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SHL-1530 Flat Surface Labeling Machine

SHL-1530 Flat Surface Labeling Machine

SHL-1530 Flat Surface Labeler Features 

  • This labeling machine is suitable for various sizes of products on flat surface. And for paper and the like.
  • Bottles separation mechanism or pages separation mechanism equipped to make objects feeding equidistantly.
  • It can add separate and close parts in front or use together with previous produce line.
  • Rolling wheels press bottles and make the labels more firmly.
  • Stepping or servo motor adopted as the main motor(According to customer’s need)

SHL-1530 Flat Surface Labeling Machine

 Flat Surface Labeling MachineSHL-1530
Electric voltageAC220V,50/60Hz
Labeling Speed0-180BPM(Depend on the length of the label)
Labeling Precision±0.5
Lettering machine speed0-250times/min.(synchronize with labeling)
Container’s rangeLength:25-150,Width:10-120,Height:0-150
Label’s rangeLength:25-150,Height:20-90
Max.label rollDiam:380mm,Inside Diam:76mm

Flat Labelling Machine: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

In this guide, you will find all information you’re looking for about flatbed labeling machines.

This includes specifications, design, parts, working principle, and features, among other critical aspects.

So, if you want to learn more about flat labelling machine

What is a Flat Labelling Machine?

This is a machine that will apply labels on flat surface containers.

The machine will apply the label forming no wrinkles or folds in the exact location.

Flat labeling machine

 Flat labeling machine

What Components make up Flat Labelling Machine?

The operator needs to be knowledgeable about the components of a flat labelling machine.

This is important when it comes to maintaining, repairing, replacing, and troubleshooting the machine.

These are the components of a flat labelling machine:

 Parts of labeling machinev

Labeling machine

Labeling Station

This station has both the labeling head and labeling pad.

It assists in scenarios where it is impossible to print labels on containers.

Roller Units

This component pulls the web backing, thus starting and stopping on every labeling chain.

Dancer’s Arm

This part assists in making the labelling process smooth.

It provides the tension that will stop the web roll from overfeeding, which will lead to losses.

Discharge Plate

During label printing, there might be errors with the print.

The system has configurations that will identify and prevent label offset.


This is the main part that holds all components of the machine together.

It is a durable strong stainless steel structure.

Feeding System

This part will feed all the items that need labelling into the machine.

It will constantly feed the containers to ensure uniformity in the labeling process.

Electric Station

This part will house all the electrical components that power the machine.

It includes fuses and power cables.

Conveyor Unit

This component will assist in moving items from one part of the machine to the other.

Setting the conveyor system will enable you to meet specific parameters during the labeling process.

Feeder Hopper

This component will hold all the containers that you plan to label.

It is on the upper portion of the machine for ease of access and feeding of labels.

Control Panel

The operator will input labeling parameters via the control panel.

It also enables easy monitoring of the labeling process.

Rejection System

This system will eliminate all containers that have labels with errors.

It automatically removes all labeling errors to ensure only quality labels move through.


It is part of the electrical component that will assist in driving the flat labeling machine.

The motor will convert electrical power to mechanical power.

Fully automatic bottle labeling machines have large motors that provide lots of mechanical force.

Labeling Sensors

As a security feature, it will assist in detecting gaps between labels.

This system will automatically shut down the machine when such an error occurs.

Peel Plates

This component will separate the backing paper from the labels.

The label moves in a straight line as the web sharply breaks over the peel plates.

Safety Mechanism

The machine will come with emergency buttons to stop operations during emergencies.

It will cut off the power supply once the operator presses it, hence minimize any damages.

How does Flat Labelling Machine Operate?

There are several flat labelling machines in the market.

They also come with different capabilities and technological advancements.

This means they may have different parts, but they all work together to achieve the best labeling process.

Here are the steps that a flat labelling machine applies:

1) Preparation

Ensure the machine is in the best working condition and all parts are functional.

2) Feeding Containers

The operator then feeds containers on the hopper that directs them to the labeling station via the conveyor system.

3) Labeling

Most labels already have prints on them and in the correct size.

The label and containers are in synchrony during the labeling process.

This ensures that the label properly sticks on the bottles.

In-feed systems make sure the bottles have correct spacing before labeling

System wheels pull tags in an alternating manner while the label extracts from the roll paper.

Automatic systems will release labels for application on the bottles in the correct position.

4) Ejection

Sensors will determine if the labels are in the correct position before moving to the next stage.

Once the system approves the bottles, they move to the filling or packaging station.

The machine will reject bottles that do not have proper labels.

What are the Advantages of Flat Labelling Machine?

This machine has several advantages such as:


A flat labelling machine can label several containers quickly.

