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TB-80 Tube Labeling Machine

TB-80 Tube Labeling Machine

TB-80 Labeling machine is designed for labeling

on individual tubes.

TB-80 Labeler can be connected to our tube filler (TFM-50) for good efficiencies.

They will provide you clean and high quality packing tube product.

TB-80 Tube Labeling Machine Combination and Performance:

  • TB-80 Labeling machine is designed for labeling on individual tubes.
  • Main body is made of SUS304 stainless steel and aluminum alloy in strict accordance with GMP standard.
  • Long conveyer belt (1600mm) for tube feeding by manual.
  • Batch/ Lot No. Printer.
  • Connection with TFM-50 tube filler available.
  • Spare parts for one year.
  • Operation manual in English

TB-80 Tube Labeling Machine

Main Technical SpecificationsTB-80 Tube Labeling Machine
Voltage220V 50Hz
Power0.5Kw
Outer diameter of label roll300mm
Center diameter of roll72mm
Capacity0~18m/min : Max. 80tubes/min.
Weight150kgs
Dimension(L x W x H)1600 x 800 x 1400mm

TFM 50 Effervescent Tablet Packing Line+TB 80 Tube Labeling Machine

Tube Labelling Machine: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

This guide will help you choose the high-performance tube labelling machine.

You can integrate this machine with an effervescent tablet tube filling machine or any tube packaging line.

To make the process of buying a tube labelling machine easier and simple, this guide will answer all questions you have been asking about this machine.

Let’s dive right in:

What is Tube Labelling Machine?

A tube labelling machine applies ready-made prints to cylindrical plastic or metal tubes.

There are tube labelling machines that will print and apply the label on tubes.

Effervescent tablet tubes

 Effervescent tablet tube

Tube labelling machine

Tube labeling machine

Why is Tube Labelling Machine Important?

Here are some reasons as to why a tube labelling machine is important

i. Label Application

Tube labelling is important as it applies a label with details regarding the tube contents.

It helps to apply both the prime label and the secondary label.

The prime label is often a high-quality image or graphic that will appeal to potential customers.

The secondary label contains supplementary information about the product in the tube.

ii. User Friendly

It is easy to operate a tube labelling machine.

It is even easier to operate a fully automatic tube labelling machine as it does all tasks by itself.

All you need to do is key in commands at the control panel.

When it comes to manual tube labelling machines, the operator has to be knowledgeable to operate it.

iii. Increase in Production Capacity

Using a tube labelling machine will instantly increase your production capacity.

Most evident is when you are using a fully automatic tube labelling machine as it does all tasks by itself.

When you have a high production capacity, you will meet all your customer demands.

iv. Accuracy

When you use a tube labelling machine, the labels will not go to waste as the machine places the labels accurately.

 v. Low Production Cost

When using a tube labelling machine, you only need a few personnel to operate the machine.

A fully automatic tube labelling machine will require less human labour than a semi-automatic or manual tube labelling machine.

vi. Legal Obligation

Labelling products is an essential part of product manufacturing.

Labels will indicate vital information that will help consumers make the right choice.

vii. Branding

A tube labelling machine will help you apply the right brand design to tubes.

This will help consumers distinguish your product from the competitors.

It helps produce products that will appeal to your customers.

It also assists in promoting and marketing the content in the tubes.

viii.  Providing Instructions

A tube labelling machine will assist you to apply the relevant instructions to a tube.

These instructions will help the consumer know how to use your products.

Can you Integrate Tube Filling and Sealing Machine with Tube Labeling System?

Yes, you can integrate a tube filling and sealing machine with a tube labelling machine.

The tube filling machine will fill the products inside the tubes.

The tube sealing machine will cover the tube to protect the contents from contamination.

A tube sealing machine is necessary since once you seal it, you can easily package it.

Having such a system helps to streamline the production process to minimize time wastage and enhance productivity.

These machines will ultimately increase the production capacity as you will perform all the functions in-house.

What are the Limitations of Tube Labeler Machine?

The limitations of a tube labeller machine should not deter you from purchasing one for your production needs.

Here are some of the limitations of a tube labelling machine:

· Cost

The initial cost of a tube labelling machine will vary depending on the production capacity.

The initial cost of purchasing a high-quality tube labelling machine may be high.

In the long run, all this will pay off as you will need less human involvement in its operation.

· Type of Labelling Container

A tube labelling machine will only place labels on tubes.

This means you cannot use a tube labelling machine to label products that are not cylindrical.

· Size and Portability

A tube labelling machine can come in various sizes.

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

This means that you should purchase a tube labelling machine that will fit your production line.

· Production Capacity

The speed of a tube labelling machine depends on the kind of machine you have.

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

It is necessary to choose a tube labeller that will meet all your production costs.

