Capping machine launch gives users cost-effective technology

ATS specializes in providing state-of-the-art bottle capping machines and packaging solutions with advanced tightening technology, catering to various industries. Recently, they developed a linear capping machine with enhanced features for superior performance and flexibility in handling diverse container types and sizes.

This innovative solution arose from a collaboration with SMC Cosmetics, which required a versatile capping solution capable of accommodating frequent product changes. The new machine, equipped with 1 to 8 capping heads, can handle container sizes ranging from 50 ml to 1000 ml, including screw caps, push-on caps, and dispensing pumps.

With a speed of up to 80 packs per minute, this machine ensures efficient production, adaptable to different container handling systems. It holds essential certifications like Ex, FDA, CGMP, and UL, making it suitable for various industrial packaging sectors.

Richard Aitchison, the Technical Sales & Product Manager at ATS, highlights the cost-effectiveness of their capping system compared to traditional rotary machines. Their solution offers significant savings on initial investment and change-part expenses, benefiting manufacturers with frequent changeovers and evolving product launches.

ATS prioritizes cutting-edge technology, utilizing Siemens machine control technology for optimal performance. Their packaging machinery also includes remote diagnostic and service support packages for seamless operations.

Furthermore, the bottle capping machines offers programmable features for torque, speed, applied force, and vertical positioning, along with 'track and trace' capabilities for monitoring closure tightening operations. Its versatility allows for easy integration into existing conveyor systems and flexibility to move between production lines as needed.

Bottle Unscramblers in UK Market 


The partnership between Advanced Tooling Systems UK's packaging machinery division and Spanish company GMS Feeding Systems marks a significant milestone in bottle unscrambler distribution in the UK and Ireland. With a track record spanning over 25 years, GMS Feeding Systems is trusted across pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, chemicals, and personal care.

Richard Aitchison, ATS Group's Technical Sales & Product Manager, expresses satisfaction in formalizing this longstanding relationship, proud to represent such a brand. Xavier Sánchez, GMS Feeding Systems' Managing Director, emphasizes the strategic importance of partnering with ATS Packaging, ensuring local service and support.

The GMS range of bottle unscramblers caters to diverse products and formats, from medical applications to larger FMCG containers, reaching speeds of up to 250 bottles per minute. Aitchison highlights GMS equipment's compactness and versatility, including flexible feeding and high-speed orientating solutions.

ATS Packaging offers comprehensive support, with technicians trained in mechanical, electrical, and control system support, along with remote diagnostics for after-sales assistance, minimizing downtime and maximizing efficiency.