Self-adhesive labelling machine



Perfect labelling all around:  accurate application.

Perfection all around:  the HEUFT TORNADO R is the expert for applying wrap-around labels to jars and cans of food.  It applies these labels to up to 60,000 containers per hour using either parallel or linear transport.  Servo technology ensures a harmonious rotation and a fine adjustment with millimetre accuracy in the course of this.  In addition it carries out easy and fast brand and program changes.  The closed hot glue system of the machine ensures a high level of cleanliness.  The newly labelled containers are subjected to an intensive final check immediately due to the optional inspection units which can be integrated.


Wrap-around labelling

Applying labels exactly:  precise dress.

Safe all around, clean all around and accurate all around:  the HEUFT TORNADO R applies wrap-around labels precisely and without folds to up to 60,000 containers per hour.  The integrated servo technology ensures a highly precise rotation and fine adjustment of the containers which are fixed to specially developed centring plates.  Thus the labels entwine them completely and precisely.


The rotating containers pull the labels gently out of the magazine due to the correctly measured glue spots for initial gluing.  A thin line of glue is applied to the end of the label at the same time so that the overlap can be stuck and brushed on precisely and with a minimum offset.  In contrast to the conventional roller application the closed hot glue system of the wrap-around labeller halves the glue consumption and protects the glue against ambient air and contamination.  This reduces maintenance costs and increases operational reliability.

Label check

More than just labelling:  direct presence check.

Double-checking, examining and verifying:  the HEUFT TORNADO R can do more than "just" labelling.  It also checks the results of its work during the same work process.  The presence of the labels is checked using sensors.  This direct quality assurance can be extended by numerous other checking and inspecting functions upon request.

Fast brand changes

Changing simply:  adapting without tools.

Uncomplicated, time-saving and reliable:  the HEUFT TORNADO R not only keeps time and personnel requirements extremely low during running operation.  Brand and program changes are also dealt with fast and easily:  the servo-controlled belt drive can be programmed according to the brand and adapts itself automatically to the changed container format during brand changes.  No tools whatsoever are required in order to replace the change parts.


The vertical adjustment of the labelling units is carried out just as automatically as the correct positioning of the sensors for checking the label presence.  This saves human resources and reduces unproductive downtimes to a minimum.

Central lubrication

Greasing automatically:  minimum maintenance.

Central, automatic and economical:  the correct amount of grease is applied to all the moving parts of the labelling machine so that everything always runs like clockwork.  The integrated central lubrication system greases the main bearings and the container rotary gears.  This ensures the durability of all the components sustainably.  Complex maintenance work can therefore be dispensed with.

Fault rejection

Preventing recalls:  the reliable rejection of faulty containers.

Fast, careful and accurate:  highest precision when detecting faults is only effective if the products in question are also removed afterwards.  The single-segment and multi-segment rejection systems of the HEUFT rejector series deal with this both precisely and carefully.

Optional additional functions

Making even more possible:  extensions to the range of functions.

Labelling machines with their modular design based on the HEUFT SPECTRUM TX can be extended at any time.  Thus the range of functions of the HEUFT TORNADO R can be optionally expanded with further functions for optimising and checking the labelling and product quality:


  • Camera-based modules check the position, fit, alignment as well as the brand purity of the labels.  The HEUFT vio OCR verifies the best before dates and barcodes which have been applied.
  • Special detection units check the fill height and internal pressure.
  • The bottle burst detection records burst glass containers in the infeed, stops the machine and protects it against contamination due to glass splinters.
  • A special collection table prevents the accumulation of containers in the outfeed.
  • A conveyor control system ensures a container flow without gaps and free of impact pressure.
  • Special sensors check the presence and the position of the closures.  The logo detection identifies non-brand lids.
  • The HEUFT VISION 360 carries out a continuous optical all-around inspection of the closures and even identifies minute defects.
  • The HEUFT sonic checks the tightness of metal lids.




Controlling centrally:  one platform for all requirements.

