Waterfall Cap Sorting

PackWest waterfall cap sorting systems, also referred to as cap elevator sorter feeders, consistently deliver proven, dependable and budget friendly performance. They are easy to operate and maintain, and they are designed to provide years of hassle-free operation. PackWest inline capping systems configured with waterfall cap sorting systems are a great choice for:

  • Screw-on and snap-on caps whose width is greater than their height
  • Speeds up to 300 cpm
  • Production lines running multiple containers and closures
  • Space constrained line layouts

Our inline screw-on and snap-on capping systems are affordable and easy and inexpensive to maintain compared to other capping systems. Container and cap changeovers are simple and frequently require no tools to complete. When required, a single tool is all that is needed.

PackWest inline screw-on and snap-on capping systems with waterfall cap sorters are ideal for:
  • Applying round continuous thread closures to cylindrical, square, rectangular and oval containers, with or without handles
  • Applying round snap-on or press-in closures to cylindrical, square, rectangular and oval containers, with or without handles
  • Speeds up to 300 cpm (18,000 cph)
  • Closure diameters from 1.1” (28mm) to 5.3” (135mm)
  • Container heights from 2.0” (50mm) to 15.0” (381mm)
  • Container diameters from 0.5” (12mm) to 9.9” (175mm)
  • Waterfall cap sorting systems include cap hoppers integrated with cap elevator sorters that supply sorted caps to the capper

    When supplied with a PackWest inline capper, PackWest cap handling components offer unmatched performance because they are designed and configured to work seamlessly together to deliver dependable performance

  • 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 twenty minutes or less

  • Universal cap escapements

    Easily adjustable, toolless cap escapements facilitate fast cap diameter changeovers and reduce the cost of change parts

  • 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 capper change parts required

    Multiple caps and containers can run on the same fully adjustable escapement change parts

  • Quick change elevator belt cleats

    Sorter / elevator belt cleats can be removed and replaced for different cap sizes quickly and easily

  • Inline, linear footprint

    Capper 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 capping 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