Want to increase your labeling speed and perfection? Getting a labeler machine that can instinctively apply labels that are sensitive to pressure to any item or canister will help you with your goals. There are two primary labeler applications that are, “apply-only labelers” and “print and apply labelers”. While the former helps place labels to a container that is pre-printed, the latter prints the label first and then applies them.
The part or the machine that applies the label on an item or container is called the label applicator. The applicators are available in different varieties to suit different needs. The first one is the “roll-on” type that helps to roll the labels onto a package that glides along the bearer with the help of a spring laden slab made of foam or rubber. In order to attain super speed and perfection the label must be applied in the same orientation to equal the speed at which the package is moving. “Wipe-on” is another type of the applicator which is quite alike the roll-on variety, but differ only one thing that is, it uses a wipe or a brush attachment and not the roller. The items that do not have a proper shape or lack a flat surface needs the use of this technique.
The next method or type is the “vacuum grid wipe-on” where the label is stripped into a spring-laden vacuum grid and then it’s either wiped on or rolled on to the package. This technique is generally used for surfaces that are arched ensuring that the label applicator must reach the exact space or when the applicator cannot equal the acceleration of the product. However, if you want to blow the label onto the item instead, you can use the “blow-on” method that helps you to apply the label with a controlled blast of air. This method helps you to reach greater application speed and can place the applicator in any orientation, but is not able to cover the item without the assistance of other mechanisms.
And, the last one is the “air-cylinder tamp” or the “air tamp” process that features a combination of air-cylinder and vacuum pad that places the label on the surface of the item. A blast of air is used to deliver the label onto the tamp pad and the vacuum system keeps it in place. It can help you reach greater perfection, allows you to run several types of label sizes without the need of changing the tamp pads, enable you to pace the applicator in different orientations, and does not require you to equal the speed of the applicator with the conveyor.
While looking for an label applicator simply consider a few things that includes, the product shape, that is, if it has a flat surface, if it’s concave, convex or possess an uneven surface, size, shape and material of the label, the speed at which the product moves on the conveyor, the perfection level, and the place where the label needs to be applied.