RMLpharma60 series

Labeling machine for test tubes

Basic concept of the system for labeling test tubes, laboratory tubes, samples:

With the fully automatic labeling system RML60pharma from b + b, tubes are precisely labeled around the circumference. The tubes are fed to the labeling system via a sorting and feeding station and separated. The tubes are transported to the labeling station via a conveyor belt. Compared to semi-automatic systems, a higher number of pieces can be achieved here. With the labeler, the tubes can be labeled lengthways as well as all around.

Our labelers are characterized by quality, durability and ease of use.

Additional modules:

The system can be enhance as desired to label printing systems such as thermal transfer printing systems, thermal inkjet devices (TIJ), inkjet coding systems (CIJ) or hot-stamping equipment. Optional vision systems guarantee quality criteria such as the presence and correctness of print data, label placement on your products and guarantee that complaints are eliminated from the start.


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RMLpharma models




Tubes, test tubes, laboratory samples


up to 60 products / min

Equipment options:

  • TTO print module

  • Camera system (s)

  • Ejection station

  • Backup labeler

  • Magazines

  • Label presence station

  • Label removal station

Fully automatic labeling system for labeling tubes - labeling process

Fully Automatic Tube Labeler - Overview

Reference project:

Biotype develops, produces and sells molecular diagnostic kits for the detection and quantification of RNA and DNA markers. To label test tubes, Biotype decided on a fully automatic labeling machine from the RML60pharma series.

The tube labeler was integrated into the production line by Zellwag Pharmtech AG. Zellwag Pharmtech AG specializes in the development and manufacture of filling and closing systems for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and cosmetics industries in the medium-sized performance segment. Regardless of whether products are aseptically or non-aseptically filled - Zellwag is a reliable partner for filling vials, bottles, syringes and cartridges in the small and medium performance range.

Product examples:

The RMLpharma labeler labels cylindrical, horizontal products such as B. tubes, test tubes, samples.

Important when labeling ampoules, cartridges and syringes:

  • Precise labeling of cylindrical products. B. appropriate level scales, the labels must be applied precisely.

  • Integration into existing packaging lines: The labeling machine can be expanded modularly. Automatic loading of the system and subsequent collection can be implemented without any problems.

  • Compliance with FMD guidelines: Our labeling machines meet all FMD systems and can be easily expanded with the corresponding serialization modules.

  • Fulfillment of industry-specific guidelines and requirements: Integration of coding, serialization, control and ejection systems

  • Different printing of batch information, codes and best before dates: We integrate the corresponding applicators into your labeling system - and we are happy to provide you with them

Application example:

Here you can find interesting application examples and already implemented projects of well-known partners.


As a provider of complete solutions, we can also provide you with self-adhesive labels - in various designs to meet your requirements:

Barcode labels for identifying the tubes | Blank labels for manual lettering or printing and many other labels - printed and unprinted.

Other labelling machines for tube labelling:

Semi-automatic labelling machine for labelling tubes

The semi-automatic labelling machine TNC-R was developed for the wrap-around labelling of tubes. The labeller can be used to label tubes such as ampoules, laboratory samples and similar products. 


A printing unit can be integrated for individual labelling of the tubes. This allows you to print the labels yourself inline very easily.

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Fully automatic labeler for ampoule labeling

The fully automatic labeling machine RML was developed for the labeling of ampoules, cartridges, syringes or other horizontal, cylindrical products. The lying products reach the labeling station via a clocked roller conveyor belt, which fixes the label on the circumference. The system convinces with the highest positioning accuracy.


From manual picking and removal to fully automatic loading and subsequent collection of the products, this model is modularly expandable.


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