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Tired Of Applying Hundreds Of Custom Product Labels By Hand?

Apr 25, 2008
If you are tired of spending your precious time and money hand applying your custom product labels, stop! The solution that will allow you to stop paying several of your employees to hand apply custom labels to your products is a label applicator.

Label applicators allow people to put a quantity of labels into the applicator and it applies these labels to the product. These applicators are easy to install and offer many accessories to choose from. One typical accessory is a choice between a table top stand that will allow the applicator to be placed on a table or a more precise H-Base stand which is designed just like the letter H allowing the stand to straddle objects.

The hand cranked height adjustable H-base stand allows for extremely precise height adjustment, while providing stability, and allowing the applicator to be used with a conveyor or other automated system. This is required if the applicator is to be used with the external unwinder or rewinder.

These label applicators can utilize other accessories like product sensor timers which are used to delay the application process, a warning beacon which functions as a visual display for printer and applicator errors, a product sensor which functions as an automatic trigger device that sends a start signal to the applicator, a foot switch that functions as a manual trigger that sends a start signal to the applicator when it is pressed, and an external unwinder or rewinder that accommodates various size outside diameter rolls of label stock and allows for quick replacement of media. This accessory requires a H-base type stand.

Usaully on label applicators the accessories are sold separately so users have the ability to purchase as many extra accessories as they wish. Most applicator units come with one tamp pad to the size of your choice and you can purchase extra pads. A service support package is usually offered with a label applicator and highly recommended. This provides assurance to the user that if anything goes wrong, the manufacture will fix it.

A tamp-blow unit applies the label by blowing the labels onto the product with the use of air. This method would be highly recommended in the food and confectionery industries because custom product labelsthey can use these applicators to quickly apply labels to their delicate food products like bread labels or bakery labels without smashing the contents. This feature is also great to use in the electronics industry with circuit board labels. The tamp-blow units usually require around 75 to 90 psi.

The tamp unit just presses the label onto the product with pressure and not air so this unit would be used to apply labels to a harder more durable product like shipping boxes and bottled products.

The tabletop model is designed more to straddle a conveyor and apply the label to the top of the product as it passes under the table. The H-stand allows the customer to adjust the height of the applicator to the exact height of their particular application. This also gives user more freedom in choosing where the label gets applied to the product. Some manufactures also offer label software that is designed to work perfectly with the printer applicator set up.

The addition of a label applicator can be of huge benefit to companies that need to apply large amounts of custom product labels to their product lines. This addition will eliminate all the man hours that are being wasted by employees hand applying labels at a much slower speed than an applicator can apply them. This allows employers to use their employees for more important tasks and provides a much more efficient production pace.
About the Author
John Barth founded Adazon Barcode Barcode Labels and Equipment www.adazonusa.com in 2003 and has a wealth of information in the barcode arena from over 20 years of experience in distribution. John's experience allows companies to cut costs on label applicators, custom product labels and total barcode solutions. For more information call 847-235-2700.
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