PDC International, Norwalk, Conn., introduced a R-600 tamper-evident shrink bander, which applies heat shrinkable neck bands to the closures of food and beverage containers.

PDC R-600 shrink banders provide neck banding capabilities at speeds of 400 to over 1000 cpm.  Engineered for 24/7 performance with continuous material web flow that cuts without pausing the web, R-600 shrink banders apply 1- to 3.75-inch diameter neck bands at heights up to 2.375 inches. Plus, they are compatible with all shrink sleeve films, including PVC, PET, PETG, OPS and PLA films.

R-600s are single-headed and in-line and boast an Allen-Bradley operator touchscreen and PLC. Changing from one product to the next was streamlined, thanks to PDC’s tool-free changeover feature and pre-set head height positioning.

Nine optional sensors include a downstream photo eye, splice detection and band presence and position. Zero-access guarding, all stainless steel construction and NEMA-4X electrical enclosures allow R Series systems to integrate with any production environment. 

PDC International Corp.