What to Take Into Account Before Buying a Capping Machine?


When looking for a new capping machine, your objective should be to locate a capping machine that correctly tightens your caps and melds into your manufacturing environment. Start by carefully inspecting your caps, containers, and the area where the capping machine will be utilized in order to do this.


Your caps are a great place to begin. Here are some instances of the kinds of questions that need to be taken into account. What number of sizes and designs of caps do you have? How big on the outside are these caps? What are torque specifications needed for these caps?

Do you have any caps with outside characteristics, such as sports caps, misty spray caps, yorker caps, dropper caps, trigger spraying caps, lotion pump caps, or other types of caps? What distinguishes your containers—their size, their form, anything special?


Knowing the answers to these inquiries will help you and your capping machine provider identify which capping machines are appropriate for your needs. It will also help you decide whether to outfit the capping machine with any necessary accessories. For instance, if you need to tighten a large cap, like an 89mm cap, you will need a capping machine that can do so and a chuck that is the right size to accommodate an 89mm cap.

If you own a trigger spray cap, you cannot employ a chuck capping machine and must use a spindle capping machine or a PumpCap capping machine that can grasp the cap at the sides. A deepwell chuck is a specialized chuck that is used to tighten caps that include exterior features, including yorker caps.


Knowing at least roughly how much torque is necessary to correctly tighten each of your caps is useful before investing in a bottle capping machine. The best place to get this information is from your cap provider.

If they can't assist you, you can use an application torque guide, like the one to the right, to estimate the amount of torque necessary to tighten each of your caps.


Incorrectly assuming that any cap clamping machine can tighten all cap sizes is a fairly typical mistake individuals make when buying a cap tightening machine. The cap tightener you select needs to have the right torque range for your caps, so be sure of that.

This is crucial whether you have very small caps with a diameter of less than 18 mm or very large caps with a diameter of more than 83 mm. These less popular cap sizes cannot be effectively tightened by the majority of capping devices on the market. Ensure that the supplier you choose has experience working with unusual applications.


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Your search for capping machines can be aided by knowing the answers to the inquiries in the previous paragraph. If you need to cap something in a spotless setting, for instance, you'll want a capping machine made of materials that are appropriate for usage there, such as stainless steel. Think about the capping device's intended user base. Perhaps a less automatic and less costly handheld capping equipment can be selected if the user, or users, of the cap tightener, are strong and active.


A more automated machine, such as a capping machine that eliminates all of the labour-intensive steps in the capping process, might be a better option if the user or users of the machine are more delicate.


Closing Thoughts

You are now prepared to begin purchasing after having looked over your caps, bottles, and working surroundings. Make sure the firm from which you get your capping equipment is a pro at what they do. If they are, you can be sure that they will appreciate all the details you have collected because it will make it much simpler for them to give you the greatest capping equipment for your unique requirements. It will also substantially improve your chances of finding and making a successful purchase of a new capping machine.

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