Pressure Sensitive Labeler offers high-speed, in-line operation.

Press Release Summary:

Intended for solid dose pharmaceuticals, 426 AUTOCOLT labels up to 300 square, rectangular, or round bottles per min. System occupies 21 x 11 ft footprint and can apply wraparound or 3 panel labels as well as optional side- and/or top-serts. Accommodating containers from 1-9 in. high and 1-5 in. dia, labeler supports tool-free changeover in less than 25 min. Options include glue side-sert and/or top-sert applicators, continuous thermal transfer printing, and OCV/OCR vision inspection.

Original Press Release:

NJM Packaging Introduces Model 426 AUTOCOLT Labeler

NJM Packaging introduces the Model 426 AUTOCOLT labeler, which will be unveiled at Pack Expo 2012. This new high speed in-line pressure sensitive labeler is ideal for solid dose pharmaceuticals. It labels square, rectangular and round bottles at speeds up to 300 containers per minute, applying wraparound or three panel labels and optional side- and/or top-serts. The 426 AUTOCOLT labeler offers accurate, high speed labeling and the ability to handle multiple labeling and outserting tasks on one compact platform.

Using the new servo Oscillating Pressure Station (OPS), the 426 AUTOCOLT applies three panel labels plus a side-sert at higher speeds than traditional in-line pressure sensitive labelers, which allows it to compete with rotary labelers. Compared to complex rotary labelers, the in-line 426 AUTOCOLT offers faster changeovers with fewer change parts, along with a much smaller footprint and lower capital cost.

NJM can equip the 426 AUTOCOLT with a wide variety of options including glue side-sert and/or top-sert applicators, continuous thermal transfer printing from Videojet Technologies and OCV/OCR vision inspection from Optel Vision.

NJM outsert applicators allow customers to apply thicker outserts. Each outsert applicator can be equipped with an automated magazine feeder to increase the run time between reloading. The thermal transfer printer can print lot codes, expiration dates, bar codes and other variable and fixed data to the pre-printed pressure sensitive labels. Vision systems inspect the label web as well as labeled containers and trigger a no-feed response to the outserter to track and reject the container without dispensing and applying an outsert when faults are identified.

The 426 AUTOCOLT handles containers from 1 to 9 inches (25 to 228 mm) in height and from 1 to 5 inches (25 to 127 mm) in diameter. Changing over the labeler to handle a new container size and shape and achieve a new label configuration takes less than 25 minutes, with no tools required.

This state-of-the-art labeler easily accommodates RFID tagging and is ready for integration with track-and-trace serialization systems. Ethernet connectivity enables the labeler to communicate with external line monitoring systems.

The stand-alone electrical box provides easy access for maintenance and minimizes the footprint of the machine. The compact 426 AUTOCOLT accomplishes multiple labeling and outserting tasks within a space only 21 feet long and 11 feet wide. To help achieve high line speeds, an all-new servo free loop vacuum box system allows continuous motion thermal transfer printing to sync with the intermittent label application function.

Featuring Rockwell Automation Kinetix servos and a Rockwell Automation ControlLogix PLC, all motion control for the main operations are provided by servo technology, which maximizes the reliability and accuracy of the system. Wrap and panel labels are applied within a tolerance of +/- 1 mm and outserts are placed within a +/- 1.5 mm tolerance.

A dual-roll unwind label feeder with splicing capability enables quick roll changes. A Rockwell Automation PanelView Plus color touchscreen eases operation while four levels of password-protected access help maintain optimal performance. A fully enclosed heavy-duty stainless steel frame and protective guarding keeps workers safe.

About NJM Packaging
For 100 years, NJM Packaging has been the proven packaging systems resource, unmatched for the innovation and quality of our equipment manufacturing, solid dose solutions, expertise in labeling, complete line integration, and truly exceptional support. A one-stop source, NJM Packaging offers expert knowledge and experience from the earliest stages of planning through implementation and production, delivering competitive advantage and greater end-product value to our clients. Our customers include: pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, beverage, chemicals, cosmetic and personal care product manufacturers; as well as contract manufacturers.

Reader Inquiries:
Marla Stallmann
NJM Packaging

56 Etna Road, Lebanon, NH 03766-1403 USA
Tel: (603) 448-0300 o Fax: (603) 448-4810

5600 Kieran, Montreal, Québec, Canada H4S 2B5
Tel: (514) 337-6990 o Fax: (514) 335-0801


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