5300 Dual-Label Pallet Label Printer Applicator
Designed and manufactured by Weber, the Dual-Label pallet labeling system features a selection of print engines, which includes both 203-, 300- or 600-dpi units from manufacturers like Zebra Technologies, SATO and Datamax. Print engines are available to handle pallet label sizes ranging from 4.0" wide and up to 8.0" long.
5300 label printer applicator featuresAll systems print pallet labels with variable-sized text, bar codes and/or graphic images. Various print speeds are programmable at up to 16 ips.
As a label is printed, it is automatically peeled from its liner and retained by vacuum on a non-contact, tamp-blow applicator pad. The articulating tamp pad is mounted on a pneumatically-operated swing arm that reaches across the leading side of a pallet as it approaches the Dual-Label unit via conveyor. When the pallet is in position, a sensor mounted on the swing arm detects the pallet and the label is gently blown onto the lead panel of the pallet.
The swing-arm then retracts to collect a second printed label, which is followed by an articulated stroke that blows the label onto the adjacent side of the pallet to complete the cycle. Depending on a combination of label print engine, pallet size, conveyor speed and the proximity of the Dual-Label system to the pallet, up to five pallets per minute can be labeled.
Special Features & Options
The Model 5300 Dual-Label Pallet system includes a number of noteworthy features that add to the operational versatility of this printer-applicator.
• Air-blow application. This is method of air-assisted, fixed-distance label placement can be used with standard applications. A printed label is fed into place and held by vacuum, then it is blown onto a product or package to a placement accuracy of ±0.03".
Model 5300 controller
• Browser-based monitoring. The status of all operational functions and configurations can be monitored by logging on to a web page that is unique to each Model 5300 unit.
• Numerous I/O's. The system can be interfaced with many types of external devices.
• One-to-one media consumption. Special label unwind and rewind dimensions are matched to the system's ribbon supply to ensure they are consumed at the same rate, reducing downtime and eliminating partial changeovers.
• Print job storage. Multiple label printing formats can be stored in the system's memory, making it easier for an operator to select a job directly from the applicator instead of downloading a computer file.
The Model 5300 Dual-Label Pallet label printer applicator boasts numerous additional features as well, including an upgradeable microprocessor controller, various inputs/outputs, plus durable construction that will withstand harsh industrial environments.
There also are several optional enhancements that can increase the system's functionality. A product height sensor, for example, enables the printer-applicator to label items of varying heights delivered by the same conveyor.
Other options include a 15-foot umbilical connection that enables the remote location of the unit's controller; an adjustable stand for optimum system orientation; label-on-pad and product-presence sensors; plus beacon light alerts to signal the status of label and ribbon supplies.