Inline Single Head Screw Capping Machinery
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BPDM can supply a variety of used Inline Single Head Screw capping equipment, either as-is, reconditioned or rebuilt. Machines are also commonly supplied ready for production.
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HOW IT WORKS
Inline Single Head Screw Cappers are fully automatic with an integrated conveyor. Bottles travel single file until they reach an indexing/anti-rotational system which places the container under the single capping chuck. There are several variations of indexing systems employed by Inline Single Head Screw capping machines. Once the container is in its torquing position, a cap that has been transferred to the chuck is applied to the neck finish using a vertical down stroke while the chuck rotates. Caps are fed single file down a chute to a chute end or escapement where caps are transferred one at a time using a variety of cap transfer systems. 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.
Inline Single Head Screw Cappers are somewhat limited in terms of speed capacity because every container must be indexed singularly which means the containers are in constant intermittent motion. Inline Single Head Screw Cappers do however maintain much better torque repeatability because the rotating capping chuck and drive shaft are controlled using a clutch. Because each cap application torque is determined by a clutch setting, the application torques can be maintained much tighter than that of an inline screw capper or spindle capper. Inline Single Head Screw Cappers can be tailored to almost any container shape, size or weight and they have a high torque accuracy.
EXAMPLE IMAGES - FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY
Inline Single Head Screw Capping Machine with finger/gripper indexing.
Inline Single Head Screw Capping Machine with star wheel indexing.
Inline Single Head Screw Capping Machine in Enclosure
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.