While different cap sizes and types are seemingly unlimited, it takes a surprisingly low quantity of capping machines to hide most caps. Of course, unique and rare container tops may necessitate custom capping machinery. For almost all other caps, a little gang of capping machines will “seal” the deal.
SPINDLE CAPPERS. Spindle capping machines are one of the hottest capping machine produced to the packaging industry. These cappers use multiple matched discs to spin caps down onto bottles or another containers since they move through the capping area on the conveyor system. Normally, three or four multiple discs is going to be used to gradually tighten caps. Elevators or vibratory bowls assist these continuous capping machines by delivering caps to every individual bottle, leaving the operator of the machine to only replace bulk caps when needed. These capping machines are equipped for a wide range of screw type caps, including flat caps, sports caps, trigger sprayers and more. A variety of containers, including F-style containers (think of anti-freeze, a long narrow container with a handle), could be run on the spindle capper and multiple containers require minimal changeover. The versatility and ease of operation are two factors that make this capping machine popular.
CHUCK CAPPERS. Chuck capping machines resemble spindle cappers because they help screw caps. Chuck cappers normally include metallic chuck as well as a rubber insert matched towards the cap size. When a bottle is at place beneath the capping head, the chuck descends to use consistent torque to every bottle and cap combination. Automatic chuck cappers might include multiple chucks to raise the capping machine speed. Handheld, semi-automatic and tabletop chuck cappers will usually cap one bottle at a time. While one chuck and chuck insert are equipped for different cap sizes, a facility running both big and small caps may necessitate multiple chucks and/or chuck inserts. Chuck cappers are ideal for flat caps, however, many modification on the chuck and inserts accommodate other screw type caps to get run at the same time.
SNAP CAPPERS AND LID PRESSERS. Snap cappers and lid pressers are generally utilized for non-screw type tops. As an alternative to being torqued on the bottle, snap type tops are simply applied using pressure and normally locked in place by a lip on the container. Pressure to succeed is used with a declined belt or possibly a simple plunger with regards to the application. Paint cans may work well in a lid presser, while plastic containers for a few food and beverage products would work with a press on belt to stop damaging the containers themselves. Snap cappers may be constructed nearly the same as spindle cappers, with all the spindle sets substituted with the decline belt, allowing snap caps to be sealed continuously too, caps permitting. Spindle cappers and snap cappers can also be combined using one capping machine to handle a good wider array of cap sizes and types.
All the capping machines discussed briefly above can be found in different degrees of automation, allowing this number of packaging machines to deal with not really a wide variety of caps and bottles, but a array of production levels as well.