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  • Asd Auto Apply Label Presentation 1 19 09a

    1. 1. <ul><li>WS Packaging Group Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Label Automation Solutions </li></ul>
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>WS Packaging Group overview </li></ul><ul><li>What keeps you up at night? </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding automatic label application solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of auto label application systems </li></ul><ul><li>Product solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard and custom </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. WS Packaging Group Inc. <ul><li>Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>$400+ million in sales </li></ul><ul><li>18 facilities across the U.S. and Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>40 years of industry leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,900 employees </li></ul><ul><li>Industry leader in prime label products </li></ul>Corporate Headquarters Green Bay, Wisconsin Green Bay
    4. 4. WS Packaging Group Inc. 18 locations…and GROWING 80+ sales representatives and technicians nationwide
    5. 5. Labeling Headaches <ul><li>Labels that fall off </li></ul><ul><li>Incorrectly labeled products </li></ul><ul><li>Poorly labeled product that leads to assumptions of poor quality </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic system rejections from incorrectly placed labels and unreadable bar codes </li></ul><ul><li>Incorrectly labeled products that are returned </li></ul><ul><li>High maintenance and labor costs of trying to keep old application equipment running </li></ul><ul><li>Manual labor costs when automatic labelers are not functioning </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive downtime cost while waiting for repair or service of labelers </li></ul><ul><li>Retailer charge-backs due to labeling problems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What Keeps Managers up at Night? </li></ul></ul>What other problems have you experienced?
    6. 6. Pain Questions <ul><li>Automation Machinery </li></ul><ul><li>What are your production line speeds? </li></ul><ul><li>How does your auto-application rate compare with the pace and speed of the rest of your line? Is labeling a time-limiting factor or a bottleneck? </li></ul><ul><li>How many hours of unnecessary labor costs do you think auto-application would eliminate? What are your hourly labor rates? </li></ul><ul><li>Is your label alignment acceptable? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you currently have any challenges with label wrinkling or edge lift? </li></ul><ul><li>How would you describe your label changeover time? How about ribbon changeover time? </li></ul><ul><li>What challenges do you face with auto-application now? </li></ul><ul><li>What have you seen that you like in automation machinery? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Economic Pain <ul><li>Feeling a ton of economic pressure to cut down scrap and production down-time </li></ul><ul><li>Getting a lot of heat to make sure they can get the same through-put with less labor </li></ul><ul><li>Struggling to get some original thought and original ideas to make immediate and impactful changes to improve profitability </li></ul>Companies are taking a really hard look at where to save and find efficiencies with their processes and systems.   We’ve helped companies who are…
    8. 8. Integrated Equipment and Consumable Solutions <ul><li>With engineering resources and deep experience across many industries, WS Packaging Group provides application equipment tailored to your requirements </li></ul><ul><li>The durability and reliability you need to meet your production targets </li></ul><ul><li>Superior product support and accountability to maintain uptime </li></ul><ul><li>One stop shopping for your application equipment, consumables and label requirements </li></ul>
    9. 9. Concepts & Terms <ul><li>Apply Only </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Label applicator that applies Pre-Printed labels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Print & Apply </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Label applicator with an Integrated Printer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RFID </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Print & Apply and/or Apply Only label applicator with RFID capabilities </li></ul></ul>Applicator Models
    10. 10. Industries & Applications Applications <ul><li>Product ID labeling </li></ul><ul><li>Company-wide label uniformity or general requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Large label volumes </li></ul><ul><li>Fully automated manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Warehousing, distribution and transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Pallet corner labeling </li></ul><ul><li>Automated scanning </li></ul><ul><li>Promotions, games and sweepstakes </li></ul>
    11. 11. Common Labeling Applications <ul><li>Prime Labeling </li></ul><ul><li>Primary product identification label </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatically applied during </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>manufacturing, filling or capping of products </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Test market labels </li></ul><ul><li>Promotional Labeling </li></ul><ul><li>Point of purchase (P.O.P.) </li></ul><ul><li>Instant redeemable coupons </li></ul><ul><li>Price reductions/special incentives </li></ul>The two most common labeling applications are prime labeling and promotional labeling For every application you must make the choice of whether to apply labels manually or automatically
