Videojet upgrades the 9550 label print and apply system

Offers a new 6-inch printhead option

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Since its launch, over 7,000 units have been installed across the world

Videojet Technologies, coding, marking, and printing solutions provider, has introduced the new Videojet 9550 6-inch label print and apply (LPA) system for direct apply labeling applications. By expanding the printing capability of 9550 2-inch and 4-inch LPA systems, Videojet is now able to offer the 9550’s to a wider audience.

Since its launch, over 7,000 Videojet 9550 Direct Apply units have been installed across the world. Using Intelligent Motion technology, the entire machine is automatically and precisely controlled from the beginning to the end of the shift.

The 9550 design removes the mechanisms that frequently cause everyday operational problems, such as label jams and routine manual adjustments. The 9550 with Direct Apply places the label onto the pack without the need for a tamp or air blast applicator, achieving a throughput of up to 150 packs per minute for typical 4-inch x 6-inch GS1 barcode labels, dependent on the environment, label quality and substrate).

Manual adjustments are one of the main causes of daily operational problems, resulting in costly downtime and production loss. The direct drive system, with Intelligent Motion technology, feeds and places labels accurately even at high line speeds without the use of manual adjustments, clutches, or nip rollers. No adjustments mean that only two operator touches are now required to manage job selection and web changeover, complemented by a collapsible mandrel to ensure quick label changes.

The new Videojet 9550 Direct Apply system removes the need for complex applicators for mainstream top or side label applications, reducing the number of labels being incorrectly applied or mangled during application. Requiring no factory air, the new system is the only solution to print and directly apply labels to cases and trays at high speed. The 9550’s print engine also incorporates Intelligent Motion technology for precise ribbon feed and printhead control, ensuring optimum print quality and improved performance.

In order to help manufacturers improve quality and adhere to applicable standards, the 9550 comes equipped with the Videojet CLARiTY touch screen interface which includes intuitive job selection, comprehensive feedback, and diagnostics to minimize human error.

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