Cap | Lid Feeders
DEL manufactures rotary and elevator style, and pick and place cap | parts feeders which can be used to feed caps to a DEL overcapper or lidder, or operate as a stand-alone system.
We offer two rotary cap | parts feeder sizes, a 47 in and a 62 in, the size of which is determined by production rate and cap/part characteristics.
Caps/parts are fed to the rotary feeder by means of a bulk loader (quoted separately). Our feeders use patented technology to “qualify” or orient the caps/parts. Only caps/parts that are in the proper orientation are allowed to exit the feeder while parts that are in the incorrect orientation are rejected back into the center of the feeder.
Elevator Cap Feeders
We offer three elevator cap belt widths, 24 in, 30 in, or 36 in, the size of which is determined by production rate and cap characteristics.
Caps are manually dumped into a 20, 30, or 40 cubic ft hopper where a slightly angled “vertical” belt with cleats carries the caps upward toward the feeder exit. Only caps that are in the proper orientation are allowed to exit the feeder while parts that are in the incorrect orientation fall back into the hopper. When the caps reach the exit, they are pushed into a chute or onto an air conveyor by a blower motor.
Pick and Place Cap Feeders
We offer a variety of pick and place cap feeders capable of feeding round, square, or irregular shaped caps.
Rows of caps are placed into large capacity magazines where they are held in place by adjustable “fingers”. Placement heads with vacuum cups pick a single cap from the magazine and place it on a belted conveyor by releasing the vacuum. The placement heads are mounted to a bar on which they rotate between the magazines and conveyor and shift between magazines to allow for re-load time.