Processing and packaging is what dairy processors do, and for most dairy products the second part of the equation is done with filling equipment. Whether it's a gravity fed rotary filler for gallon jugs of milk, a volumetric ice cream filler or an in-line cup filler for yogurt, the filler is the integral packaging component in most dairy lines.
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.
Evergreen Packaging EquipmentEvergreen Packaging Equipment's advanced bottle filling technologies allow processors to meet a wide range of extended shelflife production requirements. All machine features are specifically designed to allow for maximum product shelf life along with superior in-plant performance. From Class 100 HEPA air filtration to process-specific bottle sanitation, gravity or volumetric electronic filling systems and automatic CIP, Evergreen applies its market leading Extended Long Life® expertise to the bottle filling industry. Whether you use a press-on, snap-n-screw or screw-on capping system or a foil lid, the Unibloc bottle filling machines from Evergreen offer you the options and production versatility you've been looking for.
Evergreen Packaging Equipment
TetraPak HoyerThe Hoyer Comet range from Tetra Pak Hoyer consists of two in-line machines, the Hoyer Comet N1 and Hoyer Comet C2 and one rotary model the Hoyer Comet R-C1. Except for the small Hoyer Comet R-C1 rotary model all Hoyer Comet machines are equipped with PLC control systems to provide accurate control of production parameters and easy changeover through pre-programming facilities. 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.
Modern PackagingModern Packaging designs and manufactures precision packaging systems for the food, dairy, cosmetic, and drug industries. The SL series cup filling systems from Modern Packaging feature single or multiple filling capabilities, no-cup-stop or no-cup-fill options, filling speeds from 40-720 cups per minute, 2-oz to 10-lb filling capacity, no-drip cut-off nozzles, coder option (reciprocating, Ink-Jet, etc.), and CIP/SIP options. All units are 24 hour production machines that are servo or cam driven, have stainless steel construction and can either be 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.
Fogg Filler Co.The Fogg Fill Pro Series filling system delivers greater flexibility and accuracy in hot and cold product filling. Available extended shelf life designs. Fill Pro features a 2-to-1 transfer ratio and 3-year warranted gear drive for smoother, more efficient output -less on the floor and more out the door. Our exclusive tool-less changeover, patented valves and touch screen controls make operation a breeze. The Fill Pro is engineered with an integrated safety enclosure and available with tribloc rotary rinsers, HEPA enclosures and CIP hardware. Choose screw, snap, pick-in-place, foil seal and ROPP capping systems to meet your specific needs. Ideal for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, health and beauty care, and household products.
Fogg Filler Co.
Norse Dairy SystemsThe NDS IntelliFill™ equipment solution is designed to maximize flexibility and output, and minimize operating costs. By employing servo technology, the IntelliFill allows the novelty manufacturer a virtually unlimited number of fill patterns for their cone-based products. Changeover is a push-button process, whereby the operator can call up pre-programmed configurations and options. The servo stations require only yearly lubrication. The robotic loading and unloading stations minimize labor costs and maximize output. Finally, complete in-line process control is available on the IntelliFilltm platform. By monitoring fill, topping, and chocolate weights on a real-time basis, the operator can make on-the-fly adjustments and reduce waste to virtually zero.
Norse Dairy Systems
T.D. Sawvel Co.Flexibility and reliability are the hallmarks of T.D. Sawvel's newly introduced Model 111R Compact Rotary Filler. Affordable and versatile, the 111R deftly denests, fills, seals and lids up to 70 3-oz to 32-oz containers per minute. Easily convert the filler from one size container to another with change parts for paper or plastic packaging. 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. The 24" square main frame assembly houses a Camco® precision indexer with variable speed ac inverter drive and features mechanical operation for the container "discharge-lift" and "sweep-off" assuring smooth reliable performance at all speeds. T.D. Sawvel Co., has been building quality automated packaging equipment since 1976, and has the expertise to easily customize products to fit customers' exact needs.
T.D. Sawvel Co.
Filler Specialties Inc.Filler Specialties provides stainless steel rotary sanitary fillers and cappers for free flowing liquids at speeds from 20 to over 650 bottles per minute. Options include pick and place capping systems for use with stand alone or monobloc versions. Capper features include gear drive with perfect timing, stainless steel sanitary design, and stainless steel magnetic clutches with quick change grippers. Optional machine enclosures available and include standard safety enclosures, mid-level enclosures with HEPA filtration, and ultra clean enclosures for extended life applications.
Filler Specialties Inc.
Tetra PakThe TBA/22 and TBA/19 from Tetra Pak are filling machines for the aseptic packaging of liquid foods. With a very compact footprint allowing processors to expand capacity in existing space without having to invest in major extensions or new plants, the TBA/22 has been designed to reduce costs and raise productivity. Savings are achieved through reduced labor costs, lower utility consumption, improved space utilization and less waste on a per package basis. The TBA/22 can achieve capacities of 20,000 packages per hour. The TBA/19 can produce various package types and shapes of portion pack volumes (from 100 to 330 ml) with a capacity ranging from 6,000 to 7,500 p/h, depending on package volume.
Elopak Inc.The Elofill Clean Rotary 12000 from Elopak, Inc. offers high-performance ESL filling for milk, juice and other non-carbonated liquids. It can fill 12,000 quart bottles (PET or HDPE) per hour, and handles volumes ranging from 8 oz to 80 oz. A non-contact, volumetric filling system assures high filling accuracy at many viscosities, and a two-stage filling process minimizes foaming. A wide variety of products can be filled without changing nozzles, with volume adjustable at the press of a button. The Elofill 12000 is very compact for a 40-head machine, with a footprint of just 8.5 feet by 12 feet. It has a small, enclosed clean chamber, under positive air pressure, and an integrated HEPA filter unit for a Class 100 environment. Elopak, Inc. is the North American business unit of the Elopak Group. Best known for its PURE-PAK® gable-top cartons and fillers, the company also supplies screw caps; bottle and portion pack fillers; extrusion blow molders, and materials handling equipment.
Serac Inc.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. Contact
Autoprod Inc.Capable of speeds up to 7,200 containers per hour the RO-A7 from Autoprod fills and seals viscous, semi-viscous, dry and liquid products for the dairy, food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and household products industry. An optional servo-driven, micro-processor controlled filling system enables more precise filling which results in less product waste along with more accurate and consistent fill weights. 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.
Osgood Industries, Inc.Osgood Single Lane indexing machines are designed for filling and closing of _ 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.
Tindall PackagingModel 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.
Stork Food & Dairy Systems Inc.A new line of multi-lane inline equipment from Stork Food & Dairy Systems Inc. USA can be used to fill in both ultra-clean and Aseptic processes. The machine can receive products from one of many different Stork UHT processors. Because it is multi-lane, it may be used to fill more than one type or flavor of product simultaneously. 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.
Federal Manufacturing Co.The Model SH7/64S32 rotary filler from Federal Manufacturing features 64-valves with 32 pocket starwheels and is designed to fill plastic and glass bottles with a maximum diameter of 3.0" (76 mm) at speeds to 800 bpm. Federal builds this model with and without a capping turret. Other models are available for larger containers. Special features include EXT demountable valve flanges, electronic level control system, filler driven in-feed conveyor, automated lubrication system, automated cleaning and sanitizing system, and Control +Plus with touch screen operator interface. 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.