Automation in the label printing process has improved many facets of the industry. Automated label-making equipment such as the flexo press has brought processes such as silk screening, foiling, embossing, and other label features into one automated job flow. Automated web finishing equipment is becoming the standard for printing small jobs and large quantities of label products.
Label Productivity and the Science Behind It
Label production has been an increasing interest among a vast array of service industries. From consumer goods to pharmaceuticals, labels are everywhere. With the increase in demand for added creativity, engineers have long been at work to provide fast, reliable equipment to increase the growing need for accelerated, higher-yielding label-making. It is truly, ingenuity at its finest.
Engineered to save time and money for both large companies and small manufacturing companies. Printed labeling products like self-adhesive labels (pressure sensitive labels), ROSO (roll on shrink on labels), shrink sleeves, tube laminate, in-mold, and window patching are all changing the face of the products consumers see each day.
Some ways in which automation in web finishing equipmentis improving label press productivity include:
- Streamlining substrate changeover
- Simplified, less maintenance
- Increasing output and decreasing waste
- Monitoring web tension
Streamlining Substrate Changeover
Changing substrates during a printing job is not uncommon and poses particular challenges, such as re-calibration of equipment for proper registration with new substrates. Automation can help with preset characteristics that can easily be adjusted as needed, increasing productivity.
Simplified, Less Maintenance
Automation simplifies the web printing process with user-friendly registration systems programmed for customizable jobs and repeat sizes. It requires less manual input and notifies when necessary changes or maintenance is required. Automated printing utilizes technology to monitor equipment tasks and shifts employee skills to focus on productivity and management for greater workflows.
Increasing Output and Decreasing Waste
The purpose of automation is to help eliminate errors, increase output, and streamline production. Automation capabilities eliminate unnecessary substrate waste and decrease the time it takes to set up each project manually. Automated web finishing equipment delivers job grouping functions–which increase the speed of printing output. It also includes a rewind feature that can reduce substrate waste when switching between press jobs.
Monitoring Web Tension
It is difficult for a company to determine when a web break could happen. Automation automatically monitors web tension enabling you to make the necessary changes before a web break occurs. No more unnecessary material waste or delays in your company’s printing job output.
Web Finishing Equipment Manufacturer is Leading in Label Productivity
Tamarack® has been leading the industry in engineering and manufacturing automated web finishing equipment for the label and forms markets for over 50 years. We are set apart by high-performance, automated web finishing machinery and equipment, RFID inlay insertion equipment, window patching, foiling, gluing, and die-cut machines combined with a highly trained technical staff. Tamarack’s® integrated web finishing systems can be added to your existing equipment or installed as new equipment and come with the full support of a highly trained technical staff to ease the changeover or new installation process.
Ready to ramp up your productivity with increased automation and integrated web finishing equipment? Tamarack® designs, engineers, and manufactures quality web finishing equipment such as RFID Inlay Systems, In-Line Window Patching, as well as gluing, die-cut, and foiling/embossing systems. Our team of highly trained technical staff is here to help answer any questions on how you can add a Tamarack® integrated web system to your current printing press or help get you ready for the installation of a complete system.
Tamarack® Products offers more than 50 years of experience in designing, engineering, and manufacturing high-quality, specialized machinery used in the business forms, packaging, and label industries. We differ from other web finishing equipment manufacturers in our prominent level of proficiency and ability to customize equipment to meet our customer’s needs and demands. Contact us with any questions and speak with an engineer about increasing your label press productivity.