Inline Capping Machine
The fully automatic inline capping machine applies caps to a container by stripping them out of a chute in the path of the moving container and placing them over the mouth of the container.
The container is gripped by two belts moving at the same speed of the conveyor in order to stabilize the container.
Two opposing and pulsating cap tightening belts then torque the threaded caps onto the containers as they pass through on the moving conveyor.
Capping speeds of nominally 200 containers per minute are attainable on this inline capping machine depending on cap size and container configuration.
The capper will handle a range of cap sizes up to 120mm diameter and container size range of (height) 1-1/2″ to 15″ and (width) 1/2″ to 7″ in plastic, metal, or glass.
Automatic chuck capper is designed to vertically place a threaded cap onto a rigid container and torque the cap to a specified application torque.
This machine is used for caps that can only be vertically placed on a container.
This particular “inline” platform is used on more stable and larger containers where bottle handling is not as challenging.
It is therefore also not as costly to build as the starwheel type. The machine also solves the problem of particulation of polymer tightening surfaces of other capping methods.