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Old 09-07-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
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We are doing marketing research of a class. We are designing a cheaper automatic capping machine. We have a few questions if you guys don't mind answering them.

What would you be willing to pay for a machine? $100?
Would you want it electric or pneumatic?
Would you want a safety guard on it?


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Old 09-07-2010, 09:51 PM   #2
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I can't see an automatic capper that cost 100 bucks being worth it. I mean is it a feeder or is it hand held or what? Not really enough information to understand what you mean.

What I would like though is a capper with an auto feed like a stapler. Sanitize your caps, feed them into a tube of some kind, stick it on a bench style capper and start capping.

A better bench style capper with some kind of bottle form fitting adapter (by bottle type/size). So you can just push the bottle into the capper instead of having to line it up would be nice too.

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Old 09-07-2010, 10:37 PM   #3
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I have an automatic capper... it's called 'my wife'!

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Old 09-07-2010, 11:52 PM   #4
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I read this thread, then looked across the room at my Dillon 550-B ( )and started thinking. What if you had multiple stations with one operation performed at each station? Maybe manually insert a bottle at station 1 and pull a lever to fill it, then manually turn the platform to move it to the next station, insert a bottle at station 1, pull the lever again to fill that bottle and simultaneously perform the next action on the previous bottle (maybe inject a shot of CO2, or place a cap on top, or crimp the cap - could have 3 or 4 stations with a different action performed at each with each pull of the lever, like the Dillon reloader. You'd have to work out a different way of collecting the finished bottles than what the Dillon uses to collect the loaded cartridges, though.

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