CapSnap Equipment Introduces New Decapping Solutions

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CapSnap Equipment, the Jackson, MI based manufacturer of customizable HOD water bottling equipment has introduced new technology to help solve decapping problems. In addition to speeding up the decapping process, CapSnap also has systems to better handle multiple different size bottles on the same line.

CapSnap Equipment, the Jackson, MI based manufacturer of customizable HOD water bottling equipment has introduced new technology to help solve decapping problems. In addition to speeding up the decapping process, CapSnap also has systems to better handle multiple different size bottles on the same line.

Decappers for HOD bottling equipment are a relatively new development. In the past, bottles would be returned to the facility without caps, and the bottler simply had to worry about filling them and replacing the caps. This began to change with the introduction of no-spill cap technology. Now, bottles were being returned with the cap still attached, and bottlers were suddenly forced to find a way to remove them before refilling the bottles. The result was the first automatic decapping machines.

These decapping systems have a major flaw that reduces their effectiveness. During operation, the units use a sensor to determine if a bottle has a cap on it as it passes through the machine. If the sensor detects a cap, it is removed. If no cap is present, the bottle passes through untouched. The problem is that the bottle per hour ratings for these machines are based on the total number of bottles that pass through, whether they have a cap removed or not. When these systems were designed, no-spill caps were still somewhat uncommon and the majority of bottles were returned to bottling plants without a cap. Now, no-spill caps are generally considered standard, so the number of bottles that need to be decapped has risen dramatically. These early decapping units are not equipped to deal with the extra time needed to decap that many bottles, and end up slowing down the production line as a result.

CapSnap Equipment has developed several solutions to dealing with the problems associated with the decapping process. First, CapSnap can upgrade existing decapping units to add extra heads. Adding more heads allows multiple bottles to be decapped at the same time, increasing the efficiency of the system. In addition, CapSnap has decappers designed with multiple jaws that can effectively decap bottles of differing heights on the same line. This eliminates the need for multiple machines do deal with the different sizes. For bottlers who do not need a high volume solution, CapSnap can also provide semi-automatic decappers, allowing them to decap their bottles with a much lower capital investment.

As no-spill caps are solidified as the global standard, it will become increasingly important for bottlers to alter their decapping equipment to handle a larger volume of capped bottles. The new decapping solutions from CapSnap Equipment can help ensure that bottling lines remove caps efficiently and consistently while keeping the line running at the intended speed.

For more information on CapSnap Equipment and their decapping solutions for HOD bottling equipment, visit http://www.capsnapequipment.com/ or call 1-517-787-3481.

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