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LABELING SYSTEMS | LABELING MACHINES

Frequently asked questions | FAQ

What is a labeling machine?

What is a labeling machine?

Labeling machines are used in production lines or packaging lines in all industries. Labeling systems are available in a wide variety of tree shapes and configurations. A labeling machine applies prefabricated labels to a product or product packaging. The product is identified by applying the labels. The labeling process can be automated using labeling machines - this saves a considerable amount of time in your production. This saves you the laborious and time-consuming process of applying the labels. By using a labeler, labels can be applied to a product faster and more precisely.  

Which labeling machines are there?

Depending on the application  there are different types of labeling machines:

Manual labeller

A manual labeling device is operated by hand.  By using manual labeling devices, small batches can be labeled quickly. This saves set-up times and costs. The label is applied precisely to the product by the labeling device - you are spared the laborious task of aligning the label by hand. Manual labeling systems are mobile and can therefore be used flexibly in production.

Semi-automatic labeling machine

With semi-automatic labeling machines, the product is placed in the labeling machine by hand. The labeling process is started automatically by hand or foot operation and the label is applied to the product. The product is then removed manually. Medium-sized batches can be labeled with it without any problems and higher production numbers can also be managed. Semi-automatic labellers take more work off the operator compared to manual operators. If your production volumes vary greatly, a semi-automatic labeller may be the right choice for you.

Fully automatic labeling machine

Automatic labeling systems are firmly integrated into production lines or packaging lines. The labeling process runs fully automatically and requires no human intervention. Fully automatic labellers are ideally suited for high production volumes, as they cannot be handled by hand. Individual solutions are often required for automatic labelling. Thanks to a modular construction system of the fully automatic standard machines from b+b, individual adjustments can be made quickly and inexpensively. For further requirements, b+b offer appropriate special machines for labeling your products.

label dispenser

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Which labeling machines are there?

Depending on the application  there are different types of labeling machines:

Manual labeling device

A manual labeling device is operated by hand.  By using manual labeling devices, small batches can be labeled quickly. This saves set-up times and costs. The label is applied precisely to the product using the labeling device - you are spared the laborious task of aligning the label by hand. Manual labeling systems are mobile and can therefore be used flexibly in production.

 

Semi-automatic labeling machine

With semi-automatic labeling machines, the product is placed in the labeling machine by hand. The labeling process is started automatically by hand or foot control and the label is applied to the product. The product is then removed by hand. Medium-sized batches can thus be labeled without any problems and higher production numbers can also be managed. Semi-automatic labellers relieve the operator of more work compared to manual operators. If your production quantities vary greatly, a semi-automatic labeler can be the right choice for you.

Fully automatic labeling machine

Automatic labeling systems are permanently integrated in production lines or packaging lines. The labeling process is fully automated and does not require any human intervention. Fully automatic labellers are ideal for high production volumes, as they cannot be handled by hand. Individual solutions are often required for automatic labeling. Thanks to the modular construction system of the fully automatic standard machines from b + b, individual adjustments can be made quickly and inexpensively. For further requirements, b + b offer corresponding special machines for labeling your products.

Label dispenser

Label dispensers apply labels quickly and precisely to products and packaging. Thanks to their compact design, label dispensers can be easily integrated into your production line.

Label printing dispenser

Label printing dispensers consist of a label dispenser and a label printer. The printing and application of labels take place in one device. By using different applicators, almost any labeling requirement can be met.

How does a labeling machine work?

A label roll is inserted into the labeling machine and threaded according to the threading scheme. Depending on the application and the labeling requirements, the labels are already printed in advance and only need to be applied to the product or the labels are printed inline. This can be implemented by integrating a printing module - the labels can thus be printed in the machine. Either the label is printed before it is applied to the label or the label is printed with additional information after it is applied to the product.

With manual labeling devices, the label is applied by hand. With fully and semi-automatic labelers, the labeling process takes place automatically.

The product can be applied using different methods, depending on the application.

Tamp-on Labelling corner-wrap

Tamp-on labeling around the corner

The label is applied to the label by two stamps and then ironed.

Labelling with vacuum belt

Labeling with vacuum tape

The label is sucked in via the vacuum belt. The label is applied to the product using a pressure roller.

Tamp-on Labelling

Tamp-on labeling

The label is applied to the product using a dispenser arm.

Blow-on Labelling

Blow-on labeling

The label is attached to the product without contact by air.

Wipe-on Labelling

Wipe-on labeling

The label is applied to the product using a roller or brush.

For which areas of application can labelers be used?

Labeling machines apply pre-made labels to products. There are different technologies depending on the type of labeling, whether cold glue labeling, hot glue labeling, wet glue labeling, self-adhesive labeling and sleeve labeling. The labeling machines from b + b  are used to apply self-adhesive labels.

Labelers can be used for a wide variety of labeling:

Corner labeling of bulk containers

Corner labeling of large containers

Banding and labelling of barrels | KEG
Side labelling of large, cylindrical products
Side labelling of shaped bottles
Side labelling of small, cylindrical products
Wrap-around labelling of small, cylindrical products
Bottle labelling

Bottle labeling

Form bottle labelling - multi-sided
Safety labeling of round, cylindrical products
All-round labeling of round, horizontal products
Top-side labeling of flat products
All-round labeling of narrow, horizontal products
Top labeling of high products
All-round labeling of syringes
Top labeling of tubes

Which products can be labeled with labeling systems?

A wide variety of products and product packaging can be labeled with labeling machines. Whether large, small, angular, cylindrical, conical or oval product formats - with labeling systems almost any product shape can be labeled. b + b offers suitable labeling machines for all formats and surfaces.

Which surfaces can be labeled with labeling machines?

Basically, almost all product surfaces can be provided with labels with labeling machines:

  • oily surfaces

  • damp surfaces

  • rough or dusty surfaces

  • soft or elastic surfaces

  • smooth surfaces

  • solid surfaces

The right choice of label material and label adhesive is crucial here. At b + b we would be happy to advise you on the right choice of labels - tailored to your production environment and conditions. 

Can labeling machines be integrated into an existing production line or packaging line?

Fully automatic labeling systems can be integrated into production lines and packaging lines. These are usually connected to other systems and machines in the line via a conveyor belt. - both hardware and software.

 

Semi-automatic and manual labeling systems can be used flexibly in the production facilities - these are not integrated.

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Welche Produkte können mit Etikettiersystemen etikettiert werden?
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