Starwheel Labeling Systems
Ketan Starwheel Labeling Systems can
be set-up in a number of different ways to suit your needs. They are
useful for difficult to handle products like oversized caps, or
products that are not stable since the starwheel system traps the
product between rollers to ensure perfect labeling.
But starwheel labeling systems also
have many other advantages. For instance in the picture to the
right we are labeling a round vial and printing via inkjet coder on
the edge of the aluminum seal. In other words multiple operations
can be performed where product needs to rotate, or as another
example they need a top label in addition to the wrap label or to
take it one step further they need to orient the labeled bottle
before applying the top label.
Another way to utilize a starwheel
labeling system is that instead of a standard labeling head, we can
replace it with a thermal transfer printer for direct print and
apply applications. For instance pharmaceutical clinical
trials often require serialized labels for tracking, plus the
ability to save backup labels for record keeping purposes.
This is all easily done with a starwheel system.
To clarify the term "direct print
and apply" we mean that the label that is printing is being
applied to the particular bottle waiting for label. This
contrasts with "loose loop systems" where the label printing may be
well removed from the bottle being labeled.
In any case the starwheel labeling system is very versatile and we
can customize a system to your particular needs.
Call us for more information