IPSi Incorporates Epson ColorWorks With Industrial Robot for one-to-one automated color labeling system
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As more businesses see the need to increase packaging and labeling speed, Epson today announced its reseller partner, Integrated Productivity Systems (IPSi), has created an automated print-and-apply labeling solution. Epson ColorWorks:® IPSi’s on-demand color-label printer and Epson VT6L 6-Axis bot, IPSi helps businesses improve efficiency and reduce costs by providing a flexible system that allows for high-quality color labels to be printed and applied next-label. You can watch the video here.
IPSi was focused on small- and mid-sized manufacturers and distributors that do not have the skills or resources to rapidly design, develop, or implement process improvement improvements in their operations. IPSi saw an opportunity for combining the ColorWorks label printer with an Epson 6-Axis Robot to bring automation to businesses. IPSi partnered with JM Automation Services to develop a state-of the-art robotic print-and–apply system. This allows for products to be packaged and labeled more efficiently and quickly.
“Businesses need to print high-quality color labels on demand – which is especially important for personalization, one-on-one marketing and serialization where every label needs to be different,” said Rick Schilling, president, IPSi. “We are able to combine the Epson ColorWorks Label Printer with an Epson 6-Axis Robot to address the most difficult applications in printing and applying color labels on all types of containers.”
The ColorWorks CW-6500P and CW-6000P provide on-demand color labels with a width of 1-to 4-inches and 1-to 8-inches respectively. They also offer a peel and present option. Standard equipment includes Applicator I/O control ports that allow for automated label application. These industrial-grade label printers can also integrate with other automated systems. The 6-Axis robot’s end of-arm tooling (EOAT) gives businesses unlimited possibilities to print and apply color labels to flat containers, circular containers, and everything in-between.
“An on demand color label solution is so beneficial for businesses that find themselves in situations when they need a unique label to each container.” Andy ScherzCommercial Labels Senior Product Manager, Epson America, Inc. “IPSi” created a unique solution to demonstrate the power of automation in full-color printing-and-apply marking for industrial manufacturing environments.
The Epson VT6L robot offers a complete-featured and easy-to-use robot with no compromises. The All-in-One design saves factory space and the SlimLine structure with a small wrist pitch allows for easy access to difficult-to-reach areas in tight spaces.
“Epson robotic automation has made it easy for organizations to look for operational simplicity and flexibility, as their requirements can change rapidly,” stated Mr. Scott MarsicEpson Robots’ group product manager,Epson All6-Axis robots from -in-1 are versatile and can support a variety applications. These include label application and pick and place as well as dispensing. Epson robots can integrate quickly onto the warehouse floor and are simple to program and operate, which helps alleviate some of the fear about automation.
A print-and-apply robot and printer solution can streamline label printing and application. It also simplifies inventory management to meet customer demand. This combination solution is cost-effective and efficient to reduce errors in label design, product changes or inventory losses. The solution is already in use by IPSi customers.
IPSi offers custom data collection, label printing and process improvement solutions for large and small businesses. IPSi’s passion is to help customers leverage technology to build simple, cost-effective solutions that make it possible for operations to run efficiently every day. They have the expertise and experience to integrate automated data collection equipment and label printer systems. This allows them to solve difficult problems in manufacturing and distribution. Visit www.ipsiscan.com to find out more.
Epson Robots, a leader in PC-controlled precision manufacturing automation, has sold well over 150,000 units worldwide.1 A product line that includes hundreds of models of simple-to-use SCARA or 6-Axis robotics, all built on the same PC-based platform. Epson Robots has a rich heritage of over four decades. Today, they offer robots for precision assembly in material handling applications in aerospace, aerospace, automotive and biotechnology. Visit www.epsonrobots.com for more information or visit our Showcase Page at LinkedIn.
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