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Filling, Capping & Closing

Suppliers in this category manufacture a wide range of equipment that fills liquid and dry product into containers such as bottles, cans, and other rigid plastic containers, as well as flexible packaging. The category also covers a range of equipment that seals or closes the package.

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Packaging equipment that feeds and applies caps or other closures to plastic or glass bottles on liquid filling lines.

  • Crown Cappers

    Machines that crimp and apply metal crown seals (also known as crown corks) over the tops of bottles, such as in beer bottle capping.

  • Overcappers

    Packaging machinery that applies an outside cap over a container with a plug, pump, or other type of seal, such as a protective cap applied to a pump hairspray product.

  • Press-on Cappers

    Specialized cappers that apply caps or closures that snap onto the mouth of a container, such as child-proof aspirin bottles. Also called push-on or snap-on capping machines.

  • Retorquers

    Machines that tighten lug or screw cap closures into the body of a product after the closure has been placed over the open mouth, such as applications tightening a nozzle closure into the bottle of a plastic bottle of household cleaner.

  • Roll-on Cappers

    Machinery that applies aluminum roll-on pilfer proof (ROPP) caps, such as aluminum caps for non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice, as a tamper-evident sealing feature.

  • Screw Cappers

    Used to apply threaded plastic caps that are twisted down over the mouth of a container to a set torque, such as plastic capping for most soda bottles.

Dry Fillers

Metering systems integrated into machines that deposit dry solid products (tablets, powder, etc.) into a variety of packaging formats. Find fully integrated rotary filling and inline filling systems by selecting “rotary” and “inline” filters at left.

  • Auger Fillers

    Auger fillers employ a rotating screw to dispense product through a tube for even, volumetric distribution, such as powdered milk or granulated sugar.

  • Combination Scales

    Also known as combination weighers and weigh scalers, this equipment uses multiple weighing heads that, during simultaneous filling, combine the total product weight in each head to determine that a specified weight has been reached before discharging to a container, such as on a potato chip bag line.

  • Loss-In-Weight Fillers

    Systems that measure how much product has been dispensed by detecting the reduction in weight of a scale-mounted hopper as product exits the hopper.

  • Net Weight Fillers

    This dry filling equipment, also called net weighers, loads cells beneath each filling station to dispense dry products by exact tare weight.

  • Piece Counters

    Machinery that dispenses parts or pieces to precise specifications, such as a 50-count screw bag or box.

  • Pocket Fillers

    Volumetric fillers that are also known as cup fillers. This packaging machine dispenses dry products such as cat treats or nuts by moving products from a hopper to a defined-size chamber that drops products during filling.

  • Tablet Counters

    Often used in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical packaging operations, these counters dispense a set quantity of tablets into a container. Slat counters are part of this family of products.

  • Vibratory Fillers

    Equipment that vibrates to dispense small, dry or granular items whereby multiple lanes distribute products from a bulk hopper to a container to reach a specific weight or count, such as in peanut packaging applications.

Liquid Fillers

Metering systems integrated into machines that deposit liquid or semi-liquid products of various viscosities into rigid containers. Find fully integrated rotary filling and inline filling systems by selecting “rotary” and “inline” filters at left.

  • Aerosol & Dispensing Filling Systems

    Machines that fill liquid substances into a container so that the substance can be released as a spray using an actuator that is mechanically primed or uses compressed gas as the propellant.

  • Flow Meter Fillers

    Flow meter filling machines dispense liquid products at rates determined by the product’s flow characteristics through a valve above a container.

  • Gravity Fillers

    Also called gravimetric fillers, these liquid filling machines dispense typically water-thin or low viscosity liquids from an upper chamber by dropping the product into a container, such as a bottle.

  • Net Weight Fillers

    Also called net weighers, these fillers use load cells beneath each filling station to dispense liquid products by exact tare weight in liquid filling operations.

  • Piston Fillers

    Volumetric fillers that dispense products of various viscosities with a piston that draws liquid from a hopper and pushes it through a nozzle to fill a container.

  • Pressure Fillers

    These liquid filling machines, also known as pressure gravity fillers, dispense higher viscosity liquids by placing pressure on the liquid through displacement pumps.

  • Vacuum Fillers

    Used in applications for filling highly viscous and pasty products such as cream cheese or yogurt, these liquid filling machines use a rotary valve pump that creates a vacuum to suck product down into a chamber above the container.

Rigid Container Closing Equipment

Equipment used to seal, lid, or otherwise close highly rigid containers for solids or liquids including processes such as crimping aerosol cans, applying pumps to plastic bottles, and sealing pails of paint.

  • Can seaming equipment

    Machines that close a filled aluminum or other metal can by folding and pressing another metal piece over the opening thereby forming a leak-proof seal, such as seaming beer or cat food cans.

  • Corking Machines

    Closing equipment used to seal glass bottles by inserting a cork into the top of the bottle in applications such as wine bottles.

  • Crimpers

    Used for applications such as perfume spray bottles, crimping machines apply caps or buttons that are joined to the main metal seal to add the functionality of releasing liquid products from the package when depressed.

  • Heat/Conduction Sealers

    Heat sealers and conduction sealers use the direct contact method to heat foil laminates during sealing of various types of packaging.

  • Induction Sealers

    Using an electromagnetic field, these rigid container sealers heat to apply inner foil seals, often as a tamper-evident feature for glass or plastic bottles before they are overcapped.

  • Pail Lidders

    Machines that align, fit and close pails with plastic or metal lids, such as in paint can applications.

  • Plug & Fitment Applicators

    Packaging machinery that applies plugs and fitments to a container, such as vial plug in a liquid pharmaceutical operation.

  • Pump Applicators

    Also known as pump placers, these closing machines place a dispensing pump or spout onto the mouth of a rigid container, such as in window cleaner bottles. Pump sorters are also included here.

  • Shrink Band Applicators

    Machines that apply a plastic band, often called a neck band, usually over the neck and cap of a bottle, that is then shrunk tightly as a tamper-evident feature.

  • Ultrasonic Sealers

    Rigid container sealers that use high frequencies to weld or seal two pieces of plastic together, such as a fitment to a food or beverage carton.