Printer/applicators, also known as print-and-apply labeling systems, combine the functions of label printing and dispensing into a single machine and can be used in a wide variety of applications, from barcode label printing to stickers and warning labels. Making plans to buy new coding, labeling or printing machines? Explore articles to help you buy the right one.
Accent Label Automation
Accent Label Automation offers a vast array of machines to apply labels to pouches, jars, bottles, cartridges, tubes, clamshells, boxes and more. Primary industries served include food and beverage, cannabis, pharmaceutical and cosmetic. Accent Label Automation will also design custom solutions for other types of packaging not listed above.
Accutek Packaging Equipment Co.
Accutek supplies a range of labeling machines using both hot glue and pressure-sensitive labeling technology. The Labelette HG uses a second stage paper feed system , precision controls for label separation, and a thin, accurate adhesive coat, providing provide-spot, face, 3/4, and full wrap around applications on straight-sided round cylindrical containers. Labelette’s (Semi-Automatic Pressure-Sensitive) SPS-104 Labeler is an economical and efficient labeling machine for round containers, featuring a stainless steel and anodized aluminum for durability and portability.
Aesus Packaging Systems, Inc.
Aesus Packaging Systems manufactures labelers that handle a wide range of top, bottom, side, wrap, panel and recessed label applications. In addition, Aesus supplies the Economy Shrink Sleeving labeler, a compact neck banding/sleeving machine for pharmaceutical and other bottles. Labelers handle bottles, cartons, pre-packaged sandwiches and other food products, jars, pharmaceutical and cosmetic items, medical device products, syringes, vials, containers, and much more. Among the many models of labelers offered by Aesus is the Eco Panel Labeler, designed for budget conscious bottle labeling operations and featuring servo driven synchronized top hold down belt that keeps product steady during label application.
American Fuji Seal Inc.
State of the Art Shrink sleeve labeling solutions, as well Pressure sensitive linear and rotary solutions with top/ bottom labeling capabilities. Built in the USA.
Auto Labe is a manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labeling equipment, with a product line that includes semi-automatic and automatic label applicators, automatic labeling systems in a range of sizes, print-and-apply labelers and custom equipment. Featured machines include the stepper-driven 560S Tamp Down Labeler, designed to accurately place labels on tops, sides or bottoms of products with flat or slightly curved surfaces. Auto Labe’s automatic labeling systems include the 620S for partial or full wraparound labeling of round products and one-sided labeling of square and rectangular products. Auto Labe also does custom applications such as automatic labeling systems with robotic integration on existing packaging lines.
Round container labeling solutions use servo-driven label applicators for placement repeatability for labeling small vials, large jars and other containers. Notaris labelers are available in wraparound, panel, multi-panel, and multi-head (top, bottom, front, back and side) configurations. They can be fitted with redundant labeling heads for quick turnaround once a label roll is depleted. The Notaris labeling system utilizes a Herma 500 servo label applicator and is equipped with a full range of accessories to print lot, barcodes, and expiration dates. OCR or OCV vision inspection ensures proper print. Full serialization can be built into the Notaris.
Bratney offers bag and pallet labelers to bring pre-printed or print-on-demand labels to packaging lines for flexibility and high-definition bag and box coding.
Buskro’s BK731 labeler can dispense up to 50,000 labels/hour depending on label size and pitch. System will apply tabs and labels from ½ X ½ in. (12.7mm X 12.7mm) up to 5 in. X 7 in. (127mm X 178mm) long. Runs a standard 3 in. (76mm) core and spool size up to 19.75” in. (502mm). Features peel-off, scratch-off, Post-It notes capabilities and a simple, compact label spool path.
cab Technology, Inc.
cab Technology print-and-apply labeling systems are designed for applying labels on production lines. Different applicators allow the label to be applied via roll-on, blow-on or tamp-on to a product or packaging. Range of cab Tecnology’s print-and-apply systems includes HERMES Q and four other models.
