ELUM brought together a group of designers, mechanical engineers, motion control specialists, label and glue experts, and manufacturing professionals with more than 50 years’ experience in packaging machinery to solve the long-standing problems plaguing outdated, inefficient labelers. This elite group, which holds numerous patents, shared a passion for solving problems and building highly efficient machines.

Headquartered in Northern California, ELUM draws upon the historical concentration of roll-fed labeler manufacturers in California’s San Joaquin Valley, as well as the electronic and software expertise in nearby Silicon Valley.


Our Products—A New Generation of Labelers

ELUM Inc. understands the continuing challenges faced by global customers to be more efficient and cost competitive. Ever changing containers, bottles and label materials offer opportunities for increased sustainability and cost savings, but come with challenges that are too much for old generation labelers to manage. With tight budgets the need for a better labeler that can handle a wider range of materials, containers, labels and adhesives, at the speeds you need with greater accuracy and higher quality is essential.

Having the right labeling solution today is crucial for continued growth and success tomorrow. Using the latest technology available and advanced electronics that have not been applied to labeling, until now, ELUM created PROTOS, a new generation of labelers. PROTOS accelerates label application while reducing waste and allowing you to cut costs on materials, operation and maintenance—helping you become more efficient and profitable.

Focus on Your Needs—Efficiency, Accuracy, Ergonomics, Costs and Uptime

The ELUM team targeted these main areas: the drive train, adhesive system, changeover and machine design. Learn More about PROTOS Design & Technology. 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. PROTOS is the worlds first 100% servo-driven roll-fed labeler.  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.