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Guide to Spindle Capping Machines

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Spindle capping machines provide a highly versatile, rugged, and reliable solution for applying caps onto different types of products. The cappers are easy to use and come in various versions, including handheld and benchtops. Manufacturers can enjoy quick turnarounds in their production cycles owing to the cappers’ high operating speeds.

The machines can handle various forms of packaging systems. Their versatility allows users to work on a variety of container sizes, cap types, cap sizes, and container types. Automatic variants are capable of handling continuous capping on long duty cycles. This capacity is ideal for high production environments whereas semi-automatic cappers are great for medium production facilities.


The equipment comes with stainless steel adjustment support shafts and drive shafts for efficient operation. Containers are kept in position using removable dual gripper belts for safe and accurate capping. This type of equipment offers a superb way to automate the capping line without compromising product condition. Some systems work at speeds of up to 120 caps per minute through a bowl feeding system.

Manufacturers can switch from a screw cap to ROPP capping heads to work on different types of products. The process can be done in an easy changeover routine that reduces downtime and maximizes productivity.  Cap diameters handled by the spindle capping machines range between 10mm and 100mm. Custom made variants can be arranged when required.


When operating a semi-automatic capping machine, the user is only required to place caps on containers. The capper will then secure the caps in batches automatically. In this case, users have the option of buying a cap feeder for the semi-automatic machine as a means to upgrade its capabilities. It will operate as fully automatic at a fraction of the cost.

Some operators use the machines for tightening trigger-style caps and hand-placed caps prior to upgrading. Some modular designs allow automation of select components as production needs change.

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