Packaging equipment that applies caps or other closures to plastic or glass bottles on liquid filling lines. Are you considering purchasing new filling, capping or closing machinery? Learn more about what to look for in your next purchase.
Acasi Machinery manufactures inline bottle capping machines focused on industries requiring bottle capping machinery that can produce from 10 to 200 bottles per minute. Acasi also makes related equipment such as cap tighteners, chuck cappers, push cappers and cap feeders. Featured models include the trucap inline capper, which can handle a wide range of caps and containers without change parts and is designed to be easier to set up than competing systems.
Accutek Packaging Equipment Co.
Accutek supplies a wide range of capping machinery for applications in screw spindle, screw chuck, roll-on bottle and press/push-on bottle capping. Featured cappers include the Accutek’s Semi-Automatic Spindle Capper (SSC-6), designed to accurately torque most cap types – flat caps, flip top caps, pull spouts, safety caps, child proof caps, sport caps, trigger pumps, and closures with over-caps or induction seals – onto a wide range of bottles at speeds up to 120 cpm. Other machines include Accutek Auto AccuCappers, continuous motion machines that replace the tedious work of manually pressing and/or placing snap caps and prevent costly spills by removing human error from the process.
Aesus Packaging Systems, Inc.
Aesus Packaging Systems offers several models of inline and starwheel cappers as well as retorquers and desiccant inserters for liquid, pharmaceutical, personal care applications and beyond. Featured machines include the Aesus Delta Starcap, an automatic, push-through two-station capper with servo-driven capping and torqueing stations. Engineered with one pre-spin station and one final torqueing station and an indexing starwheel, the Delta Starcap features pneumatic up/down slide tables for cap application. System runs bottles ranging from ¾ in. to 8 in. in diameter and 1- to 12-in. Tall. Comes standard with PLC controls and color touchscreen. Other capping systems from Aesus include the simple retorquer, single spindle capper, the Compact Star Capper, a two-station chuck capper, and much more.
All-Fill offers models CS and CI automatic chuck cappers for bottle capping applications. Both of these fully automatic, two-station inline chuck cappers feature stainless steel and anodized aluminum construction with an integrated 4.5 square foot cap hopper. Units can also be seamlessly integrated with ancillary packaging equipment.
Apex Filling Systems LLC
Apex Filling Systems manufactures capping equipment designed to secure nearly any cap type onto a wide assortment of bottle types, including spindle cappers and tighteners, chuck cappers and snap cappers. Apex Filling Systems’ spindle cappers/spindle tighteners place and accurately torque flat caps, oval caps, flip top caps, pull spouts, safety caps, childproof caps, sport caps, and caps with over-caps or induction seals onto most bottle types, including PET, PP, PVC, HDPE, LDPE, and glass. Automatic spindle cappers handle almost any bottle type, with a modular design that allows users to start with just a cap tightener and easily add automation capabilities such as chute or automatic cap feeder later. Apex also offers handheld chuck cappers, an economical, portable cap tightener used to tighten hand-placed threaded caps.
AROL North America
AROL North America designs and builds an extensive range of capping, pluggers and closure machinery for applications across the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical markets. Numerous models of capping equipment handle highly specialized applications, such as: systems for applying aerosol caps on personal care containers; can cappers for beverage filling lines; plastic flip-top closure application systems for personal care; mushroom and straight corking equipment for wine bottling lines; long plastic pressure cap systems for chemicals and home goods; and much many other machines.
BellatRx manufactures capping and torquing equipment for threaded, press-on or crimped caps with precision torque control. The Magna Capper is an automatic inline capping machine designed for large containers and closures. Also available are: the Secure Star Capper, an automatic high-speed starwheel cap applicator; the Secure Chuck Capper, an automatic in-line cap applicator; and the Prime Capper, an entry-level automatic inline cap applicator.
BW Packaging Systems
Pneumatic Scale Angelus, a Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Company, offers mechanical servo and rotary capping machines, with a focus on machines for “marketing-style caps” for the personal care, food, beverage and chemical industries. PSA capping machines have a compact footprint, with stainless steel barrier guarding and interlocking access doors, and are available in standalone, freestanding turret, or monobloc configurations. PSA's mechanical rotary cappers are ideal for almost any application requiring pump caps, screw caps, press-on caps, plugs, and overcaps for glass, metal, plastic, and fiberboard containers. Machines provide accurate torque control through the use of magnetic torque units, and employ several anti-rotation measures to ensure that each container is securely held throughout the capping process, eliminating crushing, scuffing, slipping, or spilling.
