Patent Number: 6,250,046

Title: Collet crimping head

Abstract: An improved collet crimping head used with an existing single lane capping apparatus and collet chuck for gripping, installing and crimping pharmaceutical over-caps and the like during the automated high-volume filling and capping process. The collet crimping head is a unitary member formed with a lower cap crimping section and an upper mounting collar for attachment to a chuck of said automatic capping assembly. The lower cap crimping section has an inwardly directed and constrictable crimping collar for crimping and sealing aluminum hoods of said over-caps onto the necks of containers. The collet crimping head has a slim profile for low inertia, and it incorporates a simplified design for increased durability and reliability, lower manufacturing cost, and greater ease of handling.

Inventors: VandeGeijn; Peter T. (Westminster, MD)


International Classification: B23B 31/10 (20060101); B23B 31/113 (20060101); B23B 31/20 (20060101); B67B 3/20 (20060101); B67B 3/00 (20060101); B65B 007/28 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018