The LabelOn™ Labeling Systems
The LabelOn™ Label Applicator is a self-adhesive machine that brings together experiences from around the world. The designers for LaberlOn™ have placed self-adhesive equipment into facilities around the globe.
Experience is the name we give to our mistakes and the designers for LabelOn™ embrace mistakes and problems as opportunities to add to their experience and build on the existing strengths of their equipment.
Labeling accuracy from a machine can be simply broken down to its core components being the accuracy of label feeding, the accuracy of product control, the accuracy of product sensing and the accuracy of label control.
The LabelOn™ label applicator uses five phase stepping motors to give the best combination of smooth label feed and high resolution label position control for the label feeds. More basic two Phase stepping motors used on older design equipment get hot, they are noisy and they have far fewer stop positions as they turn to dispense a label.
The variation in label placement from the LabelOn™ label applicator comes primarily from the variation in the products to be labelled. The LabelOn™ applicator recognises that product variation is a part of and the LabelOn™ label machine design is built to deal with this product variation efficiently. When dealing with flat bottles or oval bottles the LabelOn™ label applicator employs an Overhead Hold Down conveyor that goes beyond the design of most other equipment. The LabelOn™ Overhead Hold Down Conveyor is Synchronized to the labeller Main Conveyor as is the Label Feeding 5 phase stepping Motors of the LabelOn™ label applicator. The LabelOn™ Overhead Conveyor is servo motor driven for accurate speed control with smooth, quite and cool operation; compare this with other equipment using cheaper motors or stepping motors for a noisy and hot operation that invariably ends in squeaky dry bearings that drive the machine operators crazy. The LabelOn Hold Down conveyor has multiple independent spring loaded plates behind the hold down belt allowing for greater bottle or product height variation of the products passing through the labeller; without this facility lesser labellers have no way to deal with two slightly taller bottles reducing or removing the hold down pressure on a slightly smaller middle bottle passing through the labeller. Without the Hold Down Conveyor performing its critical product control function the of the uncontrolled bottle or product to be labelled results invariably in unacceptable label accuracy.
Pressure sensitive is dependent on smooth label application; allowing for label pressure to be applied where the sticky label and the product to be labelled meet at a controlled and appropriately synchronized speed. It is simple thinking or ignorant thinking from our competitors to believe one label speed synchronising ratio suits all bottle label situations. The LabelOn™ Modular equipment allows for appropriate speed synchronized speeds to be set as it allows for situations where the label and bottle synchronising needs to be adjusted as can be the case with oval sided bottle applications, high angled surfaces or conditions where bubbles of air are being trapped under the label and a wiper solution needs this speed fine control. In most cases the LabelOn™ Modular label feed synchronising is set to the optimum default ratio, however, the LabelOn™ Modular label applicator has the control available for the user when and where it is needed.
The ease of setting up the LabelOn™ machine is not an afterthought; it is a design target. With the LabelOn™ Modular machine the label applicator can be configured to cater for one or two labels onto a round bottle or onto a flat bottle or onto a tapered bottle or onto an oval sided bottle. There is no point to have this versatility unless it is quick and easy change versatility. The LabelOn™ machine achieves fast and easy product changes this with an insightful and efficient machine design. Other machines can take hours to change from one size to another where the LabelOn™ Modular can safely boast that it takes minutes to change from one job to a totally different shape and size label application.
The ease of servicing a LabelOn™ Modular machine is also a design target. None of the electronics is “hard wired” in place, all of the electronics are clearly labelled, modular and can be removed with the minimal or tools using normal or even large sized hands (not tiny hands on the end of impossibly thin arms).
The support of the LabelOn™ Modular label applicator is something that can be achieved from around the world or next door thanks to the records kept on each machine. Prior to manufacturer any updates are added to three dimensional records which can be recalled in moments by our team.
Our records enable problems initially relayed over the phone to be quickly narrowed down to an area of the machine where the assembly components of that area can be individually or collectively manipulated on a screen to pinpoint parts or adjustments that are needed to get the most out of your machine and its accuracy.
Where our competitors have become complacent with their machine updates; failing to use available technology and expecting monopoly like high premiums for machinery and service, the LabelOn Modular machine has stepped in to provide an unmatched combination of operation and service in its design and true value for your capital equipment labeller budget.