One of today's most common techniques is shrink wrapping, which perfectly contours the product, forming a pack with the same shape as its contents. This technique allows for higher production rates and faster shipping speeds.
With APL 3500 Series Print&Apply technology, these packs can be identified and coded in accordance with GTIN standards at rates of up to 180 packs/min.
If the packs include a bottom corrugated cardboard tray, the tray can be coded during the forming process prior to being shrink-wrapped using UBS APLINK Series High-resolution inkjet printers. If you wish to print after the pack is assembled and shrink-wrapped instead, the High-resolution inkjet with UV LED is the perfect solution to print directly on plastic film.
Using 4th generation piezoelectric printhead technology, UBS APLINK Series high-resolution printers can print scannable barcodes, images, texts, and variable content with high contrast directly on any porous or non-porous substrate.
APLINK Series combines mineral-free oil-based ink technology and LED-cured UV ink technology to print on the various surfaces used for secondary and other types of packaging.
Equipped with an 10.1" touchscreen controller (APLINK LCX Series, 5.7" touchscreen) and software with an operator-friendly graphic interface, APLINK Series printers can be connected to the computer network via Ethernet connection using the TCP/IP protocol, or they can be used as stand-alone systems with the messages recorded in their 4GB of memory, providing capacity for up to 10,000 messages.
Print & Apply
Real-time automatic printing and application of labels eliminates the errors caused by manual labeling and provides greater speed and accuracy, reducing operating costs in the production chain.
Thanks to their multiple application options, UBS APL Series Print & Apply systems allow for on-the-fly, high-cadence labeling of all types of secondary packaging (front, rear, side, top, corner, and adjacent-side labeling).For end-of-line labeling of pallets, we also offer the option to label pallets and half-pallets on 1, 2, or 3 sides, including stacked and/or variable height pallets.