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LA-2050 Label Printer-Applicator

When you are looking for a low-cost yet high-performance automated print and apply system, look to Weber’s LA-2050 labeling system.

This robust system offers maximum performance in a small compact footprint using a highly-efficient low-energy tamp-blow applicator for contactless labeling. Labeling accuracy is ±0.05 inches.

The LA-2050 is perfect for small ecommerce fulfillment companies or anyone needing to automate their labeling for the first time. Using a Sato CLNX label printer, the LA-2050 takes the printed label and applies it to a product moving on a conveyor line or on a one-at-a-time jig fixture.

The LA-2050 can print and apply labels to various height packages so it works well for small ecommerce and distribution centers that ship different size packages.

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LA-2050 Low-Cost Variable-Height Label Printer-Applicator

Featuring a variable stroke tamp and sensor, the LA-2050 provides automatic labeling for products of different heights. Able to apply up to 25 labels per minute, the system can be used as part of an automated production line or as a stand-alone unit in a jig fixture for accurate labeling.

The LA-2050 uses a 300-dpi Sato CLNX thermal-transfer label printer that can print thermal-transfer or direct thermal labels as small as 1.1” x 1.5” up to 4.7” x 6.2” (ideal for 4”x 6” shipping labels). The printer uses a 8” label roll and up to 1968-foot ribbons for longer continuous operation between changes. The printer works with many programming languages such as ZPL, DPL, IPL, and TPL without having to change any settings.

Print jobs are sent to the Sato printer which then feeds the printed labels to the LA-2050 for application. The system is easy to operate and can quickly integrate into your current production line. Data interfaces include USB, LAN, Bluetooth and IEEE1284.

Special Features & Options

The LA-2050 variable-height tamp-blow print-apply system includes a number of noteworthy features that add to the operational versatility of this printer-applicator.

Tamp-blow application. This is a very popular method of air-assisted label placement used with standard applications, and is particularly useful in the labeling of recessed areas. A printed label is fed onto a tamp pad and held by vacuum, a servo-powered cylinder extends to within .25 inch of the product, and the label is blown onto its surface to a placement accuracy of 0.05".

Numerous I/O's. The system can be interfaced with many types of external devices using 1 x USB (type B), 1 x LAN, Bluetooth, 1 x USB (Type A), 1 x IEEE1284, optional W-LAN.

Print job storage. Multiple label printing formats can be stored in the system's memory, making it easier for an operator to select a job directly from the applicator instead of downloading a computer file.


Model LA-2050 Series Tamp-Blow Label Printer-Applicator Specifications

26.1”L x 16.9”W x 23.2”H
(66.3cm x 43cm x 59.1cm)

66 lbs. (33kg)

90 to 263 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 5 Amps

50°-95°F (10°-35°C); humidity 15-95% RH non-condensing

Communication Interface
1 x USB (type B), 1 x LAN, Bluetooth, 1 x USB (Type A), 1 x IEEE1284, optional W-LAN

Air Requirements
2.2 Liters per dispensing cycle with 6 bar (for most applications)

Product Sensing
Reflex sensor, photoelectric barrier, inductive or capacitive sensor, micro-switches, potential-free contacts (PLC)

Printing Methods
Direct-thermal and thermal-transfer

Print Resolution
203, 300 or 600 dpi

Print Speed
8” per second at 300 dpi

Label Size
1.1” x 1.5” minimum
4.7” x 6.2” maximum

Label Roll Size
Maximum diameter 8.5” O.D. (218mm)

Labeling Speed
Contingent upon print engine and label size/content

Label Placement
Accurate to ±0.05” (1.5mm) when labels are produced to specifications and product handling is controlled and consistent

Die-cut, waste removed with 0.125” (3mm) minimum separation between labels in running direction and 0.125” (3mm) maximum web over label width; direct or thermal-transfer

Labeling Software
Weber Legitronic® software

Print Characters & Bar Codes
Text: Selection of fonts, including OCR-A & B representation

Bar Codes: UPC-A/E, EAN-8/13, Code 39, I 2 of 5, Code 128, Codabar, MSI, 2 of 5, Code 93, UPC Bookland, Matrix 2 of 5, Postnet, UCC/EAN 128, PDF-417, Maxicode, Data Matrix

(Text and bar codes can be rotated 360 degrees; horizontal and vertical character expansion)

Optional Features
• Adjustable Stand
• U-arm suspension fixture for flexible mounting

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