RANDOM DISTANCE SENSING
For applications where there may be different height products or products at varying distances from the applicator, FOX IV offers Random Distance Sensing. With Random Distance Sensing, the applicator accommodates the different heights/distance by slowing the applicator as it nears the product up to the maximum distance of the applicator assembly.
Tamp application is the most common type of application assembly. An applicator pad - either hard or soft - at the end of a cylinder assembly applies the label to the surface of the product, case, or pallet. Tamp assemblies can be either pneumatic or electric.
Tamp-Blow is similar to tamp in that a cylinder assembly extends toward the surface of the product, case, or pallet; however, instead of contacting the product to apply the label, air is forced through the applicator pad to blow the label onto the surface. This is ideal for delicate or uneven application surfaces.
For cylindrical or soft application surfaces, or for applications that may require extra contact, tamp-roll is often used. After the label is applied with the tamp surface, a roller built into the tamp rolls over the label to firmly adhere it to the application surface.
The wipe, also known as merge, application method utilizes an extended peel point and applicator brush to wipe the label onto a moving surface as it passes. This is popular for cylindrical products as well as higher speed labeling applications. This option does not require factory air.
If one of our standard application methods will not work for a unique application, FOX IV's in-house engineering team can design custom application methods to apply labels.