Conveying & Filling, Packaging, Labeling & Storage Fairs Food & Beverage Plant Construction, Engineering & Components
Multi-functional Visitron Filler
Gea will present its highly efficient, multifunctional processing technology for the beverage industry at this year’s leading trade fair, BrauBeviale, in hall 7 under the motto: “Refreshingly Different.” On display will be the Gea Visitron Filler All-In-One, which can fill bottles, cans and PET containers on a single filler. BrauBeviale in Nuremberg is a short stopover for the filler before it continues on its way to Australia – where Gea customer, Moon Dog Craft Brewery, is eager to integrate the ultra-flexible filler into its new plant.
Moon Dog Craft Brewery is independent, Australian-owned and fast approaching its 10th birthday. Originally set up in the Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford, Moon Dog has now outgrown that facility and is on the move to Preston where the team has just opened a 12,000 m2 facility. The site will house a unique 725-person venue with a large new brewing facility about to be commissioned, which will allow them to produce over 10 million liters per year. Moon Dog is known for pushing the limits with beer styles and flavours and the new facility with a designated souring kettle will allow them to continue to diversify and grow marketshare within Australia and globally. Seeing the need to bring more efficiency into its processes, Moon Dog ordered a Gea Visitron Filler All-In-One in August 2019, as well as a water deaeration system Varidox, a Dicar-B carbonation system, an Eco-Flash pasteurizer and a Plug & Win 100 centrifuge from the technology group.
Sustainable bottling and canning
Breweries are particularly interested in Gea Vipoll filling equipment because this sector typically has the highest demand for glass bottles and cans. Customers benefit from Gea’s commitment to support and improve production processes end-to-end, from brewing to bottling and storage. Likewise, Gea offers many solutions to help breweries lower their CO2 emissions, which is critical for helping this high-consumption sector meet the ambitious climate protection goals it has set for itself. Highly efficient manufacturing as well as responsible packaging methods are therefore key, which means glass containers and cans will play an even greater role in global environmental strategies; refillable bottles will become a cornerstone of reuse initiatives and cans a valuable recyclable material
One for all
Gea Vipoll developed the All-In-One monoblock filler as a direct response to sustainability requirements and is a prime example of just how lean and flexible filling solutions can be: the compact All-In-One rinses, fills and caps products all within a small production footprint. Its sophisticated process design saves time during filling and format changeovers; within a matter of minutes, the machine can switch to handle different products and container formats. This is made possible by the All-In-One’s multifunctional elements: the rinser is equipped with universal grippers; the filler uses an electro-pneumatic filling valve and a single capping turret is able to accommodate different closure types.
“We chose Gea because the company has a great reputation for manufacturing high quality machines. The All-In-One filler allows us to operate a single filling line for both cans and bottles with quick change over between formats. This gives us benefits in terms of floor space utilization, and simplicity in maintenance and operation,” says Josh Uljans, Co-Founder and CEO of Moon Dog Craft Brewery.
“The All-In-One’s multifunctional system is unique in the world, because it allows for an unprecedented level of flexibility; it can be used to fill glass, cans and PET containers; handle different formats and seal them with diverse cap types; can fill carbonated or still drinks, using a hot or cold fill method,” points out Jakob Salamun, Sales Manager at Gea Vipoll.
Beer and CSDs
Newly developed glass filler
All over the world, small craft breweries and wineries, mid-tier filling plants and large beverage conglomerates put their trust in lines and solutions from the Krones Group. For the company, the Brau Beviale is the perfect platform for meeting and exchanging mutual feedback with clients both present and prospective.
One of the highlights on Krones’ stand at this year’s BrauBeviale is a newly developed glass filler for beer and CSDs, the Craftmate G. It can handle up to 24,000 bottles per hour, and can be combined with up to two closers for crowns, screw-caps or aluminium roll-on closures. In technological terms, it resembles the fillers from Krones’ field-proven series. For example, it operates with the HRS system featuring a vent tube, which guarantees accurate fill levels. In order to keep the filler as compact and simple as possible, however, there are also differences from the Modulfill series. For example, necessary gush-type jetting systems have been integrated, though exterior cleaning is performed manually.
The specialist for digitalisation, the Krones subsidiary Syskron, is also bringing along an innovation. With the design enhancement of Share2Act, it has created a platform with multi-client capability in which not only can all machines in the production operation be mutually linked and imaged, but the classic functionalities of MES systems can also be united on a single user interface.
Krones at the Brau Beviale 2019: Hall 7A, Stand 510
Boosters are needed when, for production-related reasons, compressed air is required at a higher pressure than network pressure. With innovative speed-controlled all-in-one systems, Kaeser Kompressoren is proud to open a brand new chapter in booster compression.
Kaeser’s new boosters provide the ideal solution for compressed air users in the brewery industry who require higher pressure air. As the first all-in-one booster system, the DNC series from Kaeser is now also available with variable speed control and with motor powers from 22 – 45 kW. As a result, the compressor flow rate is matched to actual air demand, which means that only as much energy is consumed as is needed to produce the supply of higher pressure compressed air. The system is therefore also especially efficient in the partial load range since the compressor switches to idle operation when air demand drops below the control range. Compressor operating speed and energy consumption are consequently kept to a minimum.
The DNC SFC system is delivered ready to connect complete with sensors and frequency converter. All systems are CE and EMC certified and thereby minimise planning, construction, certification, documentation and commissioning cost for operators and equipment manufacturers. The efficient compressor unit, the compact enclosure and the entire electrical system are mounted on a space-saving base frame. Moreover, the highly effective sound insulation panelling helps ensure low-noise operation with low compressed air discharge temperatures. Connection of the booster system to an advanced master controller, such as the Sigma Air Manager 4.0, is made possible by the integrated Sigma Control 2 controller. This technology also enables integration of the booster package into Industrie 4.0 production environments.
Kaeser’s new CNC series machines are the ideal choice for breweries with smaller air delivery requirements. With motor capacity from 7 to 22 kW, they will also be available both as standard and frequency-controlled versions in all power ratings.
Efficient solutions in the low pressure range
With a motor capacity of 7.5 to 22 kW and flow rates of 2.3 to 12.2 m³/min, the CBS rotary screw blower provides the perfect solution for users, for example, who require air for wastewater treatment in operational clarification plants with a pressure differential of up to 1100 mbar. The blower also shines through with its many benefits when it comes to liquid aeration, flotation, fluidisation and bioreactor applications. It is up to 35 percent more efficient than comparable conventional rotary lobe blowers and even offers significant energy advantages in the double-digit range compared with many other rotary screw blowers on the market. In fact, a rotary screw blower is so powerful that it can easily and effectively cover the control range of two to three rotary lobe blowers.
Kaeser at the Brau Beviale 2019: Hall 4, Stand 441