What are the parameters to consider when choosing a CAPS FEEDER?
There are two basic ones:
When we talk about type, we talk not only about its size but also about the shape and material with which a cap is built.
The hourly production of a lift should always be higher than that of your filler by about 20%, to avoid leaving the bottles that are filled without a cap.
The type of cap to be treated;
The hourly production of your machine.
There are therefore different types of elevators to be used according to these parameters.
However, it is often the case that customers, after months or years of buying a bottling line, want to change the type of cap to use, or add new ones.
A different product to bottle, a new bottle, a new cap… all necessities that come from their marketing office and that are dictated by the market.
But can the same elevator carry different types of cap with different hourly productions?
Take as an example the beer bottles that can be capped with two very different caps:
The crown cap is the classic one that you can open with a simple corkscrew.
But how many times at the park with friends did we have to open a beer?
And if there was no corkscrew, you would go lighter.
For years I’ve been trying to learn how to open a beer with a lighter… without great success I must say.
In recent years, the “tear” cap has come to our aid, certainly more practical to open by simply pulling his ring (hence his name).
As a consumer the ring-pull is definitely more practical but as a manufacturer why choose?
It can happen that your customer buys a specific machine for the crown cap and as a result the elevator can carry only that type of cap, usually iron.
What if, years later, you want to include the ring-pull cap in your production?
The two caps are very different from each other:
The crown is made of iron, the one with aluminum tear;
That crown is more robust, the one tearing much more delicate, thanks to its ring that bends very easily;
They have different weights and shapes
Can the elevator handle both formats?
If it does not have certain characteristics definitely NO!
That’s why in this video we explain what questions to ask your customer so that you don’t have to change your elevator.