Winegrowers Supplies  -  Automatic bottle filling + corking or ROPP capping or crown capping

                   + options of bottle internal pre-rinsing, in-feed, out-feed and collecting tables.

Kompakt: fully automatic bottling line with gravity filler, for drinks (not sparkling) or hot filled juice:-

The working speed depends on the product, the type of bottles and the options installed (eg. the vacuum system).

                 6: 6 filling nozzles (up to 800 x 75cl bottles/hour, up to 1000 x 50cl bottles/hour, up to 1200 x 33cl bottles/hour):-
                 6/S: 6 filling nozzles + corker: 28,000 Euros
                 6/V: 6 filling nozzles + ROPP capper: 29,945 Euros
                 6/1C: 6 filling nozzles + crown capper: 33,810 Euros


                8: 8 filling nozzles (up to 1000 x 75cl bottles/hour, up to 1250 x 50cl bottles/hour, up to 1500 x 33cl bottles/hour):-
                8/S: 8 filling nozzles + corker: 28,980 Euros
                8/V: 8 filling nozzles + ROPP capper: 30,900 Euros
                8/1C: 8 filling nozzles + crown capper: 34,775 Euros

             10: 10 filling nozzles (up to 1200 x 75cl bottles/hour, up to 1500 x 50cl bottles/hour, up to 1800 x 33cl bottles/hour):-
             10/S: 10 filling nozzles + corker: 29,945 Euros
             10/V: 10 filling nozzles + ROPP capper: 31,875 Euros
             10/1C: 10 filling nozzles + crown capper: 35,740 Euros

             12: 12 filling nozzles (up to 1600 x 75cl bottles/hour, up to 2000 x 50cl bottles/hour, up to 2400 x 33cl bottles/hour):-
             12/S: 12 filling nozzles + corker: 32,845 Euros
             12/V: 12 filling nozzles + ROPP capper: 34,775 Euros
             12/1C: 12 filling nozzles + crown capper: 38,640 Euros


There are also faster lines:-
The filler can have 16 or 20 or 24 valves. And also the bottle pre-rinsers can have more grippers.

The limiter then becomes the capper. A fast single head ROPP capper can reach 2500 bottles/hour; some manufacturers say up to 3000 bottles/hour.
So if the working speed of the line is to be over 2500/2800 bottles/hour then a 3 or 4 head ROPP capping unit is the only solution.
The 3 or 4 or more head ROPP capper units are much more expensive because the unit will change from a linear to a rotating machine.
For example a ROPP capper for 2500 bottles/hour is 23,500 Euros. One with 3 of the same heads would cost 50,000 Euros.


   Rotary filling turret for gravity filling.                         Single-head corking turret            ROPP capper

Screw and star-wheel sets for round glass bottles. Both in-feed screw and star-wheels are provided with safety micro-switches for stopping the machine with broken or fallen bottles.
Standard rotation is clockwise (left-to-right).

Bottle diameter: 50 to 105mm; maximum tolerance in bottle diameter +/-0.5mm.
Bottle height: 220 to 350mm; maximum tolerance in bottle height +/-0.5mm.


For significantly different bottle diameters, 930 Euros.
For hot filling at up to 82 C, 1680 Euros.

For cleaning, two half-moon adapters to collect the cleaning solution under the filling valves, 1210 Euros

     The cleaning solution is recirculated using a small centrifugal pump.

Vacuum system, 1800 Euros.
With gravity filling, when the filling valve opens the liquid flows into the bottle. The air that is inside the bottle goes out through a small hose to the top of the filler header tank.
The optional vacuum system sucks out air from the filler header tank, the bottles will hence be under light vacuum so are filled slightly faster.
When the bottle is full, the vacuum sucks away any slight foam, for example that produced from CO2 in wine. This can give even more consistent fill levels across all bottles.

Foam aspiration system for filling bottle conditioned beer, prior to in-bottle fermentation, 2988 Euros.
If bottle-conditioned beer has started fermentation before filling, it will foam in the filler. If it foams then the filler will go much more slowly as it has to reach the necessary level in the bottle.
This system consists of a small stainless steel pressure tank with a vacuum pump on it. The vacuum pump sucks out air from this small pressure tank. The small pressure tank is connected to the filler tank.
If the beer creates foam inside the filler tank the vacuum in the small pressure tank sucks away the foam; which avoids having the filler tank full of foam.
This vacuum also sucks slightly through the filling valves, with the same benefits as the Vacuum system described above.
To eliminate the foam which accumulates inside the pressure tank, there is a small valve installed on top which is connected to a water supply. Opening the valve for a moment will 'destroy' the foam.
CO2 in the drink is not the only cause of foam, it can also result from proteins, sugar etc. So even non-sparkling drinks can create some foam.

The machine is equipped with all-around safety guarding according to EEC laws. Machine base-frame completely in stainless steel, while the base-plate is covered by stainless steel sheet.
Components that for technical reasons can't be made in stainless steel have been specially treated for long-life.

Mechanical speed change by variable pulley.

Conveyor chain size 120x100 mm, Acetal resin chain, width 83 mm.
Conveyor height from floor, 1000 mm +- 50 mm.

Standard Voltage: 3.8 kWatt 380 Volt 3-phase, controls are 24 Volts. Option of 230 Volt single-phase, 200 Euros extra.
A 6 bar compressed air supply is needed.

Filling valves as well as all parts in contact with the filling liquid are made of stainless steel AISI 304.
Quickly removable filling valves for cleaning and maintenance.

Liquid feed pipe with pneumatic ball-valve in stainless steel for the control of the liquid flow.
Control of the liquid in the tank by means of probes or level relays.
Tank with dished bottom for the total discharge of the liquid, a ball-valve allows total discharge of the liquid.

The minimum and maximum level inside the tank is controlled by a double probe system, providing an electric signal to the product in-feed pump.

Mechanical height adjustment of the filling turret, to fit different bottle heights.
Bottle lifting by pneumatic pistons, with return by cam.

Single-head corking turret: for wine corks of one size: choice from 22 to 28 mm diameter, 35 to 50 mm high.
Automatic cork distribution from top hopper. Stainless steel distributing bowl, chute and pick-off head.

or Crown capper: fully automatic unit incorporated in the monoblock. With hopper, cap orienter and feeder,
and clamping head for one standard size crown cap (26 or 29 mm).

or 4-roller stainless steel ROPP capping head: with 'no cap - no roll' safety device.
Pneumatic capper. Mechanical adjustment of the turret, to fit different bottle heights.
Option of mechanical bottle lifting, 1830 Euros extra

For testing the machine, 12 bottles + 200 corks or ROPP or crown caps of each size must be supplied.

Bottle rinsing turret integrated in front of the filler

In-feed, out-feed and collecting tables

Delivery time: 60 to 90 days from the date of the order; advance payment and all samples.

Installation and commissioning: on site installation by specialist engineers is not included in prices quoted. If required, the relevant charges would be: 500 Euros x 3 days, plus flight and accomodation costs.

Warranty: covers any defective part for a period of 12 months from the date of delivery. The warranty does not include materials which are subject to normal wear, the accidental damage caused by transportation, carelessness, unsuitable handling, improper use and any behaviour which is not compliant with the warnings indicated on the instruction manual. The replacement parts will be supplied ready to be installed.

Prices shown are exclusive of Vat.
Delivery usually will need to be charged at cost.