With traditional bottling capping systems, machine components tend to undergo constant shock from the repeated downward thrust of the capping process. One way to eliminate that shock is through a new torque controlled capping headset from Warner Electric.
The smooth torque delivered by the headset comes from a combination of several design features. First, a unique four-dowel pin design significantly reduces the amount of wear typical of the keyed or splined designs of conventional units. Secondly, the bodies of the headsets are constructed from stainless steel to withstand the harsh environments of the beverage packaging industry.
The headsets are also equipped with oversized thrust bearings that handle the repeated downward thrust of capping. Finally, a quad seal protects the bearing, while strategically placed drain holes in the body allow for fast drainage if anything does get inside the unit. Overall this design helps the units to better withstand harsh environments and caustic wash downs common to the bottling industry.
These magnetic headsets are 100% interchangeable with headsets from other major suppliers. With easy set-up using visual setting scales for top load and static torque, the smooth torque capping headsets are also simple to maintain; they do not need daily, weekly or monthly adjustments.
Their unique design reduces operating and maintenance costs. The headsets can be taken apart and rebuilt in half the time needed by conventional headsets. In addition, the headsets offer twice the operating life of conventional units; thus, rebuilds are not required as frequently.
Single headsets are available from stock; multiple units are usually available for delivery in three to four weeks. Rebuild kits are also available for bottlers to rebuild the magnetic headsets themselves.
Warner Electric, Altra Industrial Motion
Filed Under: Packaging, Motion control • motor controls, Shocks + vibration control • gas springs