3 or 4 SPINDLE CAPPER
Spindle cappers provide a highly versatile solution for applying and tightening threaded caps. The E-PAK Spindle Capper is the core of an automated system when integrated with our Vibratory or Centrifugal Sorting Bowl, or with the Elevator-style Cap Orientor. Many of our customers use them as a tightener for hand-placed caps and trigger-style caps; and then upgrade them to fully automatic systems by adding components later. Our modular design allows you to add automation components as your production needs change and your budget allows.
Left to Right 3-Spindle Capper with a Cap Sorter
Spindle cappers provide a highly versatile solution for applying and tightening threaded caps. The Spindle Capper is the core of an automated system when integrated with our Vibratory or Centrifugal Sorting Bowl, or with the Elevator-style Cap Orientor. Many of our customers use them as a tightener for hand-placed caps and trigger-style caps; and then upgrade them to fully automatic systems by adding components later. Our modular design allows you to add automation components as your production needs change and your budget allows.
Cap Sorting Elevator
The cleated belt assembly qualifies good caps as they are metered up the belt or sends them back to the hopper to be re-qualified. The machine is automatically activated when the supply of caps in the chute is low and shuts off when the chute is satisfied. Designed to sort and orient a variety of flat caps from 10mm to 110mm, its quiet and efficient operation improves the productivity of the packaging line and helps reduce labor costs.
The Sorting Elevator provides a combination of sorting and bulk storage of caps in one machine and is available in a variety of hopper sizes, belt styles, and elevator heights to meet a variety of capping needs.
Automatic, Semi-Automatic and Snap Capper Completion Units are very robust and versatile machines that are able to sort and place a wide range of snap-on/ press-on caps.
The appropriate gripping belts guide the container securely through the completion unit where a press down belt snaps the caps into place. The Snap Capper has a power height adjustment to accommodate containers between 2
RELIABLE, QUALITY CAPPING EQUIPMENT
Efficient bottle capping machines are important in liquid packaging systems. Depending on the type of caps a product requires, different types of capping machines will be involved in the capping process, including accessory capping machinery. E-PAK Machinery carries several kinds of bottling equipment in packaging lines.
Automatic vertical wheel pluggers
These pluggers are designed for efficiency and speed. They are intended for big packaging lines as the machine is synchronized to work with the speed of containers that go through the lines. When bottles go through the machine, the plugs are attached automatically.
All the fittings are attached to a wheel that is constantly spinning. As the wheel spins, the line brings forward bottles into which the wheel presses the caps. Both the wheel and the line move at the same speed to guarantee precision and consistency, even for the tiniest possible containers.
Automatic vertical wheel pluggers are fully automated and don’t require any manual work. They place fittings like stoppers or plugs onto the container socket. With vertical pluggers, plugs are applied to the container at a vertical angle.
These can’t be used for applications where straight-line capping machines and snap capping systems are used. In other words, they can’t be used for capping at an angle. In most situations, these machines are used for containers that are small and have tiny plugs.
The height of the wheel placer can be adjusted for different container heights. The automatic vertical wheel plugger also has a screw indexing system for adjusting timing.
Chuck cappers are tools attached to cappers to allow the machine to grip caps. With this grip, chuck cappers can tighten caps that were previously placed onto the container (bottle). That is very important for the whole capping process, and it’s essential to choose the right capper type and size.
Chuck cappers are one of the most popular types of machines used for tightening, along with spindle cappers. The basic principle is the same for all chuck cappers – the machine descends over a bottle cap, grips it, and applies torque to tighten it up.
However, there are various types of machines that can be designed differently. Some are simple handheld devices, while others can be a part of a fully automated capping system. They can work for both small and large production lines.
There are three types of chuck cappers:
Manual or handheld
As the name implies, these cappers need an operator to put the capping device on top of the cap when the closure is at the right place over the bottle. Putting pressure on the capper will tighten the cap.
These cappers also need to be operated manually and can have a portable frame or a tabletop. In most cases, they require the cap and the bottle to be placed manually, and they activate on a switch.
These cappers are part of automated packaging lines. They can have one or several heads and use starwheel indexing and cap delivery systems to finish the sealing process quickly. The operator’s job is to change bulk caps and monitor the line – everything else is automated.
Snap cappers apply caps onto containers or bottles by snapping, pressing, or pushing. Snap cappers can be used for all kinds of bottles regardless of their size and shape. The operation is very silent and efficient, saving a lot of time and effort necessary to do it manually.
Some of the industries that can benefit the most from these machines include:
Snap cappers can press metal or plastic caps onto containers, plastic, metal, and glass bottles, including PP, PVC, LDPE, HDPE, and PET. They can be used with lids on tin cans, pull-ups on tin cans, over caps, sifters, and milk caps.
E-PAK Machinery also offers snap cappers that can press fittings and plugs into the necks of bottles like orifice reducers, roll-on containers, dropper inserts, and so on. We offer both semi-automatic and automatic machines.
They can use press belts or press-on heads that apply pressure to snap on the caps as the containers go through the production or packaging line. Automated snap cappers have a delivery system that can be a chute or an elevator that delivers closures onto containers before the sealing process starts.
Spindle cappers can be semi-automatic and automatic. They are also called retorquers and use rubber discs called “spindles” to spin caps down and seal bottles. Fully automatic spindle cappers have a cap delivery system, while semi-automatic versions require operators to place the caps by hand before they are tightened.
Spindle cappers work with many different bottle sizes and types, including both plastic and glass bottles. These machines are also versatile when it comes to caps and can work with pumps, trigger sprayers, oval versions, sports, flat caps, and so on.
Automatic spindle capping machines make the closing and sealing process quick and easy. Caps and bottles go through different matched disks, with every disk bringing in more torque until the cap is tight. Fully automated systems can reliably and consistently tighten caps for whole production lines.
They can do this due to their consistent cap supply. Some of the most typical delivery systems include vibratory bowls and cap elevators. Spindle cappers are an essential part of all bottling lines, especially if the goal is to achieve complete automation and consistent operations.
They can be used by all companies that need to add products into jars, containers, or bottles to ensure that they are tightly closed.
Accessory Machines for Inline Bottle Capping Equipment
We also sell accessory capping machinery that streamlines this step in the process, including:
Each machine in our inventory is in working condition and ready for integration in your facility. Contact us today for more information on the bottle capping equipment, bottle wash machines, inline fillers, or any other packaging machinery we offer.
CAPPING BOTTLES EFFICIENTLY WITH RELIABLE CAPPER MACHINES
There are many different types of products that can utilize bottle capping equipment. Apply caps to different sizes and shapes of bottles containing:
Acids and corrosives
Liquid foods and sauces
Health and beauty products