In order to fast track your supply line production process, all pallets must be correctly labelled. A pallet labeller ensures that your landscape or portrait positioned labels include the important product information, supplier details, serial numbers, batch numbers and barcode, and that it is all clearly legible. Not having access to this key data can have a detrimental impact on your business’s efficiency and productivity.
What Is A Pallet Labeller?
If you want to send out a large number of pallets on a daily basis, a pallet labelling system is a must-have piece of equipment. The purpose-designed system comprises of a print-and-apply labelling machine and an applicator system.
Pallet labelling involves a 3-step process – label creation, printing and application. On completion of printing, the labels are ready for manual or automatic application at the point of manufacture or dispatch.
Pallet labels must feature product information barcodes and a Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC). Without the correct data clearly legible on your pallet labels, you may incur a fine.
For a labeller to be able to provide the perfect solution, it’s essential that the labelling system is tailored to your exact requirements. Labelling machines include single-axis medium stroke machines, long-stroke machines, and fully automated multi-face robotic machines.
Why You Need A Labelling System
Various manufacturing, industrial, transport and logistics companies require pallet identification labelling. Although it’s possible to apply the labels manually, automating the process offers many benefits including: significant intake and cross-docking speed improvement, elimination of handling errors and enhanced inventory control.
Labelling systems with smart error-detecting technology also ensure that high print quality is achieved, along with 100% traceability. You can also expect one-time scanning, and a reduction in overall time and cost. When printed labels are correctly applied, using a standalone pallet labelling machine or an integrated system, logistical efficiency naturally increases.
As one of the most important factors is ensuring that your labels are customer compliant, and that they can be easily integrated with existing systems, knowing what customers want and how to label your pallets accordingly, will go a long way to boosting your company’s productivity.
Other Crucial Considerations
To ensure uniform labelling that scans every time, there may be other important factors that you need to consider, if your goal is to improve the way in which your business delivers.
Your production line environment can have an impact on the labelling process. Dry and wet packaging environments have different requirements. You may therefore need to consider a climate control kit that consistently maintains an optimal temperature.
The capabilities of your software, and that of your customer’s, can also become an issue that requires further consideration or discussion. This s because pallet labels contain a great deal of information and necessitates smart solutions.
To be able to tackle any critical issues that may arise, so that you can avoid additional expense, your number one priority is to ensure that your pallet labeller is flexible and adjustable, and that it can easily configure all of the required standards.