Bottle Filling Machine is a task carried out by a machine that packages liquid products such as cold drinks or water .Traditional methods of bottle filling involved placing bottles onto a conveyor and filling only one bottle at a time. This method is time consuming and expensive.
The bottle filling machine and capping operations are controlled using a Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’S). This is because PLC’s are very flexible, cost effective, space efficient and reduces complexity. By programming the PLC we control the entire system. SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) is used to monitor the process.
Bottles are kept in position in their respective holders which are fixed to the conveyor at the input side. IR sensors are used to detect the presence of bottles in the holder. Depending on the output of the sensors the filling and capping operation takes place. A time delay is given in order to set the status of the bottles. If bottle 1 is present the corresponding stat us bit in PLC is set to 1 else it is set to 0.The outputs of these sensors are given to the PLC and depending on this output the filling and capping process for the bottles takes place.
Thus if all the n bottles are present in the input side then the sens or gives the corresponding output to the PLC which in turn switches ON the corresponding pumps for filling operation to take place. If a particular bottle is not present the corresponding pumps remain OFF.
The machines are mainly used in the mineral and pure water filling operations. The three functions of Bottle rinsing , filling and capping are composed in one body of the machine The whole process is automatic.
Ideal for bottled beverages such as Beer, Cola, Lemonade and Champagne. These Filling machines incorporate the latest in filling technology for carbonated beverages. The filling valves are designed to pre – vacate the bottled before filling.
This ensures very low oxygen content in the product as per international standards, and hence high stability and shelf life. The valves are suitable for filling under CO2 Counter Pressure. While using CO2 pre-stressing, one-third Air Consumption will be replaced by CO2 .The equipment has Cleaning in Place (CIP) facility. The equipment has an automatic Central Lubrication System.
The machine has safety cut off switches, Automatic Splinter Spray- off System, Height adjustment of bowl suitable for all bottled size up to 1000ml. These filling machines are designed for accurate level filling without beverages loss.