New Rapid™ Counters  
 
         
 
 

 

Newly Designed Rapid™ Channel Counters

Rapid Channel Counter RC150

RC150.30.6

Not much has changed with Channel Counters in recent years.  Most of the competitive machines work in a similar manor with only subtle differences between them.  The engineers at CapPlus decided to re-think the Channel Counting Process to improve efficiencies and increase speeds.  The changes they came up with are simple but the improvements were dramatic.

To increase output and conserve valuable floor space, we turned the counter head 90 degrees so it runs parallel to the packaging conveyor.  The channels have been raised and a wide conveyor belt installed underneath. These physical changes allow for multiple lanes of bottles to be staged and filled simultaneously.  A unique bottle feeding system at the rear of the machine has been incorporated.  It insures that all of the bottle lanes remain full of empty bottles.  The RC150.30.6 machine pictured above is capable of processing up to 250 bottles per minute.  Customers can order machines with various numbers of channels and product drop funnels to suite their production needs.  We have branded this range of innovative machines, Rapid™ Channel Counters.


“In-line” RC60.12.3

Videos show the "In-line" RC60.12.3 filling 100 count bottles.
Overall View

Video 2 - RC 60 Channel Counter,
bottle count 100
Close up view
 
Video 3 - RC 60 Channel Counter,
bottle count 100
Close up view
 
     

Key Benefits
Productivity:

By using the normally un-used space below the product feed assembly to stage and fill bottles, Rapid™ channel counters offer the greatest output per square foot of floor space VS any other channel counter.

DIVY™ Bottle Handling System:
The multi-lane, multi-drop versions of the Rapid™ Channel Counter employ a patented empty container control system to insure that incoming containers find a lane with the least number of bottles waiting to be filled. Acting like a traffic policeman for empty containers, the DIVY™ Bottle Handling System senses the collective container density in each lane and sends more containers to the lanes requiring more. This insures that there will always be a supply of empty containers to be filled, thereby maximizing the machine's filled container output. A camera is provided for operation monitoring.

Sensor Protection:

  • Rapid™ Channel Counters utilize a patented, positive pressure, dust blocking system which allows optical sensors to function accurately even when running extremely dusty products.
  • A 'vertical' dust removal system helps to keep the operation environment clean.

Cleaning:
Easy disassembly and assembly with minimal tools for cleaning.


Counting Accuracy:
Modular cell design of sensors means individual sensors can be replaced instead of needing to replace the entire board. Each modular optical cell contains 12 sensors which guarantees count accuracy.

Operation:

  • "No Container" and "Bottle Back-Up" sensors prevent product waste and production delays.
  • Motorized Filling Head Lift controlled by the touch screen allows for easy adjustment to accommodate different container sizes.
  • Machine automatically conducts 'self diagnosis' and reports errors found to the touch screen.
  • All control elements are integrated on a Windows based 15" wide Active Matrix Touch Panel.

Model
RC60.12.1
  
RC60.12.3
  
RC60.12.4
  
RC75.15.3
  
RC120.24.6
  
RC150.30.6
  
RC150.30.8
Number of Channels
12
12
12
15
24
30
30
Number of filling drops
1
3
4
3
6
6
8
Max output (pieces/min)
6,000
6,000
6,000
7,500
12,000
15,000
15,000
Max output (CPM)
60
125
135
160
250
250
275
Power
Standard: 220V - 60Hz - 3PH
1 KW
1 KW
1 KW
1.2 KW
1.5 KW
2 KW
2 KW
Compressed Air
6 - 7 Kg/Cm2, 120 L/Min
Dimensions
W
2,000
2,000
2,000
3,000
3,000
3,000
3,000
D
1,280
1,280
1,280
1,280
1,280
1,280
1,280
H
1,990
1,990
1,990
1,990
1,990
1,990
1,990
Est. Weight (kg)
600
700
700
750
950
1,200
1,200

 

 
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