Coding specialist Interactive Coding Equipment (ICE) is launching a major breakthrough and significant advance in print and apply labelling technology, offering print speeds up to three times faster than traditional machines.

The new ICE Vulcan print and apply labeller is the first of its type to print and directly apply the label to a pack in one continuous action without the need for a tamp applicator or compressed air.

The Vulcan’s Intelligent Motion™ drive system delivers faster and more accurate labelling with no creasing or label dropping and no chance for labels to become trapped in the system.

It can be positioned to print on any side of a pack and also produce wraparound labels on two sides. Label sizes up to 110mm x 250mm can be accommodated and the machine can print all types of codes, including 2D bar codes, as well as intricate graphics.

“We believe the arrival of the Vulcan has introduced a new era for printer applicator technology, one where labelling is no longer the slowest part of the packing line,” comments ICE director Chris Simpson.

“The benefits of this machine can be seen not just in day-to-day operations but, equally important, on the bottom line, with a fast payback on investment.”