STS S2T3R automatic rotary labeller

The S2T3/R is manufactured by STS, who have over 20 years' experience designing and manufacturing automatic labelling machines for the food, drink and pharmaceutical sectors. STS labelling machines are renowned for their functionality. The S2 T3R is a fast machine, which can label up to 2,500 bottles per hour.

  • Capacity up to 2,500 bottles per hour
  • Designed for use in line or as an independent stand-alone unit with two labelling stations - one for the front label, one for the back label.
  • Capable of applying either single labels up to wrap-around or front and back labels in one pass (with labels printed alternately in the same roll or with second labelling station), neck labels and tax strips
  • Electronic variable speed drive through inverter
  • Central carousel with three bottle platforms
  • Bottle locking heads with pneumatically operated locking system
  • Manually operated height adjustment of the upper carousel
  • Labelling stations operated through stepper motors to ensure maximum precision of label application
  • Electronic synchronisation of the label station speed with the carousel speed
  • Steel and nylon gear drive to ensure quiet operation and long running life
  • Emergency stop device with sensors on inlet scroll, star wheels and central carousel
  • Full guarding to CE standards
  • Machine equipped with one set of change parts for one bottle format. Optional change parts available for additional bottle types See Application for bottle/container & label requirements - N.B. Labels must be printed according to our Label Printing Instructions, which can be supplied on request
  • Optional accessories include, a lot/batch marker printer, heat shrinker for applying shrink capsules, etc - see Features for more options

Set up to apply your labels to your bottles/containers, installed & commissioned by our Engineers.

Please call us on 01404 892100 to discuss your labelling requirements.

Please see the 'STS' tab below for customer Case Studies.


NB You can order spare hot foil printer ribbons online for the hot foil lot marker often supplied with this printer - please see the Spares category in Catalogue and Refine by 'Type'.

Please see the Labellers category for our full range of Labelling Machines

[Did you know that our sister company, Rawlings, supplies bottles? See Glass Packaging]


Bottle/container & label requirements: N.B. Labels must be printed according to our Label Printing Instructions, which can be supplied on request.

  • Container/bottle: Ø min 60 - max 110 mm
  • Label core diameter: 56 - 76 mm
  • Label core max. external diameter: 250 mm
  • Min. distance between labels: 4 mm
  • Max. backing paper width (front & back): 150 mm
  • Max. backing paper width (neck labels): 50 mm
  • Max. babel Length: 200 mm
  • Maximum label height 140 mm



Optional accessories:

  • Capsule distributor
  • Capsule head support and drive mechanism
  • Thermal head for PVC shrink capsules
  • Hot foil printer or lot marker stamping unit
  • Square bottle accessory
  • Touch screen control
  • Rotary collection table
  • Conveyor extension and drive units
  • Accumulation board, idler & drive



  • Model: S2T3/R
  • Hourly Production: <2500 bottles per hour
  • Heads: 3
  • Labelling Heads: 2
  • See Application for bottle/container& label requirements
  • Labeller dimensions: Width 2500 x Depth 1130 x Height 1900 mm
  • Power: 415 V, 3 ph



STS have over 20 years' experience designing and manufacturing automatic labelling machines for the food, drink and pharmaceutical sectors. We've been supplying installing and commissioning STS machines since 2006.

Here are some of the reasons why we choose STS:

  • Their machines provide consistent & precise label application - this is achieved through sophisticated electronic control systems and DC stepped motors
  • Their machines are renowned for their functionality - they are able to apply labels to a wide range of container formats, including bottles, jars and tubs
  • They use high quality materials and construction methods
  • Their machines are robust and low maintenance

The range

The STS range ...

  • Spans from 1,000 to 12,000 containers an hour
  • Linear or rotary models are available
  • Front, back and neck labels can be applied, depending on the model
  • Options are available, including change parts for additional bottle formats, dispensing and applying shrink capsules, hot foil printing or pneumatic lot marking, notch centring, and sensors for transparent labels, depending on the model

What we can offer:

We been supplying STS machines for over 15 years. We can offer you:

  • Advice on the appropriate labelling machines and accessories for you - taking budget, space and desired throughput into consideration
  • Liaison with your chosen label printing company to ensure the labels are printed according to the parameters of the machine
  • Set up of the machine with your bottles / containers and labels, and thorough testing prior to despatch
  • Supply and installation of all necessary conveyoring and rotary bottle collection tables, if required
  • Installation, commissioning & training by our team of experienced, multi-skilled team of Vigo engineers
  • Comprehensive 12 month warranty, backed up by our engineers
  • Maintenance and full technical backup from our mobile engineers
  • Spare parts

Case Studies

The Case Studies below represent a very small sample of the labelling systems we have supplied over the years:


You might like to read our Labelling Issues? blog.

How can we help you?

If you're looking for labelling solutions, please give us a call on 01404 892 100 and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.



We have been supplying producers in the drink industry since 1984. We work with renowned manufacturers throughout Europe and in America to bring you robust and efficient production and processing equipment, backed up by our team of Vigo engineers. The manufacturer listed above is just one example. See our Manufacturers page for a list / more information on the manufacturers we are proud to work with.

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