An automatic label applicator greatly speeds up the process of applying labels to products, and it can play a vital role in your operations. Many automatic label applicators do not require the frequent attention of employees, so it frees up resources for your business and increases overall efficiency for your business operations. Hence, having an automatic label applicator break down during business operations can result in a serious problem. To prevent downtime from happening, regular maintenance of your automatic label applicator is a must.
What do you need to know about maintaining your label applicator?
How regular should the maintenance of your label applicator be? This depends on two factors:
The Work Environment:
Your work location does play a role in the operation of your label applicator. Over time, the atmosphere will have an effect on the machinery. A dirty or wet environment can cause extra wear and tear for your machine.
Frequency of Usage:
How often do you use the automatic label applicator? If the machine is run constantly, then you will need to perform maintenance more often. To determine the type and frequency of regular maintenance, consult the product manual or discuss the machine’s maintenance requirements during installation.
Keep it Clean
Before and after you use the label applicator, take the time to clean it.
- Clean the dirt and dust off the machine frequently.
- Check the machine for any adhesive build-up or debris.
- If you find some adhesive build-up, clean it with adhesive removers and then follow up with Isopropyl alcohol to remove any residue.
- Always immediately remove any label stuck on the drive roller.
Additional Tips for Smooth Application
- Keep the label guides on the inner side marked and ensure they’re locked in place.
- When adjusting your applicator for width, adjust only the outer guides.
- Remove any label that’s stuck on the drive roller immediately.
- When cutting off labels, always avoid cutting into the rubber drive roller.
- To avoid wrinkles or bubbles on the labels, match the speed of the label to the speed of the product
Avoid Label Sensor Errors
A very common issue among automatic label applicator owners is a gap sensor error. If this happens to you, check your gap sensors for dust. This is a very frequent cause of the issue and cleaning the dust off the sensor is a simple fix which can keep you up and running.
Jet Marking Systems was established in 2005 as a subsidiary of Jet Label & Packaging. Since then, JMS has set out to ensure their customers always have a trustworthy, flexible support team to automate and streamline processes and to minimize downtime of their on-site marking systems.
JMS has a factory- and industry-trained team with a pool of dynamic and dedicated technicians that cover all of Western Canada. We have carefully selected and partnered with first class technology and manufacturers of coding, labelling, case sealing, tracking & traceability, RFID and conveyor systems to offer you the very best options for your industry.
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