Used Spindle Equipment
Quill cappers or spindle cappers are designed to tighten the cap onto a container or bottle using a pair or multiple pairs of rotating quills or spindles to turn the cap. Quill cappers or spindle cappers are designed with side gripper belts to drive the container through the machine without allowing the container to spin and turn as the cap is being tightened and spindles that have gripper wheels a the end of the spindles. The gripper wheels at the end of the spindles are the only parts of the spindle capper that make contact with the cap. The gripper wheels are made of rubberized plastic and are available with different stiffness or durometer of plastic. For spindle cappers with multiple pairs of spindles, the spindles of subsequent spindle pairs have a progressive decreasing gap between the gripper wheels. The subsequent spindles are designed to tighten the cap more as the container progresses through the machine.
Spindle cappers within this category and keyword are automatic machines, though the operation of a spindle cap lends itself to a semi-automatic machine. (For semi-automatic spindle cappers see Cappers / Semi-Auto.) To make a spindle capper automatically apply and tighten caps, the spindle capper must have a cap feeding device, which will place the cap on the container prior to the container entering the zone where the caps are tightened by the spindles. Often, a vibratory bowl and a cap chute are integrated to a spindle capper to orient the cap and feed the cap down the cap chute. The cap chute is designed to hold the cap at the end of a chute and as the container passes underneath the chute, the lip of the container catches the cap and the cap rests on top of the container. By integrating a vibratory bowl and a cap chute to a semi-automatic spindle capper, the spindle capper can operate automatically.
Spindle cappers are more flexible than chuck cappers. Spindle cappers have adjustments for the height of the container, for the distance between the gripper wheels (for the cap) and the gripper belts (for the container), for the gap between the gripper belts, and for the gap between the gripper wheels. Spindle cappers can be adjusted to handle all container sizes within a given range without change parts (except for the cap feeding mechanism) so long as the caps are circular. However, spindle cappers are limited in the maximum speed.
Spindle Equipment In Stock
- Manufacturer: White Cap
- Model Number: VG
- Frain Number: 5G1440
White Cap automatic, vapor vacuum sealing capper rated from 50 to 350 jars per minute – depending on materials and application. Cap size: 27mm to 100mm and bottle sizes;1" to 6-3/4" in diameter; 1 3/4" to 11-3/4" in Height, with proper change parts to accommodate size range. 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.
OAD: 136" L x 40" W x 90" HGet a Free Quote Call: 630-629-9900
- Manufacturer: SureKap
- Model Number: SK600
- Frain Number: 5G6372
SureKap Model SK600, automatic, inline, roll over conveyor bowl feeder, capper / re-torquer with number of containers per minute – depending on materials, application. Equipped with 20" OD cap feed bowl to front knob adjustable 3 station, 6 spindle cap tightner with (2) sets of clutches and 24" long x 1" wide single container gripper belts and hand crank height adjustable frame. Control panel has spindle and gripper speed control dials, with start / e-stop buttons and both mounted on height adjustable base frames.
OAD: 84" L x 48" W x 63" HGet a Free Quote Call: 630-629-9900
- Manufacturer: Resina
- Model Number: UN30
- Frain Number: 5G0420
Resina Model UN30, automatic, inline, stainless steel, 3-station, 6 spindle capper rated from 30 to 150 caps per minute – depending on materials and application. Cap size range:10 mm to 70 mm with proper change parts. Equipped with 120" long x 4-1/2" wide container conveyor with bump wheel in feed container indexing, cap hopper with pin-type cap sorter, 36" long x 1" wide single side gripper belts, 3 station, 6 spindle cap tightners. Control panel has hopper, spindle, grippers and conveyor variable speed control dials with safety guarding and mounted on stainless steel base frame.
OAD: 120" L x 48" W x 87" HGet a Free Quote Call: 630-629-9900
- Manufacturer: Resina
- Model Number: UN20
- Frain Number: 5D4312
Resina Model UN20, Automatic, 2 station, 4 spindle, all stainless steel quill capper capable of speeds from 40 to 100 containers per minute – depending on materials and application. Cap size range of: (10mm – 38mm), container size range of: (1/2oz – 1 gallon) up to 15" high. Equipped with adjustable clutches, (9-1/2"L x 4-3/4"W) plastic delron product conveyor belt with index wheels and (32"L x 1"H) single gripper belt for container handling, and stability. Cap hopper with pin wheel sorter, plexiglass guarding, Elden Sweden controller for quill, gripper, conveyor, spacer speed, e-stop. Mounted on heavy duty fram with safety guard doors.
Currently set up for a 24mm cap.
OAD: 10′ L x 4’5"W x 7’HGet a Free Quote Call: 630-629-9900
- Manufacturer: Resina
- Model Number: U30-659
- Frain Number: 5E5711
Automatic, 3 station, 6 spindle, quill capper capable of speeds from 50 to 150 cpm – speeds depending on materials and application. Cap size range of: 10mm – 70mm, and a container size range of: 1/2oz – 1 gallon, up to 15" high, with proper change parts. Currently set up to run a 48mm cap. Has a 108" L x 4" W plastic delron product conveyor belt with 34" infeed and discharge heights, 36" L x 1 1/4" H single container gripper belt for handling, and stability, cap hopper with pin wheel sorter, adjustable clutches, controller with start / stop buttons, and e-stop.
OAD: 108" L x 44" W x 106" HGet a Free Quote Call: 630-629-9900