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Inline Overcapping Machines


BPDM can supply a variety of used inline 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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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.


  • Inline Overcapper System

    Inline Overcapping System

  • Inline Overcapper Machine

    View of over caps being applied

  • Inline Overcapper

    Single Head Inline Overcapper.

Cap Feeders

Bulk Feeder Elevator with Linear Disc Bottle Unscrambler

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 Blower

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.

Berks Plant Design & Maintenance Services

BPDM supplies overcapping machinery from our inventory, as well as Surplus Machinery whether it be idle or scheduled for removal. We've been in business since 1981 and can help you find the best possible, cost efficient solution for your application. Contact us for more information.

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Berks Plant Design & Maintenance's headquarters is located in Berks County in Shoemakersville, PA. We provide packaging equipment, process machinery, bottling equipment, parts, and services to clients anywhere in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other points abroad. Our clients know our reputation for our expertise and excellence in customer service. Our equipment experts will help you identify your needs, and work with your budget to get you the best possible equipment solutions for your next project.