Tronics has introduced a novel concept with the launch of its Series 1000 label applicators, offering the machines as a flat pack ready for buyers to assemble themselves at the point of use.
As Series 1000 label applicators are based on a modular design, the company says that the assembly process is relatively easy. Users simply assemble the modules, bolt the stand together and then connect the components.
For those unfamiliar with labelling machines, Tronics also includes a DVD guide that provides ample information on the assembly process.
Of the new concept, Frank Floriano from Tronics notes that "there has been nothing quite like it before. Despatching the machine components as a flat pack saves Tronics assembly costs, a saving which we can then pass on to our customers. It also saves freight costs. The concept breaks down the costs significantly."
Tronics estimates that these savings are in the order of around 15 per cent.
"[This is] a unique concept in the labelling machine business and it certainly is the key to significant savings. We are sufficiently confident in the ease of assembly that people can buy the machine over the internet," Frank adds.
Various options are available for the Series 1000 label applicators, such as:
- standard speed or high speed capacities
- left hand or right hand operation; and
- the choice of side or overhead configurations.
Their modular design also allows for the addition of extra modules in the future in order to increase capability and speed.
Base models feature a running speed from 5 to 30 metres per minute, and can apply all standard size labels with a height up to 215mm and length of 500mm.