Chase-Logeman’s filling, capping and labeling monobloc system combines labeling of vials, plastic bottles, pumps, sprayers, and dropper bulbs. Monobloc concept extends to integrated labeling capability, meaning that one unit can label filled and closed containers while they are still in the star wheel. Lot and date code can be printed on the label. Monobloc machines have a smaller footprint, saving time and money, particularly in costly sterile environments.
CTM Labeling Systems Inc.
CTM Labeling Systems designs and builds high-quality, high-speed, label applicators, label printer/applicators, and automated labeling systems designed for accuracy. Applications include case labeling, pallet labeling, pail labeling, food packaging for e-commerce, craft breweries, and biomedical among others.
Diagraph’s Platinum E-Series print-and-apply automated labeling systems feature smart technology that uses sensors to reduce label application complications, ensuring a one-to-one label to product match. These all-electric servo-driven automated pressure-sensitive labeling systems enable manufacturers to completely replace conventional pneumatic systems with a fully electric option that controls the label with pinpoint accuracy in side, top, bottom and corner-wrap applications throughout travel. The smart, all-electric design allows for automated real-time adjustments, making applying labels on products with varying heights, distances and speeds easier.
Dispensa-Matic Label Dispensers
Dispensa-Matic label dispensers and applicators are made from quality materials, built in the USA, and made for heavy duty operating conditions. Label Dispensers are designed to provide years of trouble free service and come with a full, three-year warranty on all machines, including parts and labor.
Domino North America
Domino North America’s range of labeling machines includes the M230i-TB, designed for applications that require a fast and flexible print-and-apply system for non-contact labeling. Domino’s tamp-blow solution is the latest addition to its pallet labeling selection, with applications in beverage, food and pharmaceutical where safety is paramount to product delivery. M230i-T4 and M230i-T6 print-and-apply labelers are designed to be flexible and adaptable systems, handling several types of products and industries and helping to automate production line labeling and case marking. Rounding out Domino’s labeling machine line are corner wrap labelers and pallet labeling systems.
Doran Scales, Inc.
The Doran PRT0350 scale printer is designed for performance, reliability, and flexibility to meet the demands of today’s fast-paced barcode label printing applications. This direct print thermal technology standalone printer is suitable for all non-washdown weighing applications such as packaging, production, warehousing, shipping, and receiving printing needs. Washdown stainless steel enclosure is available upon request. Preloaded Doran label formats provide true plug-and-play setup for most labeling applications—custom label designs are also available.
Engineered Automation of Maine
Engineered Automation of Maine (EAM Inc.) offers the EAM Mini-St Delta for high-speed inline application of electronic article surveillance (EAS) tags and labels as well as graphic labels, hang tags, coupon booklets, and more. Machine can apply both the Sensormatic DR tags (AM), Checkpoint tags (RF), and also perform as a high-speed industrial labeler.
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
Manufacturer of automated labeling and packing slip systems including label print and apply, label applicators, TwinPrint® packing slip/shipping label print and apply, RFID encode/print/apply, as well as tag, print, and place systems. Tabletop label printers are also available.
Grupo Empac SA de CV
Grupo Empac SA offers tabletop semi-automatic as well as low and high-speed automatic labelers from Tecni Pac.
Heisler Industries, Inc.
Heisler Industries manufactures pail labelers, pressure sensitive labelers and cold glue labeling machines for some of the most commonly used plastic and metal pails. Labeling machines are designed to quickly and efficiently apply labels to 2-6 gallon round plastic or metal pails; square or rectangular cartons or containers as well as F-Style containers and 5 gallon water jugs. Heisler’s container labeling machines cover a wide range of applications: straight wall pail labeling, straight sided pail labeling, tapered pail labeling, square pail labeling, 5 gallon pail labeling, rectangular pail labeling, and paint can labeling. Pressure-sensitive labels apply the label to the pail from the center out, following the pail taper, and ensuring precise labeling. Pails never stop, and are automatically oriented for pail handle to label registration. Wet Glue Labeler uses a horizontal label magazine and uses feed roller; because the glue roller does not control the feeding, the labels are fed accurately regardless of the glue film adjustment. The Heisler Print and Apply Option is available for both pressure sensitive and wet glue machines, allowing the printing of labels as needed, thus reducing unnecessary preprinted label inventory.
