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Tech Topic: Label Quality

Each month we feature an informative article on the technical side of our print and apply and pre-printed labeling automation solutions. This month’s Tech Topic, provided by Tyler Anderson, Label Support/Sales Manager at Panther Industries, covers the importance of label quality and how it can impact your labeling automation system.

Tyler Anderson
Label Support/Sales Manager
Years at Panther Industries: 4
Hometown: Winter Park, Colorado
Favorite Movie: Pulp Fiction 

Why is the quality of labels used in a labeling automation system so critical to its performance?
Poor quality labels used in any labeling automation system can present significant issues that lead to unnecessary downtime, expense, and/or misdirected …

Tech Topic: Correcting Image Misalignment on Labels

Each month we feature an informative article on the technical side of our print and apply and pre-printed labeling automation solutions. This month’s Tech Topic, covered by Tracy Levstik, Service Technician at Panther Industries, provides corrective steps to take when your label image is unexpectedly misaligned after being printed by your Panther Industries labeling automation system(s).

Tracy Levstik
Service Technician
Years at Panther Industries: 4
Hometown: Round Lake, IL
Favorite Band: Pink Floyd 

Given the precision of a Panther Industries labeling automation system, why would an image imprint ever be misaligned on a label?
From our experience, the common cause of label imprint misalignment is a …

ProMach Acquires Panther Industries, a Print and Apply Labeling Automation Leader

Deal expands ProMach’s portfolio of industrial label applicator solutions
 

CINCINNATI, Ohio, September 18, 2020 – ProMach, a worldwide leader in packaging machinery solutions, announced today that it has acquired Panther Industries, a leading provider of automated labeling equipment for Fortune 1000 as well as small and medium sized businesses across North America. The addition of Panther expands ProMach’s labeling capabilities further into key strategic areas including ecommerce, distribution, manufacturing, warehouse, fulfillment, third party logistics (3PL), and many other fast-moving industries.

Founded in 2000, Panther manufactures both print and apply labeling systems as well as preprinted label applicator systems. Panther’s industry-leading technology helps companies increase throughput and …

Tech Topic: Proper Site Prep for Installation

Each month we feature an informative article on the technical side of our print and apply and pre-printed labeling automation solutions. This month’s Tech Topic, covered by Todd Sorden, Service Technician at Panther Industries, communicates the importance of proper site preparation to ensure an efficient and successful installation of your Panther Industries labeling automation system(s).

Todd Sorden
Service Technician
Years at Panther Industries: 4
Hometown: Broomfield, CO
Favorite Movie: Happy Gilmore 

First and foremost, why is proper site preparation important for installation of Panther Industries labeling automation systems?
More often than not, our systems are a component of larger automation processes being implemented within a new …

Tech Topic: How to Find Your System’s Serial Number

Each month we feature an informative article on the technical side of our print and apply and pre-printed labeling automation solutions. This month’s Tech Topic, covered by John Curzon, Service Technician at Panther Industries, covers the importance of locating and documenting the serial number of your Panther Industries labeling automation system(s).

John Curzon
Service Technician
Years at Panther Industries: 5
Hometown: Littleton, CO
Favorite Band/Musician: The Allman Brothers Band 

Why is it important to locate and document your Panther Industries system’s serial number?
Ultimately, it comes down to time. Or, more specifically, your uptime/downtime.
If you are ever in need of parts or support – whether …

Tech Topic: Common Print Engine Issues (and How to Identify Them)

Each month we feature an informative article on the technical side of our print and apply and pre-printed labeling automation solutions. This month’s Tech Topic, covered by Phillip Smith, Service Manager at Panther Industries, focuses on three common issues that we hear customers and end users face regarding their print engines.

Phillip Smith
Service Manager
Years at Panther Industries: 5
Hometown: Houston, TX
Favorite Band/Musician: Prince 

To start, what is a print engine?
To use an automobile analogy, the print engine is really the “engine” of a Panther Industries print and apply labeling automation system. The print engine not only prints the information onto the label …

Die Strikes: Impact to Labeling Automation

Labels used in labeling automation systems are made of paper, polypropylene, or vinyl material with an adhesive underside. This adhesive label sits on a thin, silicone-covered paper lining that allows it to be easily and consistently released from the lining during the labeling automation process.
In some instances, labels manufactured with substandard quality control can cause problems for labeling automation systems. Before we outline where these issues stem from, it is important to have a general understanding of how labels are manufactured.
To produce a roll of labels, a large roll/web of continuous label material is converted. This converting process starts …