Fillers have become faster, more precise, and more hygienic over the years. The latest models offer sophisticated integrated controls and engineering that enables ease of maintenance and changeover.
The Volumeter 8000 flow meter filling line from Sidel features a complete range of machines from 12 to 65 heads depending on the output required. The basic machine can be equipped with ultra-clean or aseptic capabilities. Filling is done with electro-pneumatic or electromagnetic controls (for aseptic filling). Three types of closures are offered aluminum heat sealed, cap screw or cap push-on lid. The filling environment is a central component in the new classification system for Sidel fillers. The particular environment depends on the sensitivity of the liquid to microorganisms and the desired shelf life of the product. Thus, four families have been created: classic, Select, Ultra, Aseptic.
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Quick-lock lamellas and readily mountable equipment also keep product changeover times to a minimum. Hoyer also produces two semi-automatic fillers the Hoyer Comet CF-C1 Bulk Filler and the Hoyer Comet TEF Time Elapse Unit for filling cups.
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Lidding systems include rollstock or pre-cut lids and optional pick and place or wipe on overcapping is available. A touch screen operator interface makes running the machine easy by using a logical menu-driven system. All operations of the filling and closing system including maintenance, production, CIP and machine diagnostics can be initiated from the control panel.
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Like all Norse equipment, these machines offer efficient product and packaging changeovers, and valves meet 3A standards. An adjustable index wheel on the 1099 accommodates a variety of wafer sizes and upgraded timing belts provide smoother quieter operation. The machines run at speeds of up to 9,000 pieces per hour.
Norse Dairy Systems
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The auto sanitize feature protects against contamination by periodically spraying sanitizing solution on critical product contact surfaces. To maintain proper product levels in the fill bowl, this machine uses an electronic level controller. An auto speed adjustment works with the level control system to slow machine speed as the product level is reduced, ensuring proper fill level in bottles. PLC controls with a touch screen panel automate all internal machine functions for easier operation and process monitoring.
Quick-change starwheels and an optional fill bowl height adjustment make changing bottle sizes fast and easy. The simple, clean operating belt drive system is low maintenance and requires minimal lubrication. An optional advanced CIP system allows all product contact surfaces in the fill and capping section to be cleaned without opening the machine enclosures. All BF Series' CIP systems offer better mechanical cleaning of the complete fill nozzle, and setup can take as little as five minutes.
Evergreen Packaging Equipment
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Fast changeovers are achieved with tool-less change parts and segmented starwheels. Bottle feed is controlled by an adjustable timing screw requiring very little maintenance. The filling bowl and capping turret are raised and lowered electrically, with optional preset heights for fast changeover. All operations are performed from the interface panel, including product supply, CIP activation, and fault condition indication and reset.
The Fill Pro Series integrated safety guard can be upgraded to accept HEPA filtration to provide laminar airflow for Extended Shelf Life requirements. An optional CIP trough supports fast product changeover by draining the bowl and valves while the bowl continues to rotate. The system, which is activated from the touch screen control panel, eliminates cumbersome CIP rings. Options available on the Fill Pro 8000 are CIP trough, all metal valves, HEPA systems, steam cap sterilization, Sanibar spray systems with automatic rinse cycle, product agitation, automatic height adjustment and twin servo driven infeed screws.
Fogg Filler Co.
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Production rates will vary, depending on the number of lanes, the size of the container and the viscosity of the product. Fill time is the major limit on cycle time, but the bottles can be filled in multiple stages to shorten the cycle time.
Stork Food & Dairy Systems Inc.
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Modern Packaging designs and manufactures precision packaging systems for the food, dairy, cosmetic and drug industries. All units are 24 hour production machines that are servo or cam driven, have stainless steel construction and can be either aseptic or positive clean air pressure filling systems. The company builds a variety of systems in either straight line or rotary with custom features that best fit the customer requirements. In addition, all systems are easy to operate, maintain and fulfill all USDA and 3A dairy standards.
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Machines come complete with a lid unscrambler and a lid detection/rejection device for up-side-down lids. Options include: roll stock heat seal, revolving variegate, and Neapolitan flavors. Osgood Industries, Inc. specializes in packaging machinery and can build machinery to fill all preformed containers with any product. The company has many standard machine models, which can all be configured to meet individual filling needs.
The other major advantages are the ability to use all brands of bags, and all closure types. These machines utilize a plc controller that provides low maintenance, reliable smooth operation and filling capacities in excess of 1,427 gals per hour.
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Choice of fill systems-time fill, volumetric piston fill or volumetric dry ingredient fill-allow the Model 111R to handle a wide range of filling applications including: ice cream, whipped butter, cottage cheese, salads or small hard candies. Typical options include tamper evident mylar or foil sealing, change parts for different cup sizes, lift elevator and cup spinner at fill station, multi-flavor fill systems, wet or dry ingredient feeders for top dressing. T.D. Sawvel Co., Inc. has been building quality automated packaging equipment since 1976, and has the expertise to easily customize products to fit their customer's exact needs.
T.D. Sawvel company Inc.
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The filler is mounted on wheels and offers continuous fill and speed synchronization to freezer. It also features a positive container denester and automatic lidding system, and accurate volumetric fill with no stopping of product. This machine is simple to operate and no preventative maintenance is required. Optional equipment includes a three-flavor divided filling nozzle, one-or two-flavor variegators, and a flip rotator to turn over every other container.
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Also, Federal's Model GWSS6/26.8 #6 Series is a long-time favorite for fast, dependable and accurate filling of plastic gallons and half-gallons. An important feature is the exceptionally smooth movement of bottles operating at speeds up to 90 gpm for foaming products and 140 gpm for water.
Federal Manufacturing Co.
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