What is one of the causes of downtime in shrink sleeve labeling operations? The time-consuming splicing of one roll of sleeves into another during roll changes. And depending on the sleeve height and application speed, roll changes can be as frequent as every 15 minutes or so. If the splice isn’t precise and clean, it can jam in the labeling machine and cause costly downtime to clear the jam, rethread the machine and perform a second splice. PDC’s proprietary AccuSplice Splicing Table avoids all this and provides more uptime and productivity.
PDC’s proprietary articulating splicing table is designed to provide quick and precise splices that will run through sleeve applicators without jamming. Unlike splices of single-thickness flat stock, sleeves must be precisely spliced both front and back, with edges perfectly aligned so the material can then pass over forming devices such as mandrels. The two-sided splices must also not adhere to one another on the inner surfaces of the sleeve or it too will cause a jam.
PDC also offers Zero-Downtime Splice on the Fly Accumulators, either on separate stands or within the machine frame. These accumulators provide a buffer of material allowing time for the operator to make a splice while the machine is still running. These, combined with the AccuSplice Splicing Table are a winning combination to help you reduce downtime and increase productivity.
PDC stands behind this technology with its industry-leading customer service team providing fast response times should any issues arise during installation or operation of PDC equipment. So if you're ready to cut costs and speed up production time, give our team a call!
PDC has been delivering shrink sleeve labeling and tamper evident banding machinery, and shrink tunnels to customers for over 50 years. Our expertise includes a wide range of industries with customers from the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, dairy, wine and spirits, personal care and industrial/household industries. We are vertically integrated and manage every aspect of our in-house manufacturing processes. Our responsiveness and high quality standards help you maintain a competitive advantage, with successful new-product rollouts and the ability to produce high volumes on schedule.