Quality used bailing machine is used for attaching wire bails automatically to round cans which have already been provided with ears, type Larsen 20-S, at an earlier stage in production. The following functions are fully automatic: 1. Separation of the cans which are transported by the customer's own feeding belt (standing one behind the other in a queue, with random orientation of ears); 2. Search for, identification and positioning of ears. 3. Separation and infeed of positioned, pre-cut wires as well as forming and attaching the bail.