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The Panther Predator

Introducing our fastest, most adaptive label application system ever. The Predator is built for speed – and accuracy – to boost your throughput and elevate your business.

This feature-rich – and all-electric – label automation system is the durable, reliable option for exceptional performance.

Key Features:

  • 100% electric servo drive (no compressed air)

  • High speed applicator – up to 200 IPS

  • Adaptive Touch technology provides light touch during label application process

  • Adaptive applicator automatically adjusts to carton height, ensuring accurate and consistent label placement

  • Label application distances up to 58” (tamp), or 18” (swing arm)

  • Remote-mounted 7” touch screen display

  • OEM print engine design for off-the-shelf replacement

  • Error reporting for fast, efficient troubleshooting

Contact us today and learn how Panther's Predator can immediately elevate your manufacturing, distribution, or fulfillment processes to increase throughput, reduce expenses, and decrease waste/loss for your business.

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 The Predator can accommodate up to a 58” standard tamp stroke length.

The Predator can accommodate up to a 58” standard tamp stroke length.

 With up to a 18” reach, the Predator’s swing arm configuration is ideal for case, pallet, and package applications.

With up to a 18” reach, the Predator’s swing arm configuration is ideal for case, pallet, and package applications.

 Remote-mounted 7” touch screen display, low label sensor, and various OEM print engine options.

Remote-mounted 7” touch screen display, low label sensor, and various OEM print engine options.

 Applicator assembly is adjustable, allowing for easy and efficient maintenance.

Applicator assembly is adjustable, allowing for easy and efficient maintenance.

 Engineered and assembled for speed, accuracy, and adaptability, the Panther Predator has the power to increase your throughput.

Engineered and assembled for speed, accuracy, and adaptability, the Panther Predator has the power to increase your throughput.


Applicator Configurations

  Tamp  A straight tamp, linear applicator for top and side label applications – stroke length up to 58”.

Tamp
A straight tamp, linear applicator for top and side label applications – stroke length up to 58”.

  Swing Arm  Applies labels to a front or side location (or separately to both front  and  side), around a corner, or around a cylindrical/non-flat object.

Swing Arm
Applies labels to a front or side location (or separately to both front and side), around a corner, or around a cylindrical/non-flat object.

  NEXTStep  This configuration will print and apply both the  pack slip   and   shipping label  in a single stroke.

NEXTStep
This configuration will print and apply both the pack slip and shipping label in a single stroke.

  Custom Applicators  Panther Industries has the expertise to design custom applicator options that do not fit into our standard configurations.

Custom Applicators
Panther Industries has the expertise to design custom applicator options that do not fit into our standard configurations.


Features

Controls

  • 52 I/O point PLC – w/ expandable slices

  • Quick change electrical connections with no hardwiring

  • Built-in Ethernet I/P or Modbus TCP protocols for direct communication with remote host

  • Lighted indicators for immediate feedback

  • Error log for efficient troubleshooting

  • Position sensor ensures applicator is home prior to printing a label

  • EPC Gen 2 RFID (available with RFID print engine upgrade

  • Low label sensor

  • Low ribbon detection

Applicator Options
Completely modular system with multiple configurations:

  • Tamp (up to 58" standard stroke length)

  • Swing Arm

Additional Features

  • 100% electric servo drive (no compressed air)

  • High speed applicator – up to 200 IPS

  • Adaptive Touch technology provides light touch during label application process

  • Adaptive applicator automatically adjusts to carton height – without sensors – ensuring accurate and consistent label placement

  • Reliable waste takeup system with quick-change "O" ring belt drive

  • Adjustable applicator assembly for easy maintenance

  • Remote-mounted 7” touch screen display

  • Printer interface via HMI

  • Product detect photo eye

  • OEM print engine design for off-the-shelf replacement

  • Simple and efficient label and ribbon loading

  • LED indicators on all devices

  • Adjustable T-base stand

  • Multiple mounting options

  • One-year warranty

Customized Options

  • 80/20 overhead mounting bracket

  • 12 – 24 inch stand height extension

  • EPC Gen 2 (900MHz) compliant RFID capability

  • Ethernet hub/switch for single point RJ-45 connection

 

Specifications

Dimensions

  • 29.6" (w) x 26.5" (h) x 24.9" (d)

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Hardware

Main Plate: 1/2" aircraft aluminum
Fasteners: Nickel-plated and corrosion-resistant
Eurofast sensor connections
 

Electrical

Input: 115VAC @ 5.0 amps 50/60Hz single phase
Output: 24VDC @ 2.0 amps
Includes 10' power cord
 

Print Engine

Print Engines: Zebra, SATO, or Honeywell
Print Method: Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal
Print Width: 6.6" maximum | 0.5" minimum
Print Length: 14" maximum
Print Resolution: 203, 300, or 600* DPI
Media Supply: 14" OD on 3" core
Communication: Serial, Parallel, E-Net, Wireless E-Net, USB

* 600 DPI not available for all print engine manufacturers
 

Applicator

Placement Accuracy
Within 0.025" w/ consistent product
Within 0.010" w/ stationery product

Maximum Reach
Up to 58" (tamp system)
Up to 18" (swing arm system)