Container guide for a filling and capping machine

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53253, 53300, B65B 728, B65B 5900




An improved container guide for a bottling machine for filling or capping containers having a generally circular cross-section is provided. The container guide serves to retain the containers in the machine during conveyance through the bottling line. A rotatable star wheel is provided for moving the container through the machine and includes a pocket support for supporting the containers thereon. A rear guide is located radially outward from the star wheel and is used to retain the containers within the pocket support during rotation. The star wheel and rear guide each include a side wall or body guides to maintain the sidewall of the containers in position during rotation of the star wheel. An adjusting mechanism is provided on each guide to change the position of the guide to accommodate different size bottles.

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