Other Equipment & Services
There is often substantial peripheral equipment needed to complete a turnkey filling system. Liquid handling systems, inspection systems, case packing and bundling systems are a few of the considerations a customer may want Inline Filling Systems to completely handle. The depth of our own product range and our expert knowledge of third party equipment ensures the customer will have a truly integrated system.
Inline Filling Systems’ product tanks are designed and built specifically for our filling machines in a wide range of materials and finishes and with specific fluid connection hardware. Our application specific tanks meet or exceed requirements of the industries we serve including food, pharmaceutical, and chemical applications.
Integrated cleaning systems reduce product changeover time and maintenance by cleaning the entire filler fluid path automatically using programmable cycles in the control system’s CIP module. The entire filling machine can be cleaned completely unattended by plant personnel. The filling machine’s product supply tank, fluid path, nozzles and interconnecting piping are flushed in logical sequence by using both the filling machine’s integral pumps and an external CIP pump/tank system.
These on line inspection devices are used to ensure quality control of products produced in a liquid packaging line. Missing seal detection, “cap on” detection, metal detection and fill height inspection are a few of the quality assurance concerns that an operator can control with smart automation from Inline Filling systems.
Inline provides complete automatic case packing systems to handle automatic case erection, packing and sealing as well as semiautomatic systems thereof. Alternatively, Inline also integrates both automatic and semiautomatic shrink bundling systems depending on the final packaging format.
Liquid nitrogen delivery and injection system are used for replacing headspace air in containers with inert nitrogen. They are also used to pressurize thin walled containers e.g. PET beverage bottles to increase their rigidity when being palletized in multiple layers for shipping.
Tube filling and sealing is a specialty business for automatic operations. However, for semi automatic filling and sealing of tubes, Inline Filling systems can provide a complete solution including piston fillers, work trays, pucks for container control and a sealer.
Bundlers are used to wrap collated groups of bottles on a tray in shrinkable film. Individual trays arrive at bundlers inline infeed conveyor by hand with the long side leading. Trays then contact a film curtain, which loops the film over the products from front to back. A heat seal bar cuts and seals the film. The bundle then passes through a single fan heat tunnel which shrinks the polyethylene film tightly around the tray.
Miscellaneous equipment may include line conditioners, transformers, utility distribution equipment or other equipment a customer may need to make it easier to install a turnkey line at their plant. This is sometimes especially true in some international installations where utilities availability can be challenging.