Labelling containers by hand can prove both time-consuming and inefficient, hampering efforts to scale-up production.
Established in 2009, Vuba are market-leading manufactures of resin surfacing products.
Their innovative range of polyurethane, acrylic and epoxy resins are produced in Beverley, East Yorkshire, and distributed worldwide. Trade and DIY customers also benefit from their programme of resin bound training courses.
When the Vuba team approached Karmelle Ltd in 2021, they were labelling 2.5 and 5 litre containers by hand. Keen to automate this labour-intensive process, they asked Karmelle to develop a solution.
The machine would need to be suitable for two different applications: applying front and back labels to 5 litre containers, and a single label to 2.5 litre containers.
After meeting with Vuba to discuss their requirements, Karmelle established that a Front and Back Labelling Machine would be the best choice for production. Featuring Servo S2-175 Labelling Heads and controlled via an HMI screen, this system would dispense labels at speeds of up to 80 per-minute.
The machine was designed and manufactured to Vuba’s specifications, with their team attending Factory Acceptance Testing prior to delivery. It was approved and shipped the next day, enabling Vuba to meet their grant deadline.
- Containers are placed onto the conveyor
- Servo-driven labelling heads apply labels to the front and back of containers
- For 2.5 litre containers requiring a single label, a different preset can be selected via the HMI screen.
- Labelled containers exit the machine, ready for packing
The new system has had a significant impact on production, enabling Vuba to label in one hour what they were previously hand-labelling in 20 hours.
James Purdy, Operations Director at Vuba, added, ‘we’re over the moon with the labeller, which is already proving its worth.
It was quite an achievement to get everything turned around by our deadline. Karmelle are at the forefront of our minds for future automation projects’.
To discuss your labelling requirements, contact the Karmelle team on +44(0)1484 533356 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.