Rotary Overcapping Machines
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BPDM can supply a variety of used overcapping machines, either as-is, reconditioned or rebuilt. Machines are also commonly supplied ready for production.
Other Types of Capping Machinery
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HOW IT WORKS
Rotary Overcappers achieve high production rates as containers travel through the system in continuous motion. Containers travel through the Rotary Overcapper using container specific bottle handling change parts. These nearly always consist of an infeed screw, infeed star wheel, and discharge star wheel. A rotating turret with multiple Over cap application chucks are aligned with containers below using these bottle handling change parts. Each individual overcap is applied by an individual chuck. Overcaps are fed single file down a chute or escapement where caps are transferred one at a time into each capping chuck. The method of cap transfer varies depending on machine design. Overcaps are oriented to travel down the cap chute using a variety of sorting methods.
An Inline overcapper's speed capacity is dependent on both the number of capping heads as well as sorting capacity and bottle/cap configuration. Depending on overcap size and type, caps may be transferred to the chucks using a cap transfer button, a cap transfer star. Overcappers are used in the food, beverage, dairy, chemical and pharmaceutical industries
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Basic Overcapping System placing caps on containers.
High Speed Overcapping System placing caps on aerosol containers.
Pharmaceutical Grade Overcapper.
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.