Inline Overcapping Machines
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BPDM can supply a variety of used inline overcapping machines, either as-is, reconditioned or rebuilt. Machines are also commonly supplied ready for production.
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HOW IT WORKS
Inline Overcapping machinery applies overcaps to bottles in continuous motion while on a single conveyor. The Over 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, then a down pressure system snaps the overcap in place. Overcaps 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 Overcap and speed requirements.
Bottles or containers are stabilized and driven through the capping machine using a belt system. Containers feeding into a Single Head Inline Overcapper reach an indexing/anti-rotational system which places the container under the single overcapping chuck. There are several variations of indexing systems employed by Inline Single Head Overcapper machines.
An Inline Overcapper is a cost-effective solution for applying Overcaps onto containers in continuous motion. They eliminate the need for expensive rotary bottle handling change parts as well. However, the vertical downstroke of a rotary chuck overcapper provides advantages in performing this operation. Speeds are also limited utilizing an inline configuration. Overcappers are used in the food, beverage, dairy, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
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Inline Overcapping System
View of over caps being applied
Single Head Inline 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.