BREITNER machines & lines

Bottle unscramblers, filling and closing machines – that is our profession. Today, our machines are so flexible that our solutions cover a broad spectrum:

  • from small batches with frequent product changes for foodstuffs to the continuous production of cleaning agents in large batches
  • from low-viscosity, flammable disinfectants to highly viscous pastes with small pieces in them – like fondue sauce with spice grains
  • from small 20 ml vials that are hardly stable to 30 l canisters that are not very dimensionally stable in order to save plastic material
  • from the simple push-on cap to the spray pump whose dip tube has to be threaded quickly and precisely into the narrow bottle neck…

At BREITNER you will find the right machine for every packaging task. We advise and support you in selecting the right machine or complete line.

Bottle unscrambler (here type BFA)
Filling machine (here type IDL)
Closing machine (here type VS)

Packaging line consisting of bottle unscrambler, filling and closing machine

Bottle unscrambler

The BREITNER bottle unscrambler offers powerful and gentle handling for the fully automatic positioning, alignment and insertion of plastic bottles in a wide variety of shapes.

The use of size parts is reduced to a minimum due to the conveying principle. This means that the machines can be changed over quickly and cost-effectively. Bottle guidance by means of transport belts ensures gentle and reliable transport even with problematic bottle shapes and materials (especially PET).

The four machine models have different functional and performance ranges. Here is an overview:

Unsymmetrical bottles must run “nose forward” through the machine; they are aligned by rotating them through 180° during set-up.

Blowing out:
Before filling with food, the delivered plastic bottles are cleaned of dust, particles or similar by blowing them out with ionised air.
Variable bunker size:
Depending on the application (bottle size!), different bunker sizes of 1 cbm, 2 cbm or 3 cbm can be selected.
Mould inserter:
Bottles that are not sufficiently stable for independent transport are inserted into a transport mould (puck).
The typical maximum output of the machine is given here. It is naturally dependent on the bottle shape.

Filling machines

The filling machines from BREITNER are available in several designs and different dosing principles.

The choice is determined by the properties of the product to be filled, the variability of the containers and process properties such as the required throughput.

All filling machines share several characteristics:

  • They have a large dosing range and can therefore be used flexibly for different container sizes.
  • They have a variety of intelligent control and regulation functions that make the filling process fast, precise and clean.
  • They are easy and effective to clean.

The machine models differ in their range of functions and performance. Here is an overview:

Linear filling machine:
The packs run into the machine on a conveyor belt, are stopped and filled. The machines require only very few size parts (e.g. filling nozzle), so the machine is easily adjustable to different container sizes.

Rotary filling machine:
The containers run continuously through the machine and are filled at the same time. This enables high output rates and prevents spilling over.
Inductive flow measurement:
It is the low-cost and accurate dosing principle for all liquids that have a conductivity of at least 50 µS/cm.
Mass flow rate measurement (Coriolis force measurement):
It is the dosing principle of choice for liquids that have no or only very low conductivity or are filled under explosion protection conditions.
Piston filler:
Highly viscous or chunky products such as creams or jams are best filled with a piston filler.
Explosion-proof design possible:
Products can also be filled on these machines under explosion-proof conditions (e.g. disinfectants). We adapt the exact equipment (zoning) to the production conditions in your hall.
Bottles of different sizes and shapes up to the size of small canisters can be filled on these machines.
A wide variety of container shapes, up to large canisters, can be filled on this machine model.
Cleaning by CIP (Cleaning in Place) or sterilisation by SIP (Sterilisation in Place) are possible. The equipment of the machine is adapted to the application, depending on the product, environmental requirements and desired automation.
The typical maximum throughput of the machine is given here. It is naturally dependent on the product and the container shape.

Closing machines

The closing machines from BREITNER are characterised by a wide variety of designs. These differences in design are due to the different shapes of closures, containers and differences in the process. Here are a few examples:

  • simple push-on or screw cap
  • push-on caps that need to be aligned or screw caps that are screwed on with an adjustable angle or torque require a screw spindle driven by a servo motor.
  • very flat lids that are mechanically difficult to grip
  • combinations of up to three closures (stopper, screw cap, dust cap/measuring cup)
  • spray pumps with dip tube.

These are by no means all the closure variants that can be processed with BREITNER machines.

There are also product-, container- and process-related aspects:

  • large, filled canisters tend to spill over if stopped abruptly – they must be transported continuously through the machine during closing.
  • production in large batches requires a different type of machine than small batches with changing container and closure shapes.

The machine models differ in the scope of functions and performance. Here is an overview:

Linear operating closing machine:
The containers run through the machine on a conveyor belt.

Rotary closing machine:
The containers run continuously through the machine and are closed in the process. This enables high output rates and prevents spilling over.
Transport starwheel:
The containers are precisely positioned by a transport starwheel for screwing. This is particularly useful for multiple operations in the closing process.
Mode of operation intermittent:
The containers are stopped and screwed shut during closing.
Continuous mode of operation:
The containers are closed during their continuous passage through the machine, spilling over is prevented.
Closure shapes:
The machine processes screw caps and push-on caps in different designs.
Closure shapes:
The machine processes spray pumps with a dip tube. This requires special design measures to reliably thread the curved dip tube into the narrow bottle neck (dip tube centring).
The typical maximum throughput of the machine is given here. Of course, it depends on the container and closure shape.
Throughput (dip tube):
This is the typical maximum throughput of the machine when screwing caps with a dip tube.

BREITNER – Packaging lines

Bottle unscramblers, filling and closing machines can be seamlessly integrated into complete packaging lines.

BREITNER offers additional products and services to complement the machine range.

Conveyor technology: Feeding tables in different variants, feeding systems for closures, conveyor belts in different designs, belt washers, diverters for the discharge – these are just a few key words about components and engineering with which we support you in setting up a complete production line for packaging liquid products.

Integration with the final packaging: Our complete filling line with bottle unscrambler, filling and closing machine often continues with a labelling machine or a system for final packaging, e.g. in cartons or on pallets. Here we can name partners and consult you on the technical integration.

Interested? Then please contact us!

Our team will gladly answer your questions.


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