TECHNOLOGY

BREITNER – Technologies for better packaging processes

The technologies we develop are always our flagship, with which we have to be competitive on the market. To ensure that we remain innovative and marketable, we are constantly developing and refining our technologies to provide you with the best solution for your product and packaging material.

Thanks to our many years of experience, we can proudly say that we are specialists in set-up, filling and sealing processes. We would be pleased if you decide to use BREITNER technologies.

Waisted packs – control of the filling bridge speed

All BREITNER filling machines are equipped in their control system to fill even strongly contoured bottles quickly and cleanly with precise bottom up filling. During the filling process the tip of the filling tube moves upwards as the filling level rises. Depending on the product, the filling tube is either immersed in the liquid (e.g. with foaming products) or always moves just above the liquid level (e.g. with viscous products) to prevent the filling tube from getting dirty.

The control system determines the target position of the filling tube at any time from the already filled quantity and the contour of the container. The servo-motor drive of the filling bridge moves to this position for all filling pipes together. This control system ensures that the perfect bottom level filling is maintained unchanged even if the process parameters (filling speed) change.

Filling methods

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Bottom up filling

It ensures that a bottle is filled quickly and cleanly – without air bubbles in the liquid and without over-foaming.

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Filling from the top

This filling method can be used for uncritical products. In this case, the product is filled into containers from top of the bottle neck.

Dosing method

Dosing via inductive flow measurement

This is a particularly economical process that is used for electrically conductive products (conductivity > 50µS/cm). Each of the filling stations has its own flow meter; this allows external influences on the filling process of each individual filling station to be compensated separately.

Dosing via mass flow measurement

It can be used for electrically conductive and non-conductive products. Each of the filling stations has its own flow meter; this allows external influences on the filling process of each individual filling station to be compensated separately.

Piston dosing

The dosing volume is determined by the stroke of the dosing piston. The dosing pistons are guided by two robust and durable recirculating ball screws and driven by a servo motor with high-precision positioning. The mechanical design and the drive power are designed so that even highly viscous products can be filled.

Piston dosing with large dosing volume

If the dosing volume is larger than the piston volume, the control system switches fully automatically to double (or multiple) cycle: all associated processes, such as refilling the piston, stopping the transport process, etc. are controlled automatically, simply by entering the desired dosing volume.

Peristaltic Pumps

It is important that the hose can alternately compress and decompress. The speed of the pump is decisive, as the strength and pulsation time depends on it. Depending on the viscosity, the peristaltic pump is calibrated by us, to the exact revolutions required for the product for uniform dosing. Due to our filling pipes, there is no dripping of the product even with this dosing method.

Cleaning procedures

CIP – Cleaning

The BREITNER filling machines are designed according to CIP (Cleaning in Place) aspects so that cleaning is possible without dismantling. The cleaning / rinsing liquid flows through the product feed into the machine into the product container. The cleaning and rinsing liquid is drained via a hand valve at the bottom of the product container and via the filling points.

SIP – Cleaning

The BREITNER filling machines also offer SIP (Sterilization in Place) cleaning – this cleaning method includes the sterilization of all parts in contact with the product including the compressed air supply for the product container. Sterilization with superheated steam sterilizes all parts in contact with the product as well as the compressed air supply including the filter. This SIP process is controlled by the parameters of the SIP program with regard to timing and steam paths. A temperature sensor and a controllable outlet valve are located at the coldest point: This ensures that the hot steam is reliably applied (temperature, duration).

Closing process

Variety in capping and machines

The variety of available capping machines may be confusing at first glance. In the end, this is due to the variety of cap shapes and capping options that are common on the market and requested by our customers.

The different machines for the respective capping tasks are developed and built up on a modular basis. This way we are flexible even for very special requirements of our customers.

Keep the overview

The following matrix gives an overview of the individual machine types, which are aligned to the different requirement profiles. The special strength of our machines lies in the possible combinations of these requirements.

Machine throughput

Machines with a single capping spindle work in cycles, are economical and already allow high cycle. If the cycle rate is to be further increased for large quantities, continuously operating rotary capping machines are used: up to 12 spindles parallel the capping process.

Package size

The spectrum ranges from small bottles, which are transported in a puck, to large 40-liter canisters. Canisters are particularly sensitive to spillage and should therefore be transported as smoothly as possible in the machine.

Special features of the screw cap

Bayonet catches, especially flat lids that are “hardly to grasp” or catches that require particularly large forces when they are put on, always present new challenges. These can be mastered with our perfectly adapted servo technology.

Spray guns with riser pipe tube

They require a special machine design because the long, curved riser tubes must be reliably threaded into the bottle mouth – and this at a high cycle rate.

Several insert stations

With a simple shutter the task is often not done. In addition, droppers, for example, must be pressed in for fine dosing in later use before the cap is screwed on. Or a measuring cup or a dust cap is placed after screwing on. BREITNER machines offer great flexibility here.

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