Modern capping machines can come in an array of forms. They are usually based on the type of cap that’s being used and the level of automation needed. If production demands reach a certain point or level, an automatic capper becomes a complete necessity, but even for low or medium production facilities, these machines offer more benefits.
Security, Reliability, and Consistency
By automating the capping process, one of the main benefits is the repeatable action provided by the capping machine. As each of the caps and bottles are tightened in the same way, the automation offered by the packaging equipment provides secure, reliable, and consistent sealing. Manual capping and even semi-automatic capping require manual labor, which then brings in issues such as fatigue, which can lead to inconsistent sealing, along with lost product. A regularly and properly maintained automatic capping machine can take care of these issues.
The majority of automatic cappers available today can integrate easily with your existing packaging line. The tabletop versions of our product make it simple for anyone to begin bottling a product right away, without having any other equipment, too. This makes it a versatile and must-have addition to your process.
Ease of Operation
After the machine is running, the operator will just have to re-supply the bulk caps once in a while. The set up of a capping machine includes any adjustments for the cap and bottle combination being used to run. However, in most cases, the adjustments will be made using a switch for the height and simple hand knobs to cap the components, such as the gripper belts, spindle wheels, and other parts of the machine. Remember, the goal of any and all tools you should be is to simplify the work you have to do, speed it up, and make things more efficient. This is exactly what the capping machine offers.
The majority of automatic cappers are able to handle an array of cap sizes and types, as long as the tightening principle remains the same. For example, a spindle capper is used for tightening on a screw cap. With automatic spindle cappers, the machine can also handle flip tops, sports caps, flat caps, and trigger sprayers. Various cap sizes will usually require an easy, tool-free adjustment or change over when moving from one size to another.
Automatic cappers also increase the total number of containers or bottles that are sealed during the course of the production day. If you were to hand cap, or use a semi-automatic bottle capper, the process takes more time and requires the operator to hand-place a cap on the container before tightening it. With automatic machinery, the cap delivery system is handled, which leaves an operator to just dump the bulk caps into the nearby hopper from time to time.
As you can see, the benefits offered by an automatic capping machine are vast and can improve your time and speeds significantly. If you have been on the fence about this purchase, the information here makes it clear that this is a smart investment.