The Capper Machine: Sealing the Deal
The most important aspect when a bottle is subjected to a filling process is trying to keep the beverage or other contents away from possible contamination sources, and the capper machine is the best piece of equipment for the job.
The caps and the bottles are necessary elements to ensure an excellent preservation of the bottled product, but they are only as good as the machinery that fills and seals them. That is why the capper is the final and the most important piece of the process.
From bottles to the capper
There are countless different types of bottles on the market, differing in their form, size, weight, material and color. Before filling and sending containers to the capper equipment, choosing the right bottle is critical to maintain the original properties of the beverage, pharmaceutical, or whatever product is being bottled. For example, in the beer industry, glass bottles are appreciated because they guarantee a high level of protection for the beer. As in the wine industry, dark bottles are the most suitable ones as light may interfere with the properties of these products.
The other fundamental aspect related to bottles before using them in production is that they have to be washed thoroughly. Obviously, one of the most important tasks of a manufacturer is to make sure that there are no impurities that may contaminate the product.
Caps getting capped in the capper
Caps also accomplish a very important function in the bottling process, which is one of the reasons why there are several different types of capping systems for bottles.
Glass bottles can be capped with crowned caps or mechanical caps for example, or with hermetic closure as well with clips. The latter is quite unusual and is aimed toward a very select market along with the well-known cork stopper. Whatever the cap chosen for the bottling process might be, it is absolutely necessary that the product remain in place and protected as a result of being capped. Any imperfection in that sense poses a risk that may seriously compromise the final result.
Finally, remember that no matter what kind of cap is used in the capper, the capping process must be perfectly configured to guarantee the quality of the bottled product. This means the capper you choose for your business will vary according to your industry and specific needs.