instore - May 2018 - 74
Every detail matters when
planning a labeling system.
CTM says that while drawings can provide a
relative picture of size and shape, the benefits
of working with three dimensions can be instrumental in retrofitting a labeling solution.
Photo: CTM Labeling Solutions
An engineer needs to be able to hold the
product and physically observe its features
in order to accurately configure a comprehensive and effective design.
"Even seemingly minute details can make
radical differences in where the product is
placed on a conveyor, how the semiautomatic aspects of a machine are designed, or
how the machinery is laid out," says Wade.
"Do certain parts need to be restrained from
movement? Does the product require bent
configurations that might not otherwise
show up on a drawing? Is there a more convenient method of product placement during label application that could save time
and money and improve consistency?"
It is also important to have the label itself.
Labels can come in different dimensions,