Bottling systems are used to fill liquids, such as beverages, into bottles. These can be found in wine, soft drink and cleaning product manufacturing plants.
These production lines can be semi- or fully automated. A semi-automatic production line can produce between 300 and 400 cases of finished bottles a day with three to five employees. A fully automated line, however, requires four to seven people to produce at minimum 1,000 cases.
During the bottling process, the product will be placed into bottles or other containers with special designs. These can be in glass, plastic or metallic. They can hold water, beer soda, milk or any other beverage.
The machines that are part of the Bottling Line Solutions can perform a number of different processes, depending on the product type being packaged. The bottle-filler is the most crucial machine in the bottling process. This machine injects liquid into a bottle and ensures the bottle has the right level of liquid.
A filling machine consists of a conveyor that moves bottles underneath a series of filling valves that inject the liquid into the bottle. These valves are either needle-type or spout. A spout filling device has the advantage of being able to fill more than one container at a given time.
The machine will automatically stop once the filling cycle has been completed. The bottles will now be transported to the capper where they will cap and label them. The caper can handle different types of caps.
Almost all automatic filling equipment has a system that allows it to fine-tune indexing time. This is the amount time required for each bottle move into and out the fill area. The indexing time is a very important part of the fill cycle, because it can save fractions of seconds when many cycles are run every day.
The bottling machine can control the indexing of bottles from its control panel, allowing operators to achieve the best indexing times. These times can also be saved in the machine’s recipe display, so that they are easily recalled.
Bottle Lifting for Filling
Bottom-up pressurized fillers are by far the most popular type of bottling equipment that uses a bottle lift system. This is the most reliable way to fill because it prevents an overfilling.
This type of bottling machine also allows for more accurate product placement in the bottle. This is especially helpful for foaming beverages, such as carbonated drinks.
These systems include a range preset programs to allow for the pre-evacuation (or ejection) of air from bottles prior to filling. These presets can be tailored to suit specific application requirements.
These machines can be used to fill a wide variety of products, including creams, pastes, and other viscous liquids. They can be used for dry foods such ointments spices and oils.