Winegrowers Supplies  -  Semi-automatic labelling machines for applying self-adhesive labels

     It is essential that bottles or jars are dry, otherwise self-adhesive labels will not stick properly.

     The rolls of labels must be 'outside wound, right-hand leading edge'.


  the EKO-10: 1840 Euros

This EKO-10 model has a fixed top-roller, made in foam-rubber, which smooths the label on to the bottle. This roller is adjustable in height but doesn't move up and down automatically as the FX-10 model does.

        

As well as normal cylindrical bottles, the machine can optionally label square bottles (35 mm to 100 mm), pots and other containers, including those made of synthetic materials.

The machine has a stainless steel frame and knurled silicone paper-winding roller with quick release. Controlled by an electronic board, the electrical commands make it possible to use a wide variety of labelling variants, by inserting the corresponding optional unit.

The standard machine is equipped to apply a single label, at up to 600 bottles per hour.
Label roll: internal diameter of 76 mm (or on request 40 mm) and external diameter of 280 mm.
Label height: max. 140 mm. Wrap-around labels up to a maximum width of 280 mm.
Suitable for bottle diameters between 35 mm and 200 mm.

The bottle is inserted slightly inclined (starts by photocell).
Adjustable pressure on bottle during the labelling operation.
Power: 230 V single phase, 50 Hz (extra cost for other voltage and/or 60 Hz), 0.20 kWatt.
Weighs 40 kilos; 550 mm x 400 mm x 500 mm high. Sound level 40 decibels.

Optionally, with a roll having alternate front and back labels, the machine is able to affix and centre both labels in a single pass (cylindrical bottles only).

A few of the many options:-

5C023: Digital Control Panel with LED. This has many advantages, for example it can be programmed to apply a front and back label from the same roll when desired, 205 Euros.
There is no need for the labels to be produced at any special spacing between front and back label on the same roll, 3 mm is normal.
With the Digital Panel you specify the distance between the two labels as you want them to be applied on the bottle. It is a time value to decide, in milliseconds.
When '2 LABELS; 1 REEL' appears on the digital panel, you will be able to adjust the 'distance' between the two labels.
The machine will apply the first label and then the second at the set distance, during the same rotation. Initially it will take a few trials to set this correctly, according to the particular bottle you are using.

5C002: Ink Stamping unit: 1290 Euros. This is the cheapest option if (for example) you wish to print a Lot number on the label.
Pneumatic operation (3 bar, 50 litres compressed air). Characters 3 mm x 3 mm. Stamping area: 39 mm x 39 mm. Maximum 4 lines, up to 13 characters per line, more characters on a line slows the performance. The unit includes: 6 sets of characters from 0 to 9, 3 letters L and 5 spaces. Additional characters would cost 4.90 Euros each.

The alternative is a Hot Foil Stamper: 2080 Euros. This produces characters of much finer appearance, 3 mm x 3 mm. Stamping area: 26 mm x 13 mm. Two lines of 12 characters each (brass). The Stamper includes 1 tape and the following: 2 sets of characters from 0 to 9, 2 letters L and 8 spaces (between the characters). Additional characters would cost 8.00 Euros each.

Ink Stamper:      Hot Foil Stamper:

If you have the Digital Control Panel option, to be able to apply front and back labels from the same roll, the Stamper will print only on the second label. If you decide to use a roll with only front labels, the digital panel is easily re-programmed so that the Stamper will print on every label.
Both Ink Stamper and Hot Foil Stamper require an air compressor. A 100 litre air-reservoir is enough, it must operate at 4 to 5 bar.

The Ink Stamper can be added at a future time, the connections are very easy to make, only a cable to connect on the control panel and the air supply from a compressor to be connected.
To add the Hot Foil Stamper to an existing labeller is rather more complicated. There is a cable to be connected on the control panel and also a relay inside it. Also the air-compressor connection. Then there are a couple of small adjustments to make on trimmers inside the control panel of the Stamper itself. This is to adjust the pressure time (the time the holding-letters base stays pressed against the label) and the delay between the end of a labelling cycle and the starting of the printing.
Either Stamper would be provided pre-assembled, with its stainless steel structure to be fitted in the machine.

