technology is designed to improve operating performance with a direct drive that controls label speed and position without clutches, rollers or adjustments. An electronic supply reel automatically adjusts and maintains label tension irrespective of speed and label size from the start to the end of a reel.

Compared to the 9550, the 9560 is engineered with increased programmable I/O options for integration with more data protocols including Ethernet/IP and PROFINET. A further upgrade is embedded Wi-Fi connectivity for secure remote access to manufacturers’ internal networks.

“This new system operates without the manual adjustments and added parts that are the main causes of daily operational problems with traditional labelling machines,” added Marcy Vanderbei. “Now with upgraded features, the Videojet 9560 with Direct Apply label placement is taking end-of-line efficiency and reliability to a new level.”