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Dico® capping machines are renowned for uncompromising quality, rugged construction and positive but smooth component handling. Backed up by our policy of continual product development Dico® machines are at the forefront of closing technology.
The Dico® Delta Servo capping machine is the latest multi spindle evolution of the Dico® rotary capping machine range.
It utilises programable servo-driven axis, replacing the conventional cam-driven movement of the previous rotary capping machine. Software configuration of the Dico® servo capping head allows rotary cap tightening, push-on cap and straw inserter applications.
With the extended stroke (ES) version of the machine together with the option of the Dico® straw inserter module this configuration allows dip tube insertion, tightening of trigger and displacement pump together with trigger and spout orientation.
Extended stroke (ES) option for pumps, triggers and straw insertions
Straw type pumps are manually loaded to a straw air feeding track. Optional extras include automatic loading by the Dico® Straw sorting system. Conventional caps can be sorted by an optional rotary sorting system that feeds them single file into the cap supply chute.
Caps are introduced to the container neck and applied at a pre-determined rotary force via electrical clutch tightening methodology. Containers are fed via the conveyor and the centre turret indexes the containers under the capping head. After successful completion of the capping operation the capped containers are transferred back onto the machine conveyor.
Capping heads with screw and
Remote diagnostics for
Speeds of up to 900
containers per minute
|Machine size:||Dependant of variant|
|Air supply:||5.5 Bar / 80 PSI|
|Output:||Up to 900 containers per minute|
|Cap supply system:||Air feed conveyor|
|Container change parts:||Yes|
|Cap supply system:||Options available|
|Track & Trace system:||Optional|
|Container marking system:||Optional|
|HMI size:||15 inch|
|Materials:||Stainless steel clad frame. Parts in contact with the container or cap – manufactured from stainless steel or suitable plastic|
|Machine guards:||EC Machinery Directive compliant|
|Tracking:||Number of containers handled. Running speed and time|
Twin servo capping heads
each capping head has two servo motors inbuilt
Electronic cam control
vertical motion is configurable to optimise the capping cycle
Brushless servo tightening
the motion of the capping chucks configurable via software
Level control sensor
provided in the cavity sorter to demand caps from hopper / elevator
High level cap chute sensor
stops sorter and turn off air selector when cap chute is full
Low level cap chute sensor
stops machine in event of starvation of caps from sorter
Infeed conveyor ‘Q’ sensor
automatically starts the machine with a supply of sufficient containers
Outfeed conveyor ‘Q back’ sensor
automatically stops the machine in the event of build back from down line equipment
configurable capping operation
Each container type requires a set of quick release change-parts including:
|Centre turret assembly|
|Centre guide assembly|
|Back guide assembly|
Multiple options available for sorting rotary caps, push-on caps, Displacement pumps and triggers prior to being fed into the capping machine.
Each cap type requires a set of quick release cap change-parts to handle caps from the cap sorting system to the capping chuck, these include:
|Cap sorting disc|
|Cap chute assembly|
|Cap plate assembly|
The Dico® straw inserter module comprises a series of swinging jaws which align the straws with the container centre. Moving vertically it places the straw guide over the container neck.
These actions correspond with the movements of the servo capping heads to insert the straw into the container. Once inserted the jaws open allowing the pump / trigger cap to be presented and tightened onto the container.
The module includes two meters of air conveyor that can be used to manually load the pump / trigger assemblies to the capping heads and connect directly to the optional Dico® Pump and Straw Sorting System.
|Fits all long stroke capping machines|
|Standard control system integration|
|Straw insertion for pump dispensers|
|Straw insertion for trigger caps|
The Vision system checks for cap presence, correct orientation of the pump nozzle and that the thread is tightened. A reject conveyor can be added to the machine system with a diverting gate assembly linked to the Dico® Vision system. The conveyor diverts containers that have failed the Vision inspection process into a controlled reject area.
Dico® Track & Trace system stores cap tightening data in graphical form against either a unique serial number read from a label or applied to the container / cap. If a unique serial number is not required a time and date stamp can be used.
|Store data on your factory network|
All Precision Automation equipment is designed using the very latest hardware. The PC interface and ethernet communication protocol means that we can remotely connect through the customer’s VPN or 4G device. Our service desk can monitor the condition of the control system and, if required, take control of the machine. This important advanced feature further improves machine uptime and most cases prevents the requirement for on-site intervention.
All our new machines are supported by our 12 months parts and labour warranty. We offer a full maintenance back-up for servicing and breakdown repairs and will create a service plan to match the machine and the customer’s usage.
Ask us about our refurbishment and upgrade services in support of older Dico® and Gravfil® machines.