Many products that we see and use daily are partially put together using what are known as cap closing machines. They do exactly what their name suggests: the machine is used to affix and tighten caps to bottles and containers. These automated assembly machines are used to apply either metal or plastic threaded caps, snaps, lids, or plugs to another similar closure. This process can be conducted at both low and high speeds (depending on production requirements). Designing and installing cap closing machines are costly upfront, but most businesses quickly see the long-term money and time-saving potentials. Investing in these machines is a real commitment to your business’s future and the health of your employees.
If you consider adding this type of machinery to your production method, you should know that there are four main types of cappers. These include:
- Rotary chuck cappers place caps onto containers and bottles and then sends the pieces through the machine where the two parts are tightly sealed. This capper type operates continuously, which means that production rates are high and turnaround time is quick.
- Servo cappers utilize upgraded motors that are designed for efficiency, flexibility, and accuracy. These cappers provide solid spindle control without sacrificing application torque.
- Single head cappers are like rotary chuck cappers, except that the single head variant stops the bottle at a station to spin. Bottles are kept on the main conveyor, or it is kept with a star wheel that takes bottles of the line and then back.