HERMA US Inc.
Herma US manufactures label applicators, label machines, manual label dispensers and print-and-apply systems. Highlighted in the product range is Herma's line of labeling machines designed for side labeling (one or two side plus L- and C-shape), wrap-around labeling (positioned to a specific feature), as well as top and bottom labeling of products. Typical models of this type of machine include the models 132M, 040M (both for wrap-around labeling), 362M, 362E, 362C (for side labeling), 152C and 152E (also for wrap-around labeling), 452C, 552C and 652C (for top and bottom labeling).
HSAUSA offers labeling machines designed for print quality and high speed, for short run shipping case marks, address stickers, baggage tags, barcode, cosmetic, health care product labels, prescription medicine package, gourmet foods and bottle labels and other applications.
Kaps-All Packaging Systems Inc
Kaps-All manufactures Label-Vantage pressure-sensitive labelers for round and flat panel packaging, Ranging from low- to high-speed models, Kaps-All supplies front/back, wrap, and combination labelers. Models include the LF-40, a pressure-sensitive panel labeler for round, flat-sided and oval bottles reaching speeds of up to 40 m/min. (1,500 in./min.) Model LW-40 pressure-sensitive full and partial wrap labeler for round bottles.
Kolinahr is a supplier of case labeling systems as well as pallet label applicators. The PLC-controlled CL3000 print and apply case labeler uses a Zebra® PAX print engine and heavy-duty spring-loaded tamp-pad that adapts to the case surface, wiping the label on as the case passes. Kolinahr pallet label applicators include the SA31000, a heavy-duty model that prints and applies labels to the front, side or back of a pallet load. Kolinahr’s other pallet labeling systems include two heavy-duty dual panel pallet label applicators and the SA1000 automatic pallet label applicator for applying labels to the side of a pallet load.
Label-Aire provides pressure-sensitive, print and apply, and RFID label systems for a wide range of bottle and container labeling applications. Designed to make labeling easier, faster, and more affordable, the Inline 5100-TS wrap labeling system has a rugged stainless steel cabinet base (including frame and side plates) and features designed to improve label placement accuracy and product spacing.The 3138-TS is Label-Aire's most advanced printer applicator, with advanced features including automatic setup with multiple programmable label pages for easy changeovers to labels of different sizes, rate compensation for improved label placement accuracy, and advanced user-configurable I/O connectivity. The 3138-N RFID is designed for easy setup, troubleshooting and changeover to more easily encode RFID tags.
Labelpack Automation, Inc.
LabelPack manufactures complete, turnkey labeling machines designed for rugged dependability in an industrial environment, including print-and-apply label applicators, semi-automatic label applicators and fully automatic label applicators. LabelPack can provide standard systems and custom solutions to the exact requirements of the customer.
In addition to its line of coding equipment, Markem-Imaje supplies print-and-apply labeling machines for corrugated cases and shrink wrapped packages. The 2200 Series can print and apply case labels at rates of up to 125 per minute regardless of the data complexity or content. With a simple media path, operators can reload label and ribbon rolls in less than 40 seconds. The 2200 Flex SE print-and-apply labeler offers versatile GS1 compliant labeling on front or side of products from shrink wrapped to corrugate substrates.
Matthews Marking Systems
Matthews Marking Systems offers the MPERIA A-Series,an industrial label printer that provides consistently precise label printing, placement, and validation. The simplicity of design makes it easy to operate with quick label changing and tool-free maintenance.
Multifeeder Technology offers both print-and-apply and peel-and-apply labeling machines that can be purchased off-the-shelf to add to an existing system or installed in a Multifeeder integrated system. Industrial labeler machines are designed to add production value and speed and increase company margins through low cost of ownership.
The all new MSSC label dispensers and applicators are now able to integrate with the Smart-Jet series of inkjet printers, allowing for unique date/lot coding and labeling all at once. This integration allows for better inventory control and compliance with date/lot coding standards.
