The new philosophy of manufacturing the bottling machines.
BASELESS is not only a patented system but a new way of thinking, designing and manufacturing introduced by METALNOVA into the bottling world.
NOTHING UNDER THE BOTTLES
YOUR FILLING ROOM
The BASELESS design allows realizing machines similar to real filling room, where everything is hanging on the roof and the total absence of movement parts under the bottles assures high cleaning and access easiness for the operator
The BASELESS concept, applied to our machines, guarantees to our customers:
high level of hygiene and cleaning;
reduction of the maintenance and intervention time.
The operator can quickly access to every part to make short intervention during the production, without putting his feet on machine parts.
For the maintenance filling valves, bottle lifters, product manifolds can be easily reached from machine internal part, whilst upper electric / air manifolds can be reached from the top part of the machine.
The motorization is in the top part of the machine, separated from the working environment remaining clean and dry for the all life of the machine. In case of extraordinary maintenance the operator can easily control gears, bearings and motor.
In the machines with capper, the sorter is placed outside the machine in an easy accessible position.
The transfer from the sorter descent chute to the capper pick and place is done by a horizontal chain conveyor, protected with a plexiglass openable cover.
Easy and quick access to the sorter in case of caps jamming, without entering in to the machine.
The dust generated inside the cap sorter remains outside the working environment.
In case of more caps (flat and sport cap or two caps with different diameter) two or more sorters can be connected to the horizontal conveyor.
BUFFER FOR FILLING-CAPPING MACHINES INTEGRATED WITH BLOWING MACHINES
The horizontal conveyor can be developed with straight parts and bends in order to have a length suitable to contain the caps necessary to cap the bottles contained in the blow moulding machine in case it is necessary to stop the bloc due to downwards line stops.
The machine can be equipped with external groups for sterile air blowing composed by blower and cartridge filters easy to be inspected (fig. 1)
The sterile air can be conveyed in one of the following zones:
ZONE BETWEEN FILLER AND CAPPER (fig. 2)
A diffusion pipe blows the sterile air from the top towards the bottom in the zone between filler and capper, where the bottles are filled but not capped.
BOTTLE PATH IN THE STARWHEELS (fig. 3)
The path of the bottles along the starwheels before being bottles is protected by covers in stainless steel. These covers are pipe with rectangular section, with holes on the bottom edge.
The sterile air arriving from the filtration device flows though the pipes and exit from the lateral holes creating an air barrier around the bottles.
This solution protects the bottles and the air of the environment is changed.
FILLER JET (only VMAG – VMAS ) (fig. 4)
The sterile air obtained from the filtration unit is conveyed in the CIP return path and it arrives in the filling valve body through the CIP return hole. During the production a crown of sterile air is created around the product jet, protecting it from the rest of the environment.
In case the filler handles products critical from the cleaning point of view, it is possible to put in the lower part of the machine collection trays with wheels, that can be extracted and cleaned separately from the machine.