The highly flexible and hygienic Inline Cup Filler, from the series AFIC, is solidly built and easy to operate.
This series is designed for a very high hygienic standard and provides filled and sealed products with a long shelf-life.
The AFR series is available with a packaging output speed of between 3000 and 12,000 containers per hour, depending upon the product, volume, cup size, cup shape, and the head space inside of the filled container.
The stations are designed with high flexibility and all functions are fully servo driven, pneumatic driven, frequency-controlled motor driven, and controlled from the control panel.
The highly hygienic machine frame is one of the most important parts of the filler. The machine table is built with a beveled surface for preventing standing wash water. If wash water is standing on the table and is not drained quickly and completely, microorganisms can grow in the water. These microorganisms can contaminate the product.
The table is fully welded to prevent penetration of cleaning water into the machine base (machine foot).
The door covers are made from tempered glass, adhered into a stainless steel frame. Glass cover doors can never be electrostatically charged like the polycarbonate doors. An electrostatic current allows unsterile dirt to cling to the door when opening.
When closing the doors, this unsterile dust will be shaken off the door and fall into the clean filling machine, contaminating the complete filling area.
The Linear Bottle Accumulation Table can feed bottles to, or receive bottles from, the filler.
Conveyors connect the different machines / components.
Clean air is necessary to fill products without preservatives. The filter housing of the unit is built from stainless steel and protects the filter from wash water.
The highly hygienic, servo driven dosing unit fills highly sensitive and viscose products and can be equipped with a pressure tank up to 2 bar.
The capping unit is built and designed to align, sterilise (optional), and screw the caps on to the bottles. The location of the caps is made with a round orientation unit or with an orientation conveyor. Sterilising the caps can be integrated into the cap slide, with ozone gas.
The cap screwing unit is made with a magnetic, torque-limited, gear motor, or with a servo-driven spindle. All the parameters are adjustable from the controller of the filling machine.
The Cap / Lid Elevator transports the lids into the cap orientation unit and is available with two transportation conveyors for two different cap colors.