Case Study – Quaker Oats
Kelgray was asked to provide:
- An automatic system to apply two A5 size self-adhesive labels to adjacent sides of a complete pallet moving along a conveyor line. The pallet could be loaded with different product originating from a number of different production lines.
- We therefore needed to take a signal from an automatic palletiser to tell the printer which label would be needed for which pallet. This information would then be added to a print queue for application to the designated pallet further down the line.
The Kelgray Solution
Kelgray supplied an Easi Print Plus two-sided pallet label print and apply system.
The Easi Print Plus system has a high quality thermal transfer print engine that prints a barcoded A5 size pallet label to a pre– determined design from a product database. The pallet applicator is controlled from a programme running on a dedicated PC, housed in the applicator's protective cabinet.
The software takes inputs from the robotic palletiser and collates data to be printed, adding the data to a print queue that is displayed on the PC screen. This allows the operator to remove any reject pallets from the print sequence, produce stock reports and control all aspects of the system.