Peacock Bros has released the new Weber 5100 Dual-Label pallet printer-applicator that marries a high-performance thermal/thermal-transfer label printer with a specially-engineered articulating swing-tamp applicator to perform adjacent-side labeling of pallets in line.
Exclusively distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Peacock Bros., the Dual-Label system features a selection of print engines, which includes both 203- and 300-dpi units from manufacturers like Zebra Technologies, Sato and Datamax.
Print engines are available to handle label sizes ranging from 102mm wide and 102mm long up to 165mm wide and 203mm long.
As a label is printed, it is automatically peeled from its liner and retained by vacuum on the unit’s applicator pad, which is mounted on a pneumatically-operated swing-arm that reaches across the leading side of a pallet as it approaches the Dual-Label system via conveyor.
A sensor on the swing-arm detects the presence of the pallet and the label is gently blown onto its side.
The swing-arm then retracts to collect a second printed label, which is followed by an articulated stroke that applies that label to the adjacent side of the pallet to complete the cycle.
To facilitate routine maintenance, the system is programmed with built-in machine cycle diagnostics for self-testing of normal operating cycles, plus input diagnostics that permit testing on specific functions.