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:

The machine is also suitable for complicated, asymmetrical bottle shapes: The integrated turning station ensures that all bottles run through the line „nose first“.

Blowing out:
The bottle is not not only turned, it is also upside down in between. In this way, small material residues or contaminants that have got inside during production can be blown out of the bottle.

Variable bunker size:
Matching the bottle size, the bunker can hold up to 3 m3 so there is less need for the operator to refill so often.

A puck is occasionally indispensable for bottles that are not sufficiently stable during transport. Or it offers economic advantages because it saves size parts on the other machines.

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 containers run into the machine on a conveyor belt, are stopped and filled. These machines require only very few size parts and can thus be adapted to different container sizes quickly and easily.

Rotary filling machine:
The containers run through the machine without stopping; this achieves a high output rate in mass production.

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:
High viscosity or chunky products such as creams or jams are best filled with a piston filling machine.

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 and jars 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 these machine models.

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 on a conveyor belt through the machine.

Rotary closing machine:
The containers run continuously through the machine and are closed at the same time. This enables high output rates and prevents spillover.

Transport starwheel:
The containers are precisely positioned by a transport star wheel for screwing. This is particularly useful for multiple operations in the closing process.

Mode of operation intermittent:
The containers are stopped when closing and screwed shut.

Continuous mode of operation:
The containers are closed during their continuous run through the machine, spillover is prevented.

Closure type: screw and pressure closure
The machine processes screw closures and push-on closures in all their different shapes.

Closure type: spray pump
The machine processes spray pumps with dip tube. A particular strength at BREITNER: Reliably threading the curved dip tube into the narrow bottle mouth (dip tube centring).

Throughput (dip tube):
This is the typical maximum throughput of the machine when screwing caps with a dip tube.

The typical maximum throughput of the machine is given here. Of course, it depends on the container and closure shape.

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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