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The Panther Predator

Introducing our fastest, most adaptive label application system ever. The Predator is built for speed – and accuracy – to boost your throughput and elevate your business.

This feature-rich – and all-electric – label automation system is the durable, reliable option for exceptional print and apply performance.

Key Features

  • 100% electric servo drive (no compressed air)
  • High speed applicator – up to 200 IPS
  • Adaptive Touch technology provides light touch during label application process
  • Adaptive applicator automatically adjusts to carton height, ensuring accurate and consistent label placement
  • Label application distances up to 58” (tamp), or 18” (swing arm)
  • Remote-mounted 7” touch screen display
  • OEM print engine design for off-the-shelf replacement
  • Error reporting for fast, efficient troubleshooting

360º PRODUCT VIEW

APPLICATOR CONFIGURATIONS

FEATURES + SPECIFICATIONS

PRODUCT BROCHURE

Electric Labeling Automation System

The Predator can accommodate up to a 58” standard tamp stroke length.

Remote-mounted 7” touch screen display, low label sensor, and various OEM print engine options.

With up to a 18” reach, the Predator’s swing arm configuration is ideal for case, pallet, and package applications.

360° Product View

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    Click and drag to rotate the Predator for a 360º view

    Applicator Configurations

    The applicators shown below illustrate the standard configurations available for the Panther Predator. For more information about our applicators, or to view sample videos or other labeling automation applicator options, visit our configurations page.

    Tamp
    A straight tamp, linear applicator for top and side label applications – stroke length up to 58”.

    Swing Arm
    Allows two separate labels applied to a front or side location (or both), around a corner, or around a cylindrical object.

    NEXTStep
    This configuration will print and apply both the pack slip and shipping label in a single stroke.

    Custom
    Panther Industries has the expertise to design custom applicator options that do not fit into our standard configurations.

    Features + Specifications

    Features

    Controls

    • 52 I/O point PLC – w/ expandable slices
    • Quick change electrical connections with no hardwiring
    • Built-in Ethernet I/P or Modbus TCP protocols for direct communication with remote host
    • Lighted indicators for immediate feedback
    • Error log for efficient troubleshooting
    • Position sensor ensures applicator is home prior to printing a label
    • EPC Gen 2 RFID (available with RFID print engine upgrade
    • Low label sensor
    • Low ribbon detection

    Additional Features

    • 100% electric servo drive (no compressed air)
    • High speed applicator – up to 200 IPS
    • Adaptive Touch technology provides light touch during label application process
    • Adaptive applicator automatically adjusts to carton height – without sensors – ensuring accurate and consistent label placement
    • Reliable waste takeup system with quick-change “O” ring belt drive
    • Adjustable applicator assembly for easy maintenance
    • Remote-mounted 7” touch screen display
    • Printer interface via HMI
    • Product detect photo eye
    • OEM print engine design for off-the-shelf replacement
    • Simple and efficient label and ribbon loading
    • LED indicators on all devices
    • Adjustable T-base stand
    • Multiple mounting options
    • One-year warranty

    Customized Options

    • 80/20 overhead mounting bracket
    • 12 – 24 inch stand height extension
    • EPC Gen 2 (900MHz) compliant RFID capability
    • Ethernet hub/switch for single point RJ-45 connection

    Specifications

    Dimensions

    29.6″ (w) x 26.5″ (h) x 24.9″ (d)

    Hardware

    Main Plate: 1/2″ aircraft aluminum
    Fasteners: Nickel-plated and corrosion-resistant
    Eurofast sensor connections

    Electrical

    Input: 115VAC @ 5.0 amps 50/60Hz single phase
    Output: 24VDC @ 2.0 amps
    Includes 10′ power cord

    Print Engine

    Print Engines: Zebra, SATO, or Honeywell
    Print Method: Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal
    Print Width: 6.6″ maximum | 0.5″ minimum
    Print Length: 14″ maximum
    Print Resolution: 203, 300, or 600* DPI
    Media Supply: 14″ OD on 3″ core
    Communication: Serial, Parallel, E-Net, Wireless E-Net, USB

    * 600 DPI not available for all print engine manufacturers

    Applicator

    Placement Accuracy
    Within 0.025″ w/ consistent product
    Within 0.010″ w/ stationary product

    Maximum Reach
    Up to 58″ (tamp system)
    Up to 18″ (swing arm system)

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