Follow these steps to insure proper sealing power.
- Insure sealing head is aligned correctly. [Details]
- Set conveyor for the production line speed.
- Insure land of the bottle top (seal point on bottle) is reasonably free of burns, seams, etc.
- Insure caps are properly torqued, applying proper force to seat the seals . Consult the cap manufacturer for proper settings. A rule of thumb is to use 1/2 the liner diameter (in millimeters) as the torque setting in inch-pounds. Example: a 38mm liner would require 19 inch-pounds of torque. See our suggested cap torque guide below.
- Start at minimum power (typically 25%). Run a single container underneath the sealing coil. Check the bottle for a seal. Did it seal at all? If it partially sealed, use a new bottle and go to Step 6. If it didn't, repeat the test with a 10% power increase until the container seals.
- Refine the setting with 1-2% power adjustments until the desired seal is achieved.
- Position and run a tightly grouped number of containers in-line which completely occupies the full length underneath the sealing head. This will test the power load requirements for a maximum loading situation using these containers. Verify the power output meter reads a constant value when performing this test.
- Record power level settings (meter reading), line speed, and cap type for future reference. Do this for the various types of caps and containers used.
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