Here we are talking about tubes referring to tube containers and collection tubes. A tube, squeeze tube, or collapsible tube is a collapsible package which can be used for viscous liquids such as toothpaste, artist’s paint, adhesive, caulk, & ointments. Basically, a tube is a cylindrical, hollow piece with a round or oval profile, made of plastic, paperboard, aluminum, or other metal.
A test tube, also known as a culture tube or sample tube, is a common piece of laboratory glassware consisting of a finger-like length of glass or clear plastic tubing, open at the top and closed at the bottom. In clinical medicine, sterile test tubes with air removed, called vacutainers, are used to collect and hold samples of physiological fluids such as blood, urine, pus, and synovial fluid.
Tube labeling machine is a equipment that applies labels to various types of tubes. VKPAK offers various types of tube labeling machines, from semi-automatic tube labeller to fully automatic tube labeling machine, from aluminum tubes to plastic soft tubes and laminated tubes, etc., from small 3ml tubes to 500ml or larger tubes. Also various types of coding equipment can be purchased.View Video
How To Choose Tube Labeling Machine
When selecting equipment for tube labeling, the first thing to consider is the rigidity of the tube. If the tube is rigid enough to support the machine in the labeling process roll, such as: blood collection tubes, reagent tubes, etc., the recommended use of horizontal labeling machine, or can go independently stand on the conveyor belt of hard paper tubes or metal tubes, the recommended use of round bottle labeling machine. If the tube is not rigid enough, such as plastic or metal hose, common ointment tubes, cosmetic tubes, etc., the recommended use of specially designed for this empty soft tube labeling machine.
Automatic Horizontal Collection Tube Labeling Machine
The tube labeler, like other machines at VKPAK, supports print engines. This is ideal to print dates, batch numbers, barcodes, and more. When you need to print vial labels, VKPAK can find the printer that will work best for you.
Automatic Tube Labeling Machine For Empty Soft Tube
Semi Automatic Soft Tube Labeling Machine
Semi Automatic Metal Tube Labeling Machine
Custom Labeling Machine For Your Tubes
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.
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.
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