Labelling offers many different ways to code and identify products, and can be used from primary to tertiary levels, on individual products, through to cartons and pallets.
As well as normal product runs, labels are also perfect to use for promotions, offering a cost-effective solution for short runs or time periods, without needing new packaging.
Depending upon the application and the equipment, labellers can also be fully integrated into your business, offering tangible advantages, such as a more streamlined operation, real-time reporting and visibility, added security, and eliminating coding and labelling errors. This also opens the door for OEE reporting.
Five key labelling technologies from Matthews:
- Label Printer Applicator (LPA): Our next-generation “print and apply” solutions have excellent print quality, meaning the barcode labels are fully compliant with all GS1 and retailer quality standards.
- Label applicator (LA): These automated labelling systems apply pre-printed labels with human and machine-readable information (such as GTIN barcodes, ingredient lists, nutritional panels, general product information and promotional labelling) generally onto primary products with flat surfaces.
- In-line labelling systems: These fully automatic in-line labellers apply pre-printed labels on a variety of products in different shapes, sizes including front back labels, wrap around labels and more.
- Weigh labelling & weigh-price labelling: These fully automated, easy-to-use units are suitable for food (fruits, vegetables etc.) and non-food industries to apply check weigh and to apply dynamic price or weight labels.
- Stand-alone label printer & semi automatic compact labellers: These easily adaptable modular systems are highly cost-effective and practical, and suit a range of applications, including top labelling, wrap labelling, wrap labelling with seam orientation, front and back, a combination of front & back and wrap, wrap labels oriented to flip marks on tubes, and wrap labelling or partially wrap labelling cones. These industrial desktop printers can print barcode labels and are useful for medium to low-volume applications. They can also be integrated into SAP.
Matthews’s resource library contains more information about labelling technology. The Matthews team will also be showcasing the above technology and more at Stand N23 at foodpro.