Cleaning technology for filling the hottest low al

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Low alcohol wine filling cleaning technology

the new products of Barton brands, located in owensborough, Kentucky, have a significant impact on the filling operation. Ba grip grip rton brands is a part of Barton Co., Ltd., which is a branch of constellation group to draw the S-N curve of materials. Constellation is a leading supplier of a full range of wines, beers and distilled spirits. Barton4. Effective force measuring range: 0.1/100 (9.999%); Brands is the third largest supplier of distilled spirits in the United States, with more than 175 brands. Barton brands' factory in owensborough has 14 packaging lines, with an annual output of 8.2 million boxes, producing a variety of alcoholic beverages, including premium Bourbon Whisky, vodka, Scotch whisky, tequila and sweet wine

in situ cleaning technology

"compared with our traditional products, many of our products now have the characteristics of low alcohol content and high sugar content," said Mr. Michael Ryan, bottling supervisor, "When we change the products loaded on one operation line, they are likely to have the phenomenon of taste doping. Because of this, the cleaning of the filling machine has become a key step. I have worked in several major bottling companies. They fill a wide range of products, from wine to bottled water. In that case, cleaning is also a very important link. I have seen them use Fogg filler company () The filling machine for filling dairy products produced by the company has successfully solved the problem of cleaning, in which CIP technology is adopted. In recent years, we have installed four dairy filling machines produced by Fogg company, and the fifth one is ready for delivery. All of these filling machines have built-in local cleaning systems. "

the local cleaning system integrated in these devices has an additional standpipe installed on the loader, an inlet valve that allows the product to enter the bowl in the loader for flushing, and a spray device in the bowl. Two sets of segmented rings - each set is installed on the base of the loader and extends around the loader for half a week - keep the valve open during cleaning, and the cleaning solution is pumped into the bowl through half a valve for cleaning, and then discharged through the other half of the valve. The water can flow back to clean the half valve just used for drainage. Segmented rings are not required when cleaning with hot water instead of using an on-site cleaning system. In this case, the filling valve is opened by other mechanical devices

the latest Fogg loader in owensborough factory was installed last spring. The model is faa5418, equipped with 54 loading platforms and 18 capping consoles. It can handle glass bottles with a volume of 750 mL and 1 L, and the maximum processing speed can reach 355 bottles per minute. This is a machine with overall high-end film blowing quality that has won the favor of high-end commodity packaging. The filling machine and capping machine are installed on a single base and driven by a common motor and gear system. This overall configuration has many benefits. The integrated configuration improves the transfer process by reducing the extended transverse screw feeder and unnecessary bottle handling steps, and the inclination between the accurately matched filling machine and capping machine, thus reducing the time of product exposure to the air and the possibility of splashing and blocking. It also allows two machines to share a control room and console, reducing the floor area of the machine

filling and capping process

during operation, the timing screw at the inlet of the loader can measure the bottles entering the star wheel, and then the star wheel will put the bottles on the independent bottle base frame equipped with springs in turn. When the machine is rotating, each bottle rack will lift the bottle opposite to a sealing cap at the bottom of the gravity filling valve to combine it with an outlet. A guide rod at the bottom of the valve ensures that the top of the bottle is in the center of the valve. When the bottle rack continuously lifts the bottle, it will push the valve sleeve upward to start the filling process. When the loader rotates, this process will continue until the product reaches the bottom of the valve sleeve. As the product is loaded, the air in the bottle will be displaced and enter the top of the bowl in the filling machine through the vent hole. The setting of filling cycle is that when the filling machine rotates to bring the bottle near the unloading starwheel of the machine, the product just reaches the bottom of the valve sleeve. At this time, the bottle rack is lowered to close the filling valve, and the bottles are unloaded onto the star wheel, which sends these filled bottles to a fixed plate on the capping rotating frame

the 700 series capping machine on this operation line is used in combination with the vse-18 bottle cap sorter of Fogg company. The bottle cap is dumped into a 15 cubic foot ground storage tank, where a tilted conveyor belt is raised and sent to the capping machine. The aerial conveyor belt is designed to convey only those bottle caps with outward openings. The bottle caps with inward openings are thrown from the conveyor and returned to the stocker. Near the top of the conveyor belt, the bottle cap reaches the capping machine through an inclined chute. Caps that cross this point will also be transferred back to the stocker

The bottle cap on the inclined chute is sent to a door system on the rotary capping machine. When a bottle arrives, a sensor opens the door and triggers the operation to add the bottle cap to the wine bottle. Then a chuck descends to the position of the bottle mouth and rotates the bottle cap at the bottle mouth until the magnetic clutch reaches the preset torque before slipping off the bottle cap. In this way, the chuck system is disengaged. An independent, variable speed shaft driver enables the chuck to rotate independently of the speed of the cap tightening device. This allows precise adjustment of the capping speed in order to best match the threads of the bottle cap and the bottle mouth. According to the requirements of processing different bottles on the operation line, the capping machine can handle bottle caps with diameters of 28 mm and 33 mm

the bowl and capping device of the filling machine can be lifted and lowered electrically so that bottles of different sizes can be replaced. What further helps to replace bottles of different sizes are color coded and engraved bottle handling parts, which do not even require the use of any tools. This filling/capping device integrates a variable-frequency driver produced by Allen Bradley, an SLC 5/04 programmable logic processor and a panel view 600 visual panel console provided by Rockwell Automation () installed on the base

when PD magazine went to interview, this FAA 5418 operation line was dealing with montizuma white orange peel wine. Bottle caps provided by Kerr group, Inc. () and wine bottles provided by Saint Gobain () are used. At the beginning of the operation, the empty wine bottle was placed upside down in the RSC reciprocating freight box and transferred to an automatic unpacking machine produced by a-b-c packaging machine Corp. (). Then the box is turned over, and the unsealed side faces down into the unpacking machine. Then fasten the two long sides on the other side of the box with the belt, and gently lift the bottle synchronously with the conveyor belt below. At this time, the weight of the bottle will push the lid open, and the bottle will gently fall onto the unloading belt. Then the bottles are transported to a separate conveyor belt, and the empty boxes are lifted up, turned 180 degrees, and then transported to the location of the packing machine by an elevated empty box transfer conveyor belt

the wine bottle passes through a stacking table produced by arrowhead systems () and enters a new wine bottle cleaner provided by Carlton Helen technologies (). The cleaner uses ionized air to remove dust and small particles inside the bottle. The device does not use a gripper and rotary table. The bottle is grabbed and pushed through the cleaner by the belt located at the inlet of the device and on both sides of the conveyor belt. In the washer, the bottle is turned upside down as it passes through an area composed of plastic plates. In the next area, the nozzle installed under the bottom rail blows ionized air into the bottle. Ionized air can neutralize static electricity, so that dust and small particles stop floating, fall out of the bottle, and then be collected by a vacuum chamber. The bottles then pass through another rotating area and are transported by conveyor belt to the filling machine and capping machine after leaving the cleaning device

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