Peacock Bros. has released Tharo’s PA1200 automated printer/applicator. It offers high performance with a low cost. It is designed to contain a standard desktop label printer such as a Zebra Z4MPlus, Datamax I-Class or a Godex2200. This dramatically reduces the training and setup costs involved in installing labelling automation within a production line.
The PA1200 is easy to use, with minimal adjustments required to set up. It uses springs and an adjustable pressure sensing switch attached to the tamp pad (label application plate) providing accurate label placement onto products and packaging. The user has full control over the degree of contact made to apply the label to ensure that products are not damaged and the labels adhere fully.
Custom tamps as small as 6mm are available for automated small label applications onto objects such as computer parts, while for fragile or concave/convex objects the air eject tamp applies the labels without touching the object.
The PA1200 has a quick-adjustable stand, using a crank handle and swing arm for a quick change from applying labels to the side of products to applying to the top of products or setting up in a new location.
It will keep up with the most active production line, with print and apply speeds of up to 60 labels a minute. An optional optical sensor can be attached to detect products’ location on the production line and trigger the automatic label print and apply application at the precise time. LEDs are available to provide at-a-glance status updates on operational conditions and errors to ensure the production line is not held up by unannounced operational obstacles.