JM/CLI introduces the new beltorque(TM), a unique
high-speed retorquer that reapplies cap torque after induction sealing.
Unlike conventional retorquers that use discs or spindles to tighten caps,
the patent-pending beltorque uses belts to tighten caps. This innovative
approach improves product quality by eliminating cap damage and achieving
more consistent torque values. With simplified mechanics, beltorque
increases line productivity by speeding changeover and reducing unplanned
Ideal for pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics and personal care
products, beltorque handles round, oval, square and rectangular containers
from 2 to 12 inches in height and from 0.5 to 7 inches in diameter with caps
up to 5 inches in diameter at speeds up to 300 cpm. The easy-to-operate
beltorque can be changed over in only five minutes, no tools and no change
parts required. Torque is controlled via a single point adjustment.
Using belts to tighten caps eliminates the damage to the cap knurling and
cap finish that can occur with conventional disc- and spindle-based
retorquers. By eliminating cap damage, beltorque produces more attractive
product and eliminates the creation of urethane or plastic particles on the
line. Using belts also reduces slippage to achieve more constant torque
values, which prevents leakers and product contamination while reducing
out-of-tolerance rejects and the associated product re-work.
With one drive that synchronizes the container-handling belts with the
cap-tightening belts, the beltorque simplifies operation, reduces
maintenance and requires less time to validate than conventional retorquers
Synchronizing the movement of the container with the cap-tightening speed
stabilizes product to reduce container jams and maximize production
The continuous-motion, in-line beltorque features heavy-duty construction, a
stainless steel cabinet and support frame, and a polycarbonate front guard
with keyed interlock. The compact, self-contained system can be installed
over an existing tabletop conveyor, requiring only 30 by 34 inches of
floorspace. Simply roll it up, plug it in, and it’s ready for operation.
An optional color touchscreen control panel eases operation while an
optional motorized height adjustment further eases changeover. An optional
PLC-controlled torque monitor collects data and produces a variety of
operational reports for quality control and process control purposes. An
optional reject system assures product quality by automatically removing
containers with out-of-tolerance cap torque from the production line.
The standard, single-station beltorque is ideal for reapplying proper cap
torque to products that are induction sealed. An optional two-station model
is ideal for capping and retorquing products that are not induction sealed.
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