Weber Packaging Solutions is introducing their new liner-free label printer applicator that can print and apply linerless labels. The Weber Model 5500LF liner-free label printer applicator is powered by NuLabel’s breakthrough adhesive activation technology. The specially coated dry adhesive label material is activated just before the label is applied to the product.
The NuLabel-formulated water-based solution contains no solids and evaporates almost immediately, eliminating the glue build-up that is common with linerless systems today. Using existing tamp-blow application, the label is dispensed, cut to size, and then activated using NuLabel’s proprietary fluid.
The Model 5500LF uses label material rolls with an outside diameter of 13.75 inches thereby reducing roll changeovers by 50% and resulting in more production uptime. Without the need of a traditional pressure-sensitive liner, the pre-coated roll can hold twice the amount of labels, resulting in less downtime and a zero waste-toland fill solution.
The Model 5500LF is a robust system designed to operate 24 x 7. It features the Zebra ZE-500 print engine that can operate in thermal-transfer or direct thermal mode. When used for direct thermal printing the need for a ribbon is eliminated, increasing machine uptime even further. Using the tamp-blow method to apply the labels, the Model 5500LF also features browser-based monitoring, numerous I/O’s for connection to external devices, one-to-one media consumption (for thermal-transfer mode), plus durable construction to withstand harsh industrial environments.
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