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Fully automatic labelling systems for side labelling and wrap-around labelling 

Basic concept of the system for side and wrap-around labelling:
The basic concept of the labelling machine is double-sided labelling and side labelling of shaped bottles without the use of format sets. The machine can be adapted to the respective product by simply adjusting the machine components. The associated advantages are short set-up times, high availability and multiple use in different production lines. For exact positioning accuracy of the labels during side labelling, the shaped bottles are precisely aligned on the transport path. Label formats up to 250mm high and cycle rates up to 250 labels per minute are possible. This makes it easy to cover a wide range of products. Small production quantities can be labelled most efficiently with semi-automatic labelling solutions. The TNC-DS models for wrap-around labelling and the TNC-F models for side labelling are suitable for this purpose.

The fully automatic labeller FM is suitable for precise labelling of canisters, form bottles, bottles, vials, crucibles and many other cylindrical products.

The basic machine is used for side labelling of shaped bottles. This can be done either on one or two sides. Some bottle closures can even be labelled from above. As an extension of the system, an all-round module is available to process cylindrical products in addition to the actual shaped bottles. The module is available either as a 3-roll turning station or as a lateral rotation belt (for higher output ranges) or as a combination of the variants. An additional dispenser is not usually not required.

By using high-quality materials, the labellers are robust and reliable and can be used in multi-shift operations without any problems. 

Add-on module:

The system can be expanded as required with label printing systems such as thermal transfer printing systems, thermal inkjet devices (TIJ), continuous inkjet systems (CIJ) or hot stamping devices. Optional vision systems guarantee quality criteria such as presence, correctness of print data, label placement on your products and ensure that complaints are dealt with right from the start.

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Model FM:


FM eco





With our new eco model, we offer you a more cost-effective labelling solution with shorter delivery times.


  • TTO printing unit

  • vision inspection

  • product rejection 

  • backup labeller 

  • rotary table 

  • buffer table

  • label rejection 

  • lid labeller

  • bottom labeller

  • label presence check

  • target labelling

  • label alignment

Description of functions:​

Product separation and product aligning station

Wrap-around DS - for exact labelling - target labelling or for applying several labels around the circumference - trigger bottles

Side labelling of form bottles

DS all-round module - various format sets make the system universally applicable

Video sample:

FM-DS - Fully automatic labelling of form bottles and cylindrical products
FM-DS - Fully automatic labelling of form bottles and cylindrical products


Form bottles one- or two-sided

Form bottles one- or two-sided

Form bottles and cylindrical products

form bottles and cylindrical products

Form bottles and cylindrical products


 up to 60 ppm

up to 250 ppm

up to 60 ppm

up to 250 ppm

up to 60 ppm

Product samples:
With the FM model, countless products can be labelled sideways and all around. Examples: Bottles, small canisters, long-neck bottles, vials, jars, small buckets, cans, cups, deodorant rollers, etc...

Important for side labelling:

  • Powerful labelling system: With a cycle rate of up to 250 labels per minute, the system guarantees fast throughput. This makes it suitable for high-consumption and small products.

  • Labelling accuracy: High labelling accuracy is extremely important for side labelling. Due to the exact product alignment on the transport path, our systems achieve an exact accuracy in the placement of the label.

  • User-friendly changeovers: The adaptation to the respective product can be carried out by simple adjustment of the machine components. Fast changeovers and the use of the system for a wide range of products characterise the labelling machine.

Example of use:
As a partner of well-known manufacturers in a wide variety of industries such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, agricultural chemicals and automatives, we have already implemented countless projects.  You can find an example of how the FM labeller can be used here.

You are looking for a turnkey solution to label your products - contact us!

b+b Automations- und Steuerungstechnik GmbH

b+b Automations- und Steuerungstechnik GmbH is your partner for innovative and reliable labelling and identification technology made to measure. In 1986 b+b was founded in Airlenbach in the Odenwald. Today the internationally operating company employs 115 people in the field of labelling technology.


Your requirements and wishes are our focus when implementing your project. From development and planning to complete implementation, our employees will provide you with optimum support.


At b+b you receive the complete solution from one source. From software, printing and dispensing systems to fully automatic labelling and identification systems. For more than 30 years b+b has been supplying complete solutions for labelling, serialisation and aggregation for companies from all industries.


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