Automatic Shrink-Sleeve Lable Applicator with Tunnel and Conveyor


Shrink Sleeve Applicator Machine description

Shrink sleeve labels are supplied from a roll in the form of a continuous web, unlabeled bottles are transported via an in-feed slat conveyor and then metered via a rotating feed worm screw. While the bottles enter the sleeve cutter parts and insert sleeve label /  labeler moving past a trigger cell, the labels in web form are opened and formed into a tube by a mandrel, roller fed and cut in precise with a printed sleeve and  applied to a bottle which is then conveyed up to a steam tunnel or electrical tunnel for filled bottle , if customer buy empty bottle shrink sleeve applicator then use Puck with rotating systems , pick is fixed with slat chain with gear , operator place bottle in puck then bottle going sleeve labels in web form are opened and formed into a tube by a mandrel, roller fed and cut in precise with a printed sleeve and  applied to a bottle then after rotating bottle start 360 degree and going to hot air electrical tunnel to sleeving bottle and manually take up from conveyor for offline operation.

Label inserter and Shrink oven

The high-speed label inserter controls intermittently the film advance in precise registration with a printed graphic between two consecutive cutting operations.

The steam tunnel develops the heat required to shrink the sleeves and guarantee a perfect adhesion on the filled bottle.

Available model below :

  • 60bpm Shrink Sleeve applicator with Electrical or steam tunnel
  • 120bpm Shrink Sleeve applicator with Electrical or steam tunnel
  • 200bpm Shrink Sleeve applicator with Electrical or steam tunnel
  • 300bpm Shrink Sleeve applicator with Electrical or steam tunnel

Many industry demand Shrink Sleeve Applicator offer to wide range HDPE bottles, plastic HDPE bottle, packaging HDPE bottle, industrial HDPE bottle and HDPE bottles for dry syrup/suspension , agrochemicals products, bio pesticides, crop care products, crop fertilizer & crop insecticides. HDPE plastic bottles, printed HDPE bottles, HDPE rectangular bottles and HDPE triangular bottles,hdpe bottle for edible oil, plastic hdpe juice bottle with nozzle cap. Also offering balm bottle & cap, heavy vertical grooved flip-top cap for cream & pet bottle for edible oil,pet agro bottles, colored Hdpe bottles, plastic bottles, wide mouth Hdpe bottles and narrow mouth Hdpe bottles , toilet cleaner, hdpe bottle, hand wash bottle, aloe vera bottle, spray bottle.

Automatic Shrink Sleeve Applicator also called sleever, sleeve binder, label inserting machine, shrink labeler and even called sleeve labeling machine. The shrink sleeve applicator machine is used to apply or insert shrink sleeve label on the container , Plastic jars, Caps, Plugs, Twisters, Multilayer plastic container & jerry cans for applying heat shrinkable sleeve label or neckbands sleeve most suitable for  food packages ranging from bottles, yogurt cups, margarine bowls and eye drop containers. Shrink sleeves can wrap and conform to a container’s every curve, enabling complete decoration of unusual shapes from top to bottom with 360 degrees. Shrink sleeves are widely used to decorate everything from foods, beverages, cosmetic, medical and even personal products like eye drop, lighter, marker pen.

Shrink Sleeve Applicator also called sleever, sleeve binder, label inserting machine, shrink labeler for pet bottle, syrup plastic pet bottle, pharma pet bottle, liquor bottle , coconut oil bottles, powder plastic bottles, lubricant oil plastic bottles, handwash plastic bottles and chemical plastic bottles , Plastic Containers / HDPE Bottles for Automotive Lube Oil, Agro-Chemicals, Edible Oil, Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals, Beauty, Cosmetic Industries.

Shrink-Sleeve Label Applicator high speed uses newest shrink technology with MMI and PLC base control panel. The bary centre and base have been accurately design, even use this machine with high speed for long time machine running still very stable and smoothly.

Machine Description

  • jar are Automatically fed (or inline with other units) on the running conveyor of the applicator.
  • Roll type sleeve should be loaded on the unwind station.
  • Web is unwound from the unwind unit through a unwind nip arrangement.
  • Unwind nip pulls film & get collected in the box from where it is pulled by main feeding roller on mandrel.
  • Film is then cut by rotary cutter & remains on mandrel till bottle comes below it & dropped on it.
  • Bottles are fed to the machine taking care for proper pitching.
  • Bottles with the sleeve applied over the neck come out from the other side.


There can be some minor changes & modification in the Technical Specification for the best improvement of the machine, while designing as per your requirement.




Machine model

SB – Sleeve Applicator – 60 /150 /300


60, 100, 200 and 300bpm (sleeve height 5~10cm)


Stainless Steel Squire pipe 304 for  body


Servo Motor for applicator dropper and feeder roller + cutter


Filled and Empty bottle with puck systems , rotating systems

Size L*W*H

3000*850*2000mm for Applicator approx.

Product Height

Height adjustable by screw with handle

Change Parts

Mandrill set + Centre Pillar , bottle feed Worm , Cutter

Direction of Movement

Left to right


1150Kgs  approx.

Powder supply

AC3-Phases 220V


Touch Screen

Total powder



Shrinkable labels





Labels height


Flat width


Inner Dia. Of Labels roll



Bottles to pack


Max 280mm


Ø28- Ø90mm standard and we offer up to 300mm DIA Special extra on request


Glass、Metal 、Plastic


Round , square, flat , curved cup-shaped bottles

Steam Tunnel with Conveyor

Blower powder supply

Ø12,0.25KW for 2 Mtr tunnel

Powder supply

380v/220v/50hz or 60 Hz

Running pressure

Max 0.6Mpa



Steam consumption


Conveyor speed


Outline size

L2000*W400*H1500 mm – approx.

  • Frame structure will be of S.S cladded and internal parts will be of M.S. Electrolysis Nickel plated.
  • 0.5HP “Bontiglioli/Hindustan” makes geared motor for conveyor.
  • “90 Watt Panasonic” makes geared motor for feed screw along with VFD.
  • Variable frequency drive used will be of “Delta” make.
  • 0.5 HP Drive – 1Nos.
  • 0.25 HP geared motor for unwind unit.
  • Eye mark sensor unit. (If printed sleeves are used)
  • Perforation unit.
  • Dancing unit will be provided for control the web tension.
  • PLC used will be of “Delta” Make.

Machine Features:

  • Fully Automatic operation.
  • Can handle Glass & Polymer bottles.
  • No Bottle – No Sleeve
  • No Bottle – Total halt.
  • Rotary Cutter.
  • Rigid Structure with Good Speed.
  • PLC Controlled. (To cut off wiring complications)
  • Machine will have manual up & down arrangement.


Floor Space Requirement:

Approximately 1mtr from all sides of the machine. Hence, clearance of 1mtr should be added to the actual size of the machine.

Operator Requirement:

1 Skilled operator & 1 Semi Skilled.


  • Bottles should be of good quality & dried.
  • Sleeve should be of proper specification in Roll form.
  • Operator should understand the working of the machine properly.
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