    12. 12. Manual Label Application <ul><li>Manual labeling characteristics and limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operator ability, which can vary, controls the rate of application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inconsistency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Poor adhesion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Placement accuracy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liability and uptime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fatigue </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Injury </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental and safety issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential for mislabeled product when using preprinted batches </li></ul></ul>It’s important to consider that manual label application - while less capital intensive – has hidden costs and inherent trade offs vs. automated labeling systems
    13. 13. Automated Label Applicators <ul><li>Why consider an integrated automatic label application </li></ul><ul><li>solution to replace manual labeling? </li></ul><ul><li>Large daily production volumes </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult-to-label products </li></ul><ul><li>Highly automated production lines </li></ul><ul><li>New labeling requirements and regulations </li></ul><ul><li>When accurate and consistent label placement is absolutely required </li></ul><ul><li>Product requires labels to be wrapped on curved products or around corners </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce cost and liabilities associated with manual labor </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce redundancy </li></ul><ul><li>RFID applications for accurate label placement and consistent data management </li></ul>
    14. 14. Auto Apply Labeling <ul><li>Unwind die cut labels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Release liner is peeled away from label </li></ul></ul>Key Labeling Process Components
    15. 15. Auto Apply Labeling <ul><li>II. Feeding and applying to the package, container or product in the correct position </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be on the top, bottom, side or even around a corner </li></ul></ul>Key Labeling Process Components
    16. 16. Auto Apply Labeling <ul><li>III. Application of some type of pressure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wipe-on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tamp-on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blow-on </li></ul></ul>Key Labeling Process Components
    17. 17. <ul><li>OEM of label application equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Custom built for application </li></ul><ul><li>Full technical support </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>For purchase or for lease </li></ul><ul><li>Over 4,000 units in use worldwide </li></ul>Machines & Application Equipment WS Packaging Group is your full service supplier
    18. 18. Anatomy of a Label Application Machine Peel Plate Liner rewind Label Unwind Operator interface & controls On /Off Switch Emergency stop Product Sensor Height Adjustment Corner Wrap Assembly Stepper or servo drive
    19. 19. Printer Applicator Solutions ASD 7500 PA Tamp ASD 100 PA Loose Loop ASD 7500 PA 2 Panel Pallet Labeler
    20. 20. Printer Applicator Functionality <ul><li>Label formats and images are electronically stored on the printer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimizes downtime and speeds up the printing process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informs users and supervisors of printing errors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Monitor, test, troubleshoot and reset label printers/applicators from a central cockpit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Label & ribbon status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print head status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applicator status </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provides statistics on productivity and asset utilization to help manage productivity and capacity utilization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Printers/Applicators that may be statistically unavailable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total utilization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are the busiest printers/applicators? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Bi-directional printer communication </li></ul>Printers Now Provide a Host of Beneficial Features
    21. 21. <ul><li>Unlike stationary printers, print engines can have l eft & right handed orientations? </li></ul><ul><li>This will determine flow of the product as well as where the operator is located </li></ul><ul><li>Common printer OEMs (original equipment manufacturer) include Zebra, Sato, and Datamax </li></ul>Concepts & Terms Did you know…? Right Hand Left Hand
    22. 22. Accuracy Benefit 56% of Companies Change Production Line Packaging at Least Once a Day!
