Automatic Label Application Machines
The S3S - Front and Back, Wrap Around, Premier, Stainless Steel
The S3S – Series 3 Premier labeler is Tronics’ flagship automated labeling system. Having evolved over three decades, it is by far the best value on the market today when it comes to an in-line, automatic pressure sensitive labeling machine.
S3S Premier labelers come in standard, medium, and high speed configurations. They can automatically apply front and back and wrap around labels, and top and bottom labels. The S3S can also orientate and label products, apply crescent-shaped labels to tapered round products, and offers Zero Down Time (ZDT) redundant label heads that switch back and forth as label rolls run out of labels. These labeling machines have a proven track across all of the major packaging industries, including pharmaceutical labeling.
- Simple, Fast, Accurate, and Repeatable Changeovers
- Product Range Flexibility
- Field Upgrade Ready
- Service Second to None
- Customers, Markets, and Labeling Machine Specifications
- Scaled Footprint
- Bottles, cans, different shapes, pharmaceutical labelers
Simple, Fast, Accurate, and Repeatable Changeovers
The Tronics S3S automatic label applicator is crafted with laser machined precision. Large stainless steel shafts and pressed bushings allow fingertip control over a comprehensive range of 4-axis pitch-n-roll label head setup adjustments. Further, gradient ruled reference marks on adjustment shafts permit repeat jobs to be quickly and easily reproduced in a consistent and repeatable manner.
Touch Panel with 100 Job Memory
Forget about having to navigate through annoying and confusing menu screens. With Tronics labelers, all control panel adjustments are truly one touch away, so making on-the-fly adjustments during production are simple and instantaneous. And, because the touch panel swivels, adjustments can easily be made from either side of the machine. The S3S touch panel stores up to 100 jobs and makes recalling previous labeling jobs for a specific product a snap.
(Touch Panel with 100 Job memory)
Synchronized Stepper Motor System
All Tronics S3S label application modules contain individual stepper motors that are fully synchronized with the product conveyors heavy duty servo motor and right angle gearbox (there are not any chains or sprockets on the conveyor drive to stretch or wear out). This ensures consistently accurate label placement, regardless of changing production speeds. This also proves valuable in machine setup; the operator can setup a new product at crawl speeds, knowing the label position will remain constant upon increasing the machine speed to production rates after setup.
(Label Head with Synchronized Stepper Motor)
Product Range Flexibility of Our Labeling Machines
Shapes, Sizes, Wraparound, Front and Back, Sides, Label Media, Placement, Applications, Pharmaceutical Labelers
Shape & Material
The S3S labeling machine can label round, oval, flat sided, and oddly shaped products made from plastic, glass, metal, corrugated, and other materials. Customers turn to Tronics for clear, foil, print & apply, RFID, crescent shaped label applications as well as custom labeling applications. Labels can be accurately applied to fronts, backs, tops, bottoms, inside recessed surfaces, and wrapped around right angles on 2, 3, and 4 sides of the product.
(A few examples of bottle and label types run on the
S3S Premier Labeler.)
The S3S comes standard with a 4.5″ wide and 7.5″W conveyor, and the ability to run up to a 8.75″ high label web. This allows the S3S to not only run many shapes and materials, but also containers as large as 10 gallons. We offer the optional upgrade for your Tronics automatic label applicator machine to come equipped with a 10″ wide conveyor and the ability to run a 10″ high label.
(10 gallon pails, 5 gallon water bottles, 2.5 gallon F Styles, 10″ high labels, 29″ long labels, not a problem.)
The same S3S labeler can easily run products as small as a 5ml medical vial with labels as small as ½” x ½”.
(The S3S can run a 10 gallon container or a 5ml vial.)
Field Upgrade Ready
(male/female quick-connect military connectors)
The S3S Series 3 Labeler… Tronics’s Top of the Line Automatic Label Application Machine … Flexible enough to grow with your changing needs…
The S3S comes pre-wired with male/female quick-connect military connectors making field upgrade and their electrical connections a snap. Further, your machine comes pre-drilled and pre-tapped, ready to mount future standard modules. And, we’ve pre-loaded all the software you’ll need to add standard modules to your S3S in the field yourself or via one of our excellent service technicians.
…Right now. In the field. Order an upgrade today and run product TOMORROW!
Need to run a wrap but don’t have a wraparound module? With Tronics, upgrades are fast and easy. If needed, we’ll ship a wrap module to you via next day air, and you can be running round bottles the very next day. That’s because most field upgrades can be installed by you, with a minimum of downtime or cost. This advantage eliminates costly downtime incurred when sending a machine back to the OEM for upgrades, or the expense of having an OEM labeler technician flown in to perform the work. Competing equipment often cannot even be upgraded, or it’s too cost prohibitive to do so, resulting in having to buy yet another entire labeler. This is why Contract Packagers love the Series 3 labeler, and the fact it’s scalable.
(Tronics S3S Wrap Around Module)
(S3S after adding Wraparound module)
S3S Upgradeability … We’re ready when you are.
We know how important it is to keep your product labeling system up and running, or getting it ready to run when business needs change. Tronics developed the S3S field upgrade features with YOU in mind. With Tronics, you get an adaptable labeling machine that expands with your changing needs, in the field, without costing you a fortune in lost production time or lost opportunities.
Well Designed with Easy Access & Standardized Components
The secret to the S3S having such a great service reputation is inherent in the design itself.
Simplicity and standardization make the S3S easy to service. One such example is how the electronics slide out towards the technician for easy access due to being mounted on electrical drawers.
(Easy access electronics via slide out drawer)
(CAD drawing and parts list of Wrap Belt module.)
Your S3S label applicator comes with a hard copy and electronic version of a comprehensive owner’s manual. The manual includes exploded CAD drawings and wire schematics. Each drawing includes a corresponding parts list / parts number shown directly on the drawing itself. The owner’s manual also includes an easy to understand operating manual / troubleshooting guide section complete with illustrations and color photographs.
99% of all service calls are as simple as ordering a part or getting setup help from one of our factory trained technicians right over the telephone. Tronics not only keeps parts and modules on hand for your front and back labeler, but typically has about 10 labelers on the floor available for sale at all times. Of course, a Tronics Professional Technician is available on a moments notice, if need be.
(Machines in stock for sale)
Markets Served• Medical • Personal Care • Eye Care • Automotive • Plastics • Supplements & Oils • Craft Breweries • Food & Beverage • Petroleum • Chemical • OEM • Contract Packagers • Nutraceuticals • Pharmaceuticals
S3S Automatic Label Application Equipment Specifications
- Speed – 1,200 inches of label per minute; 1,600” and 2,400” per minute label head upgrades available
- Accuracy – Up to + or – 1/32nd of label placement accuracy.
(This is exclusive of variations of the product and label.)
- Weight – Approximately 1,200 pounds depending on configuration.
- Air – None on the standard front, back, wrap around configuration.
(Some options may require air)
- Electrical – Standard 110v, single phase, 50-60hz, 20amps
(220v single phase configuration available upon request at no charge.)
- Label Size on Standard Label Head –
- Min. 1/4″ x 1/4″
- Max. 8.5”W label web x 39″L label.
- (Upgrade kit to accommodate 10″W label web.)
- S3S Labeler Dimensions:
- Overall Length with Conveyor – 9 foot 10 inches or 3,000 millimeters
- Maximum Depth – 5 feet 5 inches or 1,648 millimeters
- Maximum Height – 5 feet 1 inch or 1,554 millimeters