FDBusiness.com

Zetes ‘Green Labelling System’ MD3000e cuts power consumption by over 68%

 Breaking News
  • Nestlé Inaugurates New Nescafé Dolce Gusto Production in Vietnam Nestlé has inaugurated a new Nescafé Dolce Gusto capsule production line in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam. The site will process an expected 2,500 tons of coffee per year (equivalent to 130 million capsules), using high quality coffee beans from Vietnam. This volume is expected to increase in the coming years. The investment reflects Nestlé’s clear focus on high-growth, [...]...
  • Pink Lemonade Yogurt? Arla Brings Indulgence to New Markets Arla Foods is to expand its successful Finnish brand, Ihana, into new markets with the premium yogurt range being launched in Denmark and the UK. Meaning ‘wonderful’ in Finnish, Ihana was launched through an extensive brand launch in 2016 in Finland with an iconic new design. Indulgence is one of the few areas in growth within [...]...
  • Process Components Announces Kemutec Expansion into Netherlands Process Components has announced the expansion of subsidiary company Kemutec in Europe, with the long-established manufacturing brand opening a new office in the Netherlands. The move forms a key part of its global strategy to extend its global territories, significantly grow its revenues and create new jobs. Kemutec has more than three decades’ worth of heritage in [...]...
  • Packaging Automation Supports the Reduction in Plastic Packaging Waste With the launch of the UK Plastics Pact to address the impact plastic waste is having on the environment, retailers and manufacturers are more conscious of single use and non-recyclable plastics and want to cater for the green consumer. The industry is turning to various kinds of eco-friendly packaging with the aim of reducing plastic [...]...
  • Glanbia Cheese Joint Venture to Build New €130 Million Mozzarella Cheese Facility Glanbia Cheese, the joint venture business between Glanbia plc and Leprino Foods, plans to build a new, world-class mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland. A site for the new facility has been identified at the recently established Togher National Industrial Estate in Portlaoise. A total of €130 million will be invested in [...]...

Zetes ‘Green Labelling System’ MD3000e cuts power consumption by over 68%

Zetes ‘Green Labelling System’ MD3000e cuts power consumption by over 68%
October 16
10:48 2012

Zetes has launched the environmentally designed ‘green Print & Apply system’ – the MD3000e. Designed to eliminate the use of compressed air, the MD3000e has been shown during product tests to offer the lowest possible cost of ownership. Fitted with Zetes’ unique ‘Electric Tamp’, it can cut energy utilisation levels by around 70% and offers many additional cost savings when used with Zetes’ fully recyclable, “green” media. The MD3000e was unveiled to the industry at ProLogistics Brussels, which took place in Belgium on September 26th and 27th 2012.

“Manufacturers are setting themselves ambitious targets for reducing their carbon footprints and need tools to help them achieve their environmental goals,” says Jean-Jacques Schormans, General Manager, 3i Competence Centre, Print & Apply for Zetes. “The MD3000e is a unique labeling device, it is 38% smaller than a typical Print & Apply system, majors on the use of recyclable materials in its construction, ultra energy efficient and will cut operating costs by a big margin.”

Successful track record of delivering innovative labeling solutions

Zetes has a successful track record of delivering labelling solutions, particularly within the food and pharmaceutical manufacturing. To maintain its status within labelling and printing, Zetes Group operates a dedicated Print & Apply Competence Centre with extensive R&D and engineering capabilities in the field of marking and labeling, printing and process-control, PLC programming and ERP/SAP integration. Zetes has already made significant investments in environmentally labelling solutions and offers a green pallet labeller, the MD6000e, which was developed in collaboration with local print and apply experts at Zetes Spain.

“Increased demand for traceability means manufacturers are actively seeking high speed labelling solutions, but also need to offset the increased environmental impact this brings through use of non-recyclable consumables. Combined with its 100% recyclable label liner and 28% more label content, Zetes’ new MD3000e Print & Apply solution ticks all the boxes for its green credentials, potential cost savings and efficiency ratings,” adds Schormans.

7 ways to lower manufacturing costs

MD3000e gives users all the standard functionality expected of a Zetes print and apply solution, including high speed labelling at item, box, bag and tray level. Added to this, Zetes reports tht the MD3000e can lower manufacturing costs in 7 ways:

  • 68% lower operational energy consumption
  • 28% higher continuous operation per roll of labels before re-loading is required
  • Reduced label storage and transportation costs based on more labels per roll
  • Meet the companies green and environmental directives
  • Fully recycle print and apply units at the end of asset lifespan
  • Avoid landfill costs associated with disposing traditional label backing, the liner on MD3000e labels is fully recyclable
  • Potential to further offset running costs with carbon credits.

Key ‘green’ features and benefits

  • Very high recyclable construction consisting of aluminum and stainless steel
  • Physically smaller – so uses less raw materials
  • 68% less energy consumption when compared to a traditional Print & Apply system
  • Lowest in-class power consumption based on best in class Thermal Print & Transport Unit
  • Contributes towards recycling goals and ISO 14001 accreditation

Zetes manufactures a wide range of coding and labelling systems to allow customers to efficiently and reliably identify individual products, boxes, and pallets in line with industry regulations. Zetes’ solutions also support serialised coding and marking within high-speed production or packaging lines and secure integration with a central WMS/ERP system.

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 5, 2018Int'l Food Products and Processing Technologies Exhibition (WorldFood Istanbul)
  • September 15, 2018iba
  • September 25, 2018PPMA Show 2018
  • September 27, 2018Int'l Fruit Show (eurofruit)
AEC v1.0.4

Jobs: Food Packaging

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements