SORTERS, ELEVATORS, TRANSFERS & PICK-OFFS

zalkin custom machines capping packaging

SORTERS, ELEVATORS, TRANSFERS & PICK-OFFS

Zalkin provides a wide array of support equipment to facilitate "turn-key" bottle capping systems, including bulk cap feeders, sorter/orienters, and cap conveyors. Zalkin integrates each component into the line to assure a steady, metered supply of caps to the bottle capper. Our engineers are available to assist your project managers in designing the cap handling system to assure efficient use of limited floor space.

CAP SORTERS

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ca12 cap sorter

CA12

  • Designed to sort caps with diameters greater than height
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Speed: up to 36,000 caps per hour with 28mm cap
  • Generally used with a cap feed elevator

UNIVERSAL

  • Can sort caps of various shapes, long or short skirt, and different diameters
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  • Stainless steel construction
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  • For speeds up to 60,000 caps per hour 
  • Requires use of a cap feed elevator
  • Optional quick release disc segments available for quick cap changeovers without tools
  • Optional foil detect sensor
Universal cap sorter
gc cap sorter zalkin

GC

  • Designed for high-spped orientation of caps with a diameter greater than height
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Electronic design automatically sets disc height via HMI selection (no disc change at cap changeover)
  • Speed up to 90,000 caps per hour
  • Requires use of a cap feeder

VERTICAL CAP BUFFER

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  • Allows the accumulation of oriented caps to feed high-speed Zalkin capping turrets mounted to a combination filler/capper monobloc
  • Max speed of up to 80,000 caps per hour with a 28mm cap
  • Can accomodate caps of all shapes and sizes
  • Compact design allows mounting on the monobloc guarding
  • Stainless steel and HDPE construction
zalkin vertical cap buffers

CAP FEED ELEVATORS

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sorting elevator

INCLINED OR VERTICAL BUCKET CAP FEED ELEVATOR

  • Provides a constant supply of bulk unoriented closures to an elevated rotary cap sorter or elevated bulk cap conveyors
  • Used to transport fragile, heavy or bulky closures without friction or noise 
  • Hopper sizes 50L to 3000L

BLOWER-TYPE ELEVATOR

  • For light, sturdy closures
  • Feed hoses swivel 180º and can supply closures for multiple machines 
  • Mounted on castors for easy placement
  • Hopper sizes 400L and 1000L
blower type elevator zalkin
zalkin horizontal cap conveyor-1

HORIZONTAL CAP CONVEYOR

  • Used in conjunction with cap elevator to provide bulk, unoriented closures to an elevated rotary cap sorter
  • Can be furnished with diverting gates to discharge closures at more than one location
  • Reversing drive available to empty full conveyor back to load area for cleanout
  • Allows increased flexibility in tight layouts, including turning corners or to remote cap elevator

WATERFALL SORTER/ELEVATOR

  • Waterfall-style cap sorter/elevator for handling any type of small or large diameter closure where the diameter is greater than the height 
  • Provides a stead supply of oriented caps directly to the the capper or other ancillary equipment 
  • Multiple models to provide caps at speeds from <6,000 caps per hour to >120,000 caps per hour
  • Stainless steel construction
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  • Optional quick-change cleats
  • Optional integral bulk cap storage bins up to 80 cubic feet / 2,265L
waterfall sorter elevator zalkin

CAP TRANSFERS

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CAP CHUTE

  • Relies on gravity to feed closures from elevated sorter to capper's sweep starwheel (pick & place)
  • Single cap chute may accommodate multiple caps of similar diameter
  • Telescopic vertical section available for waterfall cap sorter/elevator or stand-mounted rotary sorters to accommodate different bottle/turret heights
cap transfer cap chute zalkin
single lane conveyor

SINGLE-LANE CONVEYOR

  • Used to transfer oriented closures from floor-mounted rotary sorter to the capper's weep starwheel (pick & place)
  • Can be mounted on support legs or suspended by flanges
  • Stainless-steel construction

AIR CONVEYOR

  • Used in conjunction with remotely-located waterfall cap sorter/elevator or stand-mounted rotary sorter to transport oriented closures to the capper
  • Can transport oriented caps 100 feet/30m or more from remotely located sorter
  • Intended to be suspended from ceiling
  • Equipped with self-contained blower(s)
  • Optional HEPA filter/blowers available
  • Multi-lane configurations available 
  • Can accommodate layout requiring turns and changes in elevation
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CAP PICK-OFFS

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zalkin cap pick off
Pick and Place by means of cap transfer starwheel with pockets:
  • Caps must be deep enough above the starwheel for the capping chucks to grip
 
Pick and Place by means of starwheel with pegs:
  • For caps too shallow for the transfer starwheel with pockets
 
Direct Cap Transfer (Bottle Pick-Off):
  • Most commonly used for roll-on type aluminum caps and simple push-on caps

BOTTLE HANDLING

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bottle handling zalkin

All bottle handling equipment is designed specifically for the bottle to be run to assure maximum control and handling. Bottle handling equipment of quick release design requires no tools for changeover.

  • Infeed Scroll: Simple, superimposed, front and back
  • Quick Release Starwheels and Guides: Transfer the bottle into the machine
  • Anti-Rotation: Belt restraint to prevent bottles from turning during screw cap application for PE/PEHD or round glass bottles and neck support flange with anti-rotation edges for PET bottles