Different types of closures indeed require the usage of specialized capping equipment. Still, regardless of the type of cap being used, there are several advantages to using an automatic bottle capping machine. Bottle cappers are a must for packagers dealing with heavy demand, not just to keep up with demand but also to spare the wrists and fingers of people who would otherwise have to cap containers by hand.
Enhanced Efficiency in Manufacturing
Switching to an automated capping system will almost always result in a greater output of capped bottles per unit of time. Matching numbers by hand capping is possible, but it would take a lot of people to do it. Automatic bottle cappers employ a conveyor or some automatic indexing to continually cap containers without the intervention of an operator, in contrast to hand capping and even semi-automatic capping. The operator will be limited to setting up the machine and supplying bulk caps rather than helping with each bottle.
Capping that is Both Consistent and Dependable
The seal produced by automatic cappers is more consistent and reliable than manually twisting or applying closures. When properly calibrated, an automatic capping machine will tighten or seal each bottle the same way, regardless of how many times it has been used. Worker fatigue, inconsistency in seals, and even repetitive motion injuries can result from prolonged hand capping.
Ensure the Safety of Your Products
A packager can be confident that their product is safe in the container if the closures are reliably tightened and sealed. There should be no leaks or spills, and apparent tamper closures can provide consumers peace of mind that their product has not been tampered with in transit. Packager and consumer safety are improved by the capacity to seal containers repeatedly and reliably.
Capability to Adapt to Different Situations
Bottles and caps come in a wide variety of sizes. While adjusting may be necessary, most bottle cappers made by Liquid Packaging Solutions can accommodate them. Although there are constraints when working with various closures (such as screw-on caps and corks), some capping methods can be merged into a single specialized capping machine. Custom machines are an option when working with various cap types and sizes, but in most cases, a single machine can handle everything needed.
Simple to Use
Automatic capping machines, while requiring some post-operational setup to assure smooth production, essentially operate themselves once correctly established (typically done at the factory). Once everything is set up, all the operators must ensure a steady supply of caps and bottles and make any necessary adjustments to the conveyor rails, bottle stabilizing components, or sealing components whenever a new bottle is run.
Automatic machines allow the operator to conduct other packaging work rather than helping with each bottle. Automatic bottle cappers are a solution for those who want to expedite the packaging process by eliminating the need for human intervention during the capping step.
A wide variety of capping equipment is available, with variations often based on the cap type and the level of automation required. Automatic cappers are practically required once production volumes exceed a certain threshold, although even modest factories might benefit from investing in such packaging equipment.