Engineering and Fabrication of a Spigot/Spout Inserter for the Laundry Detergent Industry

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Spigot Spout Inserter for the Laundry Detergent Industry
Spigot Spout Inserter for the Laundry Detergent Industry
 Engineering and Fabrication of a Spigot/Spout Inserter for the Laundry Detergent Industry
Engineering and Fabrication of a Spigot/Spout Inserter for the Laundry Detergent Industry
 Engineering and Fabrication of a Spigot/Spout Inserter for the Laundry Detergent Industry
Engineering and Fabrication of a Spigot/Spout Inserter for the Laundry Detergent Industry
 Engineering and Fabrication of a Spigot/Spout Inserter for the Laundry Detergent Industry
Engineering and Fabrication of a Spigot/Spout Inserter for the Laundry Detergent Industry

At WEIGHTPACK, Inc. we engineer and manufacture innovative packaging solutions. Our specialized system for inserting spigots and overcaps or pour spouts into laundry detergent bottles, is an example of a standard base system engineered to meet a specific need. The spigot inserter utilizes a two turret system to first orient and insert the spigot into the detergent container, and then place the measuring cap over the spigot before sending the empty bottle to the filling and capping line. A one turret system is also available for inserting pour spouts into detergent bottles.

The system is made from 304 and 316 stainless steel to provide chemical resistance and long service life. The line speed is determined based on the pitch of the machine. The sensors on the capper turrets check for missing or misplaced spigots, overcaps, and spouts. Any bottle determined to be defective is flagged for rejection. We assemble, ship, and install the system to ensure maximum quality and customer satisfaction. For more details on this spigot and spout inserter, please see the table below or contact WEIGHTPACK directly.

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Highlights of the Spigot/Spout Inserter Capping Machine

Product Description
  • Two Turret Capper
Engineering and Fabrication Capabilities Applied/Processes
  • Primary:
    • Design Engineering/Product Development
    • System Fabrication - Forming, Bending, Machining, Welding
  • Secondary:
    • Assembly, Checkout, Shipping, Installation
Material Used
  • Stainless Steel, 304 & 316
  • Plastic
Material Finish
  • Satin: Outside Surfaces
Components
  • Two Rotary Mechanical Cappers mounted on one base
Features
  • For Laundry Detergent bottles, this unit is capable of Orienting and Inserting a POUR SPIGOT in the first capper, and placing a MEASURING CAP on top of the SPIGOT in the second capper.
  • The empty bottles are then forwarded to a Home Care Classic Net Weight Filler/Capper Monobloc for the filling and capping operation.
  • A single capper version of this same machine is available for those applications where a POUR SPOUT is inserted into the neck of the empty bottle before sending the bottle on to the filler/Capper.
In process testing/inspection performed
  • Sensors on capper turrets sense missing or improperly applied Spigots or Covers and mark the container for rejection
Industry for Use
  • Laundry Detergents (or other products that have a pour spout)
Volume
  • Line speed determined by pitch of machine selected to cover customer requirements
Delivery/Turnaround Time
  • Based on backlog at time of order, a single head Spout Inserter or Dual Head Spigot/Cap Inserter can normally be shipped 5 months after receipt of final specifications and down payment
Delivery Location
  • Either Goito, Italy or Powhatan, VA, USA depending on location of final customer
Standards Met
  • Customer Specifications, 3D CAD Drawing
Product Name
  • Spout Inserter or Dual Head Spigot/Cover Inserter
Why did you choose this project to show case?
  • This machine is a good example of how Weightpack Engineering can adapt a standard design machine to a very special application.

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