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Cycle Time for Print and Apply Labeling Automation

When considering print-and-apply label automation systems for a top-applied label in shipping or e-Commerce operations, speed is obviously a critical component. Manufacturers of these systems are often asked to qualify their “cycle time” – the process by which the system prints a label, stages it for application, applies it to an item, and then returns to repeat the process, ad infinitum.
But how is the manufacturer’s system cycle time being qualified, or how is its speed being promoted?
In direct relation to this, how will the label be applied to your items? There are two common methods of label application during the cycle time process – direct contact (the label applicator contacts the item to apply the label) and passive contact (the label is blown onto the item via compressed air without the applicator contacting the item). Both are effective methods to apply a label, but there are pros and cons …

COVID-19 Statement from Panther Industries

Official Panther Industries Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

The safety and health of our customers and employees is of paramount importance to us. The issues pertaining to the worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continue to develop, and Panther Industries is closely monitoring to the situation on a daily basis.

Panther Industries is considered an essential supplier to several industries that are vital to our economy. Our labeling automation solutions are utilized by multiple industries – medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers / distributors, retail distributors, the food and beverage industry, and direct-to-consumer distribution centers.

We want our customers to know that we are taking proactive measures to enhance our safety standards as we continue to provide you with the labeling automation solutions you need to stay up and running. We are staying in close contact with our own suppliers and partners to proactively manage our ongoing operations to maintain the same level of service and performance …

Business View Magazine Profile on Panther Industries

Business View Magazine profiles Panther Industries, a manufacturer of automated labeling equipment, located in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

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Panther Industries, based in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, is a manufacturer of automated labeling equipment. According to Christian Dow, company Vice President, Panther’s founder, James Thompson, became acquainted with print-and-apply labeling at a meatpacking plant in which he once worked. While there, he improved upon a simple version of the plant’s labeling equipment by replacing a relay-logic system with a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), a digital computer that enhanced and sped up the electromechanical labeling process.

“This was one of the first programmable logic controllers that was implemented into a labeler in those days,” says Dow. “Later on, Jim became an engineering manager for a company called Stadia Label, the manufacturer of the equipment that he put the PLC onto. They had recognized what he had done and were …