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Pressure-Sensitive Labeling Machine

 

SOLUTA – LABELING SYSTEM

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Intuitive Pressure-Sensitive Labeling

 

The Soluta Pressure-Sensitive Labeler delivers a highly cost-effective solution for labeling almost any shape or size of food, beverage, healthcare, or non-food container at up to 200/min speeds. Users will enjoy the possibilities of compatible labeling materials and graphic options such as shape, size, and finish.

 

Gernep’s Soluta can be constructed with one or multiple servo-driven pressure-sensitive label applicators and a user-friendly PLC for easy parameter recall and quick format changeovers. This system also requires little to no cleaning because no adhesives are required in the application process.

 

Pressure-Sensitive Labeling Machines have a slightly higher initial cost when compared to Cut & Stack labelers; however, the difference is quickly offset by the lower price of label size parts, speedy changeovers, and reduced cleaning downtimes.

ADVANTAGES

Low format parts cost

Shorter changeover times

Shorter cleaning and servicing times

Innovative, exclusive, label designs feasible

Processing of No-Label-Look labels

Allow water-resistant plastic labels

Possibility of combining with other modules

Customized infeed and outfeed conveyors

GERNEP SOLUTA

PRESSURE-SENSITIVE LABELERS

Gernep has developed these Pressure-Sensitive Labelers to apply P-S labels to almost any shape of bottles or products. The latest design features a round frame, allowing better access to the label applicators and enhanced safety for the operators.

 

The Gernep Soluta Rotary Pressure-Sensitive Labelers offer maximum versitility with up to 8 label applicators in different configurations to apply P-S labels to various glass, PET, plastic, and metal containers. Extremely popular due to ease of application and low cost, the Soluta is used for all types of labeling operations in the beverage, food, chemical, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries. Pressure-Sensitive Labelers are so popular that they are used to label over 80% of consumer goods today.

Pressure sensitive labels (PSL) - Self-adhesive labels,

PRESSURE-SENSITIVE LABELS

Pressure-Sensitive labels are made of multiple layers of materials that come together to provide one of the most straightforward and durable label options while also offering endless creative possibilities in terms of design. They are typically available in a sheet, fan-fold formats, or rolls which are used with rotary labeling machinery.

Looking more closely into the label composition will reveal exactly what goes into its production. The five distinct layers are as follows: Liner, Release Coat, Adhesive, Face Stock, and Top Coat. The liner or backing carries the labels to the applicator, which is why there are different liner characteristics to consider when choosing which best supports the performance criteria it should meet. The release coat is applied over the liner to resist the adhesive and ensure the face stock’s smooth and easy release. The glue is also something to consider seriously because it will adhere to different product surfaces and the permanence of the adhesion. The face stock is the support that will house the product branding & imagery. From the nearly unlimited materials to choose from, there is undoubtedly one that will lend itself to your brand’s messaging. The topcoat is a type of lamination that will protect your artwork, but they are also widely used to improve the aspect of secondary imprints like date or lot coding.

Pressure-Sensitive Label Rolls

PRESSURE SENSITIVE AGGREGATE

Intuitive operation

Servo-driven bottle plates

Servo-driven bottle plates

Multiple Label Application and Non-Stop Operation

Camera, sensor or mechanical bottle orientation

Inspection, and rejection of faulty labels

Serialization & Traceability

APPEALING CHARACTERISTICS

Rounded frame design with improved access & optimized operator protection

Servo motor fed labels for maximum labeling accuracy

Touch panel applicator parameter adjustments

Large diameter roll supports for longer runs without changeovers (optional)

Reliable detection of transparent & shiny label material

Label applicator configuration for tall labels up to 12” (optional)

Compact label applicator design for easier set-up, roll changeovers, and maintenance

Redundant function with two label applicators per label or automatic splicer for non-stop operation (optional)

Label applicators on sliding track for easy roll changeovers (optional)

Motorized label applicator unwinder and rewinder for high-speed & long labels (optional)

Heavy-duty supports with dial indicators for quick label applicator adjustments

Automatic detection of low or end-of-web on label rolls

Range of machines

Our portfolio of rotary labeling machines includes standard designs as well as highly customized systems. When others say it’s impossible, Gernep steps in to listen and make it happen.

Optional equipment

Our rotary labelers offer a vast array of configurations and options depending on your application. Whether you need bottle or container orientation, multiple label applications, printing, coding, or inspection, we’ve got you covered!

GERNEP CUPBLOCK
Turn-Key Pressure-Sensitive Labelers
for Empty Plastic Containers

Fully automatic plastic cup labeling

The technology of this innovative cup labeling system has evolved from practice. At the heart of this system, the pressure-sensitive lalebling (from the roll) station is functionally supplemented by an automatic destacking and stacking station.

 

 

 

Continuous labeling of single to multi-piece contoured is finally possible. The money and effort saved by minimizing stock keeping are eminent since production can also occur “just in time” if required.

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THE ADVANTAGES OF GERNEP CUPBLOCK

Fully automatic cup supply, destacking, labeling, stacking, and discharge combined into one compact and powerful unit

Non-stop function with two dispensers per label, free-standing loop pre-roller, or free-standing automatic splicer for uninterrupted continuous operation (optional)

Label material fed by PLC-controlled servo drive for maximum labeling accuracy

Dispenser parameter adjustments directly on the device or via the machine touch panel

Robust, torsion-resistant tripod for label dispenser with adjusting scales for precise & repeatable dispenser/label positioning

Reliable detection of label materials including transparent & shiny label material

Various clearance heights for label & carrier materials (optional)

Compact dispenser design for improved access during equipping & loading

Automatic detection of label tape pre-end & label tape end

Label dispenser pull-out carriages for easy label material replacement or addition (optional)

Motorized winding & unwinding for increased machine throughput & long label formats (optional)

Round design for improved access & optimized operator protection

Different roll plate diameters available for longer operating times without label material changes (optional)

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Cup stacking magazine

Cups stacks are manually placed into stack guides and led to the cup destacking station (clocked).

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Cup destacking station

Automatic cup stack feeding station with cup singling and belt transfer with modular, servo-driven singling spindles can process almost any cup shape.

Bottom labeling

Bottom labels are affixed using a pressure sensitive label dispenser above the conveyor belt. The station is autonomous and can be flexibly integrated into the production flow.

Side labeling

Founded on tried and tested GERNEP pressure sensitive labeler technology, the side labeling station supports up to 8 label dispensers.

Cup destacking station

The cups are stacked using an adapted stack edge.

Discharge station

Devised as a buffer, this station takes the strain off laborers by automatically counting cup quantities before discharge.

EQUIPMENT OPTIONS

Self-adhesive labeling from the roll

For paper and foil labels, also as transparent or metallised materials. The labels are released and transferred under servo control with extremely high precision. Various systems can be optionally supplied for non-stop operation.

 

The wide variety of labeling options allow you to react quickly to market trends, label cups for promotions, push win codes and competitions, vary barcodes and even affix special leporellos without high energy costs or constraints for technical reasons.

 

As well as visual enhancement utilizing high-quality labeling – with matt or gloss printing, surfaces with gold or silver embossing or labels with “no label look,” everything to do with label design is quickly and rationally possible.

Performance range

Our GERNEP CUPBLOCK system with modular construction kit is a customized solution whose performance and configuration is adapted to individual requirements.

Additional equipment

Because of our flexible machine system, additional equipment for particular container orientation, supplemental labeling, and label control can already be considered at the planning stage or retrofitted.

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