Bucket Labeling Machine

Many industries rely on buckets to store and transport their materials and products. No matter which type of business you run, it’s important that your bucket labeling system is reliable, quick, and precise.

The best way to ensure your products are labeled correctly is with an adaptable system. VKPAK machines are modular in design and can be integrated with a variety of accessories for different applications. VKPAK’s machines can be easily adjusted to your exact container’s size, hold it precisely in place as a label is adhered. The bucket labeler is a fast system that can accommodate a variety of different label types, such as wrap-around labels or flat side labels for rectangular buckets.


Depending on your current facility, our Bucket labeling system can be a standalone system or integrated into a larger production line. VKPAK’s engineering capabilities are strong and we pride ourselves on the ability to engineer an automation solution designed for your production needs.

Main Parameter(standard model)
Labling Accuracy±1 mm
Labeling Speed30-45 pcs/min
Label SizeL:20mm-285mm W:20mm-135mm
Product SizeDiameter:25mm-100mm H:25mm-300mm
WeightAbout 185kg

Bucket Pail Labeling Solution

The Bucket labeller machine is an easy to operate with label counter. A pre-set batch control, keyboard and digital display suitable for a range of large format cylindrical labelling applications. It has stepper motors for fast and accurate labelling and pneumatically controlled gating. A bucket lift with motorised drive assembly for optimum label placement. With opaque label detection as standard and easily adjustable pre-dispensing and label positioning with graduated scale.

A reliable solution for in-line pail and bucket labeling. A unique wipe-on label applicator arm is incorporated into either a VKPAK print and apply unit or label applicator to precisely label cylindrical containers such as pails and buckets. The belt driven applicator arm follows the circumference of the pail or drum to securely wipe on the label.

The system shown incorporates a VKPAK label applicator in a horizontal position to apply a pre-printed bucket label. This type of pail/bucket labeling system can apply a larger label such as a 6″ wide or 8.5″ wide label to ensure complete, readable information.

The Pail labeler is the industry’s most technologically advanced Pail labeling machine. It is specifically designed to accurately and efficiently apply front or front & back labels to large industrial round and square buckets, pails, jugs, and tubs. VKPAK’s unique approach uses wipe gates, air manipulation and servo-managed belt systems to guarantee consistent, wrinkle-free application. For wrapping buckets, pails, tubs, and jugs with handles, an optional orientation module orients the handles to the label for precision every time.

Labeler Type & Specifications

Powerful And Versatile Labeler For Front Or Multi-Panel Labeling Of Buckets, Pails, Jugs And Tubs

Machine Type: Pail labeling machine, pail labeler, bucket labeler

Labeling Applications: Front labeling, multi-panel labeling, full wrap labeling

Container Types: Labels round or square plastic buckets, jugs, pails, tubs, metal and most other materials

Built To Meet Your Required Specifications

If you require a simple application solution, our bucket label applicator comes with many premium features that ensure quick, efficient label application to achieve top work efficiency.

Unique Design Built For Maximized Pail Labeling Efficiency

At VKPAK, we are always looking for modes and methods that will help your facility optimize for maximum workload efficiency. Our pail labeler is built using that same methodology.

Attached to the labeler is an air-cylinder-operated, short travel, tilt-out vacuum grid (approx. 15″ in length), which incorporates several variable speed, stepper motor driven o-ring belts to assist and carry the feed of long, soft labels. Muffin fans are used for vacuum generation to hold the dry side of the label against the o-rings to impart travel.

A firm, felt wiper impresser attached at the end of the grid on the pail labeler is used to contact the surface of the product in order to press the label on for initial attachment; the label attaches as pulls off the grid by the advancing product.

The motorized o-rings move while labels dispense and stop when the leading edge of the label reaches the apex of the felt wipe. This is determined by a photoelectric label sensor that detects the stopping position and is consistent (even with varying label lengths).

Closely spaced, parallel handle guide rails (for a vertical position) are mounted to clear the top of each product in order to maintain in-line orientation, keeping the products from rotating out of position while traveling to the hold-down belt stabilizer assembly.

All these steps are done in tandem to ensure that your pail labeling process is continually maximizing capacity and eliminating downtime as much as possible.

Made Durable With Premium Material & Components

As standard with all label applicators from VKPAK, our pail labeler is made using heavy-duty anodized aluminum and stainless steel components. Guide rails are built into the conveyor of the pail labeler to ensure that product stays within the proper parameters for accurate and consistent labeling.

Ensure peak operational efficiency in your facility with VKPAK’s Pail Labeler. Contact us today to get started and request a quote.