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Single head cappers are standalone, inline, screw cappers with a single capping head or chuck. A common example is the Resina Model S-30.
Inline cappers using spinning wheels for tightening are common at speeds up to 200ppm or so. These are simple, effective and relatively low cost. They have 2 drawbacks:
Chuck cappers avoid these problems by using the chuck to pick up the cap from a flat position and apply it squarely to the bottle. Bottle and cap are always parallel. The chuck grips the cap positively making it less likely to slip on the cap. This eliminates scuffing and particulates as well as torque issues caused by chuck slippage.
In a capper such as the Resina, the chuck spins continuously and reciprocates up and down. Caps are oriented and fed down a track to an angled escapement for pickoff. A horizontally reciprocating transfer arm picks the cap from the escapement and positions it under the chuck. The chuck dips down, grabs the cap and moves up.
Meanwhile, the bottle has been indexed into position and held in a gripper pocket to prevent turning as the cap is tightened. As the cap arm moves out of the way, the chuck lowers the cap onto the bottle and turns it down. A clutch breaks free when the correct application torque is achieved.
The main disadvantage of these cappers is speed, generally limited to a maximum of about 60ppm maximum depending on bottle and cap. On the plus side, they are generally fully mechanical except for the drive motor and an on/off switch. A single motor drives the machine and all major components operate off cams on the main shaft. This makes them very simple for any mechanic to maintain and makes them a good choice for plants and countries where technical sskill sets are limited.
SureKap Model SK6000 BF6-70, automatic, inline, stainless steel, 3 station, 6 spindle roll over conveyor capper and cap feeder with number of containers per minute – depending on materials and application Cap size range: 22mm to 70mm. Equipped with 120" long x 4-1/2" wide stainless steel container conveyor, 21" long x 25" wide x 18" deep (4 ft³) cap hopper, 77" long x 6" wide elevator with 2½" high cleats on 6" centers, 46" long x 5½" wide cap feeding / sorting belt, adjustable cap chute, with 24" long x 1" wide single container gripper belts, (3) hand crank adjustable (6) spindle stations (2) sets of mechanical clutches for increased torque control. Control panel with spindle and gripper control dials, start and e-stop buttons. Mounted on heavy duty stainless steel frame with casters.
OAD: 120" L x 40" W x 63" H
650 Gallon, 304 stainless steel, single wall mixing tank. Vessel Dimensions: 66" diameter x 75" deep with 72" straight wall. Equipped with prop agitation powered by a pneumatic drive, 30" man way with pull off lid and 2"OD / 1½"ID Tri-Clamp style bottom discharge with 18" ground clearance.
Top Access:(5) 3½"OD / 3"ID Tri-Clamp(2) 2½"OD / 2"ID Tri-Clamp
OAD: 78"L x 76"W x 125"H
Package Machinery, Model UE-6, horizontal overwrapper capable of wrapping trays, boxes, and bundles from 10 to 40 packages per minute – depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Package size range: 5 to 14" in Length; 3 to 9" in Width; 1" to 5" in Height, with maximum roll Width of 24". Equipped with 60" long x 9" wide product conveyor set on 15" centers and 28" long hot knife cut-off. Control panel with touch pad conttroller with read out and digital temperature controls for knife heat, bottom heat, right side heat and left side heat. Mounted on heavy duty base frame with casters.
OAD: 110"L x 50"W x 66"H
Rietz, Model RS-28-K5406, 304 stainless steel dual trough ribbon blender with pounds of product per hour – depending on materials and application. Working Capacity: 60 ft³. Dual trough dimensions: 78" in Length; 58" in Width; 42" in Depth. Equipped with dual lift up top covers, 2½" wide x ½" thick stainless steel ribbons and dual pneumatic gate discharges with 40" ground clearance. Powered by (2) 15 Hp chain to sprocket motor drives with safety guarding. Mounted on (4) leg base frame.
