Filling Systems

  Gravity

Filling is carried out by the liquid being delivered from a known head level and flowing by gravity. Once the pre-set filling level is achieved, the excess product is returned to the filling tank. The filling tank is manufactured in AISI316, as well as all the parts in contact with the product. Machine types suitable for treating PET/PE/HDPE bottles, the filler can be equipped with a neck holding system.

  Gravity Light Pressure

With this system a constant pressure, by means of sterile air or inert gas, is created inside the filling tank. The pressure can be adjusted from 0,1 to 0,5 Bar. The filling of the bottle is therefore facilitated by the pressure created inside the tank, filling to a prescribed level. Once the pre-set level is achieved, the product in excess is collected in a recovery tank and afterwards it can be sent again to the process system, before filling. The filling tank is completely manufactured in AISI316, as well as all the parts in contact with the product. In case the machine has to treat PET/PE/HDPE bottles, the filler can be equipped with a neck holding system.

  Vacuum

This filling system is equipped with a vacuum pump that creates a depression inside the container. Filling is carried out after the depression phase. Once the pre-set level is achieved, the product in excess is returned to a recovery tank where it can be sent on to the process system if required. The filling tank is completely manufactured in AISI316, as well as all the parts in contact with the product.

  Counter-pressure

This system is suitable to fill still or carbonated liquids at low or ambient temperature. The filling product tank handles pressures of 6 Bar and is tested at a pressure of 9 Bar, certified by PED (EEC approved). The distributing nozzle is completely manufactured in AISI316, in accordance to the sanitary regulations. Machine models are available to treat PET/PE/HDPE bottles, the filler can be equipped with a neck holding system.

  Hot Filling FHP/Cold Filling FCP

Filling is carried out by gravity and the system is suitable to treat products from an ambient temperature up to 90C. The excess product, after the self-levelling filling, is sent back to the preparation and filtration plant. The product flow to the filler is adjusted by a modulating valve in order to give a constant control of the product flow. Machine model are available to treat PET/PE/HDPE bottles, the filler can be equipped with a neck holding system .

  Volumetric

This system is equipped with a set of dosing pistons that take the product from the filling tank, positioned in the centre of the filler; the liquid is then volumetrically measured and is positively displaced into the container.
This is a highly effective and accurate system that can be either operated by pneumatic or mechanical actions.

  Electronic EFS

This technology can be supplied also in ULTRACLEAN and ASEPTIC versions (see also Latest Technologies). The filling system avoids the contact between the container and the filling tube. The electronic flow meter used is a dosing device based on the product conductivity and electric resonance principles. This filling system guarantees:



1. That the product flow runs from the feeding tank to the container through a tube only, without threads and without liquid dead     end points;
2. During the filling phase the filling tubes do not contact the container;
3. During the filling phase, the air inside the container does not renter the filling tank;
4. The product volume can be changed simply on the control panel;
5. High filling precision;
6. Easy access to all of the components, allowing their removal for inspection and cleaning;
7. The parts in contact with the product can be sterilised at a temperature of 120C;
8. Simple to clean with reductions in washing and giving low maintenance time.
This system is suitable for Clean, Extended Shelf Life and Aseptic filling of the products. Machine models are available to treat PET/PE/HDPE bottles; the filler can be equipped with a neck holding system.

  Counter-pressure Electronic ISO EFS

Following the evolution of the traditional counter-pressure filling system and due to many years of study.
Ave Industries has launched its new filling technology for the Counter-pressure Electronic ISO EFS filling system.
This filling system guarantees:
1. The filling of carbonated products at the temperature of 16-18°C
2. An increase of the filling speed of up to 20%;
3. A precise and constant volumetric fill;
4. A simple and quick change of the volume, with the pre-set volume doses available from the control panel;
5. The possibility of filling products with or without fruit pulp;
6. A notable reduction of the maintenance time;
7. A notable reduction of the time needed to change the product to be filled;
8. A dramatic reduction of the C.I.P. and signification time.
In case the machine has to treat PET/PE/HDPE bottles, the filler can be equipped with a neck holding system.