Winegrowers Supplies  -  Automatic Isobaric (counter-pressure) bottle fillers, crown and ROPP cappers etc

A counter-pressure filler is necessary for bottling already carbonated drinks, such as beer, Sparkling cider or wine.

If the drink is already stored under pressure, it can flow directly to an isobaric filler, there is no need for a pump.
Alternatively, carbonation can be carried out automatically in the filling line.

To avoid excess foaming the temperature of the liquid (when inside the filler's header tank) should be between - 3 C and + 4 C; ideally 2 C.

If there are problems with foam in the filler or after filling (between filler and corker) it depends on different factors:-

Cooling down the drink (to a temperature around 2 C) before filling is more important for the foaming aspect than the type of valve used for filling.
At 2 C there will be good impregnation of the gas when inside the carbonator, afterwards the drink will be more stable during the filling process.
The amount of sugar in the drink and the fineness of it's filtration have a big influence on the stability. Gases other than CO2 already present in the drink have a detrimental affect.

C-C:  6 bottle Isobaric filler and integrated crown capper for 26 mm crown caps:  47,945.00 Euros

up to 1000 bottles/hour at 2 C.

   

The photograph shows an in-feed table, 6-gripper bottle rinser, Isobaric 6 bottle filler and integrated crown capper, plus collecting table.
A video of it in use: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fetnfWH_bg

Options:-

Automatic bottle rinser: not essential, you can use a semi-automatic rinser and place bottles on the in-feed table.

In-feed and collecting tables: well worthwhile

Sensors on the filler conveyor, In and Out, 1550 Euros

Filler with fittings ready for CIP cleaning, 1100 Euros

Different Fill level, 340 Euros

Equipment for additional bottle size, 1650 Euros

Kit of false bottles for cleaning, 1500 Euros

Upgrade to the crown capper for additional format of 29 mm crown caps, 3500 Euros

You cannot easily open the tank of an isobaric filler for cleaning. Therefore CIP is essential.
The Kit of false (dummy) bottles and the Fittings for CIP (cleaning in place) include everything needed on the filler for CIP.

Careddu Gold:-

These are 'very heavy duty' machines, made to the same quality as very large automatic machines (with 30 filling nozzles).

Standard 'S' valves are suitable for most applications, but there are several options for special filling valves:

The type of valve chosen is more important for reducing oxidation during the filling process, rather than any affect on foaming.
The PS or PSL valves (with pre-evacuation) help to avoid oxidation during the filling process. The air is removed from the bottle and pressurisation is made with CO2. The PSL makes an additional levelling of the fill level.
It's not possible to change just the type of valves later on; the header tank and the valves would need to be changed together.

The number of bottles per hour through the line is not easy to say. It depends mostly on whether the drink is foaming or not.
With 12 filling-valves, up to 1800 or even 2000 330 ml bottles are possible per hour. With larger bottles it will be much less.
With 8 filling-valves it can be 800 to 1200 bottles per hour.

Photograph of bottle rinser, Isobaric bottle filler, crown capper and ROPP capper (switchable alternative to the crown capper):-

      

Isobaric 8 bottle filler,  49,990 Euros

Sensors on the filler conveyor, In and Out, 1550 Euros

Different fill level, Euros

Additional bottle size, 1640 Euros

Filler with fittings for CIP cleaning, Euros

Kit of false bottles for CIP (cleaning in place), 2665 Euros

upgrade to PS type valves, .. Euros
upgrade to PSL type valves, .. Euros

Automatic bottle rinser with 8 grippers.


Isobaric 12 bottle filler,  67,815 Euros

Sensors on the filler conveyor, In and Out, 1550 Euros

Different fill level, 690 Euros

Additional bottle size, 1640 Euros

Filler with fittings for CIP cleaning, 1990 Euros

Kit of false bottles for CIP (cleaning in place), 3140 Euros

upgrade to PS type valves, 8200 Euros
upgrade to PSL type valves, 11,000 Euros

Automatic bottle rinser with 8 grippers.


Isobaric 16 bottle filler,  80,250 Euros

Sensors on the filler conveyor, In and Out, 1550 Euros

Different fill level, Euros

Additional bottle size, 1640 Euros

Filler with fittings for CIP cleaning, .. Euros

Kit of false bottles for CIP (cleaning in place), 4180 Euros

upgrade to PS type valves, .. Euros
upgrade to PSL type valves, .. Euros

Automatic bottle rinser with 16 grippers, .. Euros


Options for these isobaric fillers:-

Tank for CIP cleaning (including pump, heating elements and control panel), 6420.00 Euros
The CIP cleaning tank is a SS tank with heating elements, float, pump, and is controlled from the control panel of the filler. From the control panel you can start the automatic cleaning with re-circulation etc.
Note: instead of the above you can use a plastic tank with hot water, add a cleaning product, then pump it with re-circulation.

Pressure gauge in the filler tank, 320 Euros

Fully automatic integrated crown capper, 26 mm diameter caps, 18,175 Euros

CO2 injection on the capper, 300 Euros

Electronic height adjustment, 1480 Euros

Option for Mignon bottles - less than 160 mm tall, 2465 Euros

Additional bottle size on the crown capper, 320 Euros

Upgrade for additional format 29 mm crown caps, 3500 Euros

Fully automatic integrated ROPP capper, 19,900 Euros


Next in the line can be an automatic labeller but it must be preceded by a bottle dryer,
because the very cold bottles will have a lot of condensation on the outside, which would prevent the labels from sticking to the glass.

Bottle dryer, 8600 Euros       
complete installation with hot air blowing unit 7.5 kWatt (with frequency converter for control), parts for installation, pipes and two air knives.
Will work for a line up to 1500 bottles/hour. Delivery time is about 5 to 6 weeks from order.

In the past we tried labelling the bottles before isobaric filling. Sometimes the labels were slightly damaged or wet from the rinser/filler,
so now we advise filling and capping first and then having a bottle dryer in the line to dry the bottles before they go to the labeller.

In-feed and collecting tables and automatic bottle rinser before the filler.

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

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