This allows you to meet your clients’ demands.

Ease of Use

It is easy to operate the automatic versions of flat labelling machines.

This means one can operate the machine without much training.


Flat labelling machines offer safety to the personnel and the products.

The machines will apply the labels safely with no risk to the operators.

Support Equipment

It is possible to integrate other pieces of equipment with a flat labelling machine.

Examples include packaging, machine, counting machine, capping machine, filling machines, etc.


This machine will allow you to meet your production needs while lowering your operational costs.

It will reduce recurring costs.


Flat labelling machines are accurate, reliable, time-saving, and can achieve high production capacities.


Automatic sensors will prevent damages, hazards, and loss during the labelling process.

Production Capacity

Flat labelling machines have varying production speeds.

This allows you to adjust your production rate accordingly.


It is affordable and easy to maintain a flat labelling machine.

This allows the operator to repair and replace parts easily.

What are the Disadvantages of Flat Labelling Machine?

Components of Fflat surface labeling machine

Components of flat surface labeling machine

The disadvantages of this machine should not deter you from purchasing one.

Some of the disadvantages are:

· Cost

The initial cost of a flat labelling machine will vary depending on the level of technology.

High-quality flat labelling machines are costly.

All this will pay off as you will need less human labor in its operation.

· Type of Labelling Container

A flat labelling machine will only place labels on flat surfaces.

This means you cannot use a flat labelling machine on cylindrical containers.

· Size and Portability

This machine can come in various sizes.

Commercial flat labelling machines are large and not as portable as small-scale flat labelling machines.

Always purchase a flat labelling machine that will fit your work station.

· Production Capacity

The speed of a flat labelling machine depends on the level of automation.

There are flat labelling machines that have a low production capacity that will not meet your production needs.

It is necessary to choose a flat labeler that will meet all your production capacities.

· Maintenance Costs

It is vital to maintain a flat labelling machine to keep it in good working condition.

When a flat labeling machine breaks down, it may cost you a lot to repair or replace it.

Commercial flat labelling machines will cost you more to maintain than a small-scale flat labelling machine.

What should you Consider when Choosing Flat Labelling Machine?

These machines have different capabilities, and it may be challenging to choose one.

Also, there are several kinds of flat labelling machines.

Here are some factors worth considering that will assist you in choosing the right machine:

Financial Budget

The amount you have will influence the type of machine you can purchase.

However, always go for a machine that is suitable for your production needs.

Labeling Parameters

Ensure the flat labelling machine you choose will meet your labeling strategies.

Consider your production aspects like:

  1. Labeling speed
  2. Labor costs
  3. Setup cost and time
  4. Labeled units per day
  5. Type of label
  6. Size of bottles

Available Work Station

Ensure the flat labeling machine will fit your production space.

For instance, automatic flat labeling machines will require more space than manual flat labeling machines.

Size of Containers

The configuration of the containers will determine the flat labeling machine you will choose.

Also, you can find flat labeling machines that can handle specialty containers.

Features of the Machine

Ensure you consider features such as:

  1. Bottle dimensions
  2. Salient features
  3. Technical specifications
  4. Label dimensions
  5. Maintenance

Hopper Capacity

Ensure the feeder hopper is capable of adequately holding the product without the need for frequent refilling.

This will save you time during the labelling process.

Features of the Machine

Modern flat labeling machines have several programmable configurations that will handle various labeling needs.

Quality Standards

Always select stick packing machines that comply with international quality standards.

This is to ensure the safety of operators and the products.

Also, it ensures the reliability, effectiveness, and acceptability of the production process in the market.

Body Material

Choose flat machines that are of durable stainless steel.

This ensures it performs optimally and will last for long.


It is vital to select a flat labeling machine that is easy to use.

This ensures that your personnel can operate it without much training.

Level of Automation

Manual flat labeling machines always require human labor and are less expensive to purchase.

Also, their production capacity is lower than automatic machines.

Besides, automatic flat labeling machines are costly but will have lower operating costs.

Automatic flat labeling machines have a high production capacity and are reliable.

Level of Integration

It is possible to use a flat labeling machine with other machines.

For instance, you can integrate a filling, capping, and packaging machine that will streamline your production line.

Besides, all your production needs will happen within your workspace.

Operating Environment

Some industries work with harmful and corrosive chemicals.

Select a flat labeling machine that will withstand all these chemicals during the labeling process.

Future Upgrades

Some instances will make you expand your production.

Automatic flat labeling machines can handle such upgrades better than manual machines.

Select flat labeling machines that can handle upgrades due to technological advancements.

What are the Salient Features of Flat Labelling Machine?

