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World Class Powder Filling Solutions


30 head vacuum filling machine with individual head update weight control and checkweigher system feedback

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WORLD CLASS POWDER FILLING SOLUTIONS


Introduction Absolute dedication to understanding our customers’

with the ability to fill by vacuum (for products with

needs with the appropriate mix of expertise,

poor flowability), and by volume for products with

reliability, products, service and price for each

good flow characteristics. It was the first vacuum

customer - the ethos of PLF International since its

filling machine to achieve ATEX certification.

inception in 1994. Every machine is designed specifically for each PLF International’s commitment to higher-than-the-

customer’s application, providing a flexible and

industry-average investment in research &

technical solution to their requirements.

development has resulted in what is considered to be

This has led to many PLF installations in the UK,

one of the most flexible, gentle, user-friendly powder

and worldwide for a customerbase including many

filling machines - for rigid containers - in the world,

blue chip companies.

At PLF International we strive to do more than just meet the expectations of our customers.

> Baby milk formula with scoop placement prior to fill

We want first to anticipate them and then to exceed them.

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16 head vacuum filling machine with individual head update and gross checkweigher system with feedback

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Filling machinery PLF International’s range of filling machines for

Features

powders and granular products have the ability to fill by either vacuum, volume, timefill, or a combination of these, dependent on the type of product and container to be handled.

Low maintenance design with no onerous oil lubrication regime required Designed for ease of cleaning Semi automatic through to fully automatic system Single head through to high speed rotary

All filling applications have the advantage of gentle product handling, high accuracy, with no moving parts in contact with product during the filling operation.

Flexible filling methods to accommodate both static and free-flow products - on one machine

> Single head machine

Versatility of filling glass, cans, PET and composite - on one machine, if required Rapid changeover of product and/or container Maximum accuracy with minimum giveaway utilising innovative head update feature ATEX compliant, if required Latest electrical design incorporating real-time production feedback Remote access by modem for fault diagnostics and programme updates Turnkey line integration In-Line Gassing available as an option to extend product shelf-life Tare and gross checkweigher system option Automatic loop top-up conveyor system, with auto product run out option reduces operator intervention.

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PLF Scoop Inserter with ‘no-can, no scoop’ feature and camera detection option

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Ancillary Equipment Scoop Inserter A simple, low-maintenance design with rapid container

Unique Recycling Gassing System

changeover. The same diameter scoop with different bowl

To compliment their range of powder filling machinery, and

depths can be handled without any changeover required.

in response to customer demand, PLF has designed an

No lubrication regime necessary. A camera detection

in-line gassing system, which reduces residual oxygen in

system with reject is available as an additional option

packaged product to minimal levels to extend shelf-life.

to ensure scoop placement.

The PLF design incorporates extensive safety features

> Filling machine with in-line gassing system

together with a unique gas recycling system which

Damaged Container/Particulate/ No Scoop Reject System

reduces expensive gas usage significantly. The system is sealed for safety, with analysers in all areas, to ensure monitoring of any gas leakage

A simple machine which uses a vision system to detect

into the atmosphere. The system maintains oxygen

damaged containers, and to reject them prior to

levels in the pre-gassed product (from the main feed

entering the filling machine. A simple process, but

hopper), once it is dispensed into the container.

vital to maintaining the customer’s production and reducing downtime.

> Damaged can vision reject system

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Project Management Whether customers are investing in one machine or

> Training day

Our service encompasses:

a fully integrated line, PLF International offers a one-stop solution for every type of project.

Site survey Budget planning

From initial concept meeting through to installation and commissioning - we ensure compliance with all relevant legislation and codes of practice, with the aim of meeting our customers’ requirements at all times.

Installation targets Design and specification Procurement and purchasing Suppliers’ compliance Installation and commissioning Method statement and project schedules Product and acceptance trials Operator and engineer training Documentation

> A PLF powder feed, filler and line installation project

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We have installations in the following countries:

Russia UK USA

Denmark Netherlands France

Spain Iran

China India

Mexico Thailand

Ghana

Philippines Malaysia

Colombia Singapore

Ecuador Brazil Agents in: Philippines China New Zealand USA Netherlands Denmark

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South Africa Chile

Australia New Zealand

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Worldwide Presence > A machine on its way to Brazil

Our continued investment in research and

“I am delighted we are strengthening our presence in

development ensures that PLF International meets the

the worldwide market”, comments Mark Emond -

demands of a competitive global market.

Managing Director of PLF International. “Our aim since inception has been to produce the best

Our discerning clients are always looking for

machinery and workmanship available in the world.

improvements and new developments and feel PLF

Our steady increase in numbers of installations

International offers a fresh approach. This has

globally allows us to further strengthen our R&D

resulted in over 60 installations worldwide

research programme. Working with producers and processors from key markets across the globe will

In helping customers to fulfil global demands for their

reinforce our research and continue to move the

own products, PLF seeks to ‘future-proof’ the

company forwards to face the challenges of a fast

investments made by its customers to sustain

moving and competitive marketplace”

their competitive edge. Innovation has been - and will remain - central to PLF’s success.

PLF International Limited has dedicated support

We are sensitive to our customers’ specifications,

resources in Europe, Asia and the U.S. and we are

adept at marshalling our resources and committed to

introducing trained personnel in other regions of the

exceeding expectations.

world to support our global presence. > One of our machines being used in China

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PLF International Ltd Riverside House Iconfield, Parkeston Harwich, Essex CO12 4EN United Kingdom

T: +44 (0) 1255 552994 F: +44 (0) 1255 552995 E: sales@plfinternational.com www.plfinternational.com

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