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Comment on Testimonials by Daniel Neill

We purchased two LabelOn™ label applicators to apply local rating labels to video games. These machines were configured to place up to 4 labels onto our packs in one single pass. The first machine was fitted with a Magazine feeder and one side/spine label applicator. This first machine ran into a second Top-Bottom labeller placing up to two top labels and one bottom label.
We received our machines in October 2012 and were very pleased with the equipment and the level of communications.

Via phone, emails, chat software and cloud storage the communications technology simplified outlining the project and following the project from quotation to supply. These communications continue to greatly enhance service and operational assistance with our machines.
Doubling up as a kind of training and induction to the equipment ahead of its supply, this level of communications proved to be key in quickly diagnosing some of the teething issues upon installation; talking while referencing uploaded images and video – using the cloud technology – makes things so much easier.

The machines performed exactly as anticipated, performing the labelling tasks much more accurately than our manual operations and producing immediate labour savings. There is an anticipated (ROI) Return of Investment of close to 6 months!

The look of the machinery was intuitive and represented an efficient layout and use of space. Staff Training was straight forward.
We have found the equipment intuitive and easy to use and created our own simplified manual.
Diagrams and Labelling around the machine makes the equipment kind of idiot proof.

Practicing on a few teething issues the equipment proved easy to maintain and service – especially with the level of communications available and the comprehensive records kept on our equipment.

Overall we are very satisfied with the LabelOn™ equipment and service.

Daniel Neill,
EB Games

Comment on Testimonials by Richard Parker

We recently installed two LabelOn™ Modular labelling machines to label our range of Fruit Juice bottles, which we label empty.
We are not new to labelling and already have a number of machines supplied by one of Australia’s leading manufacturers, so we have a good basis for evaluating labelling equipment.
The new LabelOn™ machines were configured for double sided labelling and each fitted with an additional label head for promotional spot/neck labels. With the modular design of the new labelling machines we also had a Wrap module included to label round bottles.

We quickly noticed the spot/neck label application was more accurate than our existing labelling equipment. The spot/neck label head could also be set to label much larger angles than our existing labelling equipment.

With the greater level of control and ease of adjustments, these new labelling machines let us confidently set the machine. Being able to review and change settings from either side of the machine is big help.
Adjustments on the LabelOn™ are easy to make and easy to record.
Storing our Jobs in memory and recalling them is also straight forward.

We are very satisfied with our choice of LabelOn™ label applicators and would recommend them to anyone, the support we received in installing and continued support in regards to existing machines as well as options for the future.

Richard Parker
Juicy Isle

Accurate Labeling Machine for Greater Production Proficiency

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Why do people tend to shop in supermarkets? One top answer is, “Because they provide variety of products needed in everyday living.”  Wait, did he say variety?  How is this for variety?!

Product Labels

Supply and demand is probably one of the most basic principles of economics which is the backbone of a market economy. Demand identifies just how much (volume) of a product or service is desired by consumers.

The greater a merchandise is needed, the greater the demand, the more the production expenses are amortised within each individual item and could be sold at a more affordable value towards the consumer. The law of demand states that, if all other variables remain equal, the greater the cost of a good, the less people will demand that good. Put simply, the greater the price, the lower the quantity demanded.

Most Common Steps in Manufacturing a Product

Take into account the volume of merchandise produced daily! The most typical stages in manufacturing a product prepared for retail or market involve Filling, Capping, Sealing, Labeling and Packing. While each one of these can be carried out manually, by far, the most difficult and often frustrating task is applying self-adhesive product labels by hand.

If a labeling machine would carry out its job flawlessly, it would likely raise the effectiveness of all the preceding steps carried out to be able to prepare a merchandise market ready. There will be no rejects, no wasted labels, and containers, no product thrown away and no natural resources wasted.

The Labeling Machine Manufacturer Resposibility

The labeling manufacturer has a big responsibility due to the fact that labeling is the final major product packaging stage that could push costs through the roof for the plant operators and owners therefore could possibly result in immediate price increase to the consumer. It may ultimately lead to loss of sales per unit.

When you are letting through a lower quality item by not rejecting it because it is considered borderline or perhaps the best your labeler is capable of doing, you are working against your business’ personality in the market place. If you are interested in preserving your product and company’s identity, it would make more sense to do the job right the first time instead of having to reject a number of produced items.

The Right Labeling Equipment

Look at the picture above and decide whether you can sacrifice the look thereby the quality of your finished product just because you have decided you wanted to save a few dollars instead of investing in the right labeling equipment.

Contact us today.  We can certainly help you achieve your production goals.

Legal and Regulative Issues for Labeling in Food & Beverage, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries

“Good manufacturing practices (GMP) refer to guidelines laid down by agencies which control authorization and licensing for manufacture and sale of food, drug products, and active pharmaceutical products. These guidelines are laid down with the intention of providing minimum requirements that a pharmaceutical or a food product manufacturer must meet while manufacturing drugs or food products, which then assures that the products manufactured/produced are of high quality and do not pose any risk to the consumer or public”. (End of USP Citation)

All manufacturers of drugs and biologics approved are subject to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) of the United States’ labeling regulations.  While older drugs are not affected by the regulations, manufacturers of such drugs would be well served by voluntary compliance with the new regulations. These regulations are partially applicable also to the chemical and food and beverage labeling requirements.

It can be maintained that equipment which, on the immediate point of adding the content to the label are optimal for all the three industries. But it has naturally to be considered that such a system which can due to all to its technical capability may be over designed and therefore not economical for the specific application.

An intensive research on regulatory issues regarding labeling in the food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries shows, that in opposite to the direct manufacturing steps like container materials, hygienic behavior and clothing of the workers involved in the production process as well as the preconditions of the immediate components needed for making the products like purity and sterility, to mention only a few, the immediate labeling equipment is not mentioned expressively.

This may come from the fact that the labeling is usually done before the product containers are closed and sealed.

Nevertheless as little is mentioned regarding the constitution of the immediate hardware, WHO (World Health Organization) and FDA, regulate or recommend the contents of the labels very strictly.

The most relevant national organizations accept the ruling of the WHO or FDA, even more if they want to trade their products internationally.

So the companies intending to serve these markets need to offer a technology which has the engineering capacity to design and produce high end labeling machines.

The following list shows what in an extreme case the labeling requirements may be. All or even only portions of this requested labeling cannot be put on a single pre-print label as they are batch to batch variable:

  1. Name, address and emergency telephone number of the production company.
  2. Pharmaceutical dosage form, route of administration, quantity of dosage units.
  3. The batch and/or code number to identify the contents and packaging operation.
  4. Directions for use (reference may be made to a package insert.
  5. The storage conditions.
  6. Expiry date in a month/year format and that avoids any ambiguity.
  7. Keep out of reach of children” except when the product is for use in trials.
  8. Batch number

At a first glance this list shows how complex the requirement to a label can be. Surely there is a wide range from a pre-printed label for a batch of wine which need to be filled into a few thousand bottles to a single vial-single batch pharmaceutical operation.

It shows how far the requirements of the regulating agencies can go.

A technology oriented company might always have these wide range of requirements in mind; even they are not yet requested for an application he is doing the development for.

Being able to discuss the requirements as a solution which could be done with his client puts the manufacturer of a labeling system in a different league compared to his competitors.

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