Bell and Howell plans to unveil its new gantry-style labeling solution at ProMat 2013, the supply chain, manufacturing and distribution trade show in Chicago, Illinois, January 21-24.
The company’s newest solution is a linerless, print-and-apply labeling technology which utilizes Bell and Howell’s patented (and patent-pending) technologies, tripling the output of traditional labeling solutions.
This latest product is a part of ParcelMgr, Bell and Howell’s full integrated parcel and flats solution. By increasing throughput and efficiency, ParcelMgr gives companies a high return on their investment, and speeds up the traditional parcel labeling process by up to 220 percent.
“Throughput limitations in the manufacturing and distribution process are typically created by the labeling system,” explained Bell and Howell’s business development manager for logistics, Rich Wojdyla. “The preferred label location in many cases is the top panel of the carton.”
Bell and Howell’s new solution is of the top-apply variety, which makes the product the ideal choice for today’s market.
“This is the most demanding application for a traditional labeling system due to the method in which the system must cycle between the printing and application of each label,” Wojdyla added.
These complications have long plagued the parcel processing and labeling technologies industry, and Bell and Howell’s solution is one of the first to take on each and every distinct problem with traditional labeling solutions – starting with application method.
“To accommodate this limitation, the system must decrease the conveyor speed, increase the carton spacing, or provide multiple printer applications. ParcelMgr resolves these issues, and delivers the throughput that distribution-center and logistics managers require to keep up with the increasing growth in parcel processing,” said Wojdyla.
ParcelMgr’s latest gantry-style, top-apply labeling technology eliminates liner waste completely, making the solution not only efficient by decreasing maintenance time, but environmental.
Linerless technology is quickly becoming the preferred method for parcel processing and labeling, and ParcelMgr leverages the benefits of this product style, while still adding other desired capabilities and features.
ParcelMgr, for instance, has the ability to produce labels of varying length according to user need. In addition, the solution is one complete and functional system, so that users aren’t burdened by having more than one system.
The ParcelMgr system can be seen at work on YouTube (News - Alert), and will be on display next week at ProMat 2013. For more information, see www.bellhowell.net.
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Edited by Braden Becker