Videojet has launched its new 9560 PL pallet labelling system, aiming to streamline operations and reduce errors. 

The system can apparently cover up to three sides of a pallet, apply up to four labels, and process up to 120 pallets per hour across various applications. The company says it also facilitates secure warehouse management and adherence to industry regulations. 

The 9560 PL verifies label accuracy and reprints incorrect labels as needed - an integrated barcode scanner can verify the readability of bar codes on printed labels. If a bar code is unreadable because of a dead dot occurrence, the 9560 PL automatically reprints the label in a landscape orientation and the advanced rotating tamp pad applies the label over the unreadable one. The system then rescans to ensure the code is readable. 

The 9560 PL meets GS1 specifications by applying identical 6 x 4-inch (A6) or 6 x 8-inch (A5) labels on up to three sides. Labels exposed to harsh production environments can warp, deform and impact adhesion to the pallet, resulting in unnecessary waste of label rolls; the 9560 PL’s fully enclosed cabinet protects labels installed in the system from challenging conditions, including cold, humidity, wind and dust. 

Videojet states the Intelligent Motion clutchless and adjustment-free technology in the 9560 PL enables accurate and automatic control of printing and application of labels onto pallets, helping users avoid logistics delays.  

The tamp pad with a wrist joint firmly adheres up to four labels per pallet on both smooth and uneven surfaces. The tamp arm reaches up to 700 mm (27.5”) and offers a 90-degree pivot, allowing label placement on up to three sides (front, side, rear) of a pallet; an overhang option increases the arm’s reach by 150 mm (6”). 

The company adds that a touchscreen helps minimize errors while supporting troubleshooting, while the CLARiTY user interface technology can be used for job selection and code assurance and has built-in productivity tools. There is an option for a second GUI (Graphical User Interface) for using the system in guarded areas, so the system can be remotely operated. 

The 9560 PL measures 900 mm (35.4”) x 800 mm (31.5”), is available in three height options, and offers the choice of right or left-hand cabinet doors. The company states it has built in Wi-Fi connectivity and the system’s intelligent I/O capabilities include standard industrial protocols. The VideojetConnect software solutions reportedly help ensure data integrity, central code management, and easy printer connection across an entire plant. 

In similar news, a new application system from Baumer hhs sprays an anti-slip hot melt adhesive onto transport and shipping boxes to secure them in transit – a move set to reduce plastic film consumption and packaging waste. The solution is thought to be especially beneficial for in-house transports, apparently negating the need for pallet wrap in many cases. 

In the same month, CONE PAL announced it was utilizing production equipment from Baumer hhs to help manufacture its pallets made from corrugated cardboard – a transition expected to minimize cost, energy consumption, and waste. Reportedly, the pallets can carry heavy goods, such as beverages, and are adaptable to different consumer requirements; for example, they are compatible with printing and non-slip or additional water-resistant coatings. 

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