Equipment Technology: Filler Showcase
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.
Schneider Packaging Equipment Company
Evergreen Packaging Equipment
Norse Dairy Systems
Filler Specialties Inc.
to a year without refrigeration, the company claims. After being processed aseptically, foods such as cheese and puddings can be packaged on the SAS 20/30 under commercially sterile conditions. The self-contained SAS 20/30 automatically manages its own pre-sterilization and sterilization processes then constantly monitors all critical parameters to ensure that an aseptic packaging environment is always maintained.
Serac, Inc., a leading manufacturer of filling and capping equipment, offers the dairy industry monoblocked rotary net weight filler/capper machines. Some features include: no tool changeover, true clean in-place system, no bottle/no fill/no cap and stainless steel construction. The Serac unique filling process is directed by computer weight control that continuously self corrects so product giveaway in miniminzed. For over thirty years Serac has designed and manufactured premium filling and capping systems. The filling systems accommodate liquid, semi-liquid or viscous products. The United States manufacturing facility is located in Carol Stream, Ill., and employs more than 40 people including engineers, technicians and customer service personnel, and occupies over 40,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Other manufacturing sites are located in France, Brazil, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Spain and the UK.
Osgood Single Lane indexing machines are designed for filling and closing of 1/2 gal round/rectangular tapered or straight-walled ice cream containers with recessed or flat bottoms. Servomotor driven mechanism lifts the container to the extrusion filler nozzle with operator set-point adjustments for highly accurate fill volumes of each flavor. 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.
Osgood Industries Inc.
Model 817 is the newest addition to the Tindall Packaging line. The new model is designed for non-round half gal containers. It runs at speed up to 1,800 containers per hour, it's air operated, and features all stainless steel construction. 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.