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High-Speed Shrinksleeve Labeler meets high-volume demand.

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High-Speed Shrinksleeve Labeler meets high-volume demand.

Nov 06, 2012 - Able to apply shrinksleeves at speeds from 500–600 labels/min on single inline head, PDC R-500 TS-CB Shrinklabeler incorporates continuous, steady state movement of sleeving materials during cutting and application process. All motions are continuous, minimizing internal machine and dynamic forces to promote stable, high-speed operation. Along with proprietary blade assembly, mandrel-style labeler features tool-less changeover and is engineered for 24/7 operation.

Original Press Release

New High-Speed Shrinksleeve Labeler Designed for Maximum Efficiency and High Volume Applications

Press release date: Nov 02, 2012

PACK EXPO 2012.  Booth #N3721.  PDC International Corporation, a world leader in shrink  labeling technology for foods, beverages and pharmaceuticals, has introduced a robust, single head shrink labeler.  Designed for maximum efficiency and productivity, the PDC R-500 TS-CB Shrinklabeler applies shrinksleeves at speeds between 500 and 600 labels per minute on a single inline head.

The PDC R-500 TS-CB Shrinklabeler incorporates continuous “steady state” movement of sleeving materials during the cutting and application process, using the lowest web speed possible and eliminating indexing of the web found in other systems.  Since all motions are continuous, internal machine and dynamic forces are minimized, resulting in a very stable yet high-speed system.

The R-500 TS-CB is a mandrel-style labeler which uses PDC’s proprietary blade assembly – a far more effective and longer-lived alternative to the fragile “spinning knives” that are standard in most competitors’ equipment.  Mandrels, feed screws and other “change” parts can all be switched out quickly thanks to PDC’s exclusive "tool-less" changeover feature and menu driven parameters.

The proprietary product handling system of the PDC R-500 TS-CB provides unsurpassed accuracy of bottle positioning, in the PDC tradition of designing positive, robust mechanical systems.

Like all PDC machinery, the R-500 TS-CB labeling system is engineered for 24/7 operation, and is made in the USA.  It uses standard, widely available components, and is ideally suited for manufacturers and contract packers who want speed, flexibility and reliability in a single “workhorse” system.

The PDC R-500 TS-CB Shrinklabeler is available in standard or customized configurations, including optional solid stainless steel construction for wash down environments. PDC also offers peripheral systems such as blow-off systems, barcode inspection systems, coders and conveyors.

PDC International Corporation is a multinational manufacturer of heavy-duty packaging machinery specializing in tamper-evident banding, shrinksleeve labeling, multipackers and shrink tunnels. The firm is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut with sales and service available worldwide, and many installations in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, household and personal products industries.

For more information, contact Gary Tantimonico, PDC International, Norwalk, CT
203-853-1516 or