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5 Compelling Reasons to Invest in Automated Label Applicators

An automated label applicator is an innovative machine that automatically applies labels to products or packages in a production line. Once integrated within industrial labeling systems, an automated label applicator can significantly streamline and enhance business productivity. Industrial labeling systems enable companies to print labels quickly and efficiently on many items, minimizing slowdowns and expensive mistakes. This leads to easier production processes, higher output, enhanced quality, and lower costs. Adopting an automation approach over manually applying labels boosts workflow, cuts manufacturing costs, and simplifies general production procedures. 

If your production volumes are expanding and labeling requirements have become increasingly complex, it’s time to consider transitioning to an automated labeling solution. 

Is It Time for Your Company to Upgrade to an Automated Label Applicator?

1. Increased Production

Automated label applicators increase production by applying labels faster and more efficiently than any means of manual application. Automating labeling significantly accelerates production rates, providing highly accurate and uniform product labeling at ten times the speed. Industrial automated labeling systems with web drives support fast-paced production environments. To ensure flexibility, they are compatible with an extensive range of adhesive labels, such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and anti-theft tags. These systems offer adjustable touchscreen operation, enabling quick speed changes, accurate tag placement, and the option to skip labels when needed. 

2. Further Enhance and Optimize Production Efficiency

Automatic labeling systems can seamlessly merge and synchronize with existing production lines, eliminating manual applications and promoting increased performance. Systems can also be integrated with inventory management systems to provide real-time data monitoring that, when combined with production management software, can provide immediate data on label use and inventory status. They can monitor the performance of the labeling system and identify any potential issues before they become significant problems or be used to aid in improving resource distribution and production planning. 

3. Reduce Labeling Labor Costs

Implementing automatic labeling systems in your business can bring about a significant shift in the allocation of resources, particularly in terms of human labor. The reality is that manual labeling processes are time-consuming and labor-intensive, and, due to the inherently repetitive nature of the work and the boredom and fatigue that accompanies it, often result in lower production and high turnover rates among employees. In automating the labeling process, businesses can minimize the time and resources spent on the manual labor required to apply labels. Companies can move their employees to more essential tasks requiring human interaction. This not only reduces labor costs associated with manual labeling but also enhances the overall productivity and profitability of the business. In other words, automated label applicators can contribute to a more motivated and satisfied workforce by reducing the labor required to apply labels, leading to lower turnover rates and additional cost savings in the long run.

4. Minimize Waste and Reduce Manufacturing Costs

Integrating an automated labeling system into production can play an important role in minimizing waste and reducing overall manufacturing costs. Automated label applicators, by design, significantly decrease the likelihood of label misapplication and damage. In traditional manual labeling processes, human error can often lead to misplaced or damaged labels, wasting materials and time. This can be particularly problematic in large-scale production environments and manufacturing operations where even a small percentage of labeling errors can lead to substantial financial losses.

5. Precision Placement of Labels

Applying labels manually can be a lengthy, costly process prone to inaccuracies. This is primarily due to the monotonous nature of manual labeling, which can result in slow production or incorrect label placement, including misalignment and inappropriate or inaccurate orientation. On the other hand, automated label applicator machines are designed to apply labels with precision and consistency, eliminating human errors and mistakes associated with applying labels. Applicator machine technology enables the placement of labels in the correct position, ensuring a neat and professional appearance that is visually attractive. The machines are also highly efficient, placing labels evenly and cleanly without air bubbles or wrinkles that could render the information unreadable. 

Automated label applicators are a valuable investment that can benefit any manufacturing operation. Labeling automation technologies streamline the labeling process, ensuring efficiency and speed in label application and thereby improving the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the production process. 

Transform Production with EAM’s Advanced Labeling Solutions

EAM offers innovative industrial-engineered automated labeling system solutions for various manufacturers. Our applicators are custom-designed to meet your company’s labeling needs. They can be seamlessly integrated into your production line to quickly and accurately label products of various shapes and surfaces. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you improve production with labeling automation.

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