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West Machine (Genesys) Style Pharmaceutical Cappers


BPDM can supply a variety of used West Machine (Genesys) style pharmaceutical capping equipment, either as-is, reconditioned or rebuilt. Machines are also commonly supplied ready for production.

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West Machine (Genesys) Style Pharmaceutical work by continuously moving containers underneath a rotating chuck and then pushing the container upward to tighten the already placed but loose cap. Containers travel through the rotary capper using container specific bottle handling change parts. These nearly always consist of an infeed screw, infeed star wheel, and discharge star wheel. The container once controlled by the base plate and hold down chuck, the neck finish of the container with the closure in place contacts a round internal crimping ring. As the neck finish and closure rotate against the outer crimping disk, the aluminum closure placed on the bottle by the west capper is crimped and sealed onto the neck finish. 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 custom sorters. These closures typically have a membrane on the top of the cap such that the finished product can be used with pharmaceutical injectables among other things.


West Machine (Genesys) Style Cappers are primarily used in the pharmaceutical industry to generate hermetically sealed containers. Customized bottle handling change parts and closure specific internal rings are required for each cap/container combination. These machines also have limited use in applications such as: perfumes and other aluminum crimped assemblies.


  • West Machine Style Pharmaceutical Capper

    West Machine Style Pharmaceutical Capper.

  • West Machine Style Pharmaceutical Capper Machine

    West Machine Style Pharmaceutical Capper System.

  • West Machine Style Pharmaceutical Capper System

    West Machine Style Pharmaceutical Capper System by Genesys.

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 west style aluminum crimp 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.