· Maintenance Costs

It is important to maintain a tube labelling machine to keep it in good condition.

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

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

How do you Choose High-Performance Tube Label Applicator?

A high-performance tube label applicator will help you meet all your tube labelling needs.

Here are some factors to consider when choosing a tube label applicator:

· Surface of the Product

The tube label applicator you choose should be able to apply the label on the surface of your products with ease.

The surface of your tubes can be plastic or metallic.

· Size and Shape of the Labels

The size of the tubes will determine the size and shape of the labels you will use.

Small tubes require small labels, whereas large tubes can use both large and small labels.

· Material of the Label

The material of your label should be compatible with the tube label applicator.

The label can be paper, foil, or even a film.

· Type of Print Engine

When choosing a tube label applicator, consider if you require a thermal transfer of a direct thermal print engine.

Direct thermal print engines produce labels that do not last as long as thermal transfer print engines.

· Rate of Application

The speed of application of labels is an important part to consider.

It is ideal to choose a flexible tube applicator that you can change with your production rate.

The application rate is in products per minute [PPM].

· Integration with other Machines

It is crucial to choose a tube label applicator that can seamlessly integrate with other machines in the production system.

This means you will be able to accomplish all your production needs in a single production line.

You can integrate a tube sealing machine, tube filling machine, and packaging machine.

· Capabilities of the Machine

The kind of label you choose will dictate the tube label applicator you need.

Such capabilities include a large roll capacity, the ability to accommodate fancy label material, the size of the products, etc.

The more capabilities you require, the higher the cost of the tube label applicator.

· Reliability

It’s vital to choose a tube label applicator that will last for a long time while fulfilling the label application process.

· Credibility of the Manufacturer

When choosing a tube label applicator, it is wise to purchase from a manufacturer who has high integrity and reputation.

The credible manufacturer may assist you when it comes to maintaining and servicing the tube label applicator.

You will also be able to ask questions and get technical support from the team.

Applying label on tubes

 Applying label on tubes

What are the Features of the Best Tube Label Printer?

Some of the features of the best tube label printers include:

  • High printing resolution.
  • Large capacity CMYK colours ink cartridge.
  • Over 16 million colour reproductions.
  • Variable print width and length.
  • It can handle media types such as fan-fold labels, tags, Roll-fed pressure-sensitive labels, etc.
  • Ink level warning.
  • It can handle both Windows and macOS operating system.
  • A power requirement of 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hertz, 60 watts.
  • Quality compliance certifications.
  • A print speed of between 6 to 12 inches per second.

Which Features should you Consider in Tube Labelling Machine?

Some of the features you are to consider in tube labelling machines include:

  • Operational power requirements.
  • Production capacity.
  • Optimum operational temperatures.
  • Size of the tubes that you can label.

What are the Components of Tube Labelling Machine?

A tube labelling machine has many components that all work together in the production system.

The main parts of a tube labelling machine include:

· Discharge Mechanism

The discharge system will detect and remove tubes that have defects on them.

It ensures that only tubes with proper labels pass on to the next phase in the production line.

· Safety System

The safety system ensures well being of the staff as well as the machine.

It comprises buttons, switches, sensors, alarms, etc.

· Labelling Station

The labelling station has the labelling pad and the labelling head.

These two enable labelling to happen on tubes of different sizes.

· Label Plate

The label plate is where you will place the labels that will go on the tubes.

Also, the tube labelling machine automatically picks and applies the labels on the tubes.

· Roller System

The roller system connects the conveyor belt to the motors.

It has rollers that enable the machine to move tubes from one point to the next.

· Hopper

The hopper is also known as the feeder.

It ensures that the tubes enter the labelling machine for labelling to take place.

· Motor

The motor ensures that all moving parts of the machine are functioning.

· Conveyor Belt

The conveyor belt moves the tubes from one part of the machine to the next.

· Date Printing System

The date printing system is more of a feature in the control panel.

It prints details such as date of manufacture, date of expiry, and batch number on the tubes.

· Control Panel

Automatic tube labelling machines come with a control panel.

The control panel consists of buttons and a touch screen.

The operator easily controls the tube labelling machine via the control panel.

On the control panel, you can enter commands such as the date and labelling speed.

· Electric Cabinet

The electric cabinet houses all the electrical components that power the machine.

How does Tube Labelling Machine Work?

A tube labelling machine works by receiving tubes and labelling them.

First, you have to ensure that the tube labelling machine is on.

Here are the stages of how a tube labelling machine works:

· Feeding Tubes into the Machine

The process begins by placing tubes into the hopper.

· Moving the Tubes to the Label Distribution Area

The tubes then move from the feeder to the conveyor belt.

In this stage, the tubes have even spaces between them.

The tubes then reach the label distribution area.

The machine places the tubes at a constant speed.

