West Machine (Genesys) Style Pharmaceutical Cappers
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BPDM can supply a variety of used West Machine (Genesys) style pharmaceutical capping equipment, either as-is, reconditioned or rebuilt. Machines are also commonly supplied ready for production.
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HOW IT WORKS
West Machine (Genesys) Style Pharmaceutical work by continuously moving containers underneath a rotating chuck and then pushing the container upward to tighten the already placed but loose cap. Containers travel through the rotary capper using container specific bottle handling change parts. These nearly always consist of an infeed screw, infeed star wheel, and discharge star wheel. The container once controlled by the base plate and hold down chuck, the neck finish of the container with the closure in place contacts a round internal crimping ring. As the neck finish and closure rotate against the outer crimping disk, the aluminum closure placed on the bottle by the west capper is crimped and sealed onto the neck finish. 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 custom sorters. These closures typically have a membrane on the top of the cap such that the finished product can be used with pharmaceutical injectables among other things.
West Machine (Genesys) Style Cappers are primarily used in the pharmaceutical industry to generate hermetically sealed containers. Customized bottle handling change parts and closure specific internal rings are required for each cap/container combination. These machines also have limited use in applications such as: perfumes and other aluminum crimped assemblies.
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West Machine Style Pharmaceutical Capper.
West Machine Style Pharmaceutical Capper System.
West Machine Style Pharmaceutical Capper System by Genesys.
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.