Capmatic manufactures various retorquing and capping systems for a variety of liquid and semi-viscous filling applications in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, personal care and other industries. Highlighted amongst Capmatic’s product catalog of dozens of cappers is the BeltStar servo-driven inline screw capper, providing extensive control and accuracy when handling the bottles and tightening the caps. BeltStar inline retorquers for screw cap, screw pump and tightening applications allows for programmable recipe-driven changeovers, displays true application torque, and provides 100% torque verification through the HMI.
Capping machines properly place or crimp closures onto bottles and vials of all shapes and sizes. Systems handle every type of closure: flat caps, eye dropper bulbs and nasal sprays.
Closure Systems International, Inc.
Capping machines from Closure Systems International feature rated speeds of up to 50 bottles/min. and 3,000 bottles/hour per head. Product line features machines with 4 to 36 heads on multi-head cappers, all with corrosion resistant materials in the product zone. Capping systems are available as turret or freestanding machines. Featured cappers include the Series 5000 Combi, designed as a durable and versatile capper that can effectively apply a wide variety of closures, including aluminum caps, TSROPP, ROPP, screw caps, lug caps, ring pulls, and T-corks for glass, aluminum, and PET bottles.
Cozzoli Machine Company
Cozzoli Machine Company’s line of cappers and crimpers for bottles include the CM Series Rotary Crimping Machine, a high-speed rotary crimping system that automatically caps and crimp seals aluminum closures at speeds of up to 200 or 400 containers a minute. As capped containers index into position, individual triple-roller crimping heads lower and tuck the skirt under with a gentle progressive roll, then raise as finished containers index out.
Crandall Filling Machinery Inc.
Crandall Filling Machinery supplies Kinex capping machines for bench-top bottle and jar filling operations. PS™ Pneumatic Bottle Cappers tighten screw and lug caps from 10 mm to 130 mm and are designed for applications where torque accuracy and repeatability are critical. SA™ Semi-Automatic Bench-Top Capping Machines are designed to eliminate the strain and fatigue associated with hand capping. Powered by a fractional horsepower AC motor, Kinetic Capping Machines are designed to be strong, capable of closing up to 50 bottles per minute.
Pharmafill Cap Press CP3 capper by Deitz Company is designed to save time in capping bottles with press-on or snap-on caps. This semi-automatic bottle capper is engineered to press caps onto bottles fast and easily, replacing difficult, labor-intensive manual capping with a safe, simple approach that entry level workers can quickly master.
Del Packaging, Ltd
Del Packaging manufactures a wide variety of rotary cappers and lidders for straight-walled canisters, tapered walled cups/tubs, and small vials or tubes. Del Packaging's equipment is designed to handle round, square, oval and odd shaped containers, caps, plugs and lids.
E-PAK Machinery, Inc.
At E-PAK Machinery, choose from a selection of machines engineered for capping bottles of all types, including automatic vertical wheel pluggers, chuck cappers, snap cappers and spindle cappers.
Equitek´s in-line or rotary cappers, require the least possible operator´s engagement, allowing the end user to maximize resources. Practical and versatile capping machines are designed to handle different types of containers and caps with minimal tooling changes. Company offers either automatic or semi-automatic systems that properly secure caps using pneumatical, magnetic or pressure systems.
Filamatic makes closing and capping systems for a wide range of applications. The Filamatic product line includes single and dual head cappers, servo cap tighteners as well as belt wheel capper, single/dual station servo chuck capper, rotary plugger/capper and rotary plugger/stopper machines. Featured products include the single or multi-head chuck, standalone CT-100 and CT-200 pneumatic, conveyed and indexed capping machines, designed to provide nearly all of the perks of fully automated, customized cappers but at an economical price. The Servo Chuck Capper is a servo-motor driven/PLC controlled capper designed to provide precise application torque and servo controlled feedback and automatically apply and tighten the cap to the desired application torque at 30 cpm; dual head capper handles up to 50 cpm.
Fogg Filler Co.
Offering a variety of turrets, Fogg capping machines handle multiple capping applications. Fogg capping equipment technologies include pick-in-place, articulating jaw and ROPP cappers. Fogg systems can also run flat screw, sport, snap and snap screw closures on the same bottle capping machine, with Fogg’s change parts making changeover quick and easy. Fogg reports its cappers can cap 99% of caps in the industry and can be integrated with customers’ fillers, or sold as a standalone unit.
groninger manufactures a vast array of closing and sealing equipment for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, health care and other markets. Its fully automatic, continuously operating high-speed closing machine is designed for cosmetics applications and handles round, flat and formed glass bottles and a wide range of closures. Machines feature gentle processing of bottles and closure components, can processing of up to 3 different closure elements simultaneously and reach outputs of up to output up to 18,000 units/hour with a toolless changeover.