    23. 23. Labeling System Benefits Accurate label placement to meet customer requirements eliminates supply chain bottle necks and charge backs Reduced charge backs Increases shelf appeal with accurate and consistent shelf appeal Increased sales New applicators reduce time spent repairing and maintaining older units Readability of properly placed labels reduces rejects in automated system Labor reduction/productivity improvement Eliminates or reduces manual label application Labor reduction Direct Impact on Bottom Line Benefit
    24. 24. <ul><li>Productivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased production output capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced waste </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inventory Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplifies management of label inventories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides the capability to print variable data and bar-codes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can be used to help track products through the production cycle and for product recalls </li></ul></ul></ul>Efficiency Benefits Reduced Change-over time and increased flexibility meets higher production volumes and traceability
    25. 25. Labor Reduction Benefit <ul><li>Productivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No down time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24/7 capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Speed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 3,000 Inches/minute application speed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accuracy to within 1/16 of an inch </li></ul></ul>Productivity, speed and accuracy are all impacted Without an automated solution, the process is manually intensive and expensive
    26. 26. <ul><li>Provides the ability to access production and machine diagnostics data, as well as the ability to execute rapid, tool-less changeovers </li></ul>Integration Benefit <ul><li>EtherNet/IP80% </li></ul>The ability to integrate with data systems is one of the most desirable features of packaging automation equipment People are using Ethernet connectivity for a single platform of added functionality
    27. 27. <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Improved accuracy to better serve customer demands for barcoding </li></ul><ul><li>Money savings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced retailer charge-backs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminated dedicated corrugated boxes with pre-printed information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moved to generic boxes with info on the label </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved inventory and production management for raw materials and out-of-date end product </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ongoing support and training alleviates worry about maintaining the printers, freeing up time to focus on their systems </li></ul>Overall Benefits (Printer Applicators)
    28. 28. Starter Questions Conveyor-driven print-and-apply labeling <ul><li>Assuming that we already know label dimensions, we should start with the case: </li></ul><ul><li>What size is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Will it be labeled empty or filled? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the throughput – how many cases per minute? </li></ul><ul><li>Will there be spacing between the cases being labeled? </li></ul><ul><li>Where on the case will the label be placed (side, top, corner-wrap, leading or trailing edge? </li></ul><ul><li>Next we should find out what information would change from one case to the next – is there anything that varies like a sequential ID number, time/date, LOT or batch information, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the above questions, we can decide whether a next-label-out system or a “loose-loop” system is the best way to go. </li></ul><ul><li>It will also be useful to know what our data communication options will be. Does the client use Ethernet® or will they use a “local” pc to send label jobs to the printer on the applicator? </li></ul><ul><li>These questions should lead us good budgetary quotation. </li></ul>
    29. 29. Printer Applicator Married to Case Taper <ul><ul><li>Not an attachment of a label head to a case sealer but an engineered integration that makes a single unit of the two assemblies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes an operator interface panel and common control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frame components, electrical enclosures and other painted surfaces are powder coated with a common color </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High-speed, high-torque directly coupled stepper motor requires no regular maintenance; provides unparalleled performance and accuracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auto-train gap sensor sets up with the push of a button (clear label sensing optional). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heavy construction built for high usage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy threading allows quick label roll changeovers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NO TOOLS required for adjusting (other than tilt and skew adjustments that require a single allen wrench) </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. Stand Alone Printer Applicator for Flattened Down Boxes (offline) <ul><li>A single ASD-100-PA Label applicator mounted above a cleated conveyor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hopper is approximately 36” in height will feed the cartons onto a conveyor by simply shingling them off the bottom of the stack when the cleat catches the corner and moves them onto the conveyor. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conveyor is 18 to 24 inches in width by 8 to 10 feet in length </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A set of side wings is included to support the box as it overhangs part of the conveyor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The labeler will be able to apply a single corner wrap label or 2 separate labels inline separated by a delay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once the process is finished, the labeled boxes will be stacked into an outfeed hopper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speeds will run 30 to 40 products per minute based on label and carton size </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. Typical Systems <ul><li>Corner wrap systems </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap around labeling systems </li></ul><ul><li>Top and bottom labeling systems </li></ul><ul><li>Dual action tamp labeling systems for pallet labeling </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap labeling systems </li></ul><ul><li>Front/back labeling systems </li></ul><ul><li>High speed promotional labeling </li></ul><ul><li>RFID print and apply </li></ul><ul><li>DVD hub ring labeling </li></ul><ul><li>Heads on a stand </li></ul><ul><li>Complete 4 sided labeling systems </li></ul><ul><li>Table top units </li></ul><ul><li>Test tube labelers </li></ul><ul><li>And hundreds of other applications </li></ul>
    32. 32. Maximizing Revenue Potential: <ul><li>From common applications to unique, customer-driven applications, WS Packaging Group offers a broad range of quality solutions that our competition can’t match </li></ul><ul><li>We are strong in product handling methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This increases revenue potential up- and down-stream of the label station </li></ul></ul>Working together, we all benefit!