Herma launches fast, flexible labeling machine to ramp up disinfectant production

Model is available ex stock from Herma US headquarters in New Jersey

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Capable of wraparound or two-sided operation, 362E Wraparound Labeler provides an efficient, flexible labeling system that can be easily integrated into new or existing production lines.

Herma US, a Germany-based provider of labeling machinery and self-adhesive labels and materials to the global packaging marketplace – has introduced a flexible, high throughput labeling machine ideally suited for the ramp-up of supplies, such as disinfectants, necessary to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s 362E Labeler is a two-sided module capable of applying front and back or wraparound labels to a huge variety of products.

With the production of disinfectants and cleaning agents surging at manufacturing facilities around the world, it becomes paramount that a crucial production step – labeling – not become a bottleneck. It is also important that production personnel faced with new lines and configurations in a short, emergency-response timeframe not be overwhelmed by equipment complexity. Here, the 362E’s user-friendliness, short setup times, flexibility and speed become valuable assets to versatile manufacturing practices.

The 362E can label up to 200 products in a minute on both front and back. In two-sided operations, the 362E can handle products ranging from 30 x 30 x 30mm to 200 x 120 x 300mm (L x W x H). With wraparound applications, its product handling range is between 20 x 30mm and 100 x 250mm (W x H). The compact unit is fitted with two HERMA 500 applicators, for two-side labeling, and a third applicator also can be integrated, as can standard hot-foil printers and thermal transfer printers.

According to the company, the new 362E handles large batches just as efficiently as small, frequently-changing batch sizes. In addition to use for disinfectants and cleaning agents, it is also ideally suited to products such as shampoos, shower gels and roll-on deodorants – instances where aesthetics matter for shelf impact.

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