Grupo Empac SA de CV
Grupo Empac SA DE CV offers a range of automatic and semi-automatic capper machines.
Haumiller Engineering Company
The Haumiller 4200 Overcapper is a 6-pocket continuous motion machine built for aersol overcapping applications. System handles cans with quick-disconnect, anti-static can guides and star wheels. System handles a maximum of 180 parts per minute.
Inline Filling Systems
Inline Filling Systems designs and engineers a wide range of automatic and semi-automatic capping machines, crimp cappers, pluggers and cap tighteners. Highlights from the company's vast line of capping equipment include: an automatic crowner with a six-head position design that simultaneously presses six standard 26mm crowns onto glass bottles; a fully automatic snap capper applies and snaps non threaded caps onto containers for "NEPCO" and related snapcaps used in aerosol packaging operations; and a semi-automatic benchtop snap capper designed to mount onto a conveyor or slide tray and activated by foot switch to press snap caps into place one at a time.
Kaps-All Packaging Systems Inc
Kaps-All manufactures a broad range of capping, overcapping, retorque, lidders and hand capper machines for numerous applications and speeds. Models include the A6 Spindle Auto Capper, a fully automatic machine that handles screw caps of all materials and styles from 8mm to 120mm including pilfer evident and child resistant cap closures. Model FA6 Portable 6 Spindle Cap Tightener and Retorquer, for pump and trigger cap tightening, runs at speeds of up to 300 bpm and requires only 38 in. of line space. Model BE4-Portable Over Capper/Lidder handles over caps, lids and fitments of all materials and styles from 13mm to 70mm.
Liquid Packaging Solutions
Liquid Packaging Solutions manufactures capping machinery to meet the needs of the specific closure for any given project, from ROPP to screw-on, snap and corks, LPS offers automatic, semi-automatic and manual options.
Marchesini Group USA Inc.
Marchesini Group USA supplies a range of vial and bottle capping machines for the pharmaceutical industry and beyond.
New England Machinery
PMMI member New England Machinery (NEM) manufactures a full line of capping systems including bottle capping machines, container capping equipment, and cap sorters for a wide variety of applications. NEM’s capping machines and bottle cappers tighten screw-caps and lug-type caps, close oriented and non-oriented push-down closures, and secure plugs, fitments and lids, to ensure all are securely placed on the customer's bottle or container.
NJM Packaging’s Capper family includes both in-line belt, in-line disc and rotary continuous models. NJM provides a number of features and options to suit any operation, including a variety of cap feeders, elevators and chutes. All cappers feature stainless steel, heavy-duty construction and the latest in controls. Compact design makes them easy to incorporate into packaging operations. In addition, NJM also supplies retorquers as in-line belt or in-line disc type to reapply the cap to the proper torque after induction sealing.
Norwalt’s patented continuous flow tray PCR Tube Capping/Tray Loading system is designed for high-speed operations. Applications include medical devices, test kids, or bespoke products.
Paxiom Group provides capping solutions that unscramble bottles, cap containers and ensure caps are induction sealed. Paxiom’s family of automatic capping machines, engineered for medium to high-speed requirements, is ideally suited for industries such as snack food, confectionery, beverage, pharmaceutical and cannabis, among others. Rotary cappers are capable of accommodating many container sizes and can meet production rates from 10 to 150 cycles per minute depending on the specifics of container and cap.
PMC Industries specializes in pump cappers and crimper machines for products ranging from household goods, cosmetics and aerosol products to personal care items such as lotion and finger pump liquid products. Product line includes several models, such as the PMC Pump Capper, designed to apply all styles of pump caps while also handling many other styles of closures at speeds from 60 to 300 caps/min. Other models include the ERC-1600 capper, for spout pumps and lotion pump capping applications, dispensing pumps up to 2 liter sizes and the Trigger Capper/Screw Capper, running trigger pumps, screw caps with diptubes and flat screw caps on the same machine with fast changeover.
Pneumatic Scale Angelus
Pneumatic Scale Angelus (PSA) makes a line of capping equipment including mechanical rotary capping machines such as the TC capper, which handles a wide range of screw caps, press-on caps, plugs, and overcaps. PSA also makes servo rotary cappers, designed for almost any application requiring pump caps, screw caps, press-on caps, plugs, and overcaps for glass, metal, plastic, and fiberboard containers.
Ronchi America LLC
The SIRIO family of capping machines covers a very wide range of capping applications, offering servo-driven as well as mechanical solutions capable of applying closures used in the personal care, detergent, pharmaceutical and food products industries.
