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Inline Screw Capping Machinery


BPDM can supply a variety of used Inline Screw capping equipment, either as-is, reconditioned or rebuilt. These units are often referred to as Spindle Cappers or sometimes Wheel Type Cappers. Machines are also commonly supplied ready for production.

Other Types of Capping Machinery

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Inline Screw Cappers apply caps to bottles utilizing two, three or four pairs of torqueing discs (or wheels) that counter rotate and torque the cap on the bottle or container. When used with a Spindle or Wheel Type Capper, the 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 several methods including vertical sorters, centrifugal sorters, vibratory bowl sorters, or elevator sorters depending on the cap and speed requirements. Spindle or Wheel Type Cappers stabilize bottles and containers to be driven through the capping machine using a belt system that also keeps containers from rotating while the cap is being torqued.


Inline Spindle or Wheel Type cappers are popular for their versatility, lack of expensive change parts, and the ease of change over. These Spindle or Wheel Type Cappers however, tend to have less consistent torques than their single chuck and rotary chuck counterparts. Inline screw or spindle cappers are probably the most common machines found in low to mid speed food, beverage, dairy, chemical and pharmaceutical industries


  • Inline Screw Capping Machinery

    Basic Inline Screw Capping Machine with elevator sorter.

  • Inline Wheel Type Capping Equipment

    High speed Inline Screw Capping Machine fed by a vertical sorter.

  • Inline Spindle Type Capper

    Inline Screw Capping Machine - Belt Cap Torquing Variant

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 inline screw capping 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.