PDC shrink sleevers are used in all sorts of products, including medical devices, and other types of similar products. In this case, this is a whitening pen, and it was part of a larger production line. And what’s interesting about this is that we sleeve the cylinder barrel itself in a fixture, four up, which then go into assembly machines to produce the completed pen. So, we’re taking in the fixture. We’re metering it through the machine four at a time. We’re then, shrinking them upright in a dual zone dry heat tunnel, first zone being radiated heat, the second zone being convection hot air, to produce a perfect, distortion free label.
In every shrink sleeving project, PDC participates in determining material specifications, material sizing, grades of materials, and we will go through a testing process with grid patterned sleeves, in order to provide optimal shrink tunnels, as well as approval by the customer, prior to the fabrication of either the machine or the printing of the sleeves.
PDC was founded as an automation company in the late 1960’s. So, our engineering skills are very, very strong and are the foundation of our success as a company. What that means is that we can design peripheral product handling, specialty assemblies, in addition to the sleeving and shrinking portions of the products that we make. We can provide much more equipment than just the sleeving aspect to it. Special product handling, coding, vision systems, all of these types of equipment can be integrated into a final system.
For your next shrink sleeving project, please contact PDC. You can reach us at sales@PDC-corp.com or call 203-853-1516. Thank you.