Automatic Screw Capping Machines - Automatic Capping Machines

 

Busch Machinery carries a full line of automatic capping machines including inline cappers, rotary chuck cappers, and ROPP bottle capping equipment. The biggest differences between inline screw cappers and chuck cappers is that generally speaking inline cappers are very flexible for running a wide range of caps (primarily what is known as flat caps) without need for change parts, whereas a chuck capper requires a chuck and bottle change part for every sized cap and bottle. However, chuck cappers deliver much more accurate torque, especially in the lowest and highest ranges of torque requirements. Also, since chuck cappers can be built in a rotary configuration, they are capable of much higher speeds than even the best inline cappers.  But with the addition of our new CAI-10  inline capper (pictured on the right) new innovations can now get pretty close to torque consistency of a chuck capper, when in comparable speed ranges. Still though, rotary chuck cappers are capable of speeds in excess of 600 bottles per minute on a large rotary system.

 

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Automatic Capping Machine - Waterfall Style

TruCap Automatic Inline Capping Machine - Waterfall Style

 

 

  

 

ROPP and Chuck Cappers

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Inline Screw Capping Machinery

 

Inline Screw Cappers consist of two components: the base cap tightening unit and the cap sorting system with chute. When integrated together it becomes an automatic capper.

 

Waterfall Style Cap Feeder

 

Waterfall Style Cap Feeder

 

Waterfall feeders are by far the most popular feeders for our automatic cappers because they serve as both sorter and cap elevator. With a floor level hopper to load caps from bulk, it is very easy to work with. However it is designed to work primarily with flat caps and depends on the closed end of the cap to be heavier than the rest of the cap which is not the case with all caps. If there is any doubt, we should test your caps to make sure they will run.
Works with caps from 8 - 110 mm diameter 

 

Vertical Wheel Feeder

 

 

Vertical Wheel Style Feeder

 

 

Vertical Wheel Feeders are a little less money than a waterfall type sorter but have a more limited size range 15-53 mm and can require additional sorting rings.
The biggest disadvantage of a vertical wheel sorter is that it is mounted on top of the tightening unit and therefore requires more ceiling height not only to clear but also to be able to load the hopper. Purchasers should also think about loading as someone has to get the hopper loaded via a ladder or platform.  Another option is to get a floor level transfer at additional cost..

 

Centrifugal Feeder

 

Centrifugal Feeder

 

 

Centrifugal feeders can feed caps that will not work on waterfall or vertical wheel sorters, such as barrel caps and other specialty caps. Like a vertical wheel feeder it is mounted on top of the tightening unit so requires more ceiling height to have access to the feed hopper. However if you are running specialty caps, you really don't have much other choice as centrifugal feeders are the answer for the more difficult caps

 

 

 

Cap Elevator Option

 

Cap Elevator

 

 

Cap Elevator is an option available for Vertical Wheel and Centrifugal feeders to allow safe loading of caps from ground level.  This system automatically loads caps to the feeders on demand.

 

Automatic Capper Features

 

Automatic Capper

 

Tightener Features: 

• Heavy duty 304 stainless steel welded C frame for easy mounting over existing conveyors.

• Heavy duty linear carriage system for height adjustability

• All shafts and threaded rods manufactured in 304 stainless steel

• Heavy duty casters standard

• No change of parts needed for a wide range of containers

• Front covers with safety interlock switches standard

• Top driven to insure no product spillage into drive assembly

• Adjustable height to accomodate containers from 1 inch to 14 inches tall (Optional power height adjustment)

 

Capping discs features:

 

• 4, 6, or 8 spindle configurations available, single gear box driven

• Independent spring loaded bottle capping discs for better torque and misalignment forgiveness.

• Torque is able to be adjusted while the machine is running (When pneumatic clutch option is purchased)

• Clutches located away from capping discs to avoid corrosion

• Heavy duty gear driven mechanism, no belts used for power transmission

• Adjustable speed 3/4 Hp drive motor for capping discs

 

Optional:

 

• Second drive motor to rotate the first set of capping discs on the opposite direction

• Capping head assembly manufactured in 316L stainless steel 95% of manufactured parts are in stainless steel, or FDA approved polymer materials

• Independent adjustment for front or back capping discs

• Capping disc position is adjustable while the machine is running, without opening the safety covers.

• Fully adjustable for cap sizes ranging from 8 mm to 110 mm in diameter

 

Bottle belts features:

 

• Bottle belt width adjusted via front knobs

• Bottle belt height adjusted via front knobs

• Heavy duty gear drive mechanism, no belts used for power transmission.

• Adjustable speed heavy duty 3/4 Hp, motor gearbox

• Bottle belt assemblies can be adjusted independently for width, taper, and angle to accomodate various sizes and styles of containers. Optional double belt assembly with independent height and angle adjustment

 

Electric and pneumatic requirements:

 

• 120 Volts, Single phase, 50/60Hz, 15 Amps.

• 5 CFM @ 80 p.s.i.