Precise, network-compatible and cross-system:  the HEUFT SPECTRUM TX forms the basis for different technologies, modules and functions.  The devices of the generation of the same name can be exactly adapted to individual requirements on site and retrofitted at any time due to this universal platform.


A cross-system component equality of 70 per cent ensures a high availability of spare parts.  The central HEUFT SPECTRUM TX control unit creates a high level of precision during continuous product tracking and quality assurance due to its multiprocessing capability.  A future-proof network connection ensures reliable remote maintenance and production data acquisition for optimum efficiency and productivity.  In-house developed hardware and software and its own operating system ensure computing power and offer no opportunity for viruses or malware.




Operating HEUFT systems reliably:  graphical user interface with practical tools.

Clear, helpful and specific:  the HEUFT PILOT graphical user interface convinces due to an easy to understand, multilingual menu structure with extensive auxiliary tools.  Therefore the reliable operation of the HEUFT SPECTRUM TX systems is not difficult.


Important information and clear error messages with service notes provide the respective user with specific support.  This avoids incorrect adjustments and shortens standstills e.g. during brand changes.  Password protected operator levels adapted to the respective area of responsibility also contribute to this.  Also integrated:  a complete online user manual and a tool for the uncomplicated identification and direct ordering of spare parts.



Durable construction

Less maintenance:  minimum wear and tear.

Solid, robust and low-maintenance:  the compact HEUFT TORNADO R is made of stainless steel with galvanized components.  All the moving parts of the low vibration machine are almost non-wearing and therefore very durable.  Extremely low maintenance requirements.  This also applies to the wear and tear of the specially developed centring heads.  The centring bells which guide all the containers exactly along the dispensing edge and rotate them harmoniously can be replaced quite simply in one easy movement.  All the components which come into contact with the containers are made of plastic.  This keeps the noise level during the labelling process to the lowest level.  The result:  a solid, durable and easy to service construction.

HEUFT CleanDesign

Cleaning quite simply:  hygiene-optimised construction.

Accessible, clean and safe:  its HEUFT CleanDesign predestines the system for use in hygienically sensitive areas.


Sloping surfaces facilitate cleaning and prevent the accumulation of stubborn dirt.  Special channels and openings allow the liquids required for cleaning purposes to be drained off completely.  Consequently dangerous germs and bacteria have no contact surface whatsoever.  Specially constructed casings and doors create optimum accessibility.  The electronics are totally encapsulated.  Sensitive areas such as the inspection units are dust-proof and protected against contact as well as water jets.


Network technologies

Networking everything:  online connection for increased efficiency and quality.

Information transmission in real time, production data acquisition, line analysis and remote maintenance:  networking is the answer!


HEUFT systems have future-proof network interfaces (Gigabit Ethernet and TCP / IP) for an online connection via the Internet and the database interface (SQL / DDE) for top line efficiency and an optimum quality management with considerably faster and easier workflows.  Therefore production data, shift records, productivity faults and HACCP limit value analyses are available network-wide.  The result:  early identification of quality and efficiency problems.  The firewall protected direct connection to the HEUFT TeleService makes competent remote maintenance possible all around the clock.


Capacity variants and designs

Fulfilling specific requirements:  custom-fit equipment.

Modular, individual and custom-made:  the HEUFT TORNADO R has different equipment options depending on the ambient conditions and the on-site requirements.  Different basic models are available for line speeds of up to 60,000 containers per hour.  The self-adhesive labeller is available as a straight-through system as well as an extended version for parallel transport.  Furthermore its modular construction provides numerous other options in order to fulfil the customer's specific requirements exactly.


  • perfect labelling results with minimum offset and fast brand changes due to servo technology
  • minimum glue consumption and effective protection against contamination due to closed hot glue system
  • integrated inspection modules for sustainable quality assurance
  • centralised lubrication for the complete machine
  • especially robust, hard-wearing and durable construction with the hygiene-optimised HEUFT CleanDesign
  • fast, easy assembly and commissioning due to integrated control cabinet
  • minimum noise development
  • online connection for remote maintenance and production data acquisition
  • performance range – up to 60,000 containers per hour