Vacuum Waste Handling

 

                                     

                                     

                                     

Top 5 tips for efficient label production


When it comes to modern label manufacturing, efficiency is king. The capital investment in a label press is high – of course you need to make the most of your investment.

Here’s what some of the world’s most efficient label manufacturers suggest doing to optimize efficiency:

 

 1. Increase throughput

With an automated matrix and trim removal system, you can increase your overall throughput. That’s because you remove the need to stop and remove matrix waste rolls. On a traditional label press, you wind your matrix on rolls. Often, the presses need to slow down as the matrix roll grows. 

But by using a vacuum to convey the material away from your press, you can obtain a constant web tension – so you don’t need to slow down your label press. The constant tension from the vacuum also reduces the risk of the matrix breaking during production.

 

 

2.       Improve workplace environment

Everyone knows that matrix rolls from label presses can be big, bulky and sticky. With an automated waste handling system, the waste is removed directly at the press. That eliminates the need for operators to manually handle the heavy matrix rolls. 

At the same time, the waste material is conveyed directly to a central collection point. So there’s no need to store and transport the waste in the production environment. Your work environment simply gets cleaner and better.

 

 

3. Cut without clogging

Lundberg Tech’s unique integrated lubrication system and specially treated system components ensure your adhesive label materials don’t clog the waste handling system. Our cutters add only limited amounts of silicone oil to the cutting process. This limits the total amount of oil use in the waste handling system, resulting in cost savings and less mess. And no clogging helps ensure smooth, efficient operation.

 

 

4. Collect waste centrally

You can compact waste collected from multiple labels presses in a central container and hugely reduce waste volume. Waste handling becomes more efficient, which reduces your waste disposal costs too.

With an automated waste handling solution, you can even separate your waste into different containers for improved recycling. For instance, you can have a separate bin for paper or glassine release liner waste.

 

 

5. Reduce material usage

Fewer stops on the production line means less wasted material. Each time you restart your label press, you generate waste for recalibrating the registration. With constant web tension from a vacuum system, you can also have a narrower matrix, resulting in material cost savings (compared to the wider edge trim needed for a winding system).

 

 

Conclusion

A well-designed matrix and trim waste handling system improves your overall efficiency by removing manual processes. Operators can then spend time on more value-adding tasks, such as ensuring optimal printing quality.

What’s more, the waste handling system keeps your label presses running at full capacity – improving your overall return on investment in equipment. Very often we see a return of investment of less than 2 years on our waste handling systems.

 

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