Labeling Innovations from Weber

Alpha HSM: A High-Speed Labeling Applicator in a Modular Design

Posted by Linda Roser

Apr 19, 2018 11:50:29 AM

No two packaging lines are the same these days, with many companies demanding more flexibility for new automated labeling equipment to fit their existing production lines.

So Weber has come up with a solution – a new label applicator that can be configured to fit just about any packaging line.

The Alpha HSM (High-Speed-Modular) label applicator is our new modular design that is based on various components that can be combined into the right system to meet your requirements. 

The modules consist of a drive module, a label detection module, a dispensing module, an unwinder module, a rewinder module and an adapter module. These can be assembled according to a customers specifications using our configurator to create the perfect label applicator for their product line.

With the packaging industry asking for higher labeling speeds and more flexibility,  the Alpha HSM high-speed labeling systems can be configured in a variety of models that can handle multiple speeds and label sizes.

Weber engineered the modular Alpha HSM so that it can be ordered in ten different versions to fit just about any labeling application. Available in right- or left-hand versions, the Alpha HSM can be built with 5.3” (135mm), 7.8” (200mm), 9.8” (250mm) and 12.6” (320mm) label widths.

The system can keep up with line speeds up to 500 feet/minute with a labeling accuracy of ±0.01" (with controlled product handling). 

The Alpha HSM is IP65 rated for wash down applications.

All the systems feature multiple interfaces allowing connections for HMI display, product detector, rotary encoder, I/O signal, Ethernet network, and an aux in and aux out for sensor attachment. 

The standard mechanical label unwinder and rewinder can be upgraded to a motorized servo-controlled system for higher labeling throughput speeds. Label application modules for the HSM include a fixed peeler plate, a swiveling peeler plate, a pneumatic peeler plate, and adjustable peeler plate or a pneumatic applicator. Label sensors can handle standard and transparent labels.

Three different user interfaces are available including OLED display, external PLC module or a web-based control. And the system is IP65 certified for dust and water spray protection and is constructed of durable aluminum with high rigidity for all working label widths.

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Topics: Label Applicators, Labeling Systems

Get Your FREE Registration To MODEX 2018 In Atlanta!

Posted by Chris Erbach

Mar 13, 2018 7:42:00 AM



You're invited to attend MODEX 2018 next month in Atlanta, GA!  Register for a free pass to MODEX 2018 and see the latest innovations in automated packaging systems and materials. 

Weber Packaging Solutions will be exhibiting in Booth #1957 and we would love to have you stop by. We will be showcasing new high-speed label applicators, variable-height  printer-applicators, continuous ink jet coders and, of course, thousands of labels. 
In our booth we will have the Weber Model LA-6000, our variable-height, high-speed label printer-applicator built for distribution centers. 
Watch the LA-6000 label printer applicator video

We will also feature a couple of other systems in our booth:

Be sure to send me an email if you'd like a private tour of our new system at the show. 

So sign up now to get your free registration for MODEX 2018. Hope to see you there!

Watch a video about the Weber LA-2050 label printer-applicator featuring a Sato CLNX label printer.  

Weber LA-2050 Label Printer Applicator


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Topics: Label Applicators, Labels, Labeling Systems, Trade Show, label printer applicators, Variable-height labeling, Label printer applicator, LA-2050

Download the New Craft Beer Label Idea Book

Posted by Chris Erbach

Dec 13, 2017 3:44:19 PM


Is it time for a label redesign at your brewery? Or are you contemplating a new exotic small batch run and need some craft beer label ideas?

Now you can get some help by downloading Weber's new Craft Beer Label Idea eBook. This publication has information garnered from the industry that will help you make some decisions about your labeling process, including:

  • Label design tips and insights
  • The benefits of pressure-sensitive labels
  • Types of labels used by brewers
  • The best label materials including new types of media available
  • Labeling equipment options to fit your production
  • Best way to add ink jet date codes to your bottles and cans

Weber has experience designing and printing labels for the craft beer industry and can help all brewers from start-ups to large mega corporations. Using th

e right materials and applying the labels correctly will make your brand stand out from the competition. Poorly printed craft beer labels, labels that don't stick when exposed to moisture, and labels that are applied crooked all make your product look bad. And with so many other craft brewers out there, you want to make a good impression with your audience of customers.

You can now order your limited run craft beer labels from Weber's site! Choose from a wide range of materials and finishes to create a unique look for your brand. And the labels are steeply discounted as you buy more. Minimum order is only 1 roll of 500 labels! We can turn your order around in just 5 days after artwork approval. It's simple and easy to order. Use our Chat Live on Go-Label to ask our operator for more info.

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Topics: Label Applicators, craft beer labels, beer labeling system, craft beer label ebook, label design

Infographic: Your Label Application Speed Chart

Posted by Chris Erbach

Sep 19, 2016 4:02:21 PM

Why Does Labeling Speed Matter for My Business?

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Topics: Label Applicators, label application, label printer applicators

Which Label Printer-Applicator Works Best for Your Packaging?

Posted by Margaret O'Leary

Oct 10, 2014 11:00:00 AM

A label printer-applicator is an automatic labeling system that has the ability to print variable information onto a pressure-sensitive label, then apply it to a container. Sometimes companies want to use a label that has the same pre-printed information such as a logo, company info, or background color, then add different information to the label depending on the product that it is being applied to. You will find these systems applying shipping labels, product information labels, nutrition labels, barcode labels and more.

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Topics: Label Applicators

3 Ways to Maximize Craft Beer Labeling Productivity

Posted by Margaret O'Leary

May 1, 2014 8:51:47 AM

If you've chosen pressure-sensitive labels for your beer bottles then you already know these will be easy to apply. Just remove the liner and stick the label to the bottle, right? Easy enough, but what about when you have hundreds or even thousands of bottles to label? And you want them on straight?

If you want to increase your pack line productivity and ensure accurate labeling you should invest in some form of labeling automation.

Here is a list of three different automatic labeling systems perfect for the beer industry.


1. Bottle-Matic

If you're working on small batch bottling you probably only need a semi-automatic table top labeler. The table-top Bottle-matic is affordable and compact. Our Labeling Systems Product manager, Mike Soloway, put together a video demo to show you how easy this system is for craft beer labeling. With some practice, you can label up to 20-30 bottles a minute. And the labels are applied flat and straight every time.


 2. Geset 121 

The next step up for microbrewers is the Geset 121 label applicator.  This system is ideal for labeling bottles and other round, straight-walled containers. This system would be a great addition to a pack line where you connect directly to the conveyor from the filling line. If you aren't totally automated yet but still need to apply lots of labels quickly, you can hand-load this labeler by sending the bottle in one end and having your helper grab it as it exits the other side. A small, movable labeling system that can label up to 25-30 bottles per minute.


3. Tronics Series 3

The largest bottle labeling system we offer is the Tronics Series 3. This wrap system can wrap a single label or more complex labeling like front, back and neck. This system is a great fit for operations that are 100% automated and have a very high volume out put. The Tronics can handle up to 2400 inches of labels per minute and the built-in conveyor easily integrates into your packaging operation.

Not sure which labeling system is the right fit for your operation? Talk to one of our labeling systems experts about your options.

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Topics: Label Applicators

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