While different cap sizes and types are seemingly unlimited, it takes a surprisingly low variety of capping machines to hide a lot of caps. Needless to say, unique and rare container tops might require custom capping machinery. For most other caps, a small gang of capping machines will “seal” the deal.
SPINDLE CAPPERS. Spindle capping machines are one of the most popular capping machine produced to the packaging industry. These cappers use multiple matched discs to spin caps down onto bottles or any other containers since they pass through the capping area on the conveyor system. Normally, three or four multiple discs is going to be employed to gradually tighten caps. Elevators or vibratory bowls assist these continuous capping machines by delivering caps to each individual bottle, leaving the operator with the machine to merely replace bulk caps as needed. These capping machines can handle many screw type caps, including flat caps, sports caps, trigger sprayers and much more. Many different containers, including F-style containers (think of anti-freeze, a lengthy narrow container using a handle), can be run on the spindle capper and multiple containers require minimal changeover. The flexibility and simplicity of operation are a couple of factors that produce this capping machine popular.
CHUCK CAPPERS. Chuck capping machines resemble spindle cappers in that they work with screw caps. Chuck cappers normally include steel chuck along with a rubber insert matched to the cap size. Each bottle is at place underneath the capping head, the chuck descends to make use of consistent torque to every one bottle and cap combination. Automatic chuck cappers can include multiple chucks to improve the capping machine speed. Handheld, semi-automatic and tabletop chuck cappers in most cases cap one bottle during a period. While one chuck and chuck insert are equipped for different cap sizes, a center running both minor and major caps may need multiple chucks and/or chuck inserts. Chuck cappers are fantastic for flat caps, but some modification for the chuck and inserts permit other screw type caps to be run also.
SNAP CAPPERS AND LID PRESSERS. Snap cappers and lid pressers are generally employed for non-screw type tops. As opposed to being torqued on the bottle, snap type tops are simply applied using pressure and normally located in place by way of a lip for the container. Pressure to succeed is used by way of a declined belt or even a simple plunger with respect to the application. Paint cans may go well in a lid presser, while plastic containers for a lot of food and beverage products would use a press on belt in order to avoid damaging the containers themselves. Snap cappers might be constructed nearly the same as spindle cappers, with all the spindle sets replaced by the decline belt, allowing snap caps to get sealed continuously at the same time, caps permitting. Spindle cappers and snap cappers can even be combined on a single capping machine to deal with a good wider variety of cap sizes and types.
All the capping machines discussed briefly above are available in different amounts of automation, allowing this band of packaging machines to manage not just a wide variety of caps and bottles, however a range of production levels as well.