Capper Machine Function by Type of Capping System

What is the point of having an automatic capping machine? How does a capper machine function? What exactly does it do to ensure bottles, jars and other containers are perfectly sealed each and every time?

The truth is, there are several types of capping systems, and within those systems, each capper machine function is slightly different. In this article, we’ll discuss the overall function of capping machines in general, and provide a brief over of the capper machine function for each basic system.

General capper machine function

Any business that makes bottled products knows how important it is to have a secure closure on those bottles. Whether it’s a bottle of fruit juice, nail polish or cough syrup, a properly applied cap is essential to maintain the product’s safety and quality. The overall goal of an automatic capping system to is improve the integrity of a container’s seal and ensure consistency so that every container is perfect, minimizing the chance of human error.

Capper machine function by system type

The different basic capping systems can be subdivided according to how the containers move through the line as they are capped, and also by the mechanism used to place the caps onto the bottles.

Rotary capper machine function: The best application of rotary systems is for manufacturers that require the highest possible efficiency and output from their equipment. These models (TEDELTA-CAR-100-ST and TEDELTA-CAR-100-TR) have a rotating star system that can accommodate a variable number of capping heads, depending on the speed needed, with top speeds of 60,000 bottles capped per hour.

Inline capper machine function: Because the inline systems (TEDELTA-CAL-101-ST and TEDELTA-CAL-101-TR) do not have the star system for multiple capping heads, their maximum output capacity is 3,000 bph, making them most appropriate for smaller production scales.

Different cap placement systems: The two systems used are the “pick-off” (TEDELTA-CAR-100-ST and TEDELTA-CAL-101-ST) and “pick-and-place” (TEDELTA-CAR-100-TR and TEDELTA-CAL-101-TR). The capper machine function for each of these placement systems is to accommodate specific types of caps and containers. For example, glass bottles are best suited to the pick-off models, while plastic bottles do better in the pick-and-place models. In general, the pick-and-place system offers the best versatility for manufacturers that use plastic caps or specialty caps, or if they need to use different types of caps at the same time.

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