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 Open base labeling machine

Tech Info
  • Entry level machine

  • For light/unstable and/or elliptical/oval shaped products

  • Transparent label and batch code printing options

  • Highly robust design and build

  • Fast labelling rates, typically between 40-50 products p/minute

ALbelt – Open Structure Labeling System

ALbelt is a simplified linear labeling system which is open and compact, completely automatic and particularly economical. It can be configured for upper and side labeling of various products, mainly those which are flat.


Its large, simple and solid main structure houses a conveyor and a label applicator (choice of ALstep or ALritma model), along with some accessories, the most common being spacers with side belts, wrap-around units, folding units, adaptors and various actuators together with their control components. The fixed control panel is located below an adjustable control box.

The structure has been designed to be compatible with the various configurations of ALTECH labelers in order to provide a level of industrial standardization which allows us to offer complex models which can be adapted and modified at a genuinely low turnkey price.

ALbelt is a particularly low-cost labeling system which nevertheless boasts a complete, cutting-edge configuration, ideal for labeling cases, boxes and cans with upper or side labels, including wraparound labels.


ALbelt E is configured around a robust open base structure, workhorse ALstep labeling head and rubberized belt conveyor; supplemented with a top stabilization/holding belt; for light or unstable products. The further option of a side belt pre-aligner is also available for elliptical/oval products which cannot be consistently orientated with simple guides.

The alignment system works by removing what is commonly known as ’guide slack’; where a product can still be twisted between a set of guides even with them positioned tightly on its sides. Our side belt alignment belt (one of the simpler orientation systems of our fully automatic ALline series machine) works to minimise this inaccuracy by consistently twisting these products within the guides to the same angle position.

Once orientated there is then a transfer point, where the product is momentarily being held by the drive of both the side belt and now the upper stabilizer belt, which will then maintain the position of the product to the labeling head, resulting in a consistent, accurate label application.

ALbelt E machines are generally purchased as standalone systems, fed manually by the operator at a throughput of up to 60 products per minute depending on the operator and product. They can be configured with a full range of options including transparent label sensors for clear labels (commonly used with cosmetics, toiletry and shampoo products) or batch and date code printers such as a hotfoil impact printer which is commonly used with chemical trigger spray products.

Although the performance of an ALbelt E machine is far beyond that of a desktop machine, the requirement for continuous motion (usually in the form of a conveyor) to label the product types discussed means that viable solutions of this type do not really exist, and for this reason an ALbelt E machine is often an entry-level, ‘first machine’ solution.

Example Configuration
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