New STM Arrow Can EPV 14/2 machine on offer from STM Group

The beverage market in Poland and worldwide has been changing very dynamically recently. The trend towards sustainability affects all beverage producers, from breweries and spirits production to natural juices and the dairy industry. Consumer awareness has risen significantly and concepts such as carbon footprint and packaging sustainability have entered everyday life, moreover forcing producers to adapt to current trends of extended social responsibility. An effect of eco-development is the ever-growing popularity of aluminium packaging in the beverage industry – we are of course talking about cans. They are lightweight, have excellent barrier properties, are very easily recyclable, are made of a single material and can be transported far more by road, thus reducing air pollution. These advantages have led to an increased demand for filling machines dedicated to beverage packaging in this type of packaging.

STM has been supplying filling machines and complete processing lines to small and medium capacity producers for years. Our latest machine is the STM Arrow Can EPV 14/2 with a nominal capacity of 6,000 cans per hour of 500ml. The machine is equipped with 14 mechanical isobaric fillers, whose opening and closing is operated by an electronically controlled pneumatic cylinder system. This gives incredible autonomy to the operation of each filler, which is correlated to a preset position during the rotation of the filling machine. The operator can manage parameters such as the timing of the aeration, the length of the can purge and the timing of opening and closing – a major advantage when bottling highly carbonated or foaming beverages such as beer. The filling machine is also equipped with a dissolved oxygen product meter, a carbon dioxide modulating valve unit, a beverage proportional valve, pressure and temperature sensors or one of the best product pumps available on the market. The whole is topped off with a two-headed ‘seamer’, a special sealer which, during its two operations, permanently stitches the lid together with the can, ensuring total sealing and barrier integrity. The sealing procedure itself is enhanced by the injection of inert gas under the lid and the optional use of liquid nitrogen or a foam breaker when required. All product contact parts are made of AISI 316L stainless steel, which is resistant to the highly invasive agents used in the CIP procedure. We are a member of the EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Designe Group), which obliges us to apply the world’s strictest guidelines and rules when designing filling machines. On the other hand, our long-standing passion for beer has taught us what to do to ensure that our machines have a record-low oxygen build-up during the bottling of this product, which affects the TPO (Total Packed Oxygen) and this very parameter determines the preservation of sensory qualities over the long shelf-life axis. Another strength is our block production system for machines, we need no more than four months to deliver a new STM Arrow Can EPV 14/2 or any other machine of our production. It is also worth noting that the design of the latest filling machines has changed, they are designed with separate enclosures, so operators have ideal service access which is also an advantage from a hygiene point of view.

There is no doubt that the STM Arrow Can EPV 14/2 brings with it a whole package of benefits for small and medium-sized bottling companies in the beer and beverage industry. In this day and age, no one needs to be convinced that it is necessary to follow global trends in any industry and that failure to develop is tantamount to going backwards, which is why at STM we are committed to developing in step with the best. Helping the growth in the bottling industry are the professionals at STM, who guide customers through the entire process of designing, creating, installing and commissioning their new line from start to finish. STM currently employs 140 engineers and technicians and has a production facility with a total area of 3,000 m2. The company has state-of-the-art technical facilities, including a professional design office equipped with advanced technical software, which guarantees the high quality of the manufactured products and allows for the continuous control of the handling of ongoing projects by experienced Project Managers.

In summary – STM is a stable company with over 40 years of experience in designing and implementing new technologies for the food industry. Join the world of innovation with us to take your business to the next level!

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