Canadian Packaging

New GEA TiroLabel – more reliable and faster labeling and printing

Next generation TiroLabel from GEA ensures that fluctuations in air pressure have no effect on label placement.


August 2, 2017
by Canadian Packaging staff

Düsseldorf, Germany—Because any efficient packaging system needs to include a labeler that can keep pace with even the highest demands, GEA has undergone its labeling and printing segment a lot of further developments increasing labeling speed and accuracy.

With the new generation of its TiroLabel labeling system, GEA is the only supplier to use a motor-driven positioning unit with spring-loaded pins for its top and bottom labelers that ensures that fluctuations in air pressure have no effect on label placement.

Advantages are that the machines run more smoothly.

As well, the labels are applied to the product with care and with process reliability. This has increased labeling speeds by up to 25 percent.

The new set-up has significantly improved user friendliness and made the labelers easier to maintain.

More options provide effective process
The labelers are operated via a new, separate 10-inch touch panel with integrated printer controller.

Likewise, the printers of the labelers are now also available with an integrated touch panel.

Another optional setting is “no product – no label”, which ensures that empty packs are not labelled, thus conserving resources while labeling.

For operations without machine stops, a “no downtime” setting is provided with two independent top or bottom labelers, which automatically switch over during label changes to prevent downtimes caused by label changes.

The “twin labeler” has been designed to carry out high-performance operations in the smallest space; two labelers that are coupled together for labeling at twice the speed.

Labeler suitable for GEA thermoformer series
GEA TiroLabel could be integrated in GEA thermoformers.

The technology group offers two different packaging series for every need and performance category in the area of food, sterile medical goods and pharmaceutical products.

GEA PowerPak is a highly configurable and capable packaging machine for production lines with a high throughput or frequently changing products.

For small production quantities and infrequent product changes, GEA DeltaPak provides now an economical alternative as well.

This packaging machine had its world premiere during interpack 2017 in Düsseldorf and simplifies taking the step from manual to automatic packaging systems.

GEA DeltaPak is a compact machine for standard packs in small- to medium size batches, and it covers a wide spectrum of applications, including vacuum packages and MAP.

It also runs flexible film as well as rigid film. Because flexibility is a key consideration for this type of machine, it is designed for fast and easy configuration, including die set change-over.

Due to a defined basic structure, a defined range of functions and a selected equipment range, a GEA DeltaPak thermoformer adapted to the requirements of the customer can be provided quickly.

About GEA
GEA is one of the largest suppliers for the food processing industry and a wide range of other industries that generated consolidated revenues of approximately €4.5 billion (~CDN$6.691 million) in 2016. The international technology group focuses on process technology and components for sophisticated production processes in various end-user markets. The group generates around 70 percent of its revenue in the food and beverages sector that enjoys long-term sustainable growth. As of June 30, 2017, the company employed about 17,000 people worldwide. Further company information is available at www.gea.com.