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Wine & Spirit Filler Blocs

The SRT filler bloc from Fimer provides a solution to a diverse range of applications while offering four main benefits: compactness, synchronisation, flexibility and cost-effectiveness.

Fimer SRT

SRT-RT

The SRT-RT combines rinsing, bottling and capping capabilities in a single machine and is for use with wines and spirits
  • Compact size
  • Single control for all operations
  • Reduced maintenance costs
Main Features FIMER

The SRT monoblocs, are designed and manufactured by FIMER for customised applications, solving the most demanding packaging problems for a diverse variety of productions while offering four main benefits: compactness, synchronisation and cost-effectiveness.

Compactness

Its size is smaller than the size of the individual machines

Synchronisation

A single electric control controls the operations of the whole monobloc

Cost Effectiveness

Maintenance costs are significantly reduced thanks to the unified functions of the SDRT and DRT Monobloc

The materials are chosen with extreme care: the parts which come into contact with the product are built with AISI304 stainless steel and self-lubricating plastic materials suitable for foods, which enable easier cleaning, sterilization and maintenance. We guarantee a long durability of such materials. (On request the parts that come into contact with the product can be manufactured with AISI316).

The bottle lifting pistons are mechanical devices featuring spring lift and cam return. The supply of the filler is automatically controlled by a solenoid valve with pneumatically actuated stainless steel throttle.

The user can choose the filling method used by the filling valves: gravity, slight depression or vacuum (for oils, thick fluids, etc). Filling level can be adjusted from 30 to 80 mm from the top of the bottle.

Filling valves can be easily removed and they are provided with opening device for sterilization.

The corking heads include 4 stainless steel jaws (RAE 3), tempered and rectified with centesimal tolerance, and can be easily removed for easy cleaning and lubrication.

Technical
Fimer SRT dimensions
MODEL PROD. GRIPPERS FILLING VALVES CLOSING HEADS A B C
RT/9-1 1500 B/H - 9 1 1345 2800* 1185
RT/12-1 2000 B/H - 12 1 1490 2800* 1305
RT/16-1 3000 B/H - 16 1 1725 2800* 1450
DRT/9-1 1500 B/H - 9 1 1545 2800* 1245
DRT/12-1 2000 B/H - 12 1 1630 2800* 1305
DRT/16-1 3000 B/H - 16 1 1835 3300* 1515
SRT/9-9-1 1500 B/H 9 9 1 2605 3000 1375
SRT/9-12-1 2000 B/H 9 12 1 2790 3500 1395
SRT/12-12-1 2000 B/H 12 12 1 2805 3500 1495
SRT/12-16-1 3000 B/H 12 16 1 3005 3500 1495
SRT/16-16-1 3000 B/H 16 16 1 3105 3500 1555

D = 1000 - 1100
E = MAX. 2450
Workable Bottle Width: 50 - 110mm diameter
Workable Bottle Height: 180 - 360mm
The data indicated above refers to standard filling valves and bottles

RINSING MACHINE

The grippers slide onto the fixed helical guide, allowing radial bottle overturning. The bottles are perfectly centered on the spraying nozzle, which injects water or detergent solution for a pre-set time. When spraying ends, the dripping cycle begins, prior to the bottle being placed in its initial upright position. The rinsing fluid is collected in a tray to avoid spilling it onto the machine table. To the same effect, a “no bottle-no spray” device has been included in the construction of the machine.

Treatment times are set at the time of manufacturing with the customer’s needs in mind. Helical-guide rinsers can be equipped with double rinse and/or mobile nozzle, penetrating in the bottle to perform the injection.

DEAERATION STATION

This operation is recommended for those products as wine, which are particularly subject to the oxidation. The operation is divided into two phases make by the same station. The first phase consists of the removal of air from the bottle through a high vacuum pump, the second operation does the saturation of the bottle through inert gas. During the filling, the inert gas goes inside the filler tank and thus reducing the wine oxidation.

