Packaging and environment - Bizerba presents ecological labelling solutions on Interpack 2011

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(businesspress24) - Balingen/Düsseldorf, 20th April 2011 – In times of climate change and environmental
and resource protection, the issue of "sustainable production and packaging concepts" in
industry and trade is paid greater attention than ever. Hence, Bizerba presents new
labelling systems on Interpack 2011 which are very economical and environmentally
friendly at the same time, and which can be combined with check weigher and inspection
systems to form customised system solutions (hall 14, stand C14).

GLP-linerless label printer

The manual GLP printer is also available in linerless design: the labels are not supplied
from carrier tapes but from rolls where they stick to the label surface of the previous
rotation. This means a higher quantity of labels per roll, longer operating times with less
roll changes, hence more environmental protection because waste from carrier material is
avoided. Moreover, the printer does not waste material as the labels are cut to different
lengths according to each product and adjusted to the exact space required for logo,
barcode and text.

"The linerless technology is very resource-friendly, and will be an important part of
sustainable product packaging in future," explains Dieter Conzelmann, Director Industry
Solutions at Bizerba, and continues with a sample calculation: "Let's assume that a
manufacturer must change label rolls around 1750 time per year. With linerless rolls with
an additional label capacity of 40%, only 1050 changes are necessary. This saves 18
hours of changeover time and more than 700 kilograms of waste from carrier tape."

Environmental protection due to less wearing parts: the EcoMotion printer

The new technology of thermal direct printing improves the operating life of the thermal
element. The thermal element is lifted at the sections of the label with no imprint.

Due to reduced abrasion, spare part and maintenance costs are reduced, and the
environment is protected due to less disposed wearing parts. The EcoMotion printer is
used for the blow and plunger applicators of GLM-I and GLM-L labellers.

New GLM-B generation box labeller with front-side applicator

GLM-B generation box labellers are used in production, warehouse and distribution
logistics. The new 350/700 versions are equipped with applicators with a vertical travel of
350 and 700 millimetres, respectively. They can label 45 packages of different size per
minute from above and from the sides. Various support racks allow for flexible labelling.
As the label rolls have a comparatively large diameter of 300 millimetres, less roll
change is required. The box labeller can optionally be controlled with internal or external
operating terminals.

The newly developed applicator which functions like a swinging arm now even allows for
labelling on the front side (GLM-B 150 F). "According to the Bizerba system policy, the
box labeller is used as a total printer in fully automatic check weighers and price labelling
lines. To this end, the labeller is connected downstream of the GLM-I labeller or the CWE
check weigher," Conzelmann continues. The box labeller also has a high level of
integrated intelligence to store the data of items, texts and layouts, and to assume
checking and activation tasks in combination with external reading devices. Due to a new
function, operators can now connect the GLM-B with their EDP system via the WS-FOOD
interface (a new standard for operational data collection) applying the plug-and-play

GLM-E 20/30 allows for the first step towards automatic price labelling

The new models of the GLM-E series form the first step for manufacturers and distributors
towards automatic price labelling. The machines weigh and label up to 35 packages per
minute in start/stop operation. They can be applied as standalone devices, or connected
downstream of stretch film packaging machines.

Moreover, the devices are equipped with remote monitoring so that service technicians
have access to the system via the e-service on the internet and can solve problems in
real-time – without costly on-site visits required. If used as automatic labeller, the
labelling capacity is up to 70 packages per minute. GLM-E 20/30 devices are used in the
meat and sausage industry, the fruit and vegetable sector, for the manufacturing of
convenience products, and in trade.

Fully automatic labelling of pallets and beverage crates

GLM-P 2S with integrated weigher allows for the fully automatic labelling of pallets or
beverage crates on up to three sides and up to three extents. The labelling of pallets on
three sides ensures that the information can be read even if the pallet is not moved or
stored in the correct direction. Data are applied to the pallet in the form of GS1- or EPC-
globally-conform transport labels in sizes of up to A5. This ensures the traceability of
food. The GLM-P 2S achieves a labelling capacity of 300 pallets per hour.

About Bizerba

Bizerba is a leading, worldwide-operating Solutions-provider offering professional system
solutions in scale, label, information and food service technologies, in the retail, food
industry, producing and logistic segments. Sector-specific hardware and software, high-
performance network-compatible management systems as well as a wide selection of
labels, consumables and business services ensure transparent control of integrated
business processes and high-level availability of Bizerba-specific performance features.

Worldwide, Bizerba is present in over 120 countries – with 41 shareholdings in 23
countries, as well as 54 country distributors. The company’s headquarters, with a staff of
3,000, is located in Balingen, Germany. Further manufacturing facilities are located in
Meßkirch, Bochum, Vienna (Austria), Pfäffikon (Switzerland), Milan (Italy), Shanghai
(China), Forest Hill (USA) and San Luis Potosi (Mexico).

For enquiries, please contact:

Bizerba GmbH & Co. KG
Claudia Gross
Director Global Marketing and Communication
Wilhelm-Kraut-Straße 65
D-72336 Balingen
Telephone +49 7433 12-33 00
Fax +49 7433 12-5 33 00
E-mail: claudia.gross(at)
network integrated communication
Patrick Schroeder
Coburger Straße 3
53113 Bonn
Telefon +49 228 620 43 84
Telefax +49 228 620 44 75
E-Mail: patrick.schroeder(at)

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Date: 04/22/2011 - 11:01
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