Rotary Cap Applicator

Model Name: NERCA

Accurate. Dependable.

The New England Machinery, Inc. Rotary Cap Applicator is the answer to unreliable in-line cappers. The NERCA aligns caps perfectly every time. No crocked or skewed caps again.
THE NERCA continuous motion, rotary device precisely places screw caps onto threaded containers and engages the threads before releasing the cap and container from the applicator.

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NERCA Benefits

  • Caps are perfectly aligned every time
  • No cocked or skewed caps

NERCA Features

  • Anodized aluminum and 304 stainless steel construction
  • Welded and polished stainless steel frames
  • Clean, non-painted, non-marring surfaces
  • Clear polycarbonate guarding
  • Zero access exit tunnel
  • Soft start and stop features
  • Safety interlocks on all guard doors
  • High floor clearance
  • Infeed and backlog photo eyes
  • Jog switch with 10’ cord
  • Adjustable discharge height 36”+/- 2”
  • UL listed components
  • Low air safety shutdown
  • 100% fabricated and built in the USA

Electrical Features

  • NEMA-12 Electrical
  • 208-240VAC, three phase, 60Hz, 15 A
  • Backlog photo eye with auto stop and restart
  • TEFC (total enclosed fan cooled) AC motors
  • Allen-Bradley® PLC
  • AC variable frequency drives
  • Integral electrical enclosure

Pneumatic Features

  • 5-10 cfm. @80 PSI. clean, dry, oil-free compressed air

Rotary Cap Placement System

Create a Rotary Cap Placement System – combine a NERCA with our Retorquer (NEPMT). Combine the functions of cap sorting, cap feeding, aligning and cap tightening in one system.

  • Caps are fed to a bulk supply hopper or sorting bowl and transported to the discharge chute
  • The orienting elevator allows correctly oriented caps to reach the discharge chute, while incorrectly oriented caps can’t leave the hopper
  • Caps exit the elevator and travel through the discharge chute to the upper star wheel where caps are transferred to the cap applicator
  • The containers enter the lower star wheel, are aligned directly below the caps and caps are placed directly onto the containers and rotated until the threads are engaged.
  • After the caps are placed on the containers they exit the cap applicator and are captured by running belts where the final torque is applied

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