Consistency is essential for any packaging design and manufacturing, and this is especially true in the food and beverage industry. In this guide, we’ll delve further into why consistency matters for bottle capping and packaging. Then we’ll discuss how to achieve consistency on your bottle capping production line by choosing and maintaining the right bottle cap equipment from a trusted partner like Closure Systems International.
Why does consistency matter for bottle capping?
On a basic level, consistency in bottle capping means that your equipment will reliably seal a bottle or package almost every time, but it goes much deeper than that. Consistency in bottle capping also contributes to meeting sustainability goals, reducing manufacturing costs, improving profits, maintaining product integrity, and creating a positive brand image in consumers’ minds.
For starters, more consistency means less waste. If a cap is improperly sealed then the cap, bottle, and product all have to be discarded. This makes it harder to meet sustainability goals and also increases manufacturing costs. In other works, less waste isn’t just better for the environment, it’s also good for company profits.
Consistent capping is also a major contributing factor for maintaining product integrity and prolonging the shelf life of the beverage. Even if the rest of the packaging is sound, if the cap fails, then the product will spoil. For more information about this, check out our blog on why maintaining beverage product integrity matters.
Finally, consistent capping will give consumers confidence that they are buying a quality beverage and packaging every time they reach for one of your products. This contributes to customer loyalty and repeat purchases, further bolstering company products and consumer goodwill.
How to achieve consistency with bottle capping
Manual capping may be sufficient for smaller operations, but it’s prone to error and often means that closures are not applied correctly. For true consistency, you need to choose the right bottle capping machine or cap handling system for your production line, especially if you are producing a high volume of product.
Installing the capping machine is only the first step to achieving consistency in bottle capping. Once the machine is installed, you need to keep the area clean and clear. You also need to perform regular maintenance on the machines to check for improper alignment, general wear & tear, and more.
Furthermore, production line staff need to be properly trained in the operation and maintenance of the capping equipment in order to reduce operator error and ensure the machine keeps functioning at peak performance. This training will need to be conducted every time you onboard a new production line employee.
Finally, you will need to fix the bottle capping machine whenever it breaks down or a part wears out. Enrolling in a spare parts program such as the one offered by CSI will ensure that you can get genuine replacement parts quickly if your machine does stop working. CSI also offers the option of having our trained technicians come service your machine to quickly fix equipment failures and ensure that the machine stays in working order.
At Closure Systems International, we offer a variety of bottle capping machines, cap handling machines and technical support to meet our clients’ manufacturing needs and ensure consistency during the capping process. Contact CSI today at 1-800-311-2740 or email@example.com to discuss your capping machine options and how partnering with CSI can help you achieve greater consistency on your production line.