Waterfall Cap Sorting

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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” (28 mm) to 5.3” (135 mm)
  • Container heights from 2.0” (50 mm) to 15.0” (381 mm)
  • Container diameters from 0.5” (12 mm) to 9.9” (175 mm)
  • 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