Matthews shows another Best New Product finalist at Auspack 2015

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 22nd April 2015

Matthews Australasia launched the Autolabel label printer applicator (LPA) to the Australian market at Auspack 2015. The product was also a finalist in the Best New Product award category.

Mark Dingley, Matthews’ General Manager, says, “The Autolabel LPAs are designed for automated production lines. They automatically print dynamic information on a label, then apply it to either a product, a carton or tray, or even a pallet. So it’s a primary, secondary and tertiary labelling solution, depending on where it is being used.

“This new LPA was designed by the engineering team at Autolabel, which was founded in 2006 in Sweden, to address limitations of LPA solutions — including that they are seen as a cost of doing business, and not contributing to overall production efficiencies. The new, ground-up solution is the easiest-to-use print-and apply system in the market. It is ideal for manufacturers with very high demands on ease of use and uptime.”

Mr Dingley says the welded printer frame is machined as one piece, eliminating mechanical adjustments. Being permanently fixed, with high tolerances, no adjustments can change over time. Without time spent adjusting so it works properly, the Autolabel LPA delivers more uptime and output.

“Some existing solutions need daily, or at best weekly, maintenance and are not intuitive. Not only is the Autolabel LPA easy to use, but changing consumables such as labels is simple and tools are not required to change the print-head.

“Time spent on equipment training and maintenance does not generate revenue; the intuitive, simple-to-use Autolabel LPA helps manufacturers who are constantly looking for ways to improve productivity and the interest we had at Auspack was outstanding.”

He says Matthews was very pleased to again have a product named as an Auspack award finalist.

“We’ve won three previous awards at Auspack: in 2011 our integration software iDSnet won the APPMA Design Achievement Award; and we’ve also won Best New Product twice — in 2009 for our product traceability and production reporting software iDSnet Express, and in 2007 for the fibre YAG laser, which codes directly onto flexible films without piercing the substrate. To have another product chosen as a finalist from an excellent field was again humbling and pleasing.”

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