In some filling processes (most often with the hot filling principle), the contact of the packaging cap with the product is required to ensure the microbiological suitability of the product and the entire packaging (including the cap). This is achieved by turning the packaging so that the cap is completely soaked with the canned/bottled product (for a specific time). This achieves conservation of the cap and thus prevents possible re-infection of the product. For these purposes, our company offers the following solutions:
In both variants, the packaging is rotated using two parallel chains with special grips that “grip” the packaging and turn it to a position where the entire cap is exposed to the canned/bottled product. The packaging is then turned back to its original position. Adjustable spacing between chains and adjustable heights of the input / output conveyor allow adjustment for different dimensions and types of packaging.
All neck sterilizers are adapted to the needs and requirements of the customer (required time of wetting the cap, orientation of the input / output belt,…). The robust base construction of the machine is distinguished by the sanitary design made out of stainless steel and profiles.It also features a protection layer made of acrylic window, which offers a view into the machine and access to key points for adjustment, cleaning and maintenance. All installed components are of a high quality and require a minimum level of maintenance. The machine is primarily equipped with an automatic lubrication system, which ensures optimal operation.
The operation of the machine is automatic (it’s also possible to automatically adjust the distance between the chains, for different formats). The machine is controlled via a panel located on the local electrical cabinet.