Capping machines from Serac are designed to reduce changeover time and tooling costs and run containers from 100g to 35kg, up to 400mm width, 500 mm height. Serac cappers handle materials including PET, PP, PS, aluminum and glass with outputs of up to 36,000 cph.
Shibuya Hoppmann Corp.
Filling and capping systems from Shibuya Hoppmann are designed to ensure customer satisfaction and consumer safety. Product line of servo and mechanical cappers are used in a wide range of applications, such as aseptic filling and capping for beverages. Shibuya Hoppmann also manufactures filling and capping systems for dairy, soy sauce as well as a cleanser filler and capper system for personal care products.
The Sidel Super Combi monobloc series that integrates five process steps – preform feeding, blowing, labeling, filling and cap feeding – into a single system. The Sidel Super Combi Compact machine is designed and engineered to reduce the footprint and enhance the efficiency of water, carbonated and beverage lines. System maximizes water production and reduces total cost of ownership (TCO). It is 30% more compact, integrating all process steps with no conveying. New EvoFILL HS Still filler with proportional filling valve ensures 30% faster output.
SureKap’s most popular fully automatic capper utilizes the latest technology to automatically place and precisely torque a wide spectrum of cap types onto virtually any bottle style. Designed for maximum efficiency and versatility, this straight line, six-spindle capper features a new non-vibratory, high speed belt feeder with floor-level loading and a heavy-duty stainless steel frame.
Tetra Pak Inc.
Tetra Pak has a wide range of cap application systems that handle closures for portion packs, family packs, chilled and ambient solutions. Among Tetra Pak’s capping systems are the Capper 30 by Trepak 0100, for running Tetra Pak E3 packaging, featuring a high-capacity storage cap hopper, additional stand-on platform for the operator and a high-speed cap elevator.
Turbofil Packaging Machines
TurboFil offers a full line of bottle capping systems ranging from handheld to capping equipment for fully automated production lines, including systems that handle crimp caps, screw caps and tamp-on caps for all sizes of containers and production speeds in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, chemicals and other industries. New inline capper is designed to be a cost-effective solution for servo-controlled capping. This machine can be mounted on the customer's existing conveyor (or a TurboFil-supplied one) and can be supplied as a fully automatic machine using a cap feeder or as a manually loaded operation. TurboFil's Acrobat chuck capper reaches rates of 80 bottles per minute, combining the benefits of flexibility and easy changeover of a spindle capper with the precise torque and reliable cap handling offered by chuck cappers.
U.S. Bottlers Machinery Co.
From pumps, to straws, to laundry detergent spouts, USB manufactures custom-made rotary cappers to apply a broad range of cap types, shapes and sizes. Offered in a 14-in. pitch diameter, up to 40-in. for speeds up to 1000 bottles/min., U.S. Bottlers cappers can be built as standalone machines, or integrated into a monobloc/tribloc configuration to combine with its line of fillers. Featured products included the Rotary Chuck Style Capper, designed to apply and rotate a pre-sorted cap on a container, based on a predetermined applied torque. Other models include the High-Speed Capper (HC) and the Rotary Overcapper. In addition, U.S. Bottlers offers filler and capper technology in one simplified, integrated monobloc system.
Weighpack Systems Inc.
Weighpack Systems, part of the Paxiom Group, provides capping solutions that unscramble bottles, cap containers and ensure caps are induction sealed. Paxiom’s family of automatic capping machines, engineered for medium to high-speed requirements, is ideally suited for industries such as snack food, confectionery, beverage, pharmaceutical and cannabis, among others. Rotary cappers are capable of accommodating many container sizes and can meet production rates from 10 to 150 cycles per minute depending on the specifics of container and cap.
Zalkin designs and manufactures high-performance capping and cap handling systems – from a 5 mL-vial to a 5-gallon container. Zalkin capping technology addresses the full range of application needs for a wide variety of industries. Zalkin & beltorque® offer a full range of freestanding cappers capable of repeatably and reliably applying a wide range of closures to virtually any rigid package. Zalkin’s line of capping systems typically include a combination of capping heads, cap applicator, cap orienter, cap elevator and a cap conveyor.
ZimaPack offers both rotary capping machines and monoblocs that can include rinsers, fillers and cappers on a single machine. ZimaPack also offers the cap feeding systems to automate the capping process including the cap sorters, cap elevators and cap chutes. Custom chuck style capping heads can accommodate a wide range of caps including but not limited to: screw caps; press-on/screw-on trigger caps; flip-top screw caps; droppers; drip cap; dispenser pumps; sport and push-pull caps; dispense caps with pouring spouts; lug or twist caps. Cap change parts are labeled with cap description. Reject systems are available for missing and/or crooked caps.
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