In the modern age, quick response times are essential to be able to adjust to customer’s changing needs within a moment’s notice. We at CTM recognize this need to be capable of providing this flexibility and adaptability, and in that quest we’ve created extremely adaptable labelers.
A prominent figure in the fruit packaging industry came to us with an issue: they needed to print a variable date on the top label of their top and bottom labeled bowls and trays of assorted melons, pineapples and grapes. Because of the unique product shape and the demanding specifications that were required to apply the film label, direct print and apply with the wipe-on process was dismissed immediately. Instead, a loose loop design was conceptualized.
However, there was still a need to determine how to combine ease-of-access, minimal support structure while still providing the versatility of a standard labeler movement without any secondary adjustments to the label web and stand-alone printer.
The model 360 Merge style applicator was utilized to achieve this. Modded with an attached structured that mounted a Sato print engine with a loose loop web path and control, this allowed the entire label applicator to be mounted on a single u-arm. What this did was help facilitate several key benefits that make the 360a Integrated Loose Loop stand out from the rest.
- Easy web path threading
- Same side access to the 360 labeler and printer
- Multi-axis labeler position and attitude adjustment within a common unit while retaining the adjustable dispense speed
- Velocity compensation
- Superior film label attachment control of the 360 labeler
- Color touch screen operator interface display
- 12″ diameter label roll unwind
Perfect for Any Application Type
This incredibly unique design of the CTM 360 labeler creates an integrated loose loop as an important adjunct to the merge, tamp blow and air blow configurations. The unit is available in either right-hand or left-hand configurations for prime or secondary labeling requirements.
Catered to your Needs
The 360a Integrated Loose Loop comes with a label web bypass roller so it’s capable of being utilized for for print and apply labels or pre-printed labels. This component allows pre-printed labels to bypass the print engine and continue along to be applied to the products on the conveyor. Please note that each type of label requires it’s own quick set-up.
- Low label
- Low ribbon
- End of web detection
- End of ribbon detection
- 3-Light alarm stack (available in both silent or audible configurations)
If you’re looking to label a uniquely shaped product, the 360a Integrated Loose Loop has been carefully designed to fit those needs. Request for more information today to get started.