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.
The 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.
Norse Dairy Systems
Evergreen Packaging Equipment
Fogg Filler Co.
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.
High Speed Straight Line (SL) series cup filling systems from Modern Packaging features single or multiple filling capabilities, no-cup-stop or no-cup-fill options, filling speeds from 40-720 cups per minute, 2 oz 10 lb filling capacity, no-drip cut-off nozzles, coder option (reciprocating, Ink-Jet etc.), and CIP/SIP options. 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.
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.
T.D. Sawvel company 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.
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.