Epson partner Integrated Productivity Systems (IPSi) has created an automated print-and-apply labelling solution that combines Epson’s ColorWorks on-demand colour inkjet label printer and the Epson VT6L 6-Axis robot.
“As more businesses see the need to increase packaging and labelling speed, Epson announced its [Pennsylvania, US-based] reseller partner Integrated Productivity Systems (IPSi) has created an automated print-and-apply labelling solution,” said a press release.
“Leveraging the Epson ColorWorks on-demand colour label printer and the Epson VT6L 6-Axis robot, IPSi is helping businesses add efficiency and cost savings to operations with an innovative, flexible system for printing high-quality colour labels and applying them next-label out.
“Bringing on JM Automation Services, a manufacturer of custom automated machinery, IPSi has developed a state-of-the-art, robotic print-and-apply system for streamlining the process of getting products packaged and labelled as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
Rick Schilling, president, IPSi, said: “Businesses need to print high-quality colour labels on demand – which is especially important for personalization, one-on-one marketing and serialization where every label needs to be different. The ability to integrate the Epson ColorWorks label printer with an Epson 6-Axis robot allows us to address the most challenging applications for printing and applying colour labels to all types of containers.”
The Epson VT6L robot with built-in controller saves factory space, while its SlimLine structure featuring a compact wrist pitch enables access to hard-to-reach areas in confined spaces.
“Epson has made robotic automation easy for organizations looking for operational simplicity and flexibility as requirements can change quickly,” said Scott Marsic, group product manager, Epson Robots.
“Epson All-in-One 6-Axis robots are versatile, supporting a variety of applications in addition to label application, ranging from pick and place, to dispensing and more. With robots that are easy to program and operate and can quickly integrate onto the warehouse floor in minutes, Epson helps to relieve some of the apprehension about automation.”
The solution is currently installed and in use with IPSi customers.
Meanwhile, in order to meet increased demand for automation solutions, Epson Robots is expanding access to certified robot training for US customers and system integrators.
The courses are offered in-person at Epson’s headquarters in Los Alamitos, California and now at a number of regional Epson Robots Certified Training Centers located in the Western, Southern, and Northeastern US.
Epson Robots is a global leader in PC-controlled precision factory automation, with well over 150,000 units sold worldwide and a product line of hundreds of models of SCARA and 6-Axis robots.