Automation Spotlight: Print and Apply Label Machines

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.”
– Bill Gates

Today we continue our series featuring useful automation for your industry. If you missed our earlier posts, you can view them below:

Moving onto the fourth of our 10 featured automation applications: 

Print and Apply Label Machines

print and apply label machines


Print and apply label machines automate the process of printing labels and applying them to products, packaging, or pallets. 


    1. Manufacturing: Labeling products or parts for identification, tracking, and quality control.
    2. Logistics and Warehousing: Applying shipping labels, barcodes, and tracking information on packages and pallets.
    3. Retail: Labeling products with price tags, promotional stickers, and barcode labels.


    1. Pneumatic Print and Apply Systems: Use compressed air to apply the label to the product. Suitable for high-speed applications.
    2. Tamp-Blow Systems: Use a tamp pad and a burst of air to blow the label onto the product. Ideal for uneven surfaces or where contact is minimal.
    3. Wipe-On Systems: Use a roller or brush to wipe the label onto the product. Effective for flat surfaces.
    4. Corner-Wrap Systems: Apply labels around the corners of boxes or pallets. Useful for labels that need to be visible on multiple sides.
    5. Swing-Arm Systems: Use a swinging arm to apply labels to the front, back, or side of the product. Versatile for different label positions.


    1. Increased Efficiency: Automates the labeling process, reducing manual labor and increasing production speed.
    2. Improved Accuracy: Ensures consistent and precise label placement, reducing errors and rework.
    3. Cost Savings: Reduces labor costs and minimizes label wastage through precise application.
    4. Scalability: Can handle high-volume labeling tasks, making them suitable for large-scale operations.
    5. Integration: Easily integrates with existing production lines and inventory management systems.


    1. Customizable Settings: Adjustable for different label sizes, shapes, and application speeds.
    2. Flexible Labeling Options: Can handle various label types, including barcodes, QR codes, RFID tags, and custom designs.
    3. Multiple Surfaces: Capable of labeling different materials such as plastic, glass, metal, and cardboard.
    4. Variable Data Printing: Can print variable information such as serial numbers, batch codes, and dates in real-time.
    5. Environmental Conditions: Adaptable to different working conditions, including temperature variations, humidity, and dust.

Print and apply label machines are vital in modern production and logistics, providing efficiency, accuracy, and adaptability across various industries. Our engineers will provide a free consultation to help you integrate these applications smoothly. 

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Laura Cadden
Arnold Packaging & Arnold Automation
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