What happens if the feeder deforms the caps?

Deformed caps are the unfortunate consequence that you might experience if you choose the wrong feeder.

Unluckily, the crushing of caps is a quite often issue.

  • Why is it a problem?
  • If a cap gets crushed, what happens?

The outcomes are different:

  1. First of all, you will have to throw the damaged cap away;

In fact, every deformed cap will have to be ruled out.

  1. Waste of time;

If the deformed cap gets stuck into the ducts of the following machinery (which should carry the cap itself towards the bottle), the operators will have to understand exactly where and how the cap blocked. Then they will have to discard it manually, wasting a lot of time.

  1. The operator will have to charge manually the caps;

The machinery’s task is to produce and to bottle, and the operator has to run and charge manually the caps, not to stop the production line.

In fact, when this happens, the consequence is a machinery that has to produce, but which can’t do it anymore because the caps are blocked somewhere else.

  1. Product waste;

Bottles that get filled and can’t be stopped (because the caps don’t arrive from the machinery) have to be thrown away.

In other words, all this is just a big waste of money for your company.

So, if you are still wondering: “If the feeder deforms the caps, can this block the entire production line?”

The answer to this question is “YES!”: this type of problem can block an entire production line.

Frequently, our feeders are considered as simple “accessories”, that have to be included into the production line. But it’s nothing like that at all.

In fact,

The feeder is an integral part of the line; it is a key element!

If you choose the wrong feeder, you will have to face a series of problematics on the entire production line.

You probably did not consider it before, but now you know exactly how important it is to consider which feeder to choose.

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