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LA-6000 high-speed label printer applicator

LA-6000 Variable-Height Label Printer Applicator

LA-6000 label printer applicatorDistribution centers need to label variable sized cartons at ever increasing line speeds with accurate shipping information. And they need that labeling system to be reliable and cost-effective.

Do your demands include product traceability, quality assurance, tracking and tracing in logistics or individual identification of products for just-in-time production? Weber has the answer. 

Weber’s new LA-6000 high-speed variable-height print-apply system will label passing cartons of varying heights quickly, accurately and efficiently. 

The servo motor driven actuator will ensure label application at up to 2250 cycles per hour depending on label size. Carbon fiber components reduce the weight of moving parts for higher labeling speeds.

And with the LA-6000's modular design and large 13.8" O.D. label rolls, you can print and apply labels with a minimum of downtime. 

Increase Labeling Efficiency with Transthin 400 Labels

Do you run high-speed labeling systems on your production lines? Our new Transthin 400 is a blank thermal-transfer label material that features both a thinner facesheet and a thinner release liner. The facesheet is just 2.1 mils thick but still retains the excellent dispensing characteristics required for successful print-apply application.  

Transthin 400 label materialThe release liner is just 1.5 mils thick but also retains the strength needed for the tension of the rewind reel. Transthin 400 uses a versatile acrylic emulsion adhesive that is well suited for corrugated and plastic packaging. 

The combination of a thinner liner and thinner facesheet adds up to more labels per 12" roll. Typically a 4" x 6" roll now contains 3820 labels (1950') instead of just 2500. That's over 50% more labels per roll! And that means you can run your production line longer without as many changeover stops and starts. More info in our Blog here.


LA-6000 High-Speed Variable-Height Label Printer Applicator

LA-6000 servo motor drivenUsing the tamp-blow method, the LA-6000 can print and apply up to 40 labels per minute (dispensing output depends on label size, text change and dispensing stroke) to products that vary in height up to 19.68” (500mm). And label placement accuracy is ±0.03” (1mm).

• Interchangeable dispensing heads allow the use of different label sizes.

• Print engines by leading manufacturers such as Zebra and SATO allows an optimal match to the application and its specific printing requirements. (Thermal-transfer or direct-thermal.)

• Peak performances is achieved using a servo motor driven dispensing applicator and carbon fiber construction.

• The LA-6000 will handle large label rolls with an ergonomically adjustable reel holder taking maximum roll size of up to 13.7” (350mm) in diameter.

A sensor initially determines the height of the approaching product for labelling and then the applicator moves to the correct position at high speed. This reduces the travelling distance for label application, allowing theLA-6000 to simultaneously label more accurately and up to 50 percent faster than a label printer-applicator with a pneumatically driven cylinder.

The newly redesigned microprocessor controller is compact and facilitates easy integration into existing operating environments. The system’s modular construction allows easy access to components for servicing and or maintenance, enabling convenient changing of labels and ribbons as well as easy cleaning of the print module’s thermal print head.

Special Features & Options

The LA-6000 variable-height tamp-blow print-apply system includes a number of noteworthy features that add to the operational versatility of this printer-applicator.

Tamp-blow application. This is a very popular method of air-assisted label placement used with standard applications, and is particularly useful in the labeling of recessed areas. A printed label is fed onto a tamp pad and held by vacuum, a servo-powered cylinder extends to within .25 inch of the product, and the label is blown onto its surface to a placement accuracy of 0.03".

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.

Numerous I/O's. The system can be interfaced with many types of external devices.

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.


29.92"L x 27.25"W x 28.25"H
(75.9cm x 69.2cm x 71.8cm)

220 lbs. (100kg)

92 to 263 VAC, 50/60 hz, 5 amp

Air Requirements
3 cfm at 90 psi; compressed air must be clean, dry and oil-free (DiN isO 8573-1)

Product Sensing
Reflex sensor, light barrier, inductive or capacitive sensor, micro switch, floating contacts (PLC)

Communication Interface
RS-232-C; Centronics compatible

Product Sensing

Label Gap
Minimum 1/8” (3mm)

Printing Methods
Direct-thermal and thermal-transfer

Print Resolution
203, 300 or 600 dpi, dependent upon print engine selected

Label Roll Size
Maximum diameter 13.75" O.D. (350mm)

Dispensing Output
Up to 40 labels per minute; dispensing output depends on label size, text change and dispensing stroke

Label Placement
Position accuracy of the dispensed labels: Standard: up to ± 0.03” (1mm) with controlled product handling. Optional: ± ).015 (0.5mm)

