The Benefits Of Magnetic Capping Headsets With A Hysteresis Design
For years, the bottling industry has been struggling to handle the challenges that it faces with OEM bottle capping equipment. One of the main issues facing the industry is that these machines use synchronous clutches that have a pulsating torque. Therefore, an OEM headset will tighten bottle caps with a hammering or pulsating impact magnetic torque. The primary problem with this is that a hammering or pulsating impact torque can result in shock loads and this, in turn, sometimes leads to over-tightening of caps, inconsistency in removal torques, and greater wear and tear on the machine’s parts, particularly its retention knives and spindle assemblies.
However, there is an excellent alternative to the standard OEM capping headsets – the magnetic capping headset with a hysteresis design.
How Is The Hysteresis Design Better?
Although a magnetic brake and magnetic clutch are pretty standard on today’s OEM bottle capping equipment, it usually has a synchronous design – using opposing sets of magnets in order to get the required torque. If you imagine the way in which an impact wrench can tighten up a car tire’s lugs, these clutches work in much the same way to tighten the bottle caps. This results in a harsh and noisy ratcheting effect. However, with the higher speeds used in today’s bottle capping industry and the thinner materials that are so frequently used, the need for precision clutches and precise torque is paramount. This means that the synchronous clutch is falling into obsolescence in many workplaces.
The hysteresis magnetic clutch design, however, features a hysteresis disc – a special kind of material through which the magnets will drive the torque. This generates a torque for bottle caps that is not only extremely smooth but also highly repeatable. As a result, the cap benefits from improved torque control and the clutch enjoys a longer lifespan.
Convenient Industry Solutions
One of the issues that companies face when it comes to upgrading their equipment is that retrofitting new technology can be complex and expensive. However, the right magnetic hysteresis capping headset can be quickly and easily interchanged with existing equipment with no need for expensive modifications that can prove prohibitive to industries where saving money is essential.
The Benefits Of Precision Tork’s Hysteresis Technology
Precision Tork’s magnetic capping headsets are interchangeable with the majority of rotary capping machine OEM headsets for tightening plastic screw caps on either glass or plastic bottles. From the food and beverage industry to personal care products, Precision Tork’s aftermarket headsets replace those from all of the leading brands, including Alcoa, Fowler, and Zalkin. Featuring a completely smooth technology, the torque remains constant, with overtightened caps being a thing of the past and consistent tork test results. Without any of the pounding or pulsations found in standard headset equipment, there is less shock to the system and that means that all of the machine’s components, from the capping chuck to the retention knives, will last longer and require fewer replacements, thus saving the company money overall. Even better, the integrated tool-less adjustment features make setting and adjusting the application torque and upper spring assembly a breeze. And, with a host of outstanding patented features, including non-metallic sliding joints, push button torque changes, torque lock features, fixed top load rings, and lifetime-sealed magnets, performance quality is guaranteed.
Precision Tork’s magnetic capping headsets are made using only the best quality design techniques, materials, and magnets for the best possible value for money. As specialists in torque limiting and tensioning applications, you can depend on our superior products and competitive prices to meet the needs of your organization.