The name KRONES stands for itself in the beverage industry. Since 1951, the full-range supplier for the bottling industry, headquartered in Neutraubling near Regensburg, has been supplying its products from 100 locations worldwide. This is currently ensured by 18,000 employees.
At BrauBeviale 2023, KRONES will be presenting an exhibit of filling technology called Modulfill HES. The beer filler has been further developed with BrauBeviale in mind. Highlights of the further development include a clamping star, a probe filling valve through the HES and, for the first time, an integrated, dry-running vacuum pump as well as an automatic zip cap, which is installed as part of the bottle plate and thus also makes smaller filling departments possible. For the customer, this means more scope for flexibility and automation of the machine. Just think of the automatic cleaning or the reduction of operational interventions.
The filling process is as follows: The vials are brought to the correct level via a dividing screw and, after being transferred to the single-hole star wheel, are transported to the filler carousel. This is where the actual filling process takes place with the corresponding vacuum and rinsing steps as well as the pre-tensioning of the filling.
In the outfeed, the bottle is then transferred back to the crown cap via the multi-guide space clamping starwheel, which enables a format changeover with virtually no changeover times, where the capping process takes place. The bottle is transferred to the rest of the line for further processing, i.e. labeling and pasteurization, via the discharge starwheels.