Die-cut, waste removed with 0.125" (3mm) minimum separation between labels in running direction and 0.125" (3mm) maximum web over label width; direct or thermal-transfer

Labeling Software
Weber Legitronic® software

Print Characters & Bar Codes
Text: Selection of fonts, including OCR-A & B representation

Bar Codes: UPC-A/E, EAN-8/13, Code 39, I 2 of 5, Code 128, Codabar, MSI, 2 of 5, Code 93, UPC Bookland, Matrix 2 of 5, Postnet, UCC/EAN 128, PDF-417, Maxicode, Data Matrix
(Text and bar codes can be rotated 360 degrees; horizontal and vertical character expansion)

Max Print Width
• Zebra ZE500-4 203 and 300 dpi: 4.1" (104mm)
• Zebra ZE500-6 203 dpi: 4.1" (104mm)
• Zebra ZE500-6 300 dpi: 6.6" (168mm)
• Sato 8460SE: 6.0" (152.4mm)
• Sato 8485SE: 5.0" (127mm)
• Sato 8490SE: 4.4" (112mm)
• Sato S84 Series: 4.09" (104mm)
• Datamax A-4212: 4.094" (104mm)
• Datamax A-4310: 4.161" (105.7mm)
• Datamax A-4606: 4.157" (105.6mm)
• Datamax A-6212: 6.614" (168mm)
• Datamax A-6310: 6.401" (162.6mm)

Print Speed & Resolution
• Zebra ZE500-4 203 and 300 dpi: Up to 12.0"/second (305mm)
• Zebra ZE500-6 203 dpi: Up to 12.0"/second (305mm)
• Zebra ZE500-6 300 dpi: Up to 10.0"/second (254mm)
• SATO 8460SE: Up to 8.0"/second (203mm) @ 203 dpi
• SATO 8485SE: Up to 12.0"/second (305mm) @ 203 dpi
• SATO 8490SE: Up to 8.0"/second (203mm) @ 300 dpi
• SATO S84 Series: Up to 16", 14" or 6"/second (406mm, 355.5mm, 152.4mm) @ 203, 300 or 600 dpi
• Datamax A-4212: Up to 12.0"/second (305mm) @ 203 dpi
• Datamax A-4310: Up to 10.0"/second (254mm) @ 300 dpi
• Datamax A-4606: Up to 6.0"/second (152mm) @ 600 dpi
• Datamax A-6212: Up to 12.0"/second (305mm) @ 203 dpi
• Datamax A-6310: Up to 10.0"/second (254mm) @ 300 dpi

Label Width Range
• Zebra ZE500-4 203 and 300 dpi: 0.625" (16mm) to 4.5" (114mm)
• Zebra ZE500-6 203 dpi: 0.625" (16mm) to 4.5" (114mm)
• Zebra ZE500-6 300 dpi: 0.625" (16mm) to 7.1" (180mm)
• Sato 8460S: Max 6.5" (165.1mm); Min 1.0" (25.4mm)
• Sato 8485SE: Max 5.25" (133.3mm); Min 1.0" (25.4mm)
• Sato 8490SE: Max 5.25" (133.3mm); Min 1.0" (25.4mm)
• Sato S84 Series: Max 5.1" (129.5mm); Min 0.5" (12.7mm)
• Datamax A-4212: Max 4.65" (118mm); Min 1.0" (25mm)
• Datamax A-4310: Max 4.65" (118mm); Min 1.0" (25mm)
• Datamax A-4606: Max 4.65" (118mm); Min 1.0" (25mm)
• Datamax A-6212: Max 6.7" (170mm); Min 2.0" (50mm)
• Datamax A-6310: Max 6.7" (170mm); Min 2.0" (50mm)

Optional Features
• RFID labeling
• Bad tag discard
• 3-color alarm lamp
• Dust and water spray protected enclosure for use in particularly harsh environmental conditions (also with heating)
• Bluhmware for system control and interlinking
• Legitronic® label printing software
• Label presence check, scanner (1-D/2-D)
• Vision systems, sensors, RFID gates, product sensors, product height recognition, variable dispensing stroke sensing, tripod in different versions (stationary and spindle-adjustable)
• Dispensing applications (servo motor) top pallet labelling using extra long dispensing stroke, linear applicator with up to 47.2” (1,200mm) dispensing stroke, 90° and 180° swivel applicator, and short stroke high-speed linear applicators

Watch the LA-6000 label printer applicator video