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The LX-450 Shrink Sleeve Label Applicator

The LX-450 Shrink Sleeve Label and Tamper Evident Band applicator from American Film & Machinery is our top of the line labeling machine designed for high volume production rates at speed of up to 600CPM. The LX-450 is designed for high volume production rates and is a perfect solution for demanding industries including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, health and beauty, consumer goods, chemical, and other manufactured goods. Due to the versatility of the system, the LX-450 is also ideal for the changing needs of contract packagers.

Increased Productivity

LX-450 is an in-line single-head mandrel style labeling system designed and engineered to meet the demand of your workflow. The LX-450 can accommodate any conveyor while the machine’s sturdy design and construction provides 24 hour operation. The innovative standard dual unwind system allows users to maximize production with only a brief splicing stop. Product runs are programmed with the user-friendly touch-screen control panel HMI, featuring standard and custom menus that can be password protected for an added layer of security.

Engineered to be Solid

Every LX Series machine is designed with servo driven, PLC controlled label drive rollers, interchangeable cutter assembly, and label shooting wheels to provide accurate and consistent shrink sleeve labeling. LX-450 is constructed using 304 grade stainless steel to provide strength and reduce vibration while offering quiet operation. LX-450 has been engineered to handle oval and round containers made of plastic, glass, or metal at speeds of up to 600cpm. 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.

The multiple-blade rotational cutting mechanism provides smooth and even cutting at high speeds

Product runs are programmed with the user-friendly touchscreen control interface

The bullet style mandrel is ideal for oval and round containers made of plastic, glass, or metal

Multiple lane tension control system keeps film at proper tension for accurate film cutting


  • Multiple dancer in feed tension control
  • Fin-and-bullet mandrel for cylindrical containers
  • Photo-eye sensor for registered cutting
  • Interchangeable cutting assembly in one of S/M/L sizes
  • Timing screw (single) assembly with VFD controlled from HMI
  • Line control photo sensor
  • Brush-down assembly
  • Innovative servo mechanism, PLC and HMI
  • Dual-roll label feeding unwinder
  • Diagnostic Software = easy troubleshooting


  • Power: 3 Phase 220/380/400/440V 50/60Hz
  • Film Thickness: 0.035mm – 0.07mm
  • Film Lay Flat: 50mm – 240mm
  • Cut Length: 40mm – 300mm
  • Machine Dimensions: 1275mm (W) x 1550mm (L) x 2200mm (H) 50.2” (W) x 61” (L) x 86.6” (H)
  • Speed: 50 – 600CPM


  • Mandrel for non-cylindrical containers
  • Label twister for orientation
  • Vertical, continuous perforation unit
  • Horizontal and T-perf unit
  • Date-coder, hot stamp models
  • Dual timing screw assembly
  • Label stopper, cradle belt design
  • Label tamping assembly
  • AB or Siemens servo, PLC, electric components
  • Accumulation Unwinder System