Labelling of buckets | cans
rectangular | oval | round

The VEE Series systems are ideal for labelling medium-sized containers such as buckets, paint cans and canisters - whether they are oval, round or rectangular plastic or metal containers. Depending on customer requirements, the products can be aligned before the labelling process and, if necessary, plastic handles or metal handles can be brought into the position required for labelling. Optionally, the labelling system can be extended by further labelling stations to apply a lid label if necessary.

For labelling on both sides we recommend the model VEE-2S. If wrap-around labelling is required, our VEE-2DS model is used. A combination of both systems is possible without any problems.


We can also supply a lid sealing unit (DVS) as an accessory on request, which presses on the lids that have already been put on before the labelling process.

Are you looking for the right cross-line automation software or the right partner to integrate your printing and dispensing systems into your ERP solution? - Under you will find a flexible and modular solution.






oval, round, round conical and rectangular buckets, logistics containers


up to 40 products/min

Equipment options:

TTO print module, camera system(s), eject station, backup labeler, rotary table, buffer table, label ejection, lid labeler, bottom labeler, Braille labeler, label presence check, target labeling, label alignment, extension for cylindrical buckets

VEE-2S - Fully automatic labelling of rectangular and oval buckets

VEE-2DS - Fully automatic labelling of cylindrical buckets with handle alignment and handle erection

VEE-2DS - System overview

The model was developed to attach a label to plastic buckets (JERRY CANS) with plastic handles on the conical circumference. The design with 2 roller prisms allows the buckets to be aligned in the first station in order to lift the handles over a handle guide at the corresponding position and to initiate the labelling process. The machine can be equipped either with a label dispenser of the RAPID series or with a printing and dispensing unit.

In this application, the ZEBRA OEM thermal transfer printing system ZE500-4 was installed. The print data management was realized with the label design and automation software LabelsPlatform 4 and offers the operator and the customer uniform label management and maximum user friendliness. As in this application example, an automatically triggered barcode scanner can confirm the presence of the label or the correctness of the data. To facilitate cleaning work, all openings in the system remain closed automatically when labelling is deselected or the system is switched off.

VEE-2DS - Fully automatic Labelling of Jerrycans (Buckets)
VEE-2DS - Fully automatic labelling of jerry cans and buckets (round)

Option DVS - The closing unit for lids placed on buckets

The unit is used for pressing lids onto plastic buckets. For this purpose, the system is placed in the line, e.g. in front of the labelling station, and has its own drive. The infinitely variable height adjustment enables flexible use with regard to the container heights. On request, the line can be equipped with servomotors to enable automatic format changes.


You are looking for a turnkey solution to label your products - contact us!

b+b Automations- und Steuerungstechnik GmbH

b+b Automations- und Steuerungstechnik GmbH is your partner for innovative and reliable labelling and identification technology made to measure. In 1986 b+b was founded in Airlenbach in the Odenwald. Today the internationally operating company employs 115 people in the field of labelling technology.


Your requirements and wishes are our focus when implementing your project. From development and planning to complete implementation, our employees will provide you with optimum support.


At b+b you receive the complete solution from one source. From software, printing and dispensing systems to fully automatic labelling and identification systems. For more than 30 years b+b has been supplying complete solutions for labelling, serialisation and aggregation for companies from all industries.

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