Multivac’s labeling machines include cross-web labelers, direct web printers, inline labelers and conveyor belt labelers. Cross-web labelers are used to precisely label the top and/or bottom of a thermoformed pack and are operated using the HMI of the thermoforming packaging machine. Multivac’s direct web printers reliably print flexible data, texts and barcodes directly onto the upper web during the packaging procedure. Conveyor belt labelers are for applying labelers and marking thermoformed packs, trays, film pouches, tubs, and folding cartons. Inline labelers are designed for printing and applying labels precisely and consistently to either the top, bottom, or sides of packs, and can be easily installed on transport units or packaging machines.
Specialists in bottling and packaging solutions, Newmapak distributes bottle labelers from manufacturers including Quadrel and DMC, as well as related equipment such as bottle heating tunnels from OMAR. Featured labeling equipment includes automatic EconoLine wrap labeling system from Quadrel, an economically priced labeling system designed for various sized round containers that labels at speeds of up to 150 products/min. Model ML7 Top is an automatic “packaging island” for labeling champagne-type and still wine containers. Newmapak also distributes several shrink sleeve label applicators from Quadrel, handling a range of round containers.
Nita Labeling Systems
On each unit in its Sentient labeling machine line, Nita offers 100% license-free, non-proprietary electronics and software, servo only drives and motors, NitaCare live tech support, universal total speed synchronization, self-diagnosing software system with in-screen parts ordering, on-the-fly adjustments at the touch of a button and simplicity of operation. Featured machines from Nita’s extensive line include the Nita XP200-T, featuring two, high-speed labeling heads for accurate and efficient application of front, front and back labels, as well as multi-panel and full wrap labels to glass, plastic, metal and paper bottles, jugs, tubs and square, rectangular and oval containers. Other models include the Joust SSK-FLO, a flat bag labeler that applies a single top or top and bottom label to zipper bags and other flat sealed-edge bags, stand-up pouches, paper bags, boxes or other flat objects.
NJM Packaging offers a range of labeler models all customized for particular applications, but all built to be robust, reliable and versatile. Model Trotter W 127 is a servo motor-driven pressure-sensitive labeler that handles a wide range of containers and label applications including pharmaceutical, cosmetic personal care and household products at speeds of up to 150 cpm. Features an intuitive and user-friendly operator interface, with a graphical alarms and setup showing location on machine, OPC UA-ready, ZPI ProMach Line OEE Software-ready. Other NJM labeling machines include the Model 120 MINICOLT wrap-around pressure-sensitive labeler, affording affordable, compact and accurate performance in applying labels to round containers at speeds of up to 100 cpm.
Omron Automation Americas
Omron’s V275 barcode quality grading system is used in conjunction with Zebra thermal printer/applicators and complies with ISO 15426 and GS1 standards, required for compliance to industry regulations such as FDA. With inspection reports for 100% of produced labels, users can be assured that full compliance with regulations is achieved, and that no products are shipped with defective labels.
Pak-Tec represents labeling machines from companies including Logopak, Arca, AFM, and Foxjet to meet a wide range of budget, product and application needs ranging from print-and-apply, primary product and shrink sleeves to pallet labeling and RFID applications.
Precision Automation Company, Inc.
In-line labeling systems by Precision Automation® include Arca label applicators, suitable for most industrial environments. A wide range of models (Easy, Evolution, Wind, and Flash) provide differing levels of capability and performance. Evolution is the flagship label applicator with a maximum linear operating speed of 2,000 inches per minute. From decorative primary product labels to simple case labeling, these efficient systems can be utilized in a variety of configurations. Arca’s print-and-apply systems offer printing and application in one automatic operation for on-demand printing of variable data in end-of-line applications. It also eliminates the need for label rooms and stocking of pre-printed labels.
