Accraply, a label application systems specialist, has introduced the Trine modular labeling station, an upgrade for existing Trine roll-fed labelers that enables significant process improvements with minimal line disruption.
Designed to integrate with existing Trine labelers, this upgrade was engineered to improve throughput, simplify changeovers and operation, reduce maintenance costs and improve label appearance. It can be retrofitted to an existing Trine system or be used with a new system.
‘This innovation is based exclusively on feedback from our customers who are already using Trine labeling systems,’ commented Troy Peterson, Accraply’s Trine product line leader. ‘We are excited to bring this modular and easy-to-install solution to the roll-fed label market.’
This upgrade leverages the customer’s existing product handling system and existing Trine change parts to mitigate costs and line disruption and can be installed in three days.
The labeling station includes Accraply’s SmartLink HMI, a next-generation controls platform with efficiency reporting, preventative maintenance alerts, self-diagnosing software, video tutorials, and onboard parts ordering. This simplifies operation and increases throughput, decreases setup time by eliminating variables and opportunities for operator error.
Moreover, the new station includes improvements to maintenance, safety and waste reduction. According to Accraply, the large diameter glue roll eliminates glue slinging and reduces vacuum drum cleaning time by 50 percent. The self-timing, servo-driven system includes fewer moving components and wear parts than previous Trine labelers, reducing the need for replacement parts and operator adjustment.