The cap inserter is a simple PLC controlled, rapid operation machine. The cores are fed along an input conveyor from the previous process. Tube guides, pneumatic pushers and tick-tock gates move the cores through the machine and out again onto a conveyor taking cores to the next process.
A vibrating bowl feeder orientates and supplies plastic caps to a separate conveyor from which the caps are then selected and fed into the guided insertion system. The core is guided and held in place as the cap insertion is made. The operator may select one or both ends of the core to be capped. The core is then released and placed on an output conveyor to move onto the packing station where cores may sent to alternate boxes.
A screw thread adjustment with hand wheels is provided to set the insertion depth.