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Monthly Archives: July 2013

CASE STUDY – Flip top caps closing system

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Plastic closures incorporating a flip top cap are in high demand in pharmaceutical, processing and packaging industries. The need for quality and cost are driving plastics injection moulding companies to search for improved cap closing solutions.

RNA were contracted to design and manufacture an automated cap closing system for a range of flip top caps. It was developed for flip top caps that are open after going through the injection moulding process, the caps must be closed prior to being used by manufacturers or packaging companies.

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Bowl tooling

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How to tool a vibratory feeder bowl? Tooling a vibratory feeder bowl has often been described as a black art. Two bowl tooling technicians working side-by-side on bowls for the same part may come up with two completely different solutions. Orientation of a component can often be predicted by how parts will behave in a vibratory feeder bowl by dropping a handful on a table and analysing their positions.

By knowing a components  centre of gravity, you can get an idea of a components natural orientation, often parts dropped on a table top will give their natural orientation. Continue Reading

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