ALTech has updated its ALcode series of print-apply systems, with a new model that enhances precision, ease of use and reliability of previous models.
ALcode is the name which identifies ALTech's range of print-apply systems for self-adhesive labels. In ALcode systems, the label is printed by a Sato (or compatible) printing module, while the application is made in real time by a device that takes the printed label and places it on the product.
The new model, described as a ‘natural evolution’, retains many features of the previous models, such as compactness and reliability, but has been augmented with a color touchscreen display for managing labeling parameters. This offers new functions and makes the operator's job even easier, it is said by ALTech.
Further, the new model has been equipped with a standard 300mm unwind unit and a simplified paper reel. There is the possibility to fit a 400mm unit as an option (with a rewinder of increased capacity), allowing for a reduction in interruptions caused by label changes and thus optimization of packaging/production line times.
The new ALcode can be equipped with a range of applicators already developed for the previous model: air jet for multiformat labels; contact device with a mobile pad; or a vacuum belt device for real-time printing and high-speed application to moving products. This latter applicator is a new version powered exclusively by electricity, allowing the use of compressed air and the related circuit to be eliminated.