Federal Mfg.’s New High Speed Machine Fills and Caps 450 1.75-Liter PET Juice Carafes per MinuteMar 26, 2014
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — As a longtime supplier of fillers to the juice industry, Federal Mfg., powered by ProMach, developed a new high-speed modular series filler that enables companies to maximize uptime and throughput to meet market demand. The compact filler’s elegant design, state-of-the-art controls, and semi-automatic dedicated clean-in-place unit offer high productivity with speeds up to 450 1.75 liter PET juice carafes per minute.
The new high-speed filler, which is 3-A Process certified, uses highly efficient, gravity level filling valves on a 120-inch pitch. The 70-valve unit is integrated with a 21-station Fowler/Zalkin pick-and-place capper from Fowler Products, a ProMach business. Fowler also supplies the cap elevator sorter, cap chute, and air conveyors that transfer 70-millimeter caps for 1.75-liter PET juice carafes to the capper.
The filler features an Allen-Bradley PLC-based control system with CompactLogix. An Allen-Bradley 10-inch PanelView Plus is used for HMI.
The new filler has a dedicated, closed-coupled, clean-in-place unit, which controls the circulation of cleaning fluids. An acid metering system controls the concentration of cleaning fluids with a conductivity probe.
The unit includes an integrated bottle rinser that grips the empty bottles by the neck and inverts them over a nozzle. An ionized air rinse takes the electrostatic charge out of the bottles to release any particles that may be inside.
“This is an exceptional high-speed, high-throughput juice filling solution,” said Mike Collins, Federal Mfg.’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “It represents the utmost in Federal’s dedication to robust, long-lived solutions.”
For more information about Federal’s high-speed juice filling and capping solutions, call 855-371-4639 and visit www.FederalMfg.com.
Federal designs, manufactures, and supports complete rotary and inline net weight filling systems for free-flowing liquids. We serve a variety of markets including food and beverage applications such as edible oils, sauces, nutritional drinks, and protein supplements, as well as other high-value retail applications including automotive lubricants and additives, household cleaners and disinfectants, personal care products, agricultural chemicals, paints, and more. Federal’s net weight filling technology is ideal for applications needing exact dosing, with non-contact filling accuracy of ± 0.1% to minimize the giveaway of valuable products. For more than 70 years, Federal fillers have been recognized worldwide for dependable performance in demanding production environments as well as for an overall low total cost of ownership.
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