Introducing PROTOS, The World’s First 100% Servo-Driven, Roll-Fed, Wrap-Around Labeler. An industry-defining, game-changing labeling solution.
Whether you are labeling 700 bottles a minute—or 100—PROTOS is customized for your unique production requirements and budget.
ELUM replaced sprockets, chains, springs and weights found on traditional roll-fed labelers with servos that work in concert with a touchscreen HMI to provide fast, precise motion control and diagnostics — all while using less energy.
The PROTOS under cabinet is clean and accessible — a dramatic change from the cramped, oily cabinets on traditional roll-fed labelers. It is the preferred replacement for outdated machines or the intelligent choice for new packaging lines.
The ELUM team targeted these main areas when creating PROTOS: the drive train, adhesive system, changeover and machine design.
Traditional drive trains, gears and chains are obsolete. ELUM eliminated the mechanical nerve center found in other labelers and replaced it with advanced servos and HMI controls which provide faster, more precise motion control and response to commands—all while using less energy.
PROTOS’ servo under-cabinet is uncluttered, clean and accessible — a dramatic change from cramped, oily cabinets on other roll-fed labelers. Maintenance, operational problems, and mechanical adjustments and troubleshooting are dramatically reduced.
Hazardous fumes and glue waste have been eliminated by the SYNAPSE closed, non-recirculating adhesive extrusion system. SYNAPSE accurately applies extruded adhesive directly on each passing label in the position and volume set on the HMI—no glue slinging, dripping or baking onto nearby components. No waste or downtime for cleaning.
High performance comes in small packages. PROTOS has a smaller footprint than other linear or rotary machines, making it an easy replacement for outdated labelers or addition to new lines. PROTOS’ elegant layout uses 50% less valuable floor space than conventional rotary machines. Every component was designed to be accessible and easy to operate and maintain.
“PROTOS has really carried the load on our line; the machine that it runs with is older and slower. We’ve broken our production records several times over the past year. We continue to break records on that line because PROTOS performs so well and so consistently.”
-Joseph Peters, VP of Operations and Engineering at U.S. Hydrations