C.R. Onsrud updated and redesigned its InnoAgg Labeling System in recent months to make part identification and assembly more efficient. It is available with aggregate heads for printing sticky-back or inkjet labels.
The system works with the company’s CNC machines and requires only an extra pass to label the parts automatically. The two labeling options can be purchased separately or as one complete system. The sticky-back label model was introduced at IWF 2014; the inkjet version debuted at AWFS 2015.
Alex Free, C.R. Onsrud’s electrical engineer and product manager, explains that the system is important for shop organization and efficiency,
“Depending on the size of the cabinet you’re building, you may have five parts that look very similar to one another. Depending on how organized the shop is, it’s quite possible you could get confused. With this system, when a part comes off the machine is has a label on it to identify it. This also expedites and makes the [assembly] process more efficient,” Free says.
The two labeling options allow for a better variety of materials to be labeled as well, he adds. Soy-based inks are used in the inkjet version, which won’t stain and can be wiped off.
“The ease of use of this system is one of the highlights of it. I can train someone how to run from out-of-the-box to labeling parts in an hour or so,” he says.
Each labeling option sells for about $10,000. They can be purchased together for less than $20,000, according to the company.
For information, visit www.cronsrud.com.
This article originally appeared in the March 2016 issue.