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Rotary Overcapping Machines


BPDM can supply a variety of used 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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Rotary Overcappers achieve high production rates as containers travel through the system in continuous motion. Containers travel through the Rotary Overcapper using container specific bottle handling change parts. These nearly always consist of an infeed screw, infeed star wheel, and discharge star wheel. A rotating turret with multiple Over cap application chucks are aligned with containers below using these bottle handling change parts. Each individual overcap is applied by an individual chuck. Overcaps are fed single file down a chute or escapement where caps are transferred one at a time into each capping chuck. The method of cap transfer varies depending on machine design. Overcaps are oriented to travel down the cap chute using a variety of sorting methods.


An Inline overcapper's speed capacity is dependent on both the number of capping heads as well as sorting capacity and bottle/cap configuration. Depending on overcap size and type, caps may be transferred to the chucks using a cap transfer button, a cap transfer star. Overcappers are used in the food, beverage, dairy, chemical and pharmaceutical industries


  • Overcapper System

    Basic Overcapping System placing caps on containers.

  • Overcapper Machine

    High Speed Overcapping System placing caps on aerosol containers.

  • Overcapping Equipment

    Pharmaceutical Grade 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.