PDC International Corporation (pdc-corp.com) introduces an important new iteration of its popular R Series Shrink banders. The biggest beneficiaries: manufacturers who label small products such as pharmaceutical blow-fill-seal vials and ampules.

PDC R Series shrinkbanders are the fastest machines in their class, labeling and neck banding at line speeds from 400 to 1000 cpm. Engineered for 24/7 service, with continuous material web flow that doesn’t pause for cutting, R Series machines apply, with exceptional precision and repeatability, 1-3.75” diameter bands at heights up to 2.375”. This makes them ideally suited to a very broad range of shrink sleeve labeling tasks. 

R Series systems are designed for the high levels of compliance and sanitation required in the pharmaceutical, food and dairy industries.  Systems feature ink jet and thermal transfer coding, 2D and Bar Code Scanning, and Vision System inspection. IQ/OQ documents can also be generated for regulatory compliance.

PDC R-Series Shrinkbanders have the unique capability to apply thin gauge (1 to 1.5 mils, 25 to 40 micron) banding materials, and are compatible with all shrink sleeve  films, including PVC, PET, PETG, OPS and PLA films.

R Series Shrinkbanders are single-headed, in-line, tamper evident shrinkbanders that are robust, and easy to use. The operator touch screen and PLC are Allen- Bradley; systems can be supplied with a “Zero-Downtime Splice-on-the-Fly” accumulator unwind stand that eliminates downtime for roll changes.  Changing from one product to the next is quick and efficient, thanks to PDC’s tool-less changeover feature and motorized height adjustment with pre-set positions. 

Like all PDC packaging systems, the R Series was designed using off-the-shelf, readily available components. R Series Shrinkbanders are part of a broad suite of stand-alone neckbanding and shrink labeling machinery engineered and manufactured by PDC.