Automatic cap tighteners require only that the operator places the cap onto the container; the machine automatically handles the container and torques threaded caps to tighness at rates dependent on the type of tightener. “Inline” continuous motion tighteners can reach capping rates limited only practically by the operators ability to place and start the caps on the containers. Intermitten motion chuck style automatic tighteners typically operate at slower rates up to 30 CPM max. The intermittent motion tighteners are available in pnuematic or electric torque versions that provide a choice between cost, precision and upper limits of torque. The automatic chuck style automatic tighteners provide more precise and repeatable torque and lower throughput.
Cap Tighteners – Automatic Inline
Model Captight NT-IL Automatic Inline Cap Tightener – Retorquer
Fully automatic cap tightener torques caps, pumps, and trigger sprayers onto containers at rates limited only by how fast the operator(s) can place them on the container. (Caps and pump heads have already been placed onto the container upstream.) This unit is also often used as a retorquer after an induction seal has taken place. Heating of caps during an induction sealing process sometimes makes them become loose. The cap tightener / retorquer solves this problem. This particular machine can be upgraded to a fully automatic capping machine in the future.
CAP TIGHTENERS – AUTOMATIC AIR CHUCK – INLINE
Model Captight CH1-IL Automatic Single Head Air Chuck Cap Tightener – Inline
Automatic chuck cap tightener torques threaded caps to proper tightness at rates up to 30 CPM. Operator only places cap onto or into container; the machine automatically handles the container and torque action. An “inline” gating system with few to no changeparts is used on this version. The inline style gate container handling is usually reserved for larger, stable and oftentimes rectangular containers. Pneumatic version torquer can provide 13-75 inch pounds of torque (depending on cap and bottle combination).. These units are available in singe head and two head versions. They are not upgradeable further.
CAP TIGHTENERS – AUTOMATIC AIR CHUCK – STARWHEEL
Model Captight CH1-SW Automatic Single Head Air Chuck Cap Tightener – Starwheel
Automatic chuck cap tightener torques threaded caps to proper tightness at rates up to 30 CPM. Like the tightener above, the operator only places cap onto or into container; the machine automatically handles the container and torque action. Unlike the inline gating system above, the starwheel container handling device requires dedicated changeparts. This type of bottle handling system is typically used on smaller, less stable containers. Pneumatic version torquer can provide 13-75 inch pounds of torque (depending on cap and bottle combination). Electric versions can provide even higher and more precise application torque. (These units are not upgradeable to fully automatic)
CAP TIGHTENERS – AUTOMATIC CHUCK – ELECTRIC – INLINE
Model Captight CH1-IL Automatic Single Head Electric Chuck Cap Tightener – Inline
Like the pneumatic inline version above, this electric inline chuck cap tightener also uses few to no changeparts and is usually reserved for larger, stable and oftentimes rectangular or square containers. Higher torque ranges and more precise torque application are achievable in this electric version. Very precise torque for demanding or critical applications are possible on this platform with optional magnetic, strain guage clutches and “torque-open” chuck heads.
CAP TIGHTENERS – AUTOMATIC CHUCK – INLINE ELECTRIC
Model Captight CH2-IL Automatic Dual Head Electric Chuck Cap Tightener – Inline
Fully automatic dual head electric cap tightener torques caps onto containers with higher throughput rates than the single head version. All features of this dual head version are the same as that for the single head versoin.