KA-12-002 – Based on its modular approach of integrated systems, Kinesys Automation developed a standalone lid placer and lid closer for screw-on type lids on containers of varying heights. When a container passes underneath the lid placer station, the pail is raised off the conveyor. A lid is then picked off the stack and placed onto that container. The pail is then dropped back onto the conveyor to allow it to index into the closer station, where it is again lifted off the conveyor. While raised, the lid is held firmly while the pail is spun until the lid is tightened to a controlled setting. At the conclusion, the pail is lowered onto the conveyor where it is ejected from the system.