Inline Screw Capping Machinery
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BPDM can supply a variety of used Inline Screw capping equipment, either as-is, reconditioned or rebuilt. These units are often referred to as Spindle Cappers or sometimes Wheel Type Cappers. Machines are also commonly supplied ready for production.
Other Types of Capping Machinery
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HOW IT WORKS
Inline Screw Cappers apply caps to bottles utilizing two, three or four pairs of torqueing discs (or wheels) that counter rotate and torque the cap on the bottle or container. When used with a Spindle or Wheel Type Capper, the caps are fed single file down a chute to a chute end or escapement where caps are stripped one at a time by the neck finish of the traveling bottle. Caps are oriented to travel down the cap chute using several methods including vertical sorters, centrifugal sorters, vibratory bowl sorters, or elevator sorters depending on the cap and speed requirements. Spindle or Wheel Type Cappers stabilize bottles and containers to be driven through the capping machine using a belt system that also keeps containers from rotating while the cap is being torqued.
Inline Spindle or Wheel Type cappers are popular for their versatility, lack of expensive change parts, and the ease of change over. These Spindle or Wheel Type Cappers however, tend to have less consistent torques than their single chuck and rotary chuck counterparts. Inline screw or spindle cappers are probably the most common machines found in low to mid speed food, beverage, dairy, chemical and pharmaceutical industries
EXAMPLE IMAGES - FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY
Basic Inline Screw Capping Machine with elevator sorter.
High speed Inline Screw Capping Machine fed by a vertical sorter.
Inline Screw Capping Machine - Belt Cap Torquing Variant
Bulk Cap Elevator and Cap Blower
Why it is Used with Capping Machinery
Bulk Cap Elevator
Bulk Cap Elevators are used to automatically maintain the amount of caps in a cap sorter allowing for optimal sorter operation while eliminating the need for operators to load caps and maintain reasonable quantities of caps.
Usually, the operation of the elevator is integrated to the capper using a variety of cap level sensors.
Cap Blowers use filtered air to blow caps to a cap sorter utilizing tubing that guides the caps to the cap sorter.
Cap Blowers can be advantageous because they can feed caps at a high rate, and can be placed further away from the sorter itself.