Labellers & Cappers

ECT Electric Cap Tightener

The ECT cap tightener has a fractional horsepower motor that is in the hand piece. The motor begins to rotate when the chuck is pressed against the cap. The the rubber liner grips and rotates the cap until the torque reaches the set force on the clutch, then the clutch releases. When the cap is tight, the operator removes the chuck from the cap. To adjust the amount of torque, the clutch is adjusted.   

Advantages:

  • Ease of use.
  • When the chuck is in contact with the cap, there is force from the motor applied to the cap, this ensures the cap is tight.
  • It has a gauge torque setting.

Disadvantages:

  • Only one model is available, for use with 110-120 volt, 50-60 hz, 1 phase electrics.
  • It is suitable, in most cases, for caps to only 40 mm.
  • It is not available in an explosion proof model.
  • When the cap is tight, there is force transferred to the operator's wrist until he lifts the chuck from the cap.

Recommended Use:

The ECT cap tighteners are excellent for closing nearly all types of caps on all types of containers. They work well on caps with diameters 40 mm and smaller.

PCT Pneumatic Cap Tightener

The PCT cap tightener uses an air motor to develop torque. The chuck begins to rotate when the chuck is pressed on the cap and the lever is pressed to start the air motor. The the rubber liner grips and rotates the cap until the force of the air motor can no longer rotate the chuck. When the cap is tight, the operator releases the lever and removes the chuck from the cap. To adjust the amount of torque, the air flow and air pressure can be adjusted. 

Advantages:

  • It is Explosion Proof.
  • When the chuck is in contact with the cap, there is force from the motor applied to the cap. This ensure the cap is tight.
  • It has a gauge torque setting.
  • It can close larger caps than the other models and produce a higher torque.

Disadvantages:

  • When the cap is tight, there is force transferred to the operator's wrist until he releases the lever on the tightener.

Recommended Use:

They are recommended for explosion proof environments if the containers are metal with metal caps, or plastic containers with necks that are not smooth. The PCT cap tighteners are also recommended for caps above 40 mm diameter. They are recommended if the torque requirements are above 25 inch pounds.

Inertial Cap Tightener
The inertial cap tightener has a fractional horsepower motor that is suspended above the capping area and a flexible shaft that is attached to the chuck. The motor rotates the chuck to a speed of about 1700 R.P.M. The operator quickly presses the chuck against the cap, the rubber liner grips and rotates the cap. At the time the liner grips the cap, there is no drive power from the motor to the chuck. However, the high speed rotation and weight of the chuck have a large amount of inertial force. This force is transferred to the cap at the moment when the chuck contacts the cap. The force will tighten the cap, normally 1-1/2 rotations, and stop. Because the rotation speed is so high, it will seem to stop at contact. Because the rotation stops when the cap is tight, there is no pressure on the operator's wrist. To adjust the amount of torque, weights are added to or removed from the chuck.

Advantages:

  • Because rotation stops when the cap is tight, there is no force on the operator's wrist.
  • Models are available for operation in 110-120 and 220-240 volt, 50 or 60 hz, 1 phase electrics.
  • Explosion Proof models are also available.

Disadvantages:

  • Because there is not a constant drive on the chuck, the cap must have a smooth rotation during tightening.
  • Torque is set by adding and removing weights rather than a settable gauge.
  • The operator must take more care when pressing the chuck against the cap. Incorrect operation will cause incomplete tightening.
  • They are not well suited to metal caps on metal containers because of the high friction through the complete tightening.

Recommended Use:

Inertial cap tighteners are excellent for closing plastic caps on glass bottles, and plastic caps on plastic bottles with smooth necks. They work well on caps with diameters less than 60 mm, without lugs on the side.

CIXL1 Labeler
This is the perfect labeler for any small volume water bottler. Combining ease of use and power of production, this labeler is sure to meet the needs of your business.

Features:

  • A foot pedal is included for easy operation.
  • The CIXL1 is capable of placing butt-cut or die-cut labels from 13 mm to 125 mm (1/2"-5") wide and 28 mm to 375mm (1.25"-15") long.
  • Containers must be round and may be from 25 mm to 175 mm (1"-7") diameter.
  • Label rolls may be up to 400 mm diameter and have 75 mm or 25 mm (3" or 1") cores.
  • The machine includes two 90 V, DC variable speed motors which can be provided for 115 V, 50/60 Hz, 1 phase or 220 v, 50/60 Hz/, 1 phase electrics.
  • One operator can label up to 15 containers per minute.