Created in reaction to the growing market demand, Sessions of York the award winning labelling company has launched its latest ClamShell labeller.
A ClamShell container is ideal for storing, transporting and displaying thin fresh food products such as carrots, asparagus or celery. It is comprised of a single molded piece of plastic, with a base and a pair of ClamShell cover members attached to the bottom by a hinge.
The market increase in this type of container has stimulated the need for appropriate labelling. For maximum marketing ability, labelling machines must offer the ability to produce labels that; are transparent, in order that the consumer may view the product; provide evidence of tampering and may feature text and images at high quality print.
The ClamShell labeller was specifically engineered by Sessions to meet these requirements. Applying the label in just one pass, the smooth and efficient application process entails the ClamShell labelling machine driving the food package between two soft feed conveyors in order that the label can be streamed down around its leading lid contour and then applied on the top and bottom.
This allows a single self-adhesive label to be applied the top, front face and bottom of a pack and enables full product information to be added at the point of application.
Sessions' machine uses Spectrum applicators and offers an alternative print and apply version designed around their SPA 92X print and apply machines. This unique combination provides the customer with 17 standard fonts (for even the smallest text), graphics and bar codes.
Furthermore, not only does the SPA 92X work at ultra fast speeds up to 400mm/sec and has the ability to produce three print widths and have a 12-dot print head resolution but it has a multi tasking operation system allowing the next print job to be built while the current label is being printed.
Sessions of York is acknowledged to be one of the UK's leading and most progressive manufacturers of self-adhesive labels and labelling equipment. The company supplies an extensive range of high performance labelling machines, which are available ex-stock or can be custom built to suit individual requirements. Sessions are also able to provide on-site equipment demonstrations if required. For more information on this and other Sessions of York products and to browse our full range of labelling machinery, please visit www.sessionsofyork.co.uk.