At speeds to 120 bottles/min machine is equipped with a noiseless cap elevator to feed and unscramble caps into the capping system. The large capacity floor-level hopper can stock caps for long runs without continual filling. An adjustable cap chute for different sizes of caps is available with a cap chute sensor to detect the caps in the chute. The cap elevator will stop when the cap chute is full. Other features include variable speed control a PLC control system and a safety guard around cap tightening station.