Quadrel Labeling Systems
Quadrel Labeling Systems manufactures print-and-apply, pressure-sensitive, and shrink sleeve application systems ranging from simple, economically priced machines for smaller companies to sophisticated, technically advanced systems capable of speeds up to 500 ppm. Featured labeling systems include Quadrel's high-speed, non-stop, zero downtime labeling system with four servo-driven applicators designed to accommodate a wide variety of flat panel, oval or round containers at speeds in excess of 300ppm. System’s pneumatic slides reposition applicators outside of the guarding during roll changes to pull the applicator away from the conveyor for ease of label change. Features all overhead electronics, internationally compliant guarding, Allen-Bradley© PLC control and touchscreen operator interface.
The TEL10 Tamper Evident Labeler features a robust, modular design for a range of pharmaceutical industry applications. This portable and versatile labeler can easily be integrated with existing or new packaging lines to add another level of security to secondary packaging.
Storcan supplies a wide range of labeling for a variety of food and beverage packaging applications. Featured systems include front and back labeling machines that come with two high-speed servo labeling heads to handle front, front and back labels, as well as multi-panel and even full wrap labels for a wide range of container materials and shapes. Storcan’s Rotary roll-fed labeler applies plastic pre-glued labels from reels on cylindrical as well as rectangular, square, oval and other shaped containers. Other labeling systems include wrap, pallet, and linear cold glue labeling systems.
Universal Labeling Systems
Universal Labeling Systems offers a wide range of labeling equipment for a variety of applications. Universal’s automatic and semi-automatic conical shape labeling systems are designed for conical or tapered shapes that include crescent-shaped or curved labels are a special challenge of labeling. Other models include the automatic product encapsulating labeling systems, featuring a three-roller mechanism that rotates and applies the label in synchronous motion. Universal Labeling Systems’ also supplies flag labeling systems, horizontal roller labeling and multi-side labeling systems, top and bottom label applicators and many more.
Videojet Technologies Inc.
Videojet is a supplier of print-and-apply labelers for cases as well as label applicators for corrugated boxes, cartons, shrink wrap, pallets and clamshells. The Videojet 9550 labeling machine utilizes Direct Apply™ technology, a unique on-demand labeling method that allows accurate placement of the label onto the package without the need for an applicator, even at high speeds. The Videojet 9550 labeling machine utilizes Direct Apply™ technology, a unique on-demand labeling method that allows accurate placement of the label onto the package without the need for an applicator, even at high speeds. The Videojet Labeljet 210 Industrial Label Printer is a modern microprocessor controlled labeler that applies pre-printed adhesive labels to a wide variety of products – including surfaces such as cardboard boxes, plastic bales, product packaging – in low to medium duty production environments.
Weber Packaging Solutions
Weber offers a complete line of automatic label applicators engineered to rapidly apply preprinted pressure-sensitive labels to all types of products and packages. Each model is designed to address specific labeling requirements. Some models have high-speed application rates programmable up to 6,000 linear inches of label web/min or applications in which advanced stepper-motor or servo-motor technology and peel-tip sensing are involved. Weber also engineers automatic label applicators with gentle-contact (wipe-on) or non-contact (tamp-blow or air-blow) methods of application. Other models feature exceptional placement accuracy, or easy maintenance and unsupervised operation functions.
WeighPack Systems Inc. / Paxiom
For labeling bottles, jars, tubes, pouches, cartons or cases, Weighpack Systems, part of the Paxiom Group, offers labeling equipment for a wide range of application needs. Featured products include a wraparound labeler that will automatically label cylindrical bottles, containers, jars, cans, tubes, cartons, and cases with adhesive labels. Weighpack Systems also makes a two-in-one system that will automatically label the top of cap and apply a wraparound adhesive label to cylindrical bottles, containers, jars and cans.
WLS (formerly known as Weiler Labeling Systems)
WLS offers pressure-sensitive labelers that can label containers vertically or horizontally, while incorporating all major code printing and vision inspection brands. WLS’ RL-Series rotary labeler includes a variety of options such as product orienting, label coding, vision inspection, automated label rejection prior to application to the product and various product rejection methods. The VR-Series in-line labeler includes a variety of options such as vertical roller trunnion with vacuum drum label applicator, label coding, vision inspection and automated label reconciliation. WLS also makes the HR-Series in-line labeler with a variety of options available.
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