How It Works
PumpCap™ Capping Machines with Standard Base
To cap a bottle, place a cap loosely onto the bottle and then place the bottle onto the base of the machine so it is resting against the Backstop. The bottle is now well centered between the four drive wheels and ready to be capped.
The operator will then depress the foot pedal. The foot pedal controls an air cylinder which supplies the inward and outward motion to the drive wheels. When the foot pedal is depressed, the drive wheels move inward until they contact the cap to be tightened.
When the drive wheels contact the cap, the capping motor automatically starts. The capping motor tightens the cap in less than a second and then automatically shuts off. The capping motor is on for a very short period, less than a second; it is like a pulse.
When the capping motor shuts off, it signals the operator to release their foot from the pedal. When the operator releases the pedal, the air cylinder moves the drive wheels away from the cap and back to their starting position. The perfectly capped bottle can now be removed from the base of the machine.
The PumpCap™ Capping Machine runs solely on compressed air; it does not require electricity.