powered by Pro Mach video

Pro Mach Web Site

Pro Mach Brands

ProCustomer Industry Leading Aftermarket Support
Allpax Retort Sterilization & Automation Systems
Axon Shrink & Stretch Sleeve Application Systems
Benchmark Food Distribution & Loading Systems
Brenton Case & Tray Packing & Robotic Systems
Currie by Brenton Conventional & Robotic Palletizing Systems
Dekka Case Taping Systems
Edson High Performance Case & Tray Packing Systems
EOL Packaging End of line Applications & Systems
EPI Labelers Flexible Packaging Labeling Systems
Federal Liquid Filling & Capping Systems
Flexible Packaging Flexible Packaging Applications & Systems
FLtecnics Rollstock Pouch Packaging Systems
Greydon Flexible Packaging Coding Systems
ID Technology Labeling, Marking & Coding Systems
Inever Stickpack & Sachet Packaging Systems
IPak Machinery Tray & Bliss Forming Systems
Jalbert Automation Services
KLEENLine Sanitary Product Handling Systems
LSI Pressure Sensitive Labeling Systems
Matrix Vertical Form Fill Seal Systems
NJM Packaging Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems
Orion Packaging Stretch & Pallet Wrapping Systems
Ossid Tray Packaging & Weighing Systems
Pace Packaging Bottle Unscrambling & Orienting Systems
Pacific Packaging Viscous Filling & Capping Systems
P.E. Labellers Decorative Labeling Systems
Rennco Vertical Bagging & Heat Sealing Systems
Roberts PolyPro Bottle & Box Handles & Application Systems
Shuttleworth Conveying & Material Handling Systems
Southern Packaging Rollstock Pouch Packaging Systems
Tekkra Shrink Bundling Systems
Texwrap Shrink Wrapping Systems
Toyo Jidoki Pre-Made Pouch Packaging Systems
Weiler Labeling Labeling & Serialization Systems
Wexxar/BEL Case Forming & Sealing Systems
Zalkin Americas Capping & Cap Handling Systems
Zalkin EMAA Capping & Cap Handling Systems
Zarpac Engineering & Integration Services

Powered by Pro Mach

Fowler Products Introduces Its Highest Speed Inspection/Rejection Capping Solution

Date: September 25, 2014

ATHENS, Georgia ― Fowler Products, powered by Pro Mach, Inc., introduced today its highest speed inspection/rejection system for capping applications – the system can cap and inspect more than 900 bottles per minute. Fowler’s unique approach to failsafe inspection/rejection is designed for pharmaceutical, personal care, and food companies seeking verification that every cap is properly applied.    

In Fowler’s approach to inspection/rejection, bottles failing inspection are shunted off to a reject lane before they leave the capping machine. This assures that the bottle identified to be rejected is absolutely the bottle that is rejected. Furthermore, Fowler’s unique design gently diverts a rejected bottle off to a reject lane so that the bottle remains upright and does not spill its contents contaminating the packaging line.

“Because the system is integral to the capping machine, we can absolutely assure customers that the proper bottle has been rejected,” said Randy Uebler, Vice President & General Manager for Fowler. “The bottle identified as failing one or more quality conditions remains in positive control all the way from its station within the machine to the reject lane.”

The failsafe Fowler system rejects bottles for improper torque, missing cap, high cap, and/or cocked cap. The system also rejects bottles if the under-cap liners are missing. Every bottle must pass these quality checks before it is allowed to leave the machine.

Electronic torque control, machine vision, and various other sensor technologies are used in the inspection portion of the system. With failsafe logic, even the sensor hardware is monitored for proper functionality. Using failsafe logic, all bottles are tagged as “faulty” entering the machine and each inspection criteria must be satisfied as “good” before the system will allow a bottle to be discharged from the machine to the next downstream operation.

The breakthrough in speed is the result of utilizing state-of-the-art linear motors for high velocity, precise motion actuation of the multi-finger rejection portion of the system. The linear motor actuators smoothly guide the bottle to the rejection lane without holding up or otherwise interfering with the bottle next in line. “This incorporation of linear motors in place of previously used pneumatic cylinders has allowed us to reach a new level of performance in speed and accuracy,” says Uebler.

For more information on Fowler Products’ new high-speed, failsafe capping inspection/rejection system, call 1-877-549-3301 and visit www.FowlerProducts.com.

For more than 80 years, Zalkin has led the global bottling and capping industry with innovations, with efficiency, and with greater control over product quality. Zalkin produces custom-made, high-speed capping machines for beverages, foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and beyond. As part of the ProMach Filling & Capping business line, Zalkin helps our packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Zalkin at www.ZalkinCapping.com and more about ProMach at ProMachBuilt.com.

Media Contact:

John Eklund

← Back to Latest News