Used West Machine (Genesys) 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.

Other Types of Rotary Cappers

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Used West Machine (Genesys) Cappers 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.


Used West Machine (Genesys) 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.


  • Used West Machine (Genesys) Capper

    Used West Machine (Genesys) Capper

  • Used West Machine (Genesys) Capper

    Used West Machine (Genesys) Capper

  • Used West Machine (Genesys) Capper

    Used West Machine (Genesys) Capper

Cap Feeders

Bulk Feeder Elevator with Linear Disc Bottle Unscrambler

Bulk Cap Elevator and Cap Blower

Why it is Used with Cappers

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

Berks Plant Design & Maintenance is a supplier of in their current condition, reconditioned, or rebuilt. may be supplied with the proper parts and tooling to meet application specific requirements. Our mission is to supply reliable and efficient for your production needs as well as the project's budget. Many times, our are already in good running condition, or in many cases are in LIKE-NEW condition. can be tooled, customized, or upgraded upon request to suit a variety of bottling, packaging, and processing needs.

Berks Plant Design & Maintenance is a supplier of Fully Reconditioned . BPDM defines reconditioned machines such-as , that have been thoroughly inspected, then repaired as needed to be supplied to the customer in excellent running condition.

BPDM Supplies rebuilt machines such-as , which has had every wearable component replaced. Gearboxes are replaced or rebuilt to new standards. Controls are modified or upgraded as per customer's needs.

When you're looking for the right for your application, Berks Plant Design & Maintenance has a large selection of to choose from our expansive inventory, or by sourcing the proper either recently removed or scheduled to be removed. --->

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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.