Microbrewers flocked to Nuremberg this November…
BrauBeviale, the global exhibition for the beer and beverages industry took place last week in Nuremberg, where IC Filling Systems showcased a range of new products designed with the microbrewer's needs in mind.
We had close to 200 microbrewers visiting our stand and expressing strong interest in our new 661 Microblock Automatic Rinsing Bottling and Crowning Machine.
This innovative, compact and inexpensive machine is the smallest and lowest cost complete automatic bottling and labelling system for beer, cider and wine with production speed of up to 1,200 bottles per hour.
A single operator can take care of the entire process of loading and unloading. A second operator may take care of packaging in baskets, or cartons and palletise.
A unique feature of this machine is the ability to offer both bottling and canning on the same machine, as shown in the video below.
Benefits of the 6-6-1 Automatic Microblock Rinser Filler Crowner
Counter-pressure or gravity filling as required by your product
Complete bottling: rinsing filling and capping all operated by a single person
The brand new Microblock 661 EPV 2021 model hosts a number of major improvements on its specifications as it places itself as the innovative new generation system compared to similar all-in-one machines on the market.
- It fills both glass bottles and aluminium cans. Pretty much a first in the industry!
- It delivers Low TPO levels thanks to a new high performance vacuum pump
- A single high output filling tank ensures constant product filling levels at top speed
- User friendly Omron 7” colour HMI touchscreen control panel & PLC
- IoT Smart Device: Full internet connection available as an option for remote technical diagnosis and assistance
- Integral Brushless electronic camme operations for more accurate positioning of bottles or cans and faster servicing
The 6-6-1 EPV is suitable in its counter-pressure version for filling beer, cider, still or sparkling wine, kombucha and carbonated soft drinks and its Gravity version is suitable for filling oil, vinegar, still wine and spirits.
The 6-6-1 EPV features our new EPV (Electro Pneumatic Valve) technology. The EPV valve allows total flexibility in adjusting the filling cycle by adapting the vacuum filling and degassing timings to the necessity of each different carbonated drink via a colour touchscreen HMI control panel. Gone is the mechanical rigid camme of once upon a time, now you can change product and bottles shapes very easily.
Three independent sections driven by servo motors
Microblock 661 EPV 2021 consists of a Linear Rinsing Section supplied with 6 rinsing nozzles, 6 Electro-pneumatic Isobaric Counterpressure filling valves and a single head Crowning Turret suitable for crown cork application on glass bottles. Other cap applications such as ROPP screw cap, Mushroom cork, natural straight cork and plastic screw cap and can lids seamer are also possible, and available on request.
The 6-6-1 EPV Microblock machine is also equipped with a device to detect the bottle on the conveyor (no bottles on conveyor, no rinse) featuring a photocell which stops the machine and closes the rinser electro valve in case of missing bottles and a turret height adjustment system to accommodate different height bottles from 180 to 340mm.
The capper can close both 26mm and 29mm crown caps or ANY other type of caps ,and also accommodate two different types of caps on the same swing type turret. The Microblock 6-6-1 EPV 2021 bottle filling machine is hygienic & easy to clean, made from stainless steel wherever possible.
Flexible layouts to fit limited space
To fit the 661 EPV in restricted spaces we devise customised bottle conveyor solutions such as the one produced for Brauerei Im Berg in Switzerland.
Contact IC Filling Systems…For detailed information, contact our Sales Director Marco Solferini by calling +39 0141 74166 or +39 035 046 0297 (Italy) +44 1865 520 083 (UK) or +1 707 236 6353 (US). Alternatively, use the contact form below, or request a quotation.
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