PERFORMANCE, PACKAGED

Federal Mfg.’s New High Speed Machine Fills and Caps 450 1.75-Liter PET Juice Carafes per Minute

Mar 26, 2014

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — As a longtime supplier of fillers to the juice industry, Federal Mfg., powered by ProMach, developed a new high-speed modular series filler that enables companies to maximize uptime and throughput to meet market demand. The compact filler’s elegant design, state-of-the-art controls, and semi-automatic dedicated clean-in-place unit offer high productivity with speeds up to 450 1.75 liter PET juice carafes per minute.

The new high-speed filler, which is 3-A Process certified, uses highly efficient, gravity level filling valves on a 120-inch pitch. The 70-valve unit is integrated with a 21-station Fowler/Zalkin pick-and-place capper from Fowler Products, a ProMach business. Fowler also supplies the cap elevator sorter, cap chute, and air conveyors that transfer 70-millimeter caps for 1.75-liter PET juice carafes to the capper.

The filler features an Allen-Bradley PLC-based control system with CompactLogix. An Allen-Bradley 10-inch PanelView Plus is used for HMI.

The new filler has a dedicated, closed-coupled, clean-in-place unit, which controls the circulation of cleaning fluids. An acid metering system controls the concentration of cleaning fluids with a conductivity probe.

The unit includes an integrated bottle rinser that grips the empty bottles by the neck and inverts them over a nozzle. An ionized air rinse takes the electrostatic charge out of the bottles to release any particles that may be inside.

“This is an exceptional high-speed, high-throughput juice filling solution,” said Mike Collins, Federal Mfg.’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “It represents the utmost in Federal’s dedication to robust, long-lived solutions.”

For more information about Federal’s high-speed juice filling and capping solutions, call 855-371-4639 and visit www.FederalMfg.com.

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ProMach is a family of best-in-class packaging and processing solution brands serving manufacturers of all sizes and geographies in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household and industrial goods industries. ProMach brands operate across the entire production line: filling, bottling and capping, decorative labeling, flexibles and trays, pharma, handling and sterilizing, labeling and coding, and robotics and end of line. ProMach also provides systems and integration including turnkey solutions, design/build, engineering services, and productivity software to optimize production line design and deliver maximum uptime.

ProMach designs, manufactures, integrates, and supports the most sophisticated and advanced packaging and processing solutions in the global marketplace. Its diverse customer base, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, privately-held businesses worldwide, depends on reliable, flexible, technologically advanced equipment and integrated solutions. ProMach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. For more information about ProMach, visit www.ProMachBuilt.com and for more information on ProMach Careers, visit www.ProMachCareers.com.