Monday March 29th, 2010
Reliable capping in a hazardous environment
Adelphi has recently supplied an Atex approved single head capping machine to a major soft drinks company.
The Mastercap ATEX single head inline indexing capping machine incorporates a host of innovative features, providing a versatile, reliable capping operation at a maximum speed of up to 60 per minute, dependent on product, container and cap type. The capper comes equipped with an elevator cap feeder and with 304 stainless steel cladding as standard.
The machine comes with a foil cap detector, which rejects caps without foils prior to capping and a ‘No cap’ detector with warning lamp, which detects high and ‘cocked’ caps. This means that on detection of any uncapped container no further containers will leave the capper and the conveyor will stop to allow easy removal.
The control cabinet is ATEX approved and made from stainless steel. All electric motors and components in the hazardous area are ATEX approved to correct ATEX zone and wired in armoured cable.
Changeovers between cap styles and sizes are made quick and easy by innovative features including, push button height adjustment of capping heads and programmable control systems. A range of colour coded change parts for the 4 containers (1, 4, 5 and 10 litre) and 3 caps has also been supplied. All of these features allow the end user to minimize downtime, effectively allowing for greater production outputs.