FC8 Portable 8 Spindle Cap Tightener

Cappers, and Capping Machines

  • FC8 Portable 8 Spindle Cap Tightener (Cappers)
  • FC8 Portable 8 Spindle Cap Tightener (Cappers)

FC8 Portable 8 Spindle Cap Tightener: Optimizing Efficiency & Precision

Discover the transformational power of Kaps-All Packaging Systems' Model FC8 Portable 8 Spindle Cap Tightener & Retorque. Specially designed to excel at both Pump & Trigger Cap Tightening and Retourquing post heat induction sealing, this machine is a standout in the market.

A Compact Powerhouse

Despite only requiring 44" of line space, this machine offers a full range of capabilities, managing to effortlessly handle metal, glass, or plastic containers. It can accommodate anything from low vials to containers as large as 2-1/2 gallons. With a rate of up to 400+ BPM*, the FC8 not only saves space but also greatly enhances the speed and efficiency of your production line.

Unmatched Flexibility

Designed for convenience and flexibility, the FC8 machine can be easily moved from one production line to another. This level of portability ensures its versatility for automatic capping, adapting to the ever-changing demands of various production lines.

Superior Design and Features

The FC8 is equipped with numerous impressive features. It boasts a two full-year guarantee on all parts and a durable stainless steel conveyor frame with DC variable speed drive. The patented design eradicates the need for changeover parts for a wide range of standard caps and container shapes and sizes. With calibrated settings, changeovers are effortless and repeatable.

This model also features a stainless steel enclosure with Lexan doors on both front and back, providing safety while enclosing the spindle and gripper section down to the conveyor. The machine is portable on four swivel wheels, making it easy to maneuver and move between different production lines.

With a one-piece solid welded construction cabinet that's epoxy painted for cleanliness and easy maintenance, the FC8 stands out for its robustness. The machine uses all stainless steel bolts and fasteners and all parts are modularized for quick replacement, requiring little to no tools.

Customizable Options

The FC8 offers a variety of optional features. These include a stainless steel frame and cabinet table top plate, motorized Capper head height adjustment, and electronic torque sensor and electronic circuitry. You can also add on an audible alarm and yellow flashing light to indicate low torque-system, conveyor extensions, and stainless steel conveyor extension pedestals.

Ideal Applications

The FC8 is ideal for Pump & Trigger Cap Tightening and Retourqing after heat induction sealing. It can handle containers from vials to sizes up to 2-1/2 gallons. With its ability to operate at speeds up to 400 bottles/minute, this machine significantly enhances production efficiency.


The FC8 operates on 110V 1Ph 50/60Hz (NEMA 12) and requires minimal air for the pneumatic clutch option. It comes in a base machine dimension of 32" and a crated dimension of 8' L x 4' W x 6' 8" H, with a crated weight of 950lbs.

In conclusion, the Model FC8 Portable 8 Spindle Cap Tightener & Retorque by Kaps-All Packaging Systems is an advanced solution that promises to transform your production capabilities. Invest in the FC8 and enjoy a seamless, efficient, and highly productive capping process.



  • Two full-year guarantee on all parts.
  • Stainless steel 7’6” conveyor frame DC variable speed drive with a 4 1/2” wide Delrin chain with stainless steel pins, stainless steel drive and idler shafts with patented reinforced nylon and stainless steel conveyor rail posts, stainless steel conveyor end guards and non-corrosive drive and idler conveyor top chain sprockets (left to right travel standard).  Note:  (Machine also can be purchased without conveyor).
  • Stainless steel enclosure with Lexan doors on front and back enclosing spindle and gripper section down to conveyor.
  • Patented design eliminates need for need for changeover parts for a wide range of standard caps, container shapes and sizes.
  • Calibrated settings allow for ease and repeatability of changeovers.
  • Stainless steel guarding of upper drive section.
  • One pair of stainless steel bottle gripper belt housings complete with belts and drives.
  • All stainless steel bottle gripper belt and spindle shafting.
  • Heavy duty patented multiple disc adjustable torque clutches which will give a consistent torque and minimize wear on cap tightening discs (four pairs).
  • All electronically controlled variable speed drives for ease of adjustments.
  • All Nema 12 electrical components.
  • Portable on four swivel wheels for easy maneuvering.
  • Mounting facilities provided for using a second set of bottle gripper belts.
  • One piece solid welded construction cabinet epoxy painted for both cleanliness and easy maintenance.
  • Stainless steel machine leveling screws with floor pads.
  • All parts modularized for quick replacement.  Little to no tools required.
  • All stainless steel bolts and fasteners throughout.
  • Interlocking safety switches on Lexan guarding enclosure so machine will not run unless doors are closed



  1. Stainless steel frame and cabinet table top plate to replace standard white epoxy painted steel cabinet, extra                                                                                                                                    
  2. All visible painted surfaces above conveyor to be either nickel or chrome plated, except bearings and electrics (available with both stainless steel and painted cabinets)                          
  3. Motorized Capper head height adjustment, allows raising and lowering of the complete upper section of the Capper for varying container heights at the push of a button.  Comes complete with manual over ride, and Nema 12 self contained sealed control box                                        
  4. EM-980 Electronic Torque sensor and electronic circuitry to permanently record torques from torque sensor onto paper, to be mounted on machine such that the application torque of the caps being applied to the container can be sensed and displayed on paper.  Includes two electrical outputs for light, alarms, etc.  Complete with RS-232 computer interface and Dot Matrix printer:
  • Audible alarm and yellow flashing light mounted on post to indicate low torque-system is mounted on top of capper                                                                                                                
  • Audible alarm only indicator only                                                                                                    
  • Yellow flashing indicator only                                                                                                           
  1. Conveyor extensions per foot (specify intake or discharge).  Stainless steel construction includes frame, wear strips, chain, conveyor rail posts, and rails, extra per foot                                         
  2. Stainless steel conveyor extension pedestals complete with stainless steel leveling screws and pads (needed if ordering conveyor extensions over 2’ long (note; Extension pedestal needed for. every 4’-5’ of extra conveyor) each                                                                                                  
  3. IQ-OQ complete installation and operational qualification protocol documentation

Ideal For:

- Ideal for Pump & Trigger Cap Tightening and

- Retourqing after heat induction sealing.

- Vials up to 2-1/2 gallon containers

- Speeds up to 400 bottles/minute


-110V 1Ph 50/60Hz (NEMA 12)

- Minimal Air required for pneumatic clutch option.


- Base Machine Dimension: 32”

- Crated Dimension: 8' L x 4' W x 6' 8" H

- Crated Weight: 950lbs.