GRAVITY AND LOW VACUUM FILLING

Gravity and/or low vacuum fillers are ideal for still, thin products, such as non-carbonated water, wine, spirits (vodka, whisky, brandy etc), clear fruit juices, vinegar, chemicals and food products in general. The product inflow is automatically adjusted by a stainless steel butterfly pneumatic valve with modulating motorization to avoid hammering. In the case of gravity filling, each filling valve, which is directly connected to the product tank, opens when the bottle rim presses against its special airtight seal as controlled by the mechanical bottle-lifting cylinders with spring thrust and cam-operated return. The product, coming from the tank, flows through the four holes on the tip of the filling valve and down the container walls. Simultaneously, the air leaves the bottle via the upper hole and goes up into the tank, or, in the case that the filler is equipped with separate air return, is evacuated externally. This hole allows for an exact leveling of the product in the containers without resorting to additional leveling devices.

The filling level can be adjusted by means of the appropriate shims on standard filling valves. With the use of a special filling valve in combination with a particular machine construction, low vacuum fillers can be designed to allow millimeter-by-millimeter level regulation controlled directly from the machine control board (max +- 10 mm).

When low vacuum filling is adopted, the special pump pulls vacuum in the tank, so that, as soon as the filling valve opens, the low vacuum condition is transferred to the container through the air return hole. As a result, should a container have a leak, or a chipped mouth, it will not be filled, thus avoiding spilling on the machine bed. All types of filling valves are designed to prevent any exchange of the gases contained in the tank and the ambient air.

Filling valves are easy to disassemble and are equipped with a device to keep them open for sanitation purposes.

HIGH VACUUM FILLING

High vacuum fillers are used doe dense, viscous fluids (edible oils, syrups, etc) in containers made of hard materials. Unlike gravity and low vacuum fillers, here filling begins by creating vacuum in the bottle, so that the product is sucked into it very quickly. Once the right level is achieved, any excess product is collected in a small tank, before going back into the main product tank.

The level of vacuum can be adjusted based on the product’s thickness and on the desired output within the speed limits individual machines can reach.

CAPPING

A description of the automatic capping turret commonly installed on our monobloc follows:

Single-head turret for natural straight corks, with hopper, chute and compression jaws made of hardened RAE stainless steel. The jaws can be easily disassembled so as to facilitate maintenance and sterilization.

Single-head turret for RO, ROPP and non-refillable aluminium screw caps (with or without pourer inside). The caps are fed by a vibratory or centrifugal sorter via a chute which dispenses them using a pick-off system. The caps are then threaded by the threader head.

Single-head turret for mushroom corks or press-on non-refillable plastic closures. Vibratory sorter, stainless steel feeder chute and (depending on the version) lateral support blocks or centering device. The press-fitting head is controlled by a spring.

Single-head turret for mushroom corks, T-shaped corks or press-on non-refillable plastic closures. Vibratory sorter, stainless steel feeder chute and (depending on the version) lateral support blocks or centering device. The press-fitting head is controlled by a spring.

Single-head turret suitable to apply metal crown corks by permanents deformation. Mechanical hopper, front chute, closing head with insertion cone.

Double-closure automatic turret for corks/aluminium screw caps, suitable for outputs upto 2,500 bottle per hour. Few simple operations are required to set up the monobloc to apply one of the two closure types available.

Options FIMER
  • Rinsing fluid recycling system
  • Water filtration on rinser turrets
  • Air filtration for air cleaners
  • Deaeration station
  • Filler feeder pump
  • Mirror-polished filler tank
  • Millimetric regulation of filling level
  • Separate air and wine return for leveling fillers
  • Neck supports for soft containers on gravity fillers
  • Dummy bottles for filler cleaning
  • Vacuum corking with flat-headed straight corks
  • Inert gas injection before corking
  • Sterilization of cork compression jaws
  • Pick and place for continuous thread plastic closures
  • Total monobloc guarding
  • AISI316 applications for aggressive products
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