Introducing ground-breaking innovation in pack label application

New electric shrink wrap applicator drives better ROI for manufacturers

Speed, accuracy and lowest cost of ownership.

Whatever your pack labelling challenge, our market leading, high-speed shrink-wrapped pack (TUC) labelling technology and expert management support can be relied upon to generate you an incredible return on investment.

Delivering speeds of 80 packs per minute, with incredible accuracy, our real-time Print and Apply pack labelling systems do not need speed synchronisation or special conveyor systems, driving down your cost of ownership.

With innovations like the all-electric shrink wrap applicator, which does not require the use of compressed air, Cobalt is always developing technology which is not only ground-breaking but has huge commercial benefits.

Meeting the increasing demand for packaging rationalisation, country-specific label content, serialisation and GS1-128 barcodes, the label content control and security has become as important as the print quality and label application itself.

For this reason, you don’t just need Print and Apply technology; you need smart partners who know barcoding inside out. Please take a look at our product videos below.

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We have been particularly impressed by the Cobalt Nexus which is well designed, robust equipment specified to exceed the performance we require giving us more opportunity to increase throughput in the future.
 
Paul Clifford, Engineering and Manufacturing Director, Aston Manor

Nexus 20 All Electric Shrink Wrap Pack Printer Applicator

Innovation in Shrink Pack Labelling with no compressed air required

Delivering speeds of up to 80 packs a minute, this highly accurate machine delivers real-time labelling with no need for compressed air, speed synchronisation or special conveyor systems, reducing the capital costs of implementation and ensuring lowest cost of ownership.

The GS1 compliant technology is packed with clever, yet simple to use features. The Cobalt team has also designed a new safe start procedure that eliminates the risk of last batch data being applied to the new product, through the intuitive Nexus HMI. Operators can also easily adjust the height of the motor via the HMI.

Simplicity and engineering excellence in harmony.

Features Benefits
High-speed front application >80 packs per minute No need to turn shrink-wrapped packs for labelling long edge

Electric Only No compressed air required. Low maintenance requirements for ultra-low cost of ownership/best ROI

Real-Time print & apply with safe start Label printed is the label applied. Less waste and no risk of incorrect labelling

Product-driven
application control
No need for line speed synchronisation or special conveying

Industry leading 3- year warranty Resilient by design, low maintenance costs. Fixed price service packs available

Motor height adjustment Quick positioning of applicator when changing to different height products via integrated HMI

 

The Nexus is one of the best machines we have ever bought, everyone in the factory loves them.
 
Jamie McGregor, Production Director, Essential Cuisine

Nexus 20 High Speed Linear Pack Applicator with Sentinel

High Speed, 100 % barcode verification with total peace of mind.

With 100 % barcode verification guaranteed, the new linear pack applicator ensures complete peace of mind for production management.

Labelling at 80 packs a minute, the Nexus 20 Linear applicator, prints and applies labels to the side of shrink wrap packs and cases, verifying and grading every barcode for quality, only applying good labels in the process.

Compliant with GS1 standards, the precise and secure application uses Cobalt Sentinel onboard, an award-winning innovation that can verify barcode quality on print and validate the data is correct on the case, pack or pallet post application.

Features Benefits
High-speed non-contact side application >80 products per minute Meets and exceeds most requirements. No contact protects product and Nexus.

Cobalt Sentinel Onboard barcode verification & validation 100% barcode quality inspection on print. See degradation ahead of failure for informed production decisions. Validate post application for presence and correctness. Never apply a poor label. 100% peace of mind.

Print manager on board Wheel in stand-alone solution. Label designs and database on board negates the need for external PC’s/HMI’s.

Integrated colour touchscreen control 100% validated SSCC labels are applied and in sequence.

Optional pallet receipting Simplified Control for operators.

Industry leading 3-year warranty Resilient by design, low maintenance costs. Fixed price service packs available.

 

We chose Cobalt for their expertise in both data integration and equipment.
 
Paul Clifford, Engineering & Manufacturing Director, Aston Manor

NEXUS 20 Drum Printer Applicator

Innovation in drum print and labelling

A real passion for engineering has driven Cobalt’s latest innovation in drum print and labelling. The Nexus 20 Drum Printer Applicator which is both GS1 and GHS compliant, can print multiple labels and apply them quickly to a rotating drum with each label containing unique real-time data. Eliminating rotational synchronisation, the drum applicator represents a step forward in precise and secure label application for cylindrical packaging.

Features Benefits
Real-time roller application Precise and secure application manipulates label onto the surface. Ideal for large GHS label applications to curved surfaces

Universal application tool Accommodates a range of label sizes. Synthetic or paper for a wide range of applications

Simultaneous print and application Permits high-speed labelling or multiple labels to one product - a rotating drum for example.

GS1 & GHS compliant Solution designed for compliance for delivering peace of mind.

Industry leading 3- year warranty Resilient by design, low maintenance costs. Fixed price service packs available

 

Nexus Contact

High speed, resilient label application

The Nexus Contact is a high-speed wipe on printer applicator. With simplified controls for operators, the Nexus Contact can automatically synchronise label speed with products. Its accumulator permits print and application simultaneously for use on high-speed lines. It’s low maintenance cost and robust design ensure an excellent ROI with low cost of ownership.

Features Benefits
High Speed Print & Apply with traditional beak application High speed wipe on application achieved by separating print and application control. Printer feeds label accumulator and applicator feeds from accumulator allowing to continue between label application resulting in higher speed from one head. Note - Batch only.

Encoder Control Automatically synchronises label dispense speed with product speed including ramp up and down.

Print manager on board Wheel in stand-alone solution. Label designs and database on board negates the need for external PC’s/HMI’s.

Integrated colour touchscreen control Simplified control for operators.

Industry leading 3-year warranty Resilient by design, low maintenance costs. Fixed price service packs available.

 

NEXUS PIVOT

The real-time, high-speed label applicator for front application to shrink wrap packs.

Delivering rapid labelling of 80 packs a minute, the Nexus Pivot is an applicator that delivers real-time labelling to the long side of shrink-wrapped packs without the need to turn the pack first.

With Cobalt Sentinel onboard, the pivot is a powerful application, ensuring 100 % barcode quality on print and validating labels post application on pack.

Features Benefits
High speed non contact front application >80 products per minute Ideal for Shrink Wrap packs of cans or glass/plastic jars.

Real Time print & apply Label printed is the label applied. Less waste and no risk of incorrectly labelled product at batch change over.

Cobalt Sentinel Onboard barcode verification & validation 100% barcode quality inspection on print. See degradation ahead of failure for informed production decisions. Validate post application for presence and correctness. Never applies a poor label. 100% peace of mind.

Print manager on board Wheel in stand-alone solution. Label designs and database on board negates need for external PC's/HMI's.

Integrated colour touch screen control Simplified control for operators.

Industry leading 3- year warranty Resilient by design, low maintenance costs. Fixed price service packs available.

 

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