Designed primarily for bakeries, the split labels are automatically printed and then applied to the top and base of each specific product.
The ILS Label Print & Apply Primary Product Marking Station combined with Planglow’s LabelLogic software was developed following legislative changes which resulted in some providers having to include much more product information on each individual pack.
John Scott, managing director at Planglow, said the changes to labelling legislation often require more information than can easily be listed on one label unless the label is very large.
The new system is designed to avoid hiding the product under one large label.
One label on the face of the pack helps sell the product and another label on the pack base details ingredients, allergens, barcode and other important information which must now be made available to the consumer.
The operator can create products, print lists and designs the label templates, splitting data between the front and back of the label as per the pack specifications.
Labels are printed pack by pack and applied both top and bottom of the product, or as a promotional label plus standard label. Labels may be positioned in a variety of formats or styles depending on the size of the pack, the length of the label and the pack type.
“The Labelling Marking Station reduces staff costs while avoiding mismatched labels too,” he said. “So the provider will see a return on their initial capital outlay in as little as two years. What’s more, the ILS hardware is market leading in its ease of use with no complicated paper or ribbon path so routine maintenance is well within the scope of the operator – even print head changes can be done by the user and not a specialist provider”.
Denis Brett Managing Director at ILS, added: “As new rules are put in place we have to adapt and develop our machines to cater for the specific needs in certain industry sectors. To increase efficiency, accuracy and reduce risk is our goal and the latest marking stations come with the ability to do that for short shelf life products.”
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