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Industry Breakthrough
Announcing the Labor-Free Apply On The Fly As The Carton Goes By Shipping Label & Packing List Fulfillment System. True Automated Print & Apply designed to replace the traditional shipping label and cumbersome “Packing List Enclosed” plastic pouch on outgoing parcel shipments. The system is designed to dramatically increase profits and eliminate the human labor bottleneck in traditional shipping/manifesting systems. The Labor-Free Labeling System is designed for high volume (500,000 and up) parcel distribution operations.

How the Labor-Free Labeling System Works
The system is controlled by software that conveys, aligns, tracks, justifies and labels the outbound cartons. Upstream of the applicators, the system reads the cartons’ order barcode, looks up the label data in its’ real-time database and transmits the label data to the applicators. The cartons are tracked at a 1/8" resolution along the conveyor belt to the first applicator and the customer packing list is printed and applied to the side of the carton. The packing list is verified by a scanner positioned directly following the packing list applicator.

The carton continues on the conveyor to the second applicator and a slightly larger carrier shipping label is printed and accurately applied over the packing list label. The shipping label is verified by a scanner positioned directly following the shipping label applicator. The system is designed to run in a continuous operation and can be operated by a single operator. An optional in-motion scale and scanner can be provided with the system to capture final carton weight for the shipping manifest.

Patented Label Design
“Thinking Outside The Box – LITERALLY” was required in order to conceptualize the patented two-label system design. The Shipping Label has a 7/8" outer perimeter adhesive border around a 6" x 4" (or custom size) non-adhesive center section to print the Outbound Parcel shipping information. The recipient can easily remove the shipping label’s non-adhesive center section by pulling a die cut zipper from left to right. Once the shipping label is removed, the confidential Packing List is exposed. The Packing List has 1/2" strips of adhesive on the left and right side with a non-adhesive center section that can easily be removed by pulling up in one motion. Paper only documents to file for record purposes since the adhesive portion of the shipping label and packing list stays on the carton. Static Terms & Conditions can be pre-printed (press-printed) on the back of the shipping label and packing list’s non-adhesive center section.

Print & Apply Equipment
Several companies currently manufacture print and apply equipment that is compatible with the patented label system. One example is the Zebra 170 Pax and Label-Aire 2138 for Pneumatic (air) side apply or Panther P2000 Electric (very fast) for top apply application.

The labels, in combination with the high-speed print-apply air-tamp applicators, are designed to apply approximately 20 boxes per minute or roughly 1,500 an hour on one line. The labels are applied to the side or top of virtually any size and weight carton from 6.5" x 8.5" to over 36"x 36" and from 1 pound to 70 pounds.

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Automatically Print & Apply
Packing Lists & Shipping Labels
at 20 Cartons per Minute

Print Setup
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  • Sequentially Apply & Verify both the Packing List and Carrier Shipping Labels on Variable Size and Weight Cartons
  • Eliminates Labor & Increases Shipment Accuracy
  • Reduces Paperwork and Poly-bag Packing List Inserting Costs
  • Faster – Improve Your On-Time Shipment Delivery
  • Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal
  • Complements RF Picking, Pick to Light and Voice Activated Systems
  • Packing Lists Can be Put on Every Carton or on Specific Cartons Only.
  • Outperforms 12 Manually Operated Manifesting Stations (25 per minute LFLS vs. an estimated 2 per minute by one person manually)
  • Payback Typically in 6 Months or Less

Ideal for High Volume Warehouse Distribution

  • Organizations/Distributors that receive sealed cartons and ship out in the sam sealed carton
  • Companies with a corporate mandate to have the packing slip on the outside of the box
  • Companies that want to automate and simplify the shipping label packing list operation as a box goes down a conveyor (true print and apply)
  • Companies that want to gain efficiencies by eliminating manual jobs with machines
  • Companies that want to eliminate the expensive and hard to handle plastic pouch for packing list