GREEN BAY, Wis.—WS Packaging Group, Inc., has partnered with ILTI S.r.l. (Italian Labelling Technology Industry) of Mantova, Italy, to expand its Automated Systems Division (ASD) portfolio to include a series of rotary labelers designed for pressure-sensitive label applications in the food, beverage, automotive, wine and spirits, pharmaceutical, and home and personal care markets. WS Packaging has acquired the exclusive distribution rights of the high-speed rotary equipment within the United States and Mexico.
“WS Packaging is a respected leader with a significant presence in the printing and label converting market within North America,” said Tarcisio Scapinelli, president and CEO for ILTI. “ILTI strengthens WS Packaging in the field of self-adhesive label application equipment and its unique capability to supply both machines and labels that few competitors in North America can offer.”
“Expanding our ASD family of products allows us to better support and grow with our clients’ application needs,” said Scott Fisher, chief innovation and operations officer for WS Packaging. “ILTI designs and manufactures superior rotary technology not found in North America today, and our combined capabilities provide the highest technical expertise to provide a single resource for both labels and application equipment to service the demanding needs of Fortune 500 clients.”
“Compared to other rotary labelers on the market, ILTI’s technology is highly efficient and cost-effective, without compromising durability and functionality,” Fisher added.
The ILTI rotary labeling equipment is available in four separate models, including:
• RS System—designed for speeds up to 300 bottles-per-minute (BPM), the RS System is soundly built; yet economically priced.
• RE System—designed for high-efficiency packaging lines with an ergonomic design, specific for non-stop functionality. The RE System features two labeling heads for non-stop applications requiring speeds up to 600 BPM.
• RP System—the fastest ILTI labeler, with a production capability of more than 1,000 BPM, the RP System is ideal for the beverage sector, particularly for beer and soft drinks.
• Pharma-R System—designed for the pharmaceutical industry, in compliance with the industry’s safety, traceability and cleanliness requirements. Intended for speeds up to 450 BPM.