These features may vary from one machine to another:

  • Fully programmable logic controller [PLC] with human-machine interface [HMI].
  • Sensors that detect the presence of containers to minimize wastage.
  • Alarm function that will sound an alarm and stop the machine to minimize hazards.
  • Easy support equipment integration.
  • Quick tool-free changeover.
  • Durable SS 304 stainless steel.

Flat bottle labelling machine

 Flat bottle labelling machine

What are the Technical Specifications of Flat Labelling Machine?

These include:

  • Machine weight can go up to 500 kg.
  • A production capacity of 60 to 350 pieces per minute.
  • Labelling accuracy of ±0.5mm.
  • Power need of 220 V or 380 V, and 50 Hz or 60 Hz.
  • A power output of 0.1 KW to 2 KW.
  • The compressed air of about 13 liters per minute at 4 to 6 bars.

What are the Applications of Flat Labelling Machine?

Several industries use a flat labelling machine, and they include:

Food Industries

Here you can label powders, dairy products, fruit juice, etc.

Chemical Industries

Examples include hand sanitizers, dishwashing liquid, glue, rubber, pesticides, etc.

Petroleum Industries

Examples include engine oils.

Water Packing Industries

These industries will pack water in bottles, label it, and finally sell them.

Pharmaceutical Industries

Major applications include dental products, syrup, medicine bottles, etc.

Cosmetic Industries

Some examples include lotions, hair products, lip balm.

Beverage Industries

Examples include soft drinks, beer, wine,  etc.

What are the Types of Labelling Machines available in the Market Today?

Several labelling machines are available, and they include:

Print and Apply Labeling Machine

This machine has information in it that you can print on labels on demand.

Retailers use it to print weight and price at the point of sale.

The labels have barcodes that you can scan during checkout.

Pressure-sensitive Self-adhesive Labeling Machine

This machine will use labels that already have glue.

The labels are on a release paper and need no water to make the adhesive sticky.

It is the common label applicator in the market due to its simplicity.

Hot Melt Labeling Machine

It will heat the adhesive before you apply it to the products.

The adhesive is in a solid-state at room temperature.

Wet Glue Labeling Machine

The machine will use an adhesive that is in s liquid state at room temperature.

It is common in wet environments such as beverage industries.

Heat-seal Labeling Machine

This machine will apply pressure on labels that have a heat-sealable material.

Pre-gummed Labeling Machine

These machines will apply labels that are pre-coated with glue.

To activate it, you will spray it will water for it to stick.

How do Semi-Automatic Flat Labelling Machine and Fully Automatic Flat Labelling Machine compare?

They include:


A fully automatic machine performs all functions by itself, while a semi-automatic machine will need some human intervention.

Production Speed

The production rate of a fully automatic system is higher than that of a semi-automatic system.

Accuracy and Efficiency

The labeling process is more accurate and efficient in a fully automatic machine than a semi-automatic machine.

Initial Cost

A fully automatic flat labelling machine is more expensive than a semi-automatic machine.

Level of Technology

Besides, a fully automatic system has a lot of technology than a semi-automatic flat labelling machine.

How do Manual Flat Labelling Machines and Automatic Flat Labelling Machines compare?

When choosing these machines, you should consider:


A manual flat labeling machine always requires human involvement.

An automatic flat labeling machine will perform all tasks with little to no human involvement.


A manual machine is affordable than a fully automatic machine.

Operating Time

Fully automatic machine will label containers for long hours while a manual machine is tedious to operate.

Aesthetic Appeal

Using manual flat labeling machines may leave smudges on the bottle and labels making them less appealing.

This is because the operator comes into contact with the containers

Production Rate

A high production rate is possible with fully automatic flat labeling machines.

Support Equipment

Integration of other production equipment is possible with an automatic flat labeling machine.


Fully automatic machines come with sensors that will automatically eliminate bad labels.


A control panel makes it possible for a single operator to monitor and control a fully automatic flat labeling machine.


The parts of a manual machine are easy to repair as it has fewer moving parts.

Furthermore, automatic flat labeling machines have several moving parts hence repairing them is costly.

How do you Improve the Efficiency of Flat Labelling Machine?

Flat labelling machine

 Flat labelling machine

Maintaining a flat labeling machine ensures that it operates optimally and is durable.

Replace all worn out parts such as feed rollers as they might tear the label web.

Gently wipe and dust the sensors to ensure they work properly.

Regularly analyze and clean where necessary the cleanliness of the photoelectric sensors.

Replace all faulty electrical components as it may lead to electric shocks and fire hazards.

Apply an anti-rust treatment on stainless and iron parts.

Use a swab dipped in alcohol to wipe clean the cutter blade as it may affect the label while cutting.

Clean the conveyor system by removing dust, glue, or labels that might have got stuck.

