The bottles are transferred to rinse rotor by the infeed bottle transfer rotor. Bottles are held at the neck during transfer.
The automatic rinse rotor has spring loaded grippers mounted radially which pick up bottles one by one from the infeed 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 upto three seconds each, before draining (for removal of residual water) and uprighting 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 +- 5ml. 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 outfeed trsnsfer 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 wich 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 sensors, stops the cap elevator automatically once the chute gets filled to capacity and restarts it on the caps get consumed. Another se 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 outfeed delrin slat conveyor. The bottle 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 outfeed conveyor has to be adjusted vertically depending on the bottle size being run. Online combination shrink tunnel coupled to the outfeed 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 facia 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.
1) Main Drive
a) Motor 2 H.P. (1.5 k.w.) 1440RPM. - 440VAC.
2) Cap Hopper
a) Gerard Motor 0.25 H.P. (0.33 k.w.) 1440RPM – 440VAC
b) Hopper Capacity 2500 Caps At a time
c) Material of contraction SS304
d) SS 304 Quality belt ¾” Size
e) Size L = 3 feet x W = 3 feet x H = 7.5 Feet
f) Weight = 200 kg Approx
3) Electrical Control Panel
a) Inputs = Photo Sensor Limit switch
b) Output = 230 VAC Valves
4) Filling Valves ½” BSP 230 VDC
5) Proximity Switches 24VDC M18 Size (For No Bottle No FILL SYSTEM)
1) Mechanical as well as Electrical Over load protection.
2) Rinsing Pressure Inter lock ( If Rinsing water pressure is low machine gives indication and machine will gets stop)
3) Filling tank level sensor ( If machine filling tank level is high filling pump will get automatically stop and If machine filling tank low machine gives indication and machine will gets stop.)
4) Cap feeder :- If cap chute is full cap feeder gets automatically stop and If cap feeder is Empty machine gives indication and machine will gets stop.