#1 Screw On Type Capper Machines
Screw-on cap types are among the most common closure types in today’s packaging industry. You can find these caps in various formats such as:
- Sports caps
- Trigger sprayers
- Pump sprayers
- Flip-top caps
- Simple flat lids
Each of the mentioned formats include a simple threading allowing you to screw the lid on a container creating a seal. There are two capping machine types for screw-on caps: spindle and chuck capping machines.
Spindle Capping Machines
Spindle capping machines use a spinning disc to tighten the caps and are suitable for automatic systems. When combined with a conveyor system, they allow for an automatic feeding of caps for continuous capping.
Chuck Capping Machines
Rather than using discs, chuck capping machines use a capping head (chuck) They sometimes come with rubber inserts for lowering the caps and applying torque to produce a seal.
Although spindle and chuck cappers can be made in both automatic and semi-automatic designs, you can mostly find chuck cappers as semi-automatic. LPE’s capper machines are all in automatic designs.
#2 Snap Capper Machines
Snap capper machines are used on containers with snap caps and can either be automatic or semi-automatic. LPE’s Children Safety Snap Capping Machine and Dustproof Snap Capper Machine are fully automatic.
Snap cappers usually use a plunger or a snap on belt for the application of pressure in snapping the cap into the containers. Moreover, manufacturers can often combine the device for snapping the caps with spindle wheels. This creates a capping machine that is able to do both screw-on and snap type caps which works best for contractual packagers or companies that have different packages.
#3 Bottle Corking Machines
Bottle corking machines are also becoming popular because of the increasing number of wineries and distilleries. They can come in automatic and semi-automatic designs also. For automatic bottle corking machines, the corks are supplied using a chute and cap elevator. While in semi-automatic ones, the operator needs to manually place the cork and start the process after the cork-bottle combination is ready through a switch. LPE does not manufacture bottle corking machines.