3000 bottles per hour complete beer filling line into 2L PET

Following the commissioning of aluminum can filling line in Pivovara Daruvar, Croatia, we moved to start-up of second complete filling line – into PET bottles.

Client requested a turnkey solution for 3000 bottles per hour at 2l bottle filled with beer. This project was very peculiar because of the need to put our new filling line inside of client’s existing returnable glass bottle filling line. This also required finding a place for a compressor room, as well as designing a way to get through with the air conveyors from the blow molder to the filler’s position.

This filling line consists of a 3-cavity blow molding machine Blueline 3 Standard with a complete compressor room by Kaeser Compressors and MTA chiller. Then there is a big air conveyor buffer that goes into next hall inside of existing line – to the filler’s inlet. Filling machine used is Arrow PET 20/40/8 ISO BEER – our isobaric PET filler for beer, with pre-evacuation of air from the bottle and a high pressure hot water fobber before capping. After the filler, there is a filling level inspector, air knives and an OPP labeller model Uno Roll with CIJ data printer Hitachi.

At the end-of-line, there is a small shrink-wrapping machine AP12, tailored for the capacity of the line – 3000bph packed into 3×2 packages, which gives 10ppm with 120% overspeed. The line ends with package conveyors leading to a complex palletizing system based on two Kawasaki Robots, that we will describe separately.


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