|Machine Name||Tri-Block Rinsing / Filling / Capping Line with In-Feed Air Conveyor Out-Feed Conveyor with Inspection & S.S Shrink Tunnel Cap Elevator|
|Fill Volume||200 ml, 500 ml, 1000 ml & 2000 ml.|
|Production Speed Per Hour||40 to 50 Bottles Per Minute for 500 ml|
|Number of Heads (R / F/ C)||15 / 15 / 6 (Rinsing / Filling / Capping) – Various Models Available.|
|Suitable for Products||Mineral Water.|
|Operating Panel||PLC Based|
|Production Accuracy||95% Efficiency Accuracy|
|Filling Accuracy||+/- 1% of Fill Volume|
|Rejection Ratio During Production||1%|
|Working Height||850 mm +/- 50 mm|
|In Feed Air Conveyor Length||10 Feet|
|Out Feed Slat Conveyor Length||20 Feet|
|Change Parts||Required in case of change in Mouth OD / ID of Bottle|
|Machine Weight||Approx 1500 Kgs|
|Require Power||10 to 11 H.P / 8.5 to 9.5 Kw|
The empty bottles are loaded manually onto the in-feed air conveyor where air at high pressure from a blower is used for conveying bottles supported at the neck up to the in-feed bottle transfer rotor. The air conveyor permits different bottle sizes to run without making any adjustments. Hence there is no wastage of time in conveyor adjustment on the in-feed side.
The bottles are transferred to rinse rotor by the in-feed bottle transfer rotor. Bottles are held at the neck during transfer.
The automatic rinse rotor has spring loaded grippers mounted radically which pick up bottles one by one from the in-feed transfer rotor. The bottle is inverted against a lever on the rinse valve to start the rinsing operation. Thus, we have NO BOTTLE – NO RINSE. Bottles are washed for up to three seconds each, before draining (for removal of residual water) and up righting for transfer to the filling rotor. The rinsing medium is generally product water.
The internationally accepted and approved VENT PIPE filling principle ensures accurate level filling without spillage. The filling accuracy is +/-1% of fill volume. The fill tank level is regulated automatically by a PLC controlled electronic probe which reduces the machine speed in the vent of disrupted input product water supply. The machine speed is them restored to normal once the water supply is replenished.
After completion of the filling operation, bottles are transferred to the capping rotor by the out-feed transfer rotor, the bottles activate a pneumatic valve, for releasing the cap onto the cap pickup rotor. This arrangement provides the feature NO BOTTLE – NO CAP which safeguards against unnecessary cap wastage.
Caps are stored in a SS 304 ground level hopper mounted at the base on the elevator column. The caps are elevated /oriented, and they are diverted into the cap chute leading to the filling machine. The operation of the elevator is controlled automatically by a control panel mounted sensor, stops the cap elevator automatically once the chute gets filled to capacity and restarts it on the caps get consumed. Another set of sensors automatically activates a small vibrator motor in the event of a bridge formation inside the cap hopper. The cap vibrator motor ensures that the caps keep moving up steadily at the desired rate without any interruption
Bottles after the completion of the rinse – fill- seal cycle are discharged on to the out feed delrin slat conveyor. The bottles are visually inspected against fluorescent background light for detection of irregular bottles. Mounted on the inspection lamp box is an emergency switch which when pressed trips the main motor for safety. Also, the bottles are counted with the help of a sensor which gives digital count on the control panel indicating finished bottles. There after the bottle are picked up manually for cartooning. Automatic rotary turntables for bottle accumulation can be provided optionally. The out-feed conveyor has to be adjusted vertically depending on the bottle size being run. Online combination shrink tunnel coupled to the out-feed slat conveyor can be offered optionally. Heat shrinkable cap sleeves/ body labels have to be loaded manually onto the finished bottles discharging from the filling machine. The bottles pass through the online shrink tunnel, after which the finished bottles are picked up manually for cartooning.
The panel has superior quality control devices with variable speed AC Drive for regulation of operating speed during production. All electrical motors are protected individually by Overload Thermal Relays for safety. The Main MCB has inbuilt ELCB which safeguards against live contact externally. The panel Fascia has clearly marked cam switches indicating functions for ease of operation. A Detachable remote-control device is provided for facilitating maintenance and brief test runs.