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New application solution for glasses, bottles and ampoules

As of now the latest version of the PK-50 labelling system developed by Packin Srl will be available on the market. The combination of the low-friction Roto 4" Packin dispensing unit with the powerful thermal transfer printers of the TTP-2410M series from TSC Auto ID is particularly interesting for small and midsize companies in the food, pharma and cosmetic industries. Up to 1000 self-stick labels per hours can be applied precisely and professional to cylindrical containers, bottles, glasses or ampoules with diameters from 10 to 100 mm using a sponge.

"Our application solution can rely on a variety of industrial models in TSC’s best-selling TTP-2410M series. Whether it’s the TTP-2410M itself or the TTP-346M or TTP-644M depends on different factors such as print resolution, speed and print and label length," says Mario Colzani, Sales Manager at Packin Srl.

The Italian company, based in Muggio, develops fully automated or semiautomatic labelling solutions for different branches and has worked with TSC Auto ID products for about 4 years. Colzani says, "We absolutely love the mature printers and the brand itself, and really value the fact that TSC Auto ID respects the sales structure using distributors and resellers instead of undermining them."

The unproblematic integration into existing structures and IT systems is "the most important criterion in selecting the right printer." The TTP-2410M series, with built-in RS-232C, Centronics, USB 2.0, PS/2 keyboard interface internal Ethernet, meets all requirements and "for example, makes direct connection of the PK-50 via Ethernet to the local network possible."

With a printing speed of 304.8 mm/sec, the TTP-2410M isn’t just the fastest printer in the TSC industries series – it also offers the fastest label output in its class. The company can handle labels of up to 104 mm in width and supports film lengths of up to 600 m. With a resolution of 203 dpi, thermal transfer can generate razor-sharp barcodes, but also 2D codes like PDF 417, DataMatrix or QR codes that can be read out error-free over the entire lifetime of the product.

After printing, the labels themselves are applied using a roller and a fine sponge on to evenly rotating honey or pesto jars, crème pots, bottles or ampoules. The application unit, which of course can be upgraded afterwards, is driven directly by the printer. Adjustment allows the labels to be placed consistently the same place – even the smallest covered containers with volumes of 30 or 40 ml can be professionally labelled by the PK-50 without problems.

With 8 MB Flash memory, 32 MB SDRAM and the SD Flash memory card slot, innumerable label layouts, fonts and logos can be stored and retrieved at any time.

"The improved working characteristics of our dispensing system and the great price/performance ratio of TSC printers will open up new market segments for us," says Mario Colzani confidently. During the first presentation of the PK-50 at the most important conference for Italian honey producers, the interest was enormous. 350 visitors spontaneously indicated their interest.

Especially features and low cost of the TTP-246M Plus and TTP-334M Plus economy printer models can win over smaller companies and even manufacturers, since the investment can amortise over a short and sales can be improved by the use of attractive, professional-looking labels.

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