Lubricate moving parts to minimize tear and wear.

Ensure all parts are working well by conducting frequent inspections bi-annually or annually.

Why should you Label Products using Flat Labelling Machine?

Here are reasons why you need to label products using a flat labelling machine:


This will distinguish the product from other similar products.

For instance, there may be several painkillers, and the label will identify one painkiller from another.


The labels entice clients to purchase the products.

They are appealing and can set your product aside from competitors.

Additional Information

This information will educate customers on how to use the product.


Similar products may come in different grades.

This will differentiate standard from premium products.

Legal Requirement

The law requires manufacturers to include information such as:

  1. Ingredients
  2. Manufacture and expiry date
  3. Batch number

What Types of Labels can Flat Labelling Machine apply?

The labels you can apply include:

Brand Label

It distinguishes the manufacturer from its competitors.

Descriptive Label

This label will include information such as instructions, security, handling, etc.

It highlights general information about the product.

Grade Label

This label will indicate the quality of the product.

It distinguishes high-grade quality from low-grade quality.

Informative Label

This has the manufacturing and expiry date, additional instructions, etc.

It highlights additional information about the product.

What Quality Standards should Flat Labelling Machine conform to?

These standards are for health and safety reasons and include:

Food and Drug Administration [FDA] Quality Standard

FDA will protect public health by ensuring safety, efficiency, and secure drugs and biological products.

Current Good Manufacturing Practice [cGMP] Quality Standard

Current Good Manufacturing Practice quality standard ensures that the machine has:

  1. Consistent manufacturing practices.
  2. Conforms to international quality standards.
  3. Produces high-quality labels.

European Union CE marking

All companies in the world accept this quality standard even though it applies to European Economic Areas.

Restriction of Hazardous Substances [RoHS]

This standard assists in reducing environmental effects and health impacts.

It ensures the machine will not produce any harmful substances during its operation.

What Factors Influence Price of a Flat Labelling Machine?

Some factors that determine the price of labeler machines are:

  • Automation level
  • Brand of the machine
  • Country of origin
  • Production rate
  • Configuration of the machine
  • Supply and demand
  • Market conditions and economy
  • Discounts and sales
  • Model and features
  • The physical state of the machine

Why Should you Invest in Flat Labelling Machine?

A flat labelling machine has several advantages that will benefit your business.

Here are some of the reasons to invest in a flat labeling machine:

  • Increase in production capacity

Automatic flat labeling machines will offer you a high production capacity.

This means you will be able to meet your client’s needs quickly.

  • Branding

This machine will assist you in embedding the brand details on the labels.

It helps in distinguishing your products from the competition.

  • Reliability and dependability

If you plan to label containers daily, it is better to invest in a flat labeling machine.

Besides, it will perform the labeling tasks without breaking down as long it is in a good condition.

  • Accuracy and efficiency

A flat labelling machine will apply the labels accurately and efficiently.

  • Reduce human labor

Using an automatic flat labeling machine requires less human involvement.

Also, you will reduce the recurring costs as the machine will function independently.

  • Safety

Flat labeling machines offer safety to the operators and the products.

The machines will apply the labels safely with no risk to the operators.

Are there design specifications for a flat labelling machine?

The design specifications available include:

  • Changeover
  • Body material
  • Maintenance
  • Configuration

What product material can you use with a flat labelling machine?

These include:

  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Fibre drums

Which details should be on a label that a flat labelling machine applies?

Good labels should contain:

  • Net weight
  • Nutritional information
  • Allergy warnings
  • Manufacture and expiry date
  • Ingredients of contents in bottles
  • Batch number
  • Description of contents in bottles
  • Storage instructions
  • Name, address, and location of the manufacturer

What support equipment can you integrate with a flat labelling machine?

Flat labelling machines can work with other support equipment in the production line.

This makes it possible to streamline the production process within one workspace.

These support equipment include:

  • Filling machines
  • Unscrambling machines
  • Counting machines
  • Capping machines
  • Packaging machines

How can you troubleshoot a flat labelling machine?

Troubleshooting helps you identify an issue and solve it quickly:

  • Labels not aligning

Keep the glue of the film to a minimum and adjust the machine accordingly.

  • Labels curling away from tubes.

Use a tackier adhesive and adjust the compression level.

Also, use dry containers.

  • Labels falling off

Keep the film glue to the operational minimum.

Select proper adhesive or change labels while using proper film glue thickness.

  • Failure to pick labels from the magazine

Use a tackier adhesive and adjust the magazine appropriately.

As you can see, there are many factors to consider when choosing flat labelling machines.

The best part – all the critical information has been explained in this guide.

For any inquiries or consultations, feel free to contact SaintyCo now.

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