Scroll Down

Zepf Technologies UK

We are an innovative company based in Scotland, we design, manufacture, install and commission container handling systems for consumer packaged goods.

 Our recognised Core & RApid ChangeOver Parts (RACOP) system offers our strong client base multiple business benefits including: faster set-up time, increased capacity and a variery of other related operational improvements.

Zepf UK's main products are container handling Changeparts, Feedscrews, Multi-position parts, Adjustable guiderails and a wide range of other quick release components for the bottling & packaging industry.

 

Core and RACOP
Core and RACOP

Our traditional quick release changepart system is known as "Core and RACOP".  Every set of parts comprises 316 stainless steel core components, which become a permanent fixture to the machine, and the RACOP (RApid Change Over Parts) that are the removable coloured plastic handling parts which are custom-designed for a specific container.

  • Key Features
  • Market Sectors
  • Machines

Key features

•   Size changeover time is reduced significantly as parts are quick release.

•   No tools are required.

•   No set-up or timing of parts is necessary.

•   RACOP parts can be designed and manufactured to weigh less than OEM parts.

•   Minimal training is needed.

•   Changeover is manageable by all production staff.

•   Colour coded and custom engraved parts for easy identification.

Market Sectors

•   Drinks / Beverages: Spirits, Wines, Beers, Water, Soft Drinks, Coffee, Milk.

•   Personal  Care: Cosmetics, Perfumes, Deodorants, Shampoo and Conditioners, Soaps and Shower Gels.

•   Home Care: Fabric Conditioners and Liquids, Bleaches, Dishwashing, Household goods.

•   Foods: Sauces, Jams, Herbs and Spices, Vegetables in jars.

•   Oils: Edible, Lubricants.

•   Pharmaceuticals: Liquids.

•   Container manufacturers: Glass, Plastic.

•   Aerosols: Anti-perspirants, deodorants, Air fresheners, Hairsprays.

Machines

•   Orientators

•   Air Cleaners / Rinsers

•   Fillers

•   Cappers

•   Corkers

•   Capsulators

•   Labellers

•   Packers

2-Position and Multi Position Changeparts
2-Position and Multi Position Changeparts

Zepf UK continually invests time and money to improve the designs of our products.  The development of 2-position, 3-position and multi position changeparts has successfully achieved reduced changeover times and eliminated a range of manual handling issues in many instances.

  • Key Features
  • Market Sectors
  • Machines

Key features

•  Faster changeovers.

•  Fewer parts to store.

•  Less manual handling.

•  More product time available.

•  Increased production capacity.

•  Improved line efficiency.

Market Sectors

•  Drinks / Beverages: Sprirts, Milk.

•  Personal  Care: Shampoo and Conditioners, Soaps and Shower Gels.

•  Home Care: Fabric Conditioners and Liquids, Bleaches, Dishwashing, Household goods.

Machines

•  Orientators

•  Air Cleaners / Rinsers

•  Fillers

•  Cappers

•  Corkers

•  Capsulators

•  Labellers

Feedscrews
Feedscrews

Feedscrews are a challenging area for container handling.  At Zepf UK we have our competitive advantage as we use our customised software which allows us to design and manufacture feedscrews for difficult container handling situations.

  • Key Features
  • Market Sectors
  • Machines

Key features

•  Accelerate

•  Decelerate

•  Pitch

•  Turn 90 degrees

•  Orientate in one chosen direction

•  Group together

•  Combine 2 lanes to 1 lane

•  Change 1 lane to 2 lanes

•  Momentarily stop the container (dwell)

Market Sectors

•  Drinks / Beverages: Spirits, Wines, Beers, Water, Soft Drinks, Coffee, Milk.

•  Personal Care: Cosmetics, Perfumes, Deodorants, Shampoo and Conditioners, Soaps and Shower Gels.

•  Home Care: Fabric Conditioners and Liquids, Bleaches, Dishwashing, Household goods.

•  Foods: Sauces, Jams, Herbs and Spices, Vegetables in jars.

•  Oils: Edible, Lubricants.

•  Pharmaceuticals: Liquids.

•  Container manufacturers: Glass, Plastic.

•  Aerosols: Anti-perspirants, deodorants, Air fresheners, Hairsprays.

