Monday March 29th, 2010
Flowmeter filling machine and capper supplied to Egypt
Adelphi Masterfil has recently supplied an Egyptian contract packer with a new filling and capping line. The customer in question required a filling machine which was flexible, accurate, offered quick product changeover times and was easy to clean.
The chosen model is an eight head Masterfil automatic in-line, magnetic flow, flowmeter filling machine, with a 200 litre pressure vessel.
Liquid passes through a magnetic flowmeter located before the filling nozzle, providing an accurate measure of the liquid. Optimum output is achieved by key pad controls and variable filling speeds which can be altered dependant on product type.
The inward opening nozzles ensure efficient splash-free filling of liquids, these are available across a wide choice of sizes enabling fast production outputs. Flowmeter filling ensures that there are no pistons to clean greatly reducing changeover time and minimising the need for cleaning effluent is minimised. The machine takes liquid directly from a pressure pump into the container to be filled without being measured in a volumetric cylinder. Optional touch-screen programming and the ability to store up to 50 filling profiles, with four fill speeds, has greatly increased the efficiencies on the line throughputs. As a result, this machine is an excellent choice of overseas users, as they encounter fewer problems and less lost time.
The capping machine is a Mastercap single head inline indexing capper with a vibratory bowl feeder to suit the varying cap types used on the line. A host of innovative features provide a versatile, reliable capping operation at a maximum speed of up to 60 containers per minute, dependent on product, container and cap type. Changeovers between cap styles and sizes are made quick and easy by innovative features including, push button height adjustment of capping heads, colour coded change parts and programmable control systems. All of these features allow the end user to minimize downtime, effectively allowing for greater production outputs.