Busch Machinery

Automatic Labeling Systems

Automatic Labeling Systems


Busch Machinery manufactures a wide variety of automatic labeling systems to meet your labeling needs. The heart of any automatic labeling machine is its control system. Busch has developed the most sophisticated controls on the market today with a dizzying array of options that are incorporated with all of our labeling systems. Additionally the controls are adaptable for special applications that you may have.
Whether you need top, bottom, front, back, wrap, neck or any combination of these, we can provide an automatic labeling system to suit your needs. On this page you will find many types of standard automatic labeling equipment, but don’t be afraid to call us about any special needs you may have, as the odds are, we can incorporate them into the labeling system you need.

Label Applicators

Automatic Labeling Systems - Label Applicator


These are labeling heads sold as heads only or, as we refer to them, “heads on a post” that are available in several sizes and speed capabilities. You can select numerous options including wipe down, tamp, tamp-blow or blow-on.

For more information, check out our Industrial Label Applicators.

Top-Bottom Labeling Systems

These versatile automatic labeling systems can label many kinds of products including clam-shells, books or magazines, bakery goods, meat & dairy products, and bottle caps and jars. Top only labelers feature a high tack rubber belt, while bottom labelers and top/bottom labelers feature the same high tack in-feed belt plus hugger belts to carry the bottle across the bottom labeling head. This allows better wipe down on products with recesses and smaller products to be labeled.

Automatic Labeling System - Top and Bottom Labeler

Top and/or Bottom Labeling Systems Links:

Top Only – Bottom Only – Top and Bottom

Wrap Labelers

Another type of wrap labeler is our Hot Melt glue series. Each wrap labeling machine features a unique skip gluing system that applies glue to the leading edge and trailing edge (also known as the lap end when the trailing edge wraps over the leading edge of the label). Hot Melt wrap labelers work only with sheet cut labels that are loaded into a magazine on the machine.

Three versions of Hot Melt labelers are available: ADL-200 for standard bottles and other round products, ADL-201 designed especially for paint cans with ears where the label is registered so that the ear holes can clear the ears on the can, and the ADL-205 Pail labeling machine that features automatic registration of the label between the lugs. See them all here.

Automatic Labeling Systems - Wrap around labelers

Front-Back-Wrap Labeling Machinery

Front-Back-Wrap Labelers combine two functions on one machine.  Capable of Labeling just like the Front-Back Labelers above, these machines are easily convertible to Round Product Wrap Labeling in less than 5 minutes. Great for contract packagers and those who need multiple labeling capabilities.

Automatic Labeling Systems - Front-Back-Wrap Labeler

Custom Labeling Machines

 Don’t see exactly what you need?  Just ask!  If you need special product handling, neck label top label, or anything else, we have the experience to customize a standard labeler or build a whole custom machine. Not only can we do custom jobs, we are capable of meeting tight delivery schedules. In addition to standard wipe down applications we can apply labels by tamp, tamp blow, and blow-on.

Automatic Labeling Systems - Custom Starwheel Labeler

Custom Starwheel System Wrap Label plus Top Label

Print Apply Labeling Machines

 If you need to print barcodes or other variable data onto your labels we can incorporate a loose loop system into a labeling head or, if you need direct Print-Apply Applications, we can apply directly from the print engine to your product.  Examples might be applying labels to boxes (lay flat or erected), bottles, or to pallets.

Automatic Labeling System - Loose Loop Print and Apply

Full Body Sleeve Applicator

Many of our customers need to label their products with a shrink sleeve.  We offer machines that are capable up to 125 bottles/minute

Automatic Labeling Systems - Full Body Sleeve Labeler