Excellent condition DRY aseptic PET line which is suitable for low-acid pulpy and fibrous fruit juices, non-carbonated beverages, ice tea and dairy products. The hygienic level is so high that also milk-based infant formulas are possible. The line was installed in 2013 and is currently in production
Aseptic PET Filling Line Krones with Contipure Aseptic Block, 24 000 bph
This in dry aseptic PET line and it is suitable for low-acid, pulpy and fibrous fruit juices, non-carbonated beverages, ice tea and dairy products. The hygienic level is so high that also milk-based infant formulas are possible. The line was installed in 2013 and is currently in production. It will be available in the summer 2019, and it can be inspected while operating. The delivery includes the product deaeration and pasteurizer, preform feeding and sterilization, aseptic blower-filler-capper block, CIP line, cap feeding and sterilization system, bottle and label and inspection systems, shrink packer, handle applicator and conveyors. Palletizer is excluded.
The product first goes through gas removal treatment and is then pasteurized in a tubular heat exchanger. The product is cooled down and pumped into an aseptic buffer tank prior to filling. In the over pressurized filling and capping block empty bottles and bottle caps are sterilized with a gaseous H2O2. An H2O2 sensor outside the machine monitors any leaks of the sterilizing agent. Also the pressure inside the filling block is monitored, and an automatic shutdown results if the pressure drops. A liquid nitrogen is injected after filling, to remove air from the container and to make the bottle rigid with internal pressure.
Both preforms and caps are inspected and faulty pieces are automatically rejected before they are conveyed into the aseptic area. The delivery includes eight (8) sets of different molds for the blow molder which are changed in a special clean room in the blow molder, eliminating the need to enter the aseptic area of the machine. The bottle size change is done very easily in the filler-capper by a mechanical adjustment, and no change parts are needed except the molds in the blow molder.
Blower-filler-capper: Contipure AseptBloc ND
Operating hours: 23 759 hrs (on 16.10.2018, still operating)
Capacity: 24 000 bph in 0.33 and 0.5 ltr
18 000 bph in 1.0 ltr
12 000 bph in 1.5 ltr
Cap type: 38 mm Bericap, plastic wide mouth screw
Blowing heads: 16
Filling valves: 44
Capping heads: 22
Dry sterilizing agent: H2O2, gaseous nitrogen peroxide
Filling temperature: 3 – 25 °C
Max particle size 3 x 3 x 3 mm
Max fiber size 1 x 1 x 5 mm
Total solids max 10 %