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cial airtight seal as controlled by the mechanical bottle-lifting cylinders with spring thrust and cam-operated return. The product, coming from the tank, flows through the four holes on the tip of the filling valve and down the container walls. Simultaneously, the air leaves the bottle via the upper hole and goes up into the tank, or, in the case that the filler is equipped with separate air return, is evacuated externally. This hole allows for an exact levelling of the product in the containers without resorting to additional levelling devices. When low vacuum filling is adopted, the special pump pulls a vacuum into the tank, so that, as soon as the filling valve opens, the low vacuum condition is transferred to the container through the air return hole. As a result, should a container have a leak, or a chipped mouth, it will not be filled, thus avoiding spilling on the machine bed. All types of filling valves are designed to prevent any exchange of the gases contained in the tank and the ambient air. The SRT-RT Monobloc provides high vacuum filling. High vacuum fillers are used for dense, viscous fluids (edible oils, syrups, etc.) in containers made of hard materials. Unlike gravity and low vacuum fillers, here filling begins by creating a vacuum in the bottle, so that the product is sucked into it very quickly. Once the right level is achieved, any excess product is collected in a small

tank, before going back into the main product tank. The level of vacuum can be adjusted based on the product thickness and on the desired output within the speed limits individual machines can reach. Upon request, SRT-RT monobloc can be completed with single-head turret for natural straight corks, single-head turret for RO, ROPP, and no-refillable aluminum screw caps, single-head turret for mushroom corks, T-shaped corks or press-on no-refillable plastic closures, single-head turret suitable to apply metal crown corks, and double-closure automatic turret for corks/aluminum screw caps. Fimer offers several options: rinsing fluid recycling system, water filtration on rinser turrets, air filtration for air cleaners, deaeration station, filler feeder pump, mirror-polished filler tank, millimetric regulation of filling level, separate air and wine return for levelling fillers, neck supports for soft containers on gravity fillers, dummy bottles for filler cleaning, vacuum corking with flat-headed straight corks, inert gas injection before corking, sterilization of cork compression jaws, pick and place for continuous thread plastic closures, total monobloc guarding, Aisi 316 applications for aggressive products. (Fimer - Via Pierino Testore 39 - 14053 Canelli - AT Italy - Tel. +39 0141 823404 Fax +39 0141 834504 e-mail: info@fimer.it)

ASEPTIC TECHNOLOGY FOR BAG-IN-BOX Astepo proposes C.F. Upgrade, the new, high performance bag-in-box filler for the filling of bag-in-box with dispenser caps such as Vitop, Presstap, and Flextap. The machine has been completely redesigned: all controls are now external so as to facilitate the maintenance and the CIP washing can be selected from the screen without the necessity to introduce external pipes. The movement of the web bags is guaranteed by a cylinder without rod, which have mechanical regulations for the selection of the volume type. The device for cap removal

is synchronized with the filling valve so as to avoid wastage of time. The clamp and the cap presence sensor have been simplified for replacement during operations without having to stop production. The separation of the bag is carried out by a new horizontal blade, which is less violent than the V shaped type used in most machines in the industry. All these features allow a format change with less time wasting, also by non-specialized personnel. The filler volumetrically doses 3 to 20 L, both bags with spouts in the centre or in one of the

C.F. bag-in-box filler (Astepo).

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ITALIAN BEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY 60/2010  

Rivista esclusivamente in inglese, sviluppata a supporto di tutte quelle aziende italiane che vogliono puntare sull’export di macchine, prod...

ITALIAN BEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY 60/2010  

Rivista esclusivamente in inglese, sviluppata a supporto di tutte quelle aziende italiane che vogliono puntare sull’export di macchine, prod...