PDC International Corp., Norwalk, Conn., introduced the R-250 COER Evolution shrink labeler, which quickly orients round and non-round containers and precisely PDC R-250 shrink labeleraligns graphics for maximum visual impact.

By integrating a third-party container handler and close-coupling it with the PDC R-250 applicator, a single machine system provides seamless container handling from orientation through labeling. After sleeving, the container travels through a PDC shrink tunnel system to complete the shrinking of the sleeve labels.

The R-250 Evolution is a robust system built for continuous use. It uses PDC’s proprietary blade assembly, and is engineered as a longer-lived alternative to “spinning knives.”

The R-250 is controlled with an Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC, touch screen and servos and features a barcode scanner with laser scan engine that reads both 1D and 2D barcodes.

The R-250 applies full sleeve shrink labels and tamper-evident sleeves at speeds of 50-300 containers per minute.Tool-less changeover and menu-driven parameters allow mandrels, feed screws and other change parts to be switched out quickly.

Containers can be filled or empty, virtually any size or shape and works with PVC, PETG, OPS and PLA labels in gauges as thin as 30-40 micron. 

PDC International Corp.