Engineering & Fabrication of a Milk and Dairy Bottling System for the Dairy Industry

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Engineering & Fabrication of a Milk and Dairy Bottling System for the Dairy Industry
Engineering & Fabrication of a Milk and Dairy Bottling System for the Dairy Industry
  Engineering & Fabrication of a Milk and Dairy Bottling System for the Dairy Industry
Engineering & Fabrication of a Milk and Dairy Bottling System for the Dairy Industry
  Engineering & Fabrication of a Milk and Dairy Bottling System for the Dairy Industry
Engineering & Fabrication of a Milk and Dairy Bottling System for the Dairy Industry
  Engineering & Fabrication of a Milk and Dairy Bottling System for the Dairy Industry
Engineering & Fabrication of a Milk and Dairy Bottling System for the Dairy Industry

This net weight cold fill bottling and packing system, designed for use with milk, yogurt, and other dairy products was built from the ground up by WEIGHTPACK, Inc.. We fabricated this complex system according to 3A hygienic standards and incorporated extended shelf life protections. Starting with design and development, we saw the entire project through fabrication, assembly, wiring, and programming, and finally to shipping, installation, and commissioning.

The main features of this machine include an active H2O2 atomizing starwheel for decontaminating the packaging, a dry steam rinsing turret, a net weight filler with an ultraclean laminar flow design, and a rotary mechanical capper. Moving parts are never in contact with product flow to ensure hygienic conditions are maintained. Quality is assured by using weight cells underneath each filler turret to verify that empty containers are within a preset weight range and filled containers meet the exact net weight requirements. Sensors on the capper turret detect missing or improperly applied caps, and all containers not meeting standards are automatically marked for rejection. All product contact surfaces were executed in 316 stainless steel, and the design and construction allow for clean-in-place and sanitize-in-place maintenance.

We successfully designed this system to offer the benefits of net weight filling to an industry with very stringent sanitary design requirements. If you would like to learn more about this project, or how we can help build a packaging system that meets your unique demands, contact us today.

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Highlights of Milk and Dairy Net Weight Filler/Capper System:

Product Description
  • This Milk and Dairy System is used to Bottle and Pack Milk, Yogurt, and other dairy products
Custom Machinery Capabilities Applied/Processes
  • Primary:
    • Design Engineering/Product Development
    • System Fabrication - Forming, Bending, Machining, Welding.
    • Electrical Engineering/PC program development
  • Secondary:
    • Assembly, Checkout, Shipping, Installation
Materials Used
  • Stainless Steel 304 & 316
  • Plastic
Material Finish: Product contact surfaces
  • Polished to High Gloss - filler nozzle
  • 0.2 Micron Mirror Finish - inside product tank
  • Satin - outside surfaces
Components
  • Multiblock for Cold filling products requiring Extended Shelf Life (ESL)
    • Active Starwheel with H2O2
    • Rotary Steaming-Rinsing Turret
    • Rotary Net Weight Filler in Ultraclean Version
  • Rotary Mechanical Capper
Features
  • Active Starwheel
    • Atomization of Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Rotary Steaming-Rinsing Turret
  • Ultra Clean Rotary Net Weight Filler
    • Small Tank is Shaped to give Hygienic Guarantees
    • Perfect Draining Capabilities
    • Perfect Laminar Flow Design
  • Membrane Nozzle (Laminar Flow)
    • Standard nozzle for most applications.
    • Laminar vanes built into the body of the nozzle
    • Easy changeover by changing diameter of removable disc
    • Easy to dismantle and visually inspect all product contact surfaces
    • Membrane separates moving parts from product flow
    • Pneumatic actuator
    • FDA materials only in product contact areas
    • Membrane duration life of 2 million cycles
    • Open/Close Nozzle without outside contacts
    • No dynamic Gaskets
    • Double barrier of separation between pneumatic actuator and product passage
    • No sliding friction in the product zone
    • Perfectly washable and drainable
  • All Moving Parts are made of Quality Materials
    • Long Lifetime
    • Low Maintenance
    • Wearing and Noise Emission
  • Extended Shelf Life (ESL)
    • Decontamination treatment of primary packaging by hydrogen peroxide and dry steam with electronically controlled valves.
    • Minimum log reduction for the containers/caps
    • ESL Filling Environment controlled by Air Laminar Flow obtained through HEPA ceiling filters in Ambient Class 100.
    • Filling operations performed with high hygienic standards.
    • Cleanability and drainability for CIP/SIP operations assured by an Ultra-Clean design.
  • ESL protections specifically designed to prevent dead zones or microorganisms harborage.
In process testing/inspection performed
  • Net weight cells under each container on filler turret record:
    • If empty container meets preset weight range
    • Exact net fill weight of every container
    • Any container not meeting standards is automatically marked for rejection
  • Sensors on capper turret sense missing or improperly applied caps and mark the container for rejection
Industry for Use
  • Milk and other Dairy products
Volume
  • Fill volume and speed determined by pitch of machine selected to cover customer requirements
Delivery/Turnaround Time
  • An ESL capable Multibloc would typically require 6 months from finalization of all specifications and down payment to final shipment
Delivery Shipping Location
  • Either Goito, Italy or Powhatan, VA, USA depending on location of final customer
Standards Met
  • Customer Specifications, 3D CAD Drawing. Line currently in production in California successfully passed USDA 3A Dairy inspection
Product Name
  • Milk and Dairy Net Weight Filler/Capper

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