Add Speed and Reliability to the Sealing Process with Capping Machines
Preparing product for a consumer typically consists of several steps, with each step serving a particular purpose. Rinsing bottles protects against product contamination and ensures that liquids are free from debris. Filling product in a specific manner ensures that the right amount of product or ingredients are in the final product. Capping machines help to meet several different purposes when preparing product, while also speeding up the process of sealing.
First, capping or otherwise sealing containers ensures that the product itself stays safe. Different types of closures can even offer tamper evidence, which will let a consumer know if a product has been opened prior to their purchase. In addition to protection, different caps offer a certain level of convenience to the consumer. Threaded caps, for example, allow a consumer to open and re-seal a container multiple times, other caps offer dispensing variations, such as trigger sprayers and pumps.
Using a capping machine to prepare products allows a packager to choose a specific type of closure for their product and then consistently and effectively provide the above benefits to the consumer. Capping machines, however, also offer benefits to the packager! Of course, automating the capping or sealing process allows the packager to prepare more product in less time in most cases. But capping machinery can be manufactured for both large and small businesses, with speed being only one benefit gained in the process.
Hand capping products can not only be a slow and tedious process, but not all caps will be tightened or sealed consistently. A worker is likely not only to slow down as an eight hour day wears on, but some caps may be cross-threaded, put on too loosely or otherwise sealed in an ineffective manner. Both semi-automatic and automatic capping machines allow the first and last cap of the day to be placed, tightened, corked or otherwise sealed in the same exact manner, assuming no changes have been made to the machine. Packagers can rest easy knowing that all of the bottles run in a given day have been sealed in a consistent and reliable manner.
Finally, twisting, pushing or otherwise sealing bottles by hand can lead to repetitive motion injuries, which can itself be costly to a business. Using capping machinery, even where an operator work with semi-automatic machinery throughout the day, greatly reduces the probability of these type of injuries while, again, adding speed, consistency, reliability or some combination of all three to the process.
Capping machines from Liquid Packaging Solutions are available in manual, semi-automatic and automatic models for a range of different closure types. Spindle and chuck cappers handle continuous thread closures from simple flat caps to CRC's, trigger sprayers, pumps and more. ROPP caps thread aluminum blanks onto containers and offer an added layer of tamper evidence. Corking machines can be used for T-corks, corks and other cork-like closures and custom capping machinery can be engineered and manufactured for custom closures or projects. To learn more about the different capping machines available for packagers both large and small, browse the LPS website or contact LPS to speak with a Packaging Specialist today.