Canadian Packaging

Tamper band and shrinksleeve label application made easy

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Automation Coding & Labeling American Film and Machinery Cogent Technologies Eastey Enterprises Engage Technologies LX-100 Tamper Band and Shrink Sleeve Label applicator Squid Ink

Cost-effective LX-100 shrinksleeve and tamper band equipment introduced by American Film and Machinery.

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn.—American Film and Machinery, a leading manufacturer of shrinksleeve and label solutions, introduces the LX-100 Tamper Band and Shrink Sleeve Label applicator.

The LX-100 is designed for low to moderate production rates and is a perfect solution for industries including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, health and beauty, consumer goods, chemical, and other manufactured goods.

The LX-100 is an efficient single-head mandrel style labeling system engineered to meet the demand of your workflow. Designed for single shift operation, LX-100’s simple and low maintenance design allows for quick film change and maximum up-time.

LX-100’s compact housing is constructed from 304 grade stainless steel to provide strength and reduce vibration while offering quiet operation. Product runs are programmed with the user-friendly touch-screen control interface HMI (human-machine interface), featuring standard and custom menus that can be password protected for an added layer of security.

Every LX Series machine is designed with servo driven, PLC (programmable logic controllers) controlled label drive rollers, cutter assembly, and label shooting wheels to provide accurate and consistent shrink sleeve labeling.

The LX-100 is constructed using 304 grade stainless steel to provide strength and reduce vibration while offering quiet operation. LX-100 has been engineered to handle oval and round containers made of plastic, glass, or metal at speeds of up to 80cpm. Users also have the option of purchasing additional mandrels for non-cylindrical containers. The multiple blade rotational cutting mechanism provides extremely smooth, even cutting of film ranging from 35 microns up to 70 microns.

Size change overs are simple and quick. The cut length can be changed electronically by utilizing the control panels’ touch screen interface. For different product diameters, a new timing screw and bullet (mandrel) can be installed in minutes, while different product heights are accommodated by raising or lowering the machine with a turn-screw mechanism.

The LX-100 comes with AFM’s quick change system for switching mandrels with a turn of a knob. Along with the mandrel, the cutter assembly has only two levers to turn, keeping your downtime to a minimum.

The LX-100 is available now through AFM’s worldwide network of authorized distributors. Sales inquiries should be directed to Joshua Nelson, AFM, 1521A Pomona Road, Corona, CA. 1-800-877-5658 or via e-mail at

AFM operates as a subsidiary of Engage Technologies, parent company of Squid Ink, Eastey Enterprises, and Cogent Technologies. Squid Ink ( is a leading manufacturer of superior quality inks and ink jet printing equipment. Eastey ( is a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty shrink packaging equipment and automated case sealing systems for packaging applications. Cogent Technologies ( manufactures infrared drying systems used to dry ink in the industrial and graphics industries.

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