OAD: 113"L x 68"W x 86"H
Resina, Model NRS51RH, automatic, stainless steel, left to right, large cap and container, single head chuck capper. Rated from 20 to 40 containers per minute – depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Cap size range: 70mm to 120mm and is capable of handling a wide variety of large sized and shaped containers with proper change parts. Equipped with cleated cap feeder and has 31" long x 29" wide x 30" deep cap hopper with interlock safety switch and 70" long x 12" wide cleated belt with 1/2" high cleats on 6" centers to crossover cap chute. Capper has 96" long x 4-1/2" wide stainless steel delran belt container conveyor with adjustable guide rails, cap chute, transfer shoe, and cap button with double side container grippers and single head, air actuated mechanical chuck with boston gear drive. Control panel has cap elevator, plunger, timer holder and conveyor speed control dials with on, off and e-stop push buttons. Mounted on (4) leg stainless steel base base frame with interlock safety door guarding and statis light bar.
OAD: 128" L x 60" W x 86" H
Feldmeier, 1,056 gallon (4,000 liter), 316 stainless steel, isulated portable liquid holding tank. Vessel dimensions: 80" diameter x 90" deep with 42" straight wall. Equipped with dome top, 20" man way with flip up / bolt down cover and (1) thermowell. Cone bottom has 3½" OD / 3" ID Tri-clamp style bottom discharge with 3" ground clearance. Mounted on stainless steel (4) leg base with casters.
Top Access:(1) 4½" OD / 4" ID Tri-Clamp(2) 3½" OD / 3" ID Tri-Clamp(1) 2½" OD / 2" ID Tri-Clamp
OAD: 98"L x 87"W x 112"H
Resina Model S-30, automatic, single head chuck capper rated from 10 to 40 containers per minute – depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Cap size range: 13mm to 70mm, with proper change parts. Containers size range: up to 6" in Diameter; 2-3/4 to 13" in Height. Equipped with 102" long by 4-1/2" wide, stainless steel conveyor, cap hopper with pin wheel sorter, cap chute, cap button and transfer shoe, double container grippers and single chuck. Control panel with start / stop and e-stop controls, product counter and safety guarding. Change parts required to accommodate size range.
OAD: 102" L x 41" W x 88" H
Koch, Model PR99-11520-002, crossweb film labeler. Automatically applies pressure-sensitive labels perpendicular to the machine production flow across multiple lanes. Capable of running a maximum label of 20mm (0.78") to 150mm (5.9") wide x 20mm (0.78") to 400mm (15.74") long at speeds from 30 to 190 feet per minute with accuracies of ± 0.5mm – depending on materials, application and machine configuration. Label roll specifications: 14" OD roll on 1½" core. Equipped with a super torque stepper drive, 6" wide wiper plate, 42" long (11) belt chassis, 36" long x 2½" wide tamping plate and allows for 24" of longitudinal travel. Includes a touch screen controller and is designed to be mounted on the discharge section of most packaging machines.
OAD: 76"L x 33"W x 43"H
Ohlson Model 3M2, Three lane, stainless steel, weigh scale system rated from 5 to 30 weighments per minute – depending on materials and application. Weight range: 1oz to 5 lbs with accuracies of +/- 0.5 to 1.0 grams. Equipped product hopper, 16" by 7" by 3" feed pans, dual accumulation buckets, product funnel and discharge chute with 32" of floor clearance. PLC with100 programs storage and operator interface. Foot pedal activation. Heads can be programmed independently and capable of running 2 separate products and discharge into same funnel. Mounted on stainless steel base.
OAD: 60" L x 60" W x 91" H
Automatic, stainless steel, inline, single head mechanical chuck capper capable of speeds from 30 to 60 cpm – speeds depending on materials and application. Cap size range: 13mm to 70mm. Container size range: up to 4-1/2" in diameter; up to 10" in Height. Features a 74" long x 4-1/2" wide conveyor, adjustable guide rails, dual container grippers, disc sorter, cap shoot, cap transfer and container index station. Size range requires change parts per application.
OAD: 75"L x 39"W x 84"H
White Cap automatic, vapor vacuum sealing capper rated from 50 to 350 jars per minute – depending on materials and application. Cap size range: 27mm to 100mm. Container size range: 1" to 6-3/4" in diameter; 1-3/4" to 11-3/4" in Height, with proper change parts. Equipped with 132" long x 4.5" wide stainless steel conveyor, 32" diameter cap feeder bowl with 11" diameter inlet, adjustable cap chute and push button controls. Mounted on heavy duty frame.
OAD: 136" L x 40" W x 90" H
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