Machines

•  Orientators

•  Air Cleaners / Rinsers

•  Fillers

•  Cappers

•  Corkers

•  Capsulators

•  Labellers

•  Packers

Adjustable Conveyor Guiderails
Adjustable Conveyor Guiderails

Using the same principle as our quick changeover machine parts Zepf UK has developed a unique quick size change guide-rail system which enables repeatable change-overs to be carried out quickly and accurately by all production staff.

Width setting is achieved using a multi positional cam disc to both adjust and lock the guide-rails in place.  Each container guide width is indicated by a dedicated colour insert on the positional disc.

  • Key Features
  • Market Sectors
  • Machines

Key features

•  Minimised changeover time.

•  No tools required.

•  Colour coded settings.

•  Minimal training requirement.

•  Fast ramp up / no adjustment.

•  Ultimate performance.

Market Sectors

•  Drinks / Beverages: Sprirts, Wines, Beers, Water, Soft Drinks, Coffee, Milk.

•  Personal Care: Cosmetics, Perfumes, Deodorants, Shampoo and Conditioners, Soaps and Shower Gels.

•  Home Care: Fabric Conditioners and Liquids, Bleaches, Dishwashing, Household goods.

•  Foods: Sauces, Jams, Herbs and Spices, Vegetables in jars.

•  Oils: Edible, Lubricants.

•  Pharmaceuticals: Liquids.

•  Container manufacturers: Glass, Plastic.

•  Aerosols: Anti-perspirants, deodorants, Air fresheners, Hairsprays.

Machines

•  Guide rails can be installed on most conveyor systems.

Standard (OEM) Changeparts
Standard (OEM) Changeparts

If a machine has a number of existing OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer's) standard parts and it would not be cost effective to convert to our quick change systems Zepf UK have the capability to measure the machine, design and manufacture additional sets of parts for other containers.

  • Key Features
  • Market Sectors
  • Machines

Key features

•  Colour coded.

•  Engraved.

•  No need to replace existing parts.

•  Can be manufactured with less weight than original OEM parts.

Market Sectors

•  Drinks / Beverages: Spirits, Wines, Beers, Water, Soft Drinks, Coffee, Milk.

•  Personal Care: Cosmetics, Perfumes, Deodorants, Shampoo and Conditioners, Soaps and Shower Gels.

•  Home Care: Fabric Conditioners and Liquids, Bleaches, Dishwashing, Household goods.

•  Foods: Sauces, Jams, Herbs and Spices, Vegetables in jars.

•  Oils: Edible, Lubricants.

•  Pharmaceuticals: Liquids.

•  Container manufacturers: Glass, Plastic.

•  Aerosols: Antiperspirants, deodorants, Air fresheners, Hairsprays.

Machines

•  Orientators

•  Air Cleaners / Rinsers

•  Fillers

•  Cappers

•  Corkers

•  Capsulators

•  Labellers

•  Packers

Complementary Products
Complementary Products

Our range of complementary products add further levels of standardization and build on the quick changeover methodology for our customers.

  • Key Features
  • Market Sectors
  • Machines

Key features

Changepart storage trolleys facilitate excellent levels of 5S with all parts stored in an organised and well thought out manner.  This helps facilitate optimum changeover times, clear visibility of the condition of the parts and much improved ergonomics making manual handling much easier than conventional storage solutions.

Single and multi-position container platforms further simplify the process on many rotary machines.

Neck and body guides/grippers add higher levels of mistake-proofing and accuracy into the changeover process.

Market Sectors

•  Drinks / Beverages: Spirits, Wines, Beers, Water, Soft Drinks, Coffee, Milk.

•  Personal Care: Cosmetics, Perfumes, Deodorants, Shampoo and Conditioners, Soaps and Shower Gels.

•  Home Care: Fabric Conditioners and Liquids, Bleaches, Dishwashing, Household goods.

•  Foods: Sauces, Jams, Herbs and Spices, Vegetables in jars.

•  Oils: Edible, Lubricants.

•  Pharmaceuticals: Liquids.

•  Container manufacturers: Glass, Plastic.

•  Aerosols: Antiperspirants, deodorants, Air fresheners, Hairsprays.

Machines

•  Orientators

•  Air Cleaners / Rinsers

•  Fillers

•  Cappers

•  Corkers

•  Capsulators

•  Labellers

•  Packers

Design

Zepf UK use advanced 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) modelling and manufacturing software which has been customised to meet the requirements of the most demanding of customers.