The empty bottles are loaded manually OR automatically from blow molding machine feed air conveyor where air at high pressure from a blower is used for conveying bottles supported at the neck up to the in feed bottle transfer rotor. The air conveyor permits different bottle sizes to run without making any adjustments.
The bottles are transferred to rinse rotor by the infeed bottle transfer rotor. Bottles are held at the neck during transfer.
The automatic rinse rotor has spring loaded grippers mounted radially which pick up bottles one by one from the infeed transfer rotor. The bottle is inverted against a lever on the rinse valve to start the rinsing operation. Thus we have NO BOTTLE – NO RINSE. Bottles are washed for up to three seconds each, before draining (for removal of residual water) and up righting for transfer to the filling rotor. The rinsing medium is generally product water.
The internationally accepted and approved VENT PIPE filling principle ensures accurate level filling without spillage. The filling accuracy is +- 5ml. The fill tank level is regulated automatically by a PLC controlled electronic probe.
After completion of the filling operation, bottles are transferred to the capping rotor by the out cap picking rotor, the bottles neck are picking up caps. With NO BOTTLE NO CAP arrangement is there.
Caps are stored in a SS 304 ground level hopper mounted at the base on the elevator column. The caps are elevated/oriented and they are diverted into the cap chute leading to the filling machine. The operation of the elevator is controlled automatically by a control panel mounted sensors, stops the cap elevator automatically once the chute gets filled to capacity and restarts it on the caps get consumed.
Bottles after the completion of the rinse – fill- seal cycle are discharged on to the outfeed SS304 slat conveyor. The bottles are visually inspected against fluorescent background light for detection of particles bottles. Mounted on the inspection lamp. Also the bottles are counted with the help of a sensor which gives digital count on the control panel indicating finished bottles. Put neck and body sleeve manually on line conveyor. Bottle will pass through Heat shrink tunnel gets labeled. There after the bottle are picked up manually for cartooning. After which the finished bottles are picked up manually for cartooning.