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Rotary ROPP Capping Machinery


BPDM can supply a variety of used ROPP capping equipment, either as-is, reconditioned or rebuilt. Machines are also commonly supplied ready for production.

Other Types of Rotary Capping Machinery

Rotary ROPP Capping Turret used in a Monoblock or Triblock

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Rotary ROPP Cappers are used on unthreaded aluminum shells to place and apply pressure onto the closure while thread forming wheels spin around the shell and press against it in order to roll the threads of each cap conforming to the existing threads of the bottle. Rotary ROPP cappers are used for these applications. 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. A rotary ROPP chuck capper requires bottle handling change parts: an infeed screw, infeed star wheel, and discharge star wheel are normally used. The method of controlling bottle rotation while the cap is applied varies depending on the machine design. A rotating turret with multiple ROPP capping heads are aligned with containers below using these bottle handling change parts. ROPP Capping Turrets are often integrated with a filler or rinser/filler to produce a monoblock filler/capper or triblock rinser/filler/capper.


Rotary ROPP cappers are utilized because ROPP (roll on pilfer proof) closure cannot be removed from the bottle, without it being evident that the product has been tampered with. Rotary ROPP Cappers are extremely popular in the liquor industry but are also employed in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. Speeds are designated generally by the Rotary ROPP Capper’s number of heads. Rotary ROPP rotary capping machinery can be stand-alone machines or they can be integrated into a Monoblock Filler capper, or a triblock rinse filler capper.


  • Rotary ROPP Capping Machinery

    Rotary ROPP Capping Turret

  • Rotary ROPP Capping Machinery

    Rotary ROPP Capping system with an integrated cap feeder and sorter.

  • Rotary ROPP Capping Machinery

    High Speed Rotary ROPP Capper - View of Infeed

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 ROPP 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.