Various processes and the machines used in food industries are-Bottle Washing and Sterilization
This equipment is widely used in various industries including beverage processing, pharmaceutical and in cosmetic packaging industries. Different models are available in the market and Bottle washing machine may be rotary or linear in design. Bottle washing machine is followed by sterilization process, which involves rinsing and flushing with a sterilizing agent done at high speed. Output of the machines varies depending on the design and can clean from 200 to 300 bottles per minute. They are equipped with automatic loading and unloading technology for efficiency in operation.
Inner and outer cleaning systems are fitted for total hygiene to be achieved. They are also fitted with hot air delivery systems for rapid drying of bottles once washing and sterilization is complete.
Rapid filling of liquid and semi liquid products into bottles is done by this machine. Various models are available depending on the intended application. Some filling equipments are suited for all viscosities of liquids while some will perform best with lower viscosity liquids. They also vary in the number of bottles filled per hour. Inline fillers can handle up to 7200 bottles per hour and some models can be used in bottle filling machine of molten products.
Integrated systems are easily programmed to suit numerous environments and different viscosities while maintaining high performance.
They are designed to be able to cap a wide range of bottles and containers as well as different materials used in caps manufacturing. The speed of capping is dependent on the design of the machine and cap placement speed and is noted by the number of bottles/minute. They are manufactured for easier adjustment between different sizes of caps and bottles or Vials.Bottle Wrapping
Used in application of wrapping around bottles and may be used as sleeve labeling machine. Some designs consist of shrink tunnel ranging from 8” to 36 inches in tunnel size (width).
They are designed to apply sleeves on sealed product. The rate of application is an indicator of machine efficiency, and depends on the design of the equipment. Some machines can apply up to 400 containers per minute and may have the ability to apply shrink sleeve labels applicator as well. They are also fitted with computerized control systems making calibration and operation to be very efficient and high quality product realized.
This article has been written by Arjun Rao, the proprietor of Shree Bhagwati Machtech (India) Pvt Ltd.