This is about choosing between a dedicated labeling machine and a versatile labeling machine.
The LabelOn™ Labeling Range
In the LabelOn™ labeling range, there are two distinct in line machine ranges: The LabelOn™ Modular which is suited for versatile applications, where it can be expanded after being delivered to the client. The available modules on this machine enable most co-packer and private label projects to be handled, either as additional supply or future modules being supplied. The LabelOn™ Modular comes preconfigured with electronics, plugs and installed points, mounting brackets and positions all worked out.
A more dedicated line of labeling machinery is called the LabelOn™ Basic machinery. There are many shared features between the Basic and Modular including the basic electronics, motor drives and label heads.
LabelOn™ Modular and LabelOn™ Basic Label Applicators Comparison
The LabelOn™ Modular has a number of enhanced adjustments and additional electronics. The most common labeling applications are labeling from above, labeling from above and below, labeling from the side onto flat containers or labeling from the side onto oval profile containers, that is, flat container where their sides have gotten an elliptical or oval type profile, a curve in one direction, much like a shampoo bottle. This type of labeling is often done from two sides. And there is round bottle labeling and that’s divided into three tasks:
- Single wrap label – which can be up to 100% wrap but typically between 50 and 85% wrap
- Two Labels on a round container
- Labels that are orientated on a round container with respect to a feature like a handle, bottle grips or even writing on a bottle; or possibly, another label
Any of these specific tasks can be achieved with a LabelOn™ Basic labeling machine. There will be a model suitable.
The LabelOn™ Modular range can cover everything, all, but a label from below. In which case, you would also get a LabelOn™ Basic machine to cover a top and bottom or just bottom labeling application.
LabelOn™ Basic Label Applicators for Dedicated Labeling Tasks
The LabelOn™ Basic machine, compared to LabelOn™ Modular for a dedicated task, is a more economic feature or more economic way to go. If you envisage, more than just a single, particular labeling task, then that would have to be achieved by one more LabelOn™ Basic machine; and probably can be achieved with just one LabelOn™ Modular machine, which would be lower cost than more than one LabelOn™ Basic machine.