The best selection of machinery for the cappings handling. Each of the three options has its advantages and disadvantages; spinner, melter or press.
The wax cappings, with honey adhering, are further handled in one of a number of menas. The small operator can place them into a solar wax melter, a frame with a black background and a glass top, where wax and honey separate and drain off into different containers, all activated by the rays of the sun. Other methods of separating the two with menas of a small metal container are also available. Again, heat is the activating medium melting the wax, separating the honey and wax, and draining the two into separate receptables. Larger brand melters or cappings separator, heated by steam and equipped with cooper coils, permit the injetion of cappings via hopper below the coils and a gradual warming process that drains the honey off before the heat darkens it and frees the wax to separate into another container.
The separator for the large operator is a centrifuge type spinner into which homogenized honey and cappings flow. The force spins the honey out and the wax in semi-dry form, falls free.
Ultimately these cappings are heated to separate the remaining honey and liquefy the wax or put into warming chambers where the remaining honey drips free, then the wax is melted and poured into blocks.