 

Automatic Chuck Capping Machines

 

 Automatic Chuck Capper

 

Capper features:

 

• Machine designed to place plastic or metal caps on a wide range of containers – enclosures.

• Price includes one set of change parts (star wheel, outer guide, cap delivery and chuck).

• Acasi magnetic clutch capping head model MJ90 (Magnetic with Jaws), visual torque setting for ease of adjustment, manufactured in 304 stainless steel.

• Pick and place mechanism in stainless steel. Cap is delivered to the chuck, and then the chuck comes down holding the cap (This prevents cross- threading).

• Fully adjustable from 7 inch to 14 inch high containers. (Special configurations available on request).

• Maximum bottle diameter with 12 pocket star wheel: 4.25 in.

• Maximum bottle diameter with 6 pocket star wheel: 8.00 in.

• Center CAM manufactured in special cam rated plastic material.

• Automatic start and stop with presence or absence of containers.

• 12 or 6 pocket center star wheel for container handling (Depends on the size of the container).

• Jamming clutches with electric signal for shutdown on product jamming (This prevents major damage to parts and minimizes possible spills).

• 2 Hp Ac motor with frequency drive speed control.

• Stainless steel electric enclosure.

• Heavy duty 304 Stainless steel welded frame.

• Stainless steel enclosure with polycarbonate windows and safety switches.

• All shafts from ¼ to 2.5 inches manufactured in 304 stainless steel.

• Gear driven transmission machine to avoid timing loss.

• Complete height adjustment with bottle setting guide for quick changeovers.

• Tool-less changeovers for star wheels and most change parts. 

 

Cap chute features:

• All contact parts in stainless steel.

• Designed and tested for each cap to avoid jamming.

• Includes cap demand sensor to start and stop the cap feeder.

• Quick change over, since parts are pin guided so no tweaking is required. 

 

Cap feeder and orienting features:

 

• Construction in stainless steel.

• 18 inches wide belt.

• Belt spacing designed for your application, can accommodate caps from 8 mm to 110 mm in diameter.

• Cap by demand controlled by photoelectric sensor.

• Air shutoff valve controlled by photoelectric sensor.

• Includes Filter regulator.

• Knob adjustments of cap delivery system from 8mm to 110mm.

• Inclination range from 0 to 5 degrees.

• Complete height adjustment by structure 1 inch bolts and/or cap delivery system.

• 10 cubic foot cap hopper.

• Force provided by DC gear motor.

• Speed control by potentiometer.

 

Electric and pneumatic requirements:

 

• Speed control by potentiometer 220 Volts, 60Hz, 10 Amps.

• 5 CFM @ 80 psi.

 

ROPP Capping Machine

 

 

ROPP Capper

ROPP Capper

 

 

Capper features:


• Machine designed to place and form metal caps on a wide range of containers – enclosures.
• Price includes one set of change of parts (star wheel, outer guide and cap delivery).
• Acasi ROPP capping head model VA90, manufactured in 304 stainless steel and hardened forming discs.
• Bottle will pick up cap and the container will be indexed into position.
• Fully adjustable from 7 inch to 14 inch high containers. (Special configurations available on request).
• Maximum bottle diameter with 12 pocket star wheel: 4.25 in
• Maximum bottle diameter with 6 pocket star wheel: 8.00 in
• Center CAM manufactured in special cam rated plastic material.
• Automatic start and stop with presence or absence of containers.
• 12 or 6 pocket center star wheel for container handling (Depends on the size of the container).
• Jamming clutches with electric signal for shutdown on product jamming (This prevents major damage to parts and minimizes possible spills).
• 2 Hp Ac motor with frequency drive speed control
• Stainless steel electric enclosure.
• Heavy duty 304 Stainless steel welded frame.
• Stainless steel enclosure with polycarbonate windows and safety switches.
• All shafts from ¼ to 2.5 inches are manufactured in 304 stainless steel.
• Gear driven transmission machine to avoid timing loss.
• Complete height adjustment with bottle setting guide for quick changeovers.
• Tool less changeovers for star wheels and most change parts.

Cap chute features:


• All contact parts in stainless steel.
• Designed and tested for each cap to avoid jamming.
• Includes cap demand sensor to start and stop the cap feeder.
• Quick change over, since parts are pin guided so no tweaking is required.

Vibratory cap feeder features:


• Aluminum casting with polyurethane liner to minimizes cap marking-scratching
• 24 inch diameter feeding disc - ramp assembly.
• Bad caps rejected mechanically, minimum air usage.
• Cap by demand controlled by photoelectric sensor.
• Bowl tooled for one model cap.
• Adjustable vibration and speed control
• Heavy duty extra heavy base for better vibration transmission.
• Sorter mounted on machine, no need for independent height adjustment.
• Includes filter pressure regulator.
• Flow controls on all air hoses.

Electric and pneumatic requirements:


• 220 Volts, 60Hz, 10 Amps.
• 5 CFM @ 80psi

 

 




 

 

 

 

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