· Applying Labels to the Tubes

The tube labelling machine then applies the label on the tubes as they move to the discharge system.

· Ejecting the Tubes that have Labels

The tubes that have labels then leave the label application station through the discharge chute.

Here, the machine senses tubes that have defects and separate them from the good batch.

The tubes then leave the discharge chute ready for packaging.

Which Kinds of Labels can you Apply with Tube Labelling Machine?

There are four types of labels that you can apply with a tube labelling machine:

· Brand Label

The brand label distinguishes the manufacturer from its competitors.

· Descriptive Label.

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

The descriptive label will highlight general information about the product.

· Grade Label.

The grade label will indicate the quality of the product.

This will distinguish high-grade quality from low-grade quality.

· Informative Label

The informative label includes the manufacturing and expiry date, additional instructions, etc.

The informative label will highlight more information about the product.

What are the Uses of Tube Labeler Machine?

Some of the uses of a tube labelling machine include:

  • Food industries
  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Chemical processing industries

In fact, any industry that packages its products in the tube can use this machine.

What Determines Tube Labeling System Price?

Many factors determine the price of a tube labelling system.

Such factors include:

 Tube labelling machine

Tube labelling machine

· Level of Automation

Automatic tube labelling machines will cost more than manual tube labelling machines.

· Production Capacity

A high production tube labelling machine will cost more than a low production tube labelling machine.

· Construction Material

High-quality stainless-steel tube labelling machines will cost more.

· Manufacturer

A tube labelling machine will cost more if it comes from a manufacturer who is reliable, consistent, has the experience, and a good reputation.

How does Automatic Tube Labeling Machine compare to Manual Tube Labeling Machine?

Here are the differences between an automatic and manual tube labelling machine:

  • Cost

The initial price of an automatic tube labelling machine is higher than that of a manual tube labelling machine.

  • Level of Automation

An automatic tube labelling machine has more automation features that a manual tube labelling machine lacks.

This is because an automatic tube labelling machine does all or most of the work by itself.

  • Production Capacity

An automatic tube labelling machine has a high production capacity than a manual tube labelling machine.

This is because it performs all functions by itself and is fast and reliable.

  • Accuracy and Consistency

An automatic tube labelling machine is more accurate than a manual tube labelling machine.

This is because you can enter commands that will make the machine function consistently and with accuracy.

  • Production Cost

The overall production cost of an automatic tube labelling machine is lower than that of a manual tube labelling machine.

This is because you will require less personnel to operate the automatic machine.

For the manual machine, you will need more human involvement hence increasing your overall production cost.

How do you Troubleshoot Tube Labeling Machine?

Here are the steps of troubleshooting a tube labelling machine:

  • Labels Curling away from Tubes

Use a tackier adhesive.

Adjust the compression level.

Use dry tubes.

  • Labels Falling Off

Keep the film glue to the operational minimum.

Select proper adhesive or change labels.

Use proper film glue thickness.

  • Failure to Pick Labels from the Magazine

Use a tackier adhesive and adjust the magazine appropriately.

  • Labels not Aligning

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

How do you Maintain Tube Labelling Machine?

Maintaining a tube labelling machine ensures it continues to operate for a long time while meeting the production needs.

Repair and or replace broken and worn out parts to ensure the machine continues to function seamlessly.

Replace broken electrical cables to prevent fire hazards and defective labelling.

Use genuine parts when replacing broken or worn out parts of the machine to avoid machine breakdowns and losses.

Conduct regular inspections to ensure all components are in good working condition.

Clean the machine regularly to avoid the build-up of dust and molds that will make the machine unsanitary.

Ensure all sensors are in good working condition to ensure defects do not pass to the packaging stage.

Do you have Tube Filling and Sealing Machine with Tube Labeling System?

Yes, we do have a tube filling and sealing machine at a separate price to that of a tube labelling machine.

What Types of Labelling Technologies do Tube Labelling Machines Used?

A tube labelling machine can use labelling technologies such as:

  • Cold-glue labelling
  • Hot-glue labelling
  • Wet-glue labelling
  • Self-adhesive labelling
  • Sleeve labelling

What is the Difference Between Labelling and Packaging?

Labelling involves fulfilling legal requirements such as ingredients, safety, and nutritional information on products.

Packaging involves placing the products that have labels in holding containers sealing them from external contamination.

What Features should you include in Labelling Tube?

The features to include in a labelling tube will give instructions and details of the product in the tube.

The features to include in the label include:

  • Warnings that come with the product.
  • How to use the product.
  • The ingredient in the product.
  • The manufacture and expiry date of the product.
  • The brand of the product.

The bottom line – you need high performance, reliable and durable machine for all your tube labelling needs.

The best part, all information you need have been highlighted in this guide.

If you have any question or inquiry, feel free to contact SaintyCo team.

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