When We Made the Next-Gen Bottle Labeler, We Created a Class of Our Own

Introducing PROTOS, The World’s First 100% Servo-Driven, Roll-Fed, Wrap-Around Labeler. An industry-defining, game-changing labeling solution.

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PROTOS, the world’s first 100% servo-driven, roll-fed labeler, combines NEW GENERATION technology and a modular design to deliver the most efficient, high-performance labeler available today.

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 It is the preferred replacement for outdated machines or the intelligent choice for new packaging lines.

Rotary Speeds in a Small Footprint Linear Machine
Up to 700 Containers per Minute


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.

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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.

Learn more about PROTOS Mitsubishi Servos Advantages.

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.

Learn more about the SYNAPSE Adhesive Extrusion System.

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 PROTOS has a smaller footprint than other linear or rotary machines, making it an easy replacement for outdated labelers or addition to new lines.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.

Learn more about PROTOS’ smaller footprint.