PDC International Corporation (Norwalk, CT) has updated and reintroduced a versatile packaging “workhorse” based on its popular shrink labeler. The PDC R-300 shrink sleever is a high-speed shrink labeler engineered for continuous use. What’s most distinctive is that it quickly reconfigures from shrink labeler to multipacker, and easily back again. The system is compatible with rigid packages, cartons, bottles and cans; it accommodates special shapes with ease, and container capacities from 2 oz. to a gallon.
The R-300 is a mandrel-style shrink sleeve labeler that opens and forms the sleeve into various shapes such as oval, square and rectangular. More importantly, it replaces the quick-dulling “spinning knives” typical on other sleeving machines with a proprietary heavy-duty knife assembly. PDC’s knives deliver clean, consistent cuts for months, without “hairs” or the ragged cuts produced by rotary cutters. PDC blades last months, not days.
The PDC R-300 is well suited to difficult applications, with available optional product handling that orients products in dual counter-rotating timing screws, then hands them off to servo-controlled gripper belts. This allows optimum presentation of packages for sleeving.