5C015: Special soft rollers - one idle roller (hardness 30-35 Sh) and a drive roller (40-45 Sh), length 149 mm, 140 Euros
The special Soft rollers are needed if the cylindrical part of the bottle is not flat, some beer bottle shapes have raised bands in the glass around the upper and lower parts.
5C016: stainless steel trolley with brake, 260 Euros
5C006: photocell for reading transparent labels (otherwise not recognisable), 790 Euros


  or the FX-10: 2770 Euros

Similar to the EKO-10 but with a second motor and a moving top-roller to press the label on to the bottle.
For cylindrical containers between 60 mm and 120 mm in diameter (optionally from 20 mm).
Weight is 55 kilos, dimensions 650 mm x 500mm x 650mm high.

        


  or the FX-20: 3634 Euros

This is equipped to apply front and back labels from two separate rolls of labels. It has two moving top-rollers to press the labels on to the bottle.
On a wheeled stand, weight is 80 kilos, dimensions 650 mm x 650mm x 1200 mm high.

          

Technical features and performance, of FX-10 and FX-20:-
   Production: up to 800 bottles per hour.
   Container inserted horizontally.
   Pressure on container during the labelling operation: 8 kilos.
   Compressed air requirement 0.1 dm32/min @ 2.5 bar.
   Label application error tolerance: 2 mm (with cylindrical containers).
   Wrap-around labels up to a maximum width of 280 mm may be applied.
   For cylindrical containers between 60 mm and 120 mm in diameter (optionally from 20 mm).
   Optionally an ink stamp or heat transfer marker may be installed.
   Label roll with internal diameter 76 mm (40 mm optional), max external diameter 280 mm.
   Label height: up to 140 mm.
   Power supply: 230 volt single phase 50 Hz (other voltages and 60 Hz motors are options).
   Power consumption: 0.20 kWatt (FX-10), 0.3 kWatt (FX-20).

With mechanical lever to lock the container when it is inserted, they can affix a front and back label in the same cycle. In addition to cylindrical containers, these machines can also label square bottles, jars and other containers, including those made of synthetic materials. In addition, with the use of various optional accessories, it is possible to detect side or bottom reference marks, position a label at a later date or install a stamping unit.
The machines have a stainless steel casing and knurled silicone paper winding roller with quick release. Its electrical control makes it possible to utilize a wide variety of variants by simply inserting the appropriate optional control-unit (electronic board).

Some of the many options:-
5C023: Digital Control Panel with LED. This has many advantages, for example (on FX-10) it can be programmed to apply a front and back label from the same roll when desired, 205 Euros.

1C003/2C001: Ink Stamping unit: 1290 Euros. This is the cheapest option if (for example) you wish to print a Lot number on the label.
Pneumatic operation (3 bar, 50 litres compressed air). Characters 3 mm x 3 mm. Stamping area: 39 mm x 39 mm. Maximum 4 lines, up to 13 characters per line, more characters on a line slows the performance. The unit includes: 6 sets of characters from 0 to 9, 3 letters L and 5 spaces. Additional characters would cost 4.90 Euros each.

The alternative is a Hot Foil Stamper: 2080 Euros. Characters 3 mm x 3 mm. Stamping area: 26 mm x 13 mm. Two lines of 12 characters each (brass). The Stamper includes 1 tape and the following: 2 sets of characters from 0 to 9, 2 letters L and 8 spaces (between the characters). Additional characters would cost 8.00 Euros each.

If you have the Digital Control Panel option, to be able to apply front and back labels from the same roll, the Stamper will print only on the second label. If you decide to use a roll with only front labels, the digital panel is easily re-programmed so that the Stamper will print on every label.
Both Ink Stamper and Hot Foil Stamper require an air compressor. A 100 litre air-reservoir is enough, it must operate at 4 to 5 bar.

5C015: Special soft rollers - one idle roller (hardness 30-35 Sh) and a drive roller (40-45 Sh), length 149 mm, 189 Euros
The special Soft rollers are needed if the cylindrical part of the bottle is not flat, some beer bottle shapes have raised bands in the glass around the upper and lower parts.
1C002 (FX-10 only): for square bottles, each positioning of the bottle in the machine permits affixing a label on one of its faces. This accessory may be removed when working with cylindrical bottles, 583 Euros
1C009/2C008: photocell for reading transparent labels, 790 Euros

Samples of bottles and labels can to be sent to Italy in order to have the machine pre-adjusted for your labels.
This is not essential as adjustment can be made by the user.


Prices shown are exclusive of Vat.
Delivery usually will need to be charged at cost.

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