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Labeling Methods

Our labeling and print-and-apply systems can use several distinct application methods with different kinds of applicator arms so that they can perfectly match with your products. It is possible to apply labels in different areas of your products, no matter if they are simple boxes, bottles, cylindrical objects or have irregular shapes. You can even opt to apply two or three labels in the same product with a single system. Know more about each kind of application method and application zones below.


Wipe-On Method

In this method, the label advances at the same speed of the product traveling on the conveyor and goes along with the product's surface. The label is then softly pressed against the product by means of a soft roll or brush. The great advantage of this method and what makes it so popular is the fact that there is no need for compressed air and the fact of being extremely economical. And since there are no movable parts, the wearing down of the system and the maintenance are minimal. The machine can apply labels on the sides, tops or bottoms of the products. Because no time is lost moving a tamp applicator, the cycling times are very short.

Tamp-Blow (Linear)

Tamp-Blow Method

Here we have a tamp that receives the label and holds it by means of air suction. Then it gets closer to the product, where it inverts the air flow to blow the label into the surface. The system can apply labels on the side or on the top of the product. The advantage of this method is that there is no contact at all with the product and, with a proximity sensor installed on the tamp pad, it is possible to apply labels on top of products that have variable heights, without having to adjust anything. The tamp can wait for the product before advancing or extend immediately and wait for the product while it is already down, being the latter option called Inverted Tamp-Blow. Because there are no impacts against the products, the system wear is very low. It can be easily configured to work in Blow-On mode and, if the tamp is equipped with springs, it can also work in Tamp-On mode.

Tamp-On (Linear)

Tamp-On Method

It is almost identical to the Tamp-Blow method, with the difference that the tamp is a special spring tamp, so that we can have a light contact with the products, pressing the label firmly onto the product's surface, usually not requiring additional pressure rolls. Ideal for surfaces where the labels do not stick so well. Requires product stoppage, however, it can easily be configured to work in Blow-On or Tamp-Blow modes.

Blow-On (Linear)

Blow-On Method

In this method, the label is applied using air blow, but from a fixed position, where there is no tamp (or when it exists, the tamp does not move from its position). When the system is equipped with an applicator arm with tamp, it can also be configured to work in Tamp-Blow or Tamp-On modes, but to reduce costs usually the system only brings an air grid also known as Blow-Box.

Tamp-Swing (Tamp-Blow Front/Rear)

Tamp-Swing Method

Here we have a swinging tamp, which allows the application of labels onto the product's frontal or rear sides. After the rotational movement is executed, it is basically a normal Tamp-Blow that blows the label onto the product's surface without contact, but it can work in Tamp-On with contact as well. The system can apply in the frontal or rear part of the product and it can even apply a second label on the top or side, without any arm movement (Blow-On mode) or by doing a very small movement.

Twin-Tamp (Tamp-Swing + Linear)

Twin-Tamp Method

This method is similar to the Tamp-Swing, but besides the rotative movement, the tamp can also do a liner movement, extending forward just like in the Tamp-Blow method. Basically, it is the combination of both methods to apply labels in two adjacent sides of the same product, either front/rear plus side or front/rear plus top, allowing variable heights.


Corner-Wrap Method

This method allows the application of labels around a corner of a box. In the initial phase the label is partially applied on the front or rear of the product, leaving part of the label protruding out of the edge. Then, there are several ways to make the label go around the corner. One way is having the extended tamp waiting for the impact, pressing the remaining portion of the label against the side or top of the product as it retracts back. Another way is to use a pressure roll or brush downstream the production line. Lastly, an extendable pressure brush can be attached to the tamp itself or even a double tamp, normally called "Split-Tamp", can be used.

Wrap-Around (Wipe-On)

Wrap-Around Method

This method is a special case of the Wipe-on method, in which the labels are applied around bottles, flasks, cans and other cylindrical products.

Tires, Cans and Other Cylindrical Products (Wrap-Around for heavy products)

Belt Applicator

An extremely innovative method that produces amazing results. And the best is that the tamp is 100% electric without the need of compressed air. This is achieved because there are electrical fans generating the suction to hold the label and the cords make the label travel to the extremity of the tamp.

Pallet Applicators

Pallet Applicator

The applicators designed for pallets have a longer and sturdier special arm, which is usually capable of performing movements along three axes, to apply labels on three sides of the same pallet. The application can work in Tamp-On or Tamp-Blow modes. For one- or two-sided applications, a stop may not be required as long as the pallets travel at speeds that allows time for the labels to be printed.

Optional Rejection Tamp

Optional Rejection Tamp

An optional tamp pad that, in case of detection of a bad reading of a barcode or RFID label, advances to intercept the defective label before it is applied onto the product. If there is stoppage of the production line, a reprint can be performed automatically. In case of consecutive bad readings (and the number of tries is configurable), the system will enter in error status.

Geset Complete Lines

Geset Lines

Complete systems that include a small conveyor belt with special alignment guides to perfectly apply labels in flasks or other containers with more complex shapes.

Customized Systems

Customized Systems

You have a product and/or a label with a difficult shape? We accept the challenge! We have lines for many types of products and applications.
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Most Common Applications

Single Applications

Double Applications

Triple Applications (Pallet Applicators)

Corner Applications

Wrap-Around Applications

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