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Evolabel QuickTamp - Technology Excellence Awards Finalist

posted Sep 6, 2018, 6:45 AM by Martin Dijkstra   [ updated Sep 10, 2018, 4:07 AM by Jonas Södergård ]
Show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announced the finalists in the Technology Excellence Awards, a brand-new awards initiative that recognizes exhibitors’ innovative new technologies never previously shown at a PACK EXPO show.

Twenty-one Technology Excellence Awards finalists in seven categories will be highlighted during PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018 (Oct. 14–17; McCormick Place, Chicago) with show attendees serving as the ultimate final judge.

“PMMI believes these awards are another way to drive the industry to keep innovating and meet the ever-growing needs of consumer packaged goods companies,” says Laura Thompson, senior director of expositions, PMMI. “We are amazed at the response and quality of submissions that we received for this exciting new program.” 
Link to the Press Release

Evolabel QuickTamp - Fast and Friendly Logistics Labeling System - is one of three finalists in the General Packaging category:

e-Commerce drives in-line labeling requirements to higher levels and leading providers of warehouse and distribution solutions identify traditional print and apply systems as bottlenecks. Evolabel eliminates that bottleneck with the new QuickTamp solution.

The fast and flexible label printer applicator is based on Evolabel’s unique Tactile apply solution, where the movement constantly is monitored and controlled, making the system totally safe for any user or object accidentally getting in its way. If the movement is restricted, the system will immediately stop and alert with an alarm or warning.

Driven by a pulse encoder controlled stepper motor, the carbon fiber shaft holding the label firmly with a patented 3D printed applicator pad, moves quickly until it finds its target and applies the label with high precision from a distance of up to 3.2 feet. The lightweight solution allows high acceleration and apply speed of up to 300 fpm. This enables moving the label from the printer to the package only holding it by the force of the air resistance. Thus, the moving part is both free from electrical cabling and free from air tubes that would wear over time, resulting in more uptime and better economy.

A height measuring sensor simplifies installation and ensures that the label is being applied at the right position, even if the height of the package changes randomly and the line speed is up to 260 fpm. Alternatively, the height information can be transferred to the printer together with the label data and layout.

Link to all finalists for the inaugural Technology Excellence Awards