SLX High Speed Shrink Sleeve Label Applicators

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SLX Series shrink sleeve label applicators are the high-speed, high performance models in Axon's complete line of shrink sleeve systems. SLX applicators provide dependable, steady-state production speeds up to 800 containers per minute.

SLX sleeve applicators are mandrel style machines that use servo motion control to deliver consistent, repeatable performance. Container changeovers are tool-less and require less than ten minutes depending on product sizes and shapes.

Dual segment feedscrews with independent servo control of each segment provide smooth and flexible container handling.

When equipped with the optional thin gauge film handling system SLX applicators are capable of running the thinnest films available in the industry with no reduction in speed or efficiency.

Like every Axon shrink sleeve applicator, the SLX offers the flexibility to perform multiple important shrink applications:

  • Tamper evident bands
  • Partial body sleeves
  • Full body sleeves
  • Full body over-the-cap sleeves

This flexibility makes Axon shrink sleeve applicators one of the best values in the industry.

  • Automatic speed controlAutomatically increase or decrease sleeving rate to match changing line speed without operator input for "set it and forget it" product run.
  • Digital recipe parameter controlEnsures machine settings are correct after product changeovers
  • Powered by RockwellWidely used Allen-Bradley controls are standard
  • PackMLConsistent programming, methodology and thermology
  • Recipe functionalityChange machine settings with the push of a button for quick changeovers
  • EthernetEthernet communications for rapid business systems interface and remote monitoring
  • No lubrication requiredSealed for life bearings simplifies maintenance with no lubrication required.
  • Multiple perforation optionsHorizontal, t-style, or vertical
  • Left or right-hand orientationRun either left or right handed operations to fit your packaging line
  • Electric height adjustmentNo hand cranks, simple push button control
  • Bilingual operationEnglish and Spanish HMI for your diverse workforce
  • PMMI certified trainingOperator training provided by a PMMI Certified Technician


  • Thin Gauge Film Handling System - Enables the machine to run the thinnest films available in the industry
  • Dynamic Speed Control - Enables the machine to automatically increase or decrease speeds based on line conditions
  • Print Registration - Fiber optic sensor reads film registration marks so the PLC can calculate cut lengths to assure sleeve length accuracy
  • Vertical, Horizontal & T Perforators - Add perforations to enhance ease of opening
  • Swing Arm HMI - Provides flexible access to machine controls
  • Inspection Rejection System – Detects high label, low label, no label, and incorrect bar codes; includes secondary conveyor rejection system at discharge
  • Spare Parts Kit - Recommended start-up parts inventory