Caps are an invaluable part of the packaging process. Without a cap, the container will be useless in protecting contents from the elements. The package must be sealed for the bottle to do any good. In the hopes of ensuring that the bottle works as it should, engineers invented the capping machine to finish this most important job.
An automatic inline capping machine is a common configuration. The device will seal bottles at incredibly high speeds, sealing up to 200 bottles in one minute, depending on cap size and the container used. It works for most standard caps and lids up to 120mm, including flat caps, yorker caps, sport caps, and metal lids. The automatic inline capping machine is a popular device for its reliability and versatility.
New Technology for an Old Job
The automatic chuck capping machine is a more expensive alternative, but it is known for its reliability and its repeatability. There are some capping jobs that leave it as the only capable capping machine. Sometimes, very small or very unstable containers require an automatic chuck capping machine to use specialized parts to stabilize. On top of this, specific caps require angles that only this machine can exploit.
In addition to automated installation-based capping machines, handheld capping machines provide a low-cost solution for smaller capping jobs. These devices come in both pneumatic and electric configurations, but the pneumatic units are more typical and allow for a smoother and more comfortable torque control. Handheld capping devices protect the user from fatigue, blisters, and possible carpal tunnel symptoms from overtaxing hands and wrists.
These capping machines, much like filling machines, ensure quality control and sanitation of the packaged material. The seal is the most important part in ensuring that the public remains safe from biological contaminants and debris from the long truck rides that packaged materials generally endure.