Pressure-Sensitive Labeling Machine
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.
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 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 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.
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
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
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.
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)
Cups stacks are manually placed into stack guides and led to the cup destacking station (clocked).