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Rotary Screw Capping Machinery


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

Other Types of Capping Machinery

Rotary Plastic Capping Turrets used in a Monoblock or Triblock

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Rotary Screw Cappers achieve high production rates as containers travel through the system in continuous motion. Containers travel through the Rotary Screw Capper using container specific bottle handling change parts. These nearly always consist of an infeed screw, infeed star wheel, and discharge star wheel. The method of controlling bottle rotation while the cap is applied varies depending on the machine design. A rotating turret with multiple capping chucks are aligned with containers below using these bottle handling change parts. Each individual cap is applied and torqued by an individual chuck with torque control clutches driving each chuck. Caps 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. Caps are oriented to travel down the cap chute using a variety of sorting methods. Rotary Capping Turrets are often integrated with a filler or rinser/filler to produce a monoblock filler/capper or triblock rinser/filler/capper.


Rotary Screw Cappers are designed to run much higher speeds than inline chuck or screw cappers. A Rotary Screw Capper's speed capacity is dependent on both the number of capping heads as well as sorting capacity and bottle/cap configuration. Rotary screw cappers also by design maintain very accurate torque settings as each chuck is driven by clutches. Depending on cap size and type, caps may be transferred to the chucks using a cap transfer button, a cap transfer star, and in some cases the caps are stripped from the chute by the neck finish of each container. Rotary screw cappers are used in the food, beverage, dairy, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.


  • Rotary Chuck Capping Machine

    Four Head Rotary Screw Capper - Cap-in-head or pick-and-place machine.

  • Rotary Chuck Capper

    High Speed Beverage Rotary Plastic Capper - Cap-in-head or pick-and-place machine.

  • Rotary Screw Capper

    Rotary Plastic Capper for use in the pharmaceutical industry.

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 rotary 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.