Flexiblock — Automatic Filling, Capping & Labelling for Craft Spirits

Linear rinser / filler / capper and capsuling & labeller block allows maximum packaging design flexibility with no bottle change parts at up to 1,500 bph

Flexiblock – Rinser Filler Corker Labeller Monoblock for Spirits

Clonakilty Distillery Spirits Bottling Line at 1,500 bph

Flexiblock from IC Filling Systems for Automatic Bottling of Craft Spirits

The FLEXIBLOCK is a linear filling system custom designed around your specific requirements for craft spirits.

It requires minimal change parts when changing bottle formats.

The length of the Flexiblock will vary, depending on the extra features that you require for your packaging. For example, top strip duty label, multiple labels, and different types of caps.

These bottling lines are made specifically for filling spirits/liquors at low speed but automatically in glass bottles of any size and shape.

The Flexiblock is a compact linear system designed for clients requiring maximum flexibility, and has a very special, unique feature.

This exclusive system is capable of handling on a single complete line, different format bottles from 50ml to 2000ml, with minimal change parts thanks to our special bottle size change over system (international patent pending).

Flexiblock in operation as supplied to Henry Farms Distillery, USA

Atex Rated Machines for spirits of 45% ABV and above

As most Distillers will know, filling whisky, whiskey or spirits (gin, vodka, rum, brandy) at 40% ABV strength does not require undue special attention to the filling equipment that is used to fill the bottles, most old-style gravity fillers will do.

Not so if you wish to fill cask strength spirits, which can vary in strength from 45% to over 70% Abv of alcohol.

In this case international safety legislation comes into play, which requires the adoption of special safety standards to prevent the accidental explosion or combustion of the alcohol, which is then assimilated to the behaviour of all highly volatile solvents like benzene for example.

Flexibility to accommodate new shapes of bottles is very much appreciated in distilleries, where usually many different bottles are processed, production batches are small while new complex packaging features are continuously requested by marketing.

Flexiblock allows you to do just that, with spacing before the capper to inset manually special small quantities of special corks used for a small reserve production and also before the labelling unit to be able to use special capsules. It’s all about flexibility to act immediately when launching new packaging concepts.

The complete bottle size change over, is performed by simple and easy adjustments (15-30 minutes depending on the size of the machine), and no replacement of bottle handling parts is required.

IC Filling Systems can supply very compact systems to perform the total bottling cycle, from rinsing and filling to labelling (front, back & neck) including capping, capsuling, coding and seal/tax strip application in fully automatic mode, at speeds ranging from 400 bph to 1500 bph.

The whole plant, linear system, “tailor made”, multi-function and multi-format, is made as a single unit. It is a monoblock with a very compact footprint, easy to install and easy to manage.

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We can also guarantee:

  • Total respect of the product being filled (especially suitable for high-end top quality products)
  • Application of nearly every kind of caps (ROPP, screw, press-on) and capsules (PVC plastic heat shrunk, or tinfoil roll-on)
  • Application of different labels, front, back and neck, collars and fiscal seals of any type and size, with extreme accuracy.

For a better understanding how the FLEXIBLOCK works, see the video above or download our brochure. We welcome your enquiries.

Inver House Distillers logo

"I have absolutely no qualms in recommending IC Filling Systems as a good and reputable company to deal with."

- Jim Quigley, Bottling Manager, Inver House Distillers.

Wolfburn Distillery

“IC Filling Systems provided our first bottle line that never let us down despite the incredible work load it was asked to perform. As more equipment arrives to further reinforce and advance not just the Mk2 bottle line but the business as a whole, IC Filling Systems will remain our partner of choice. Reliable, consistent and robust.”

- Iain Kerr, Wolfburn Distillery

Cheddar Water products

"IC Filling Systems installed a new 7,000bph 20-20-5 Neck Handling PET Filler which we are extremely satisfied with. We were provided with excellent customer support from start to finish as well as being provided with a dedicated project engineer to assist with the whole process. Thanks to all the team at IC Filling Systems."

- Cheddar Water Ltd

"Purchased a beer filter, 2 head keg filler and 551 bottle filler. We have received great support and our machines are running very well."

- Eben Uys, The Mad Brew Master, Mad Giant, South Africa


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