Lid Cappers

Written by Sierra Rein
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Lid cappers are often the last machines placed at the end of packaging assembly lines (second only to labeling machines). However, they are often the most essential, as a tight lid or cap assures the company (and the consumer) that no dangerous or frustrating spills will occur while the bottle or jar is in use or transportation. A reliable lid capper is also the most important factor in keeping food packages fresh and airtight and toxic materials safely sealed.

Manual lid cappers are less expensive than the larger industrial machines but slow down the capping process considerably. However, many models are portable, hand-held and capable of both screwing on and removing all kinds of lids. These can either be electric or pneumatically powered and can be installed easily in any sized factory environment, especially in small or home-based companies.

Semi-automatic cappers are faster to use but still require an operator to place the lids on the bottles. These are typically larger in size, but can be found as tabletop models. With a good operator at the helm and regular maintenance, a semi-automatic capper can turn and seal 200 bottles per minute and last a long time.

The Full Power of Automatic Lid Cappers

Automatic cappers take the responsibility of placing the lids on the bottles from the operator and are designed to handle large and continuous lines of closing. The most important element design of automatic lid cappers is the orientating source, which makes sure the lid is in the right direction when it is finally loaded into the feeder arm. Once properly aligned, it is placed onto the bottle, jar or pail and tightened by the capper.

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