Cap Retorquers

PackWest designs, manufactures, and supports inline spindle retorquing systems, also referred to as quill systems, for screw-on closures. PackWest retorquers are ideal for containers and closures with induction seals. These cap torquing machines are also ideal for production lines with manual placement of caps or trigger sprayers on containers. They offer consistent and secure cap tightening for a wide variety of containers and closures. Our retorquers are offered in 4, 6, and 8 spindle or quill configurations.

The ideal configuration for your application will depend upon required speeds and specified torque requirements for each container and cap. PackWest inline screw-on retorquing systems accommodate a wide range of container sizes, shapes, and types as well as a wide range of cap types and sizes. Our inline capping systems feature:

  • Best-in-class spindle style cap retorquing technology
  • Ease of operation
  • Maximum versatility
  • Availability for cap sizes up to 135 mm (5.3”)

Our inline retorquers are widely used in the personal care, household cleaning, laundry, automotive, food, and industrial chemical product categories. To learn more about these systems, contact PackWest today.

PackWest inline screw-on retourquers are ideal for:
  • Tightening round continuous thread closures on cylindrical, square, rectangular, and oval containers with or without handles
  • Speeds up to 300 cpm (18,000 cph)
  • Container heights from 2.0” (50 mm) to 15.0” (381 mm)
  • Container diameters from 0.5” (12 mm) to 9.9” (175 mm)
  • Closure diameters from 0.3” (8 mm) to 5.3” (135 mm)
  • Space constrained line layouts
  • Three available configurations

    Four, six, and eight spindle models make it easy to select a model ideal for your budget and your specific speed and capping torque requirements

  • PLC machine control with full color HMI touchscreen

    Intuitive HMI makes machine operation and troubleshooting easy for operators

  • Recipe driven repeatability

    Operating parameters stored as recipes for every cap and container make start-ups and changeovers simple and consistent

  • Fast, simple container and cap changeovers

    Cap and container changeovers can be completed in ten minutes or less

  • Each spindle includes an easily adjustable torque clutch

    Assures accurate, gentle, consistent and reliable cap application torque

  • Set-up fixtures & gauges are standard equipment

    Easy-to-use guides help operators complete machine set-ups consistently and repeatably which eliminates downtime coming out of changeovers

  • Minimal or no change parts required

    Multiple caps and containers can run on the same retorquer without additional change parts

  • Inline, linear footprint

    Retorquer design enables easy access to all key components with access from both the operator and back sides of the machine

  • Fully upgradeable in the field

    Multiple machine components can be added and installed in the field including two additional spindles for 6-spindle models to increase production speeds

PackWest inline screw-on retorqueing systems are used in a wide range of industries including:

  • Beverages
  • Foods
  • Automotive products
  • Pool and hot tub chemicals
  • Laundry products
  • Home care products
  • Personal care products