The beverage industry faces many challenges regarding cap torqueing. The bottling of spirits, wine, and beer face even more unique challenges due to their nature of being pressurized and emitting dangerous vapors. Beer bottling is particularly difficult because of the short caps used and because beer is CO2 pressurized. The high pressure can threaten operator safety.
Consistency of capping is also of high concern. Beer drinkers do not want to open one beer and have it taste differently than all of the others. Improperly torqued caps can change the level of carbonation in each drink. If your cap is too loose, the CO2 produced from residual yeast will not create the right pressure in the headspace of the bottle and will leak out rather than saturate the beer. This causes the beer to go flat.
Though much of this information has been sourced from the home brewing topic, it is still very applicable to a larger scale beer bottling production. Mesa offers a few Torque machines specifically made to provide proper, consistent capping to all bottles in your assembly line. Click here to learn more.
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