Timing Screws

When designing a timing screw for our clients, we pay particular attention to the individual application for which it will be used. This ensures the ideal product and performance for the job at hand.


Timing Screws

When designing a timing screw for our clients, we pay particular attention to the individual application for which it will be used. This ensures the ideal product and performance for the job at hand. Following are just a few of the variations we consider:

  • Container Shape - We can produce timing screws to handle nearly any container/package shape, whether oval, rectangular, round, square, or triangular…we can also engineer timing screws that can handle a family of related container shapes, allowing for greater application and offering significant cost savings
  • Purpose - We can produce timing screws that allow for product collating, grouping, transfer, turning, orienting, dwell pocketing, acceleration, deceleration, combination, division, inspection, and labeling.
  • Line Type - We can produce timing screws that operate on Quick-Change, Dedicated and Customized Line Types.
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A Wide Variety of Timing Screw Material Options

CSS is able to design and manufacture timing screws in a wide variety of materials, including:

  • Aluminum
  • UHMW
  • Nylon
  • PVC
  • Delrin
  • Nylatron
  • Teflon
  • Ertalyte TX
  • Steel
  • Brass
  • Chrome Plated

Completely Customizable Timing Screws

In addition, we are able to customize any number of factors, including:

  • Screw Diameters
  • Screw Lengths
  • Screw Rotation
  • Line Speed
  • Discharge Spacing
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Live Conveyor Belt/Dead Surface

Thanks to our proven designs, quality materials and consistent manufacturing processes, CSS International is able to produce some of the industry’s best and most reliable timing screws. However, if any challenges were to arise, our customers can rest assured that we will be there to address and correct the situation. We stand behind everything we make and are ready to evaluate, design, deliver and maintain the right end product.

For more information on our timing screws, contact CSS International today at 800-278-8107 or see datasheet for ordering.

Timing screws have been a crucial part of a company’s ability to optimize their efficiency and increase their overall productivity and accuracy for a very long time. Since each company has their own individual timing screw needs, a wide variety of screws have been developed. Thanks to innovative industry advancements, this screw is highly adaptable and has proven to be even more helpful in improving a company’s production and growing their bottom line.

Here is a big list of the most popular timing screw designs available on the market today:

1. Inverse Taper Design

This type creates the highest performance when dealing with a random feed of containers, although it requires an offset guide rail.

2. Straight Root Design

Type: Standard Infeed

The basic straight root design features a constant root diameter that creates a smooth container infeed.

3. Shingle Infeed Design

This durable screw is best at separating flat sided and rectangular containers, even when faced with line backlog pressure. It is easily installed on labelers.

4. Non-Round Choke Design

Type: Standard Infeed

This infeed design is used for separating square and rectangular containers, and it works most efficiently with a container backlog.

5. Dividing Timing Screws

Type: Specific Function

This type is arguably one of the most useful designs as it evenly distributes one line of containers across two lanes.

6. Turning Timing Screws

Type: Specific Function

Sometimes, rotating a container is necessary to carry out specific operations. Fortunately, turning timing screws have the ability to orient containers from 90 to 180 degrees to suit your orientation requirements.

7. Dwell Timing Screws

Type: Specific Function

This particular design is made to allow a continuous flow of container while allowing containers to stop multiple times to perform different operations on the containers, such as cottoning, labeling, sleeving, closing, filling, or capping operations while the screws continue to rotate.

8. Combining Timing Screws

Type: Specific Function

This handy design is utilized when two lines need to be converted into one output, for example, when you need to merge two lines into one.

9. Transfer Timing Screw

Type: Specific function

Transfer screws give you the ability to keep control over containers as they are moved from operation to operation or machine to machine. These are not random fed, as the containers are placed directly into the timing screw pockets and depending on the size variations between containers the screw may be able to handle a larger family of containers.

10. Body and Neck Stabilizing Screws

Type: Custom Timing Screw

When dealing with tall or unstable bottles or containers, stabilizing their body and necks becomes a vital part of your process. Fortunately, these screws are able to be mounted above each other to aid the stability of your containers.

There are a ton of timing screws design options available on the market today, so don’t limit yourself to simply the screws listed here. CSS International has developed a lot of experience installing, working, and maintaining timing screws over the years. If you have any questions regarding the type of timing screw you should be using, contact us today!

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We understand the importance timing screws have on a packaging line. That is why we offer multiple types of options for any application. These are critical elements to control containers. It’s why you want to be sure you have the best available.

Have additional questions? Don’t hesitate to give us a call for more information on our products and services. Get in touch with us today for a free estimate on our timing screws. We look forward to working with you!