The AP122 is a tamp-on/tamp-blow/direct blow label applicator for pre-printed labels which combines high performance, accuracy, flexibility, robustness and ease of use in a compact and very affordable unit.
Thanks to its modular design, it is possible to combine the standard AL122 machine body with the linear Direct blow units of the well known AP4050. The AP122 can apply labels up to 90labels/min with linear units. The machine can use label rolls up to 300 mm (12″) diameter, with standard 76 mm (3″) core and width up to 120 mm (optionally up to 180 mm).
Two seperate stepping motors power the paper feed mechanism: the independent rewinder allows keeping a constant web tension without any mechanical adjustment. There are NO clutches, brushes or brakes that require critical adjustment or periodic maintenance. Thanks to the “smart” and efficient management of the motors, the power requirement is limited to 120W max at full speed (much less in stand-by).
The AP122 is available in left-hand or right-hand version and it can be installed with different orientations, to apply labels on any side of the product. Thanks to its compactness (total thickness of just 240 mm in the 120 mm wide version), it can be easily installed also in tight spaces.
Easy to use HMI
As for the AL122, the operator interface can be really minimal: a pre-configured machine can be routinely operated with just one Start/Stop push-button and an alarm lamp, visible from distance, that indicates the operating condition of the machine. In installations where more local control is required, a more flexible panel with a 2×20 characters LCD, 2 LEDs and 5 function keys offers extensive diagnostics and menu-driven configurability with multi-language support. The controller can be detached from the machine body and remotely placed where it can be more conveniently accessible by the operator.
Remote control and connectivity
A USB interface also gives the possibility to use an external PC to remotely monitor, control and configure the machine, with sophisticated diagnostics and management capabilities, including simultaneous control of several machines from the same PC in a simple and user-friendly environment.
Twin system for minimal down time
On productions lines requiring minimal down-times, it is possible to directly interconnect two machines in a “twin system” that automatically switches operation to the other unit when the current one stops for any reason (typically to reload a new label roll). Industry-standard M12 connectors are used for all I/O interface signals except for USB.
- Cost-effective, high-performance linear applicator.
- 250 mm and 500 mm linear stroke versions.
- Compact solution.
- Intrinsecally safe for the operator.
- Up to 90 labels per minute.
- Multi-language support, including Cyrillic and Eastern Europe special characters.
- USB interface, Ethernet and WiFi connectivity.
- Easy remote operation, diagnosis and configuration via a dedicated cross-platform software.
- Tandem option for no down time operations.