Labeling Machines

Labeling is defined as attaching printed OR graphic material on to the package OR on the product.
Labeling machines come in numerous configurations depending on the type of packaging that needs to be labeled. Labeling machines can be used for applying top labeling, bottom labeling, wrap-around labeling, front and back labeling, print and apply labeling and for applying shrink or stretch sleeves.
The machine models can range from bench-top semi-automatic labelers to very high speed automatic labeling systems.

Usually, most of the labeling machines can be grouped in the following categories.  


Pressure Sensitive (P-S) labels are the labels with pre-applied adhesive that stick to the surface when pressure is applied. No solvent, water, or heat is needed to activate the adhesive. Surface factors such as smoothness, surface finish, removal of contaminants, etc. are very important for proper bonding.

The labels are usually supplied in roll form on the liner / backing paper. The plastic / paper film liner help the label adhesive to bind with high shear but relatively low tack strength. This helps easy removal while the machine is working & help in very low web displacement and assist in smooth tracking.

There are many different types of Label Applicators for pressure sensitive labels but they all have one thing in common, that is some method of peeling the labels away from the backing. This is usually done by unwinding the reel of die cut labels and pulling them under tension around a stripper plate. After the label is removed, there are various ways of feeding those labels & applying those on the container / product. That label application process may involve mechanical, pneumatic, electronic, vacuum or combination of these techniques. The synchronization of line speed with the label applicator and accuracy and reliability in achieving this are some of the key features that determine and distinguish different machines and their capability.     


The labels for the Roll Fed Labeler come on a roll, the labels are fed into the labeler with a tension controlled web. The containers enter the Roll Fed Labeler and the label at the end of the roll gets cut to the precise size at the cutting station. A rotating vacuum drum / mechanical lever pick up the label from the cutting station and glue is applied. The container contact the hot melt glued label while they are rotating and wraps the label around the bottle. The label is smoothed out with brushes and then the wrinkle free labeled container is discharged on to a takeaway conveyor.

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  • Sam Tripodi
    Sam Tripodi

    One of our client wants to apply self adhesive label on a PET container with ridged surface.

    The container will be hot filled, so in ideal scenario, the label should be applied just after filling.

    The customer has agreed to apply the label after chilling, but then the container surface will have some condensation.

    Any material / gluing expert who can provide some insights.

    The customer is based in Sydney and I can provide the samples / details to the person who can help us on this..

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Speeds up to 500 C.P.M
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