Press Release

Tamper-Evident Shrink Sleever / Labeler Does the Work of Multiple Systems

Who benefits?

Manufacturers doing continuous production, and contract packers who need high-reliability equipment with a broad rage of capability.

Pack Expo 2016. (North Upper Hall – N-5136) PDC International Corporation, a world leader in tamper-evident packaging and labeling machinery, is demonstrating its 60 Series Evolution Shrinksealer, a versatile packaging workhorse that applies both full-height bodysleeves and tamper evident banding.

60 Series are dual-use, mid-speed packaging systems. Used for Shrink sleeve labeling, they apply full height bodysleeve labels with primary graphics, and are compatible with jars, bottles and products of all types. The sleeve label can extend up over the cap, with a horizontal perforation for consumer tamper evidence.

Used for Tamper Evident Banding, the 60 Series applies shrink sleeves as neck bands around the upper portion of a container and its closure, or as full height safety seals. The full body, clear sleeves protect the primary label and container, and cover the closure. They are popularly used for vitamins and similar products.

The 60 Series features two servos for product handling and sleeve registration. Systems operate at 50 to 170 cpm, with maximum speeds dependent on package dimensions. Sleeve diameter range is .375 to 3.25 inches (10 – 83 mm); sleeve height range is .625 to 8 inches (15 -200 mm).

Standard features of the 60 Series Evolution include full safety enclosure, heavy-duty construction, Mitsubishi PLC control and servos, keyed run/jog switch and upstream photo-eyes. Systems also have motorized material unwind, and material-out sensors. For customers who use the 60 Series for both shrink sleeve labeling and banding, changing between these formats is fast, thanks to PDC’s tool-less change-over.

60 Series systems can be customized with additional sensors (film applicators, splice detection, imprint verification, etc.) as well as Allen-Bradley PLCs and Touch Screens, power transformers and motorized height adjustment.

PDC machines are compatible with virtually all commercial packaging films, (including freezer grade films) including PVC, PET, PETG, OPS and PLA films in gauges as thin as 40 micron, (1.5 mil) depending on throughput and cap configuration.

Like all PDC packaging systems, 60 Series systems are made in the USA using high quality, off-the-shelf components, assuring that the cost of ownership remains low throughout the system’s long life. Systems incorporate field-proven controls technology and can be UL certified.

Demonstrations of 60 Series capabilities, as well as other PDC packaging technology can be arranged at Booth N-5136, or at the PDC research lab. The R&D lab has extensive testing capabilities, and the ability to evaluate system performance using various films and production speeds.

Contact Gary Tantimonico, 203-853-1516 or PDC International Corp., 8 Sheehan Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

Notes to Editors: Representatives from PDC Corp. are available for media interviews and speaking opportunities. If you would like to be added to the PR distribution list for future news, or to arrange an interview, please contact Gary Tantimonico.