For factories requiring accurate case and pack labelling operations with minimal demand on factory resources – the eTouch-S Applicator, just launched with Pyrotec Packmark, ensures manufacturers fully comply with labelling standards without the need to regulate production throughput, change existing production methods, or install expensive additional pack control.
Unlike competitors’ equipment, the eTouch-S from Markem-Imaje – locally available from Pyrotec PackMark – accommodates high production speeds of up to 150 packs per minute (ppm) with pinpoint label accuracy. In addition, it complies with EN415-10 safety standards and offers completely unhindered operation without additional safety measures, regardless of application type and installation constraints.
With its proprietary design and patented technology, the eTouch-S Applicator is developed from the ground up, focusing on reducing manufacturers’ environmental impact. The eTouch-S removes the need for plant air without impacting supply chain traceability or increasing the risk of retailer fines for returned cases.
The innovative eTouch-S has built-in artificial intelligence (AI) that ensures labels are applied to an exacting standard on every pack at the highest production speeds. The Applicator’s unique SoftTouch technology offers complete movement control and application monitoring in conjunction with pack sensing that allows application without unnecessary force and the ability to detect any variation in pack positioning automatically. An optional Advanced Trigger Sensor (ATS) allows label packs with infinitely variable distances and speeds with constant label placement without the requirement for operational intervention or complex line integration.
“The eTouch-S is a truly intelligent, high-performance print and applies system,” notes Mike Kirk, Print and Apply Product Marketing Manager at Markem-Imaje.
“It’s a game-changer for customers looking for a safe, fast, durable, and simple solution, all while reducing downtime. The eTouch-S Applicator is ideal for manufacturers who want full labelling standards compliance and eliminate the need for regulating production throughput, changing existing production methods, or for expensive additional pack control.”
Designed with reliability in mind, the eTouch-S significantly reduces maintenance requirements thanks to its minimal moving parts. Efficient design allows for lower print speeds at higher throughput regardless of the data complexity or content, reducing machine burden and decreasing wear and total cost of ownership.
The eTouch-S includes all the enhanced features of Markem-Imaje’s 2200 Series, making the overall solution extremely easy to use, efficient and reliable. All models in the 2200 Series offer an intuitive user interface and a simple media path, allowing operators to replenish label and ribbon rolls in less than 40 seconds. The in-built auto-change/tandem functionality means that should a 2200 Series go offline, a second labeller will immediately take over the task to eliminate downtime associated with media changes.
Did you know?
To simplify your product range, the 2200 eTouch-S print and apply applicators can replace all current linear tamp applicators.
Until now, the four most common types of print and applications include:
- Tamp – Uses a pneumatic or electronic drive to extend the Applicator and push the label onto the product.
- Blow – Offers a contactless labelling technique that relies on air to propel the label to the product surface.
- Tamp-blow – Combines tamp and blow methods for uneven surfaces. The contactless tamp Applicator has a vacuum that holds labels in place after removing them from the liner. The pad positions the label, and compressed air blows the label onto the product.
- Wipe – Applies labels directly to the product on the front, side, rear or around a corner. The label is printed as it’s applied.
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