An automatic capping machine is designed to perform feeding, orienting and applying caps or lids to the bottles or containers. Filling and capping can be performed in a single automatic filling and capping machine.
Cap and lids types include: flat caps (screw-on, threaded or lug), flip-top lids, sprayers, pump-type, dropper, roll-on closures, press-top, twist-top caps, disc-top caps, pull/push caps, child resistant (CRC) closures, pilfer proof caps, etc.
Following filling, the filled bottles or containers are transferred to the capping station. The capping station usually is equipped with a cap un-scrambler and a cap feeder, which feeds the caps to the cap guide tracks. The capping machine gripping means picks the caps from the guide track and puts them on the bottle or container and presses or torques the caps. Following capping, the capped containers are transferred from the capping station with the help of the output conveyor for further processing.
The automatic capping machine requires only that the operator places the caps into the cap feeder, then the capping machine automatically handles the container and presses or torques caps.
This capping machine is designed to pick the screw-on caps aligned in the chute and torque them on the top of the container to the required applied torque securely tightening it. The caps are elevated from the cap hopper by the conveyor which sorts and orients the caps. At the capping station, the cap is re-torqued with the predetermined torque.
This capping machine is equipped with robots to pick and place lids on tins. The rotary star-wheel displaces the tins through several processing stations. The lid feeding is organized by vibratory bowl feeders sorting and transferring the lids to the lid guide tracks.
This automatic machine is designed for filling and lid closing of butter and spreads products such as butter, margarine, spreads, fats, pastes, chocolate spreads, peanut butter etc., which must be preheated before filling and continuously stirred to maintain a uniform consistency and temperature. The capping machine applies snap-on caps or lids onto the containers.
In inline capper, the filled containers are transferred in a single row from the filling machine to the capping machine on the main processing conveyor
In automatic filling and capping machine with rotary capping, the filled containers are transferred on the conveyor towards the starwheel
In the rotary monobloc filling and capping machine, the starwheel indexes the containers towards the capping station(s).
Cap elevating-sorting conveyor for screw-on caps
Cap elevating conveyor and centrifugal feeder for spray pump caps
Bowl feeder for a roll-on container (for inner plastic lid holding roller ball)
Cap elevating-sorting conveyor with cap hopper
Cap distributing system for multiple capping stations
In the inline capper, container(s) are separated by gates according to the number of capping stations.
In the rotary capping machine, the starwheel indexes the containers towards the capping station(s).
For irregular containers, special handling pucks can be made to hold them in place when performing processing operations.
The container cap is applied to the container on the pre-torque station
The container cap is tightened on the container to a pre-determined torque on the torquing station
The level and centering of the capping gripper can be adjusted according to the container neck, and the conveyor width also can be adjusted according to the container sizes.
In the case of a rotary capper, separate interchangeable star wheels can be made for each size or shape of a container.
The machines are enclosed with Lexan polycarbonate panels and guards, door safety switches