NJM Packaging has introduced new beltorque high-speed capper that has been redesigned with a cap elevator-feeder.
The patent-pending cap elevator-feeder has increased the speed of the continuous-motion capper by 50% to cap up to 300 bottles a minute.
NJM's two-station, capper-torquer uses two pairs of belts to gently rotate and tighten caps of round, oval, square and rectangular bottles made of plastic or glass from 2in to 12in in height and 0.5in to 7in in diameter, along with plastic or metal caps up to 4.75in in diameter.
The capper allows changeovers, which in turn, reduces maintenance costs and total cost of ownership.
This can also accommodate flip-top screw caps, as well as gear-shaped and rubberised arthritis screw caps and snap-caps in addition to traditional caps, without damaging the cap surface.
The patented technology enables synchronisation of the linear displacement speed of the container with the rotating speed of the closure, even when the cap stops turning.
This is claimed to maximise product quality, while eliminating damage to the cap knurling and cap finish, as well as minimising slippage.
The capper can also be incorporated with an optional torque reader that measures applied torque and triggers a reject device to remove capped bottles that are under and over the thresholds set for any given cap.
NJM's improved capper is suitable for pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics and personal care products, as well as foods and beverages.
Image: The capper allows changeovers, in turn reducing maintenance costs and total cost of ownership. Photo: courtesy of NJM Packaging / McBride Public Relations.