VWS Nederland turns 20 this year. This Dutch company develops, manufactures, and supplies labeling machines for the food industry. Chances are that their machines have labeled products like packed tomatoes, broccoli, pointed cabbages, and mushrooms.
The LP500 automatic barcode label printer series.
“Our machines are ideally suited to labeling fragile packaged products. Their advanced blow-on systems are one of the reasons for that," says VWS Nederland's owner, Patrick van der Vegt. The blow-on system ensures that there's zero mechanical load on the product when the label is applied. "That's a great advantage for products like fruit and vegetables. The systems are constructed from stainless steel and have a touch screen for easy operation."
When speed is of the essence, VWS can add multiple printers to a single system. The company designs and manufactures the stainless steel machines itself. "Clients can keep their machine running non-stop. When the first roll-on printer runs out, it automatically switches to the other. You can also let the labeler 'ping-pong'. The machine will then keep switching between printers. That allows you to label up to 160 packages per minute. We can also make adjustments according to clients' wishes. That's another advantage of designing the machines ourselves."
“We not only have the LP500 automatic barcode label printer series. We offer the Octopus weighing, pricing, and labeling series too. It weighs and labels products while they're on the line," says Patrick. He's noticed an increase in demand for these machines in the fruit and vegetable sector over the past year. "We've supplied various systems. These are equipped with weighing and/or labeling systems."
VWS Nederland supplies their machines directly to the Dutch and Belgian markets. They sell and install in other countries via a dealer network. "We have machines in England, Chile, Switzerland, Australia, the United States, and other countries. Our 18-person team develops the hardware and software. If something goes wrong, we quickly help out. We can provide this service on location or remotely," Patrick concludes.