Model FE4 Portable 4 Spindle Cap Tightener & Retourquer
Speeds Up To 200 BPM*

Fully automatic Cap Tightening / Retorqueing Machine requires only 32" of line space. Ideal for Pump & Trigger Cap Tightening and Retourquing after heat induction sealing. Portability allows versatility for automatic capping; easily moved from one production line to another. Handles metal, glass, or plastic containers from low jars and vials up to 2-1/2 gallons.



  • 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 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 (two pair).
  • 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

- Retourquing after heat induction sealing.

- Vials up to 2-1/2 gallon containers

- Speeds up to 200 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: 850lbs.