A front and back labeling machine applies labels to the sides of products such as ovals and rectangular products.
With the addition of options it is also possible to use a bottle label printing machine for 2, 3, and 4 panel wrap applications (at a sacrifice of speed capabilities). For instance a front and back labeling machine that might otherwise run up to 180 bottles per minute for straight front and back labeling would only be able run in the 40 – 60 bottle per minute range. This is because in order to feed the label across the conveyor between bottles plus time for the special tooling to work requires much more product separation.
It is also important to consider whether an alignment system is required to square up the product. All ovals will require an alignment system as well as any irregular product. This can be accomplished in many different ways for different speed requirements. In most cases our standard aligners will do an excellent job, but there are products that may require feed screws or walking beam aligners. When you are purchasing a bottle label printing machine, it is very important to submit samples so that we can review any special handling.
Our experts can help you select the right front and back labeling machine for your application at the right price.
Front and Back Labeling Machine Alignment Devices
Stepper Alignment System
The most accurate Aligner available though limited to 40 -50 bottles per minute
Elliptical Alignment System
Very versatile with no need for change parts
The third option is dual infeed screws (not pictured)
These systems are very accurate and required for high speed operations. Only drawback is a custom set of screws is required for each product and a little extra changeover time is needed.