Used Bottling Lines

Filling Monoblock

Filling Monoblock

What is a filling monoblock: is a machine that packs other machinery into one block; usually three but when there are two machines, is also called a filling triblock. This is the essential machinery within the bottling line as it allows the bottles to be filled and capped with a single machine.

How does it work:

This is located at the beginning of the line; usually, immediately after the depalletizer; in the case of glass bottles or after the blow molding machine in the case of PET bottles. For the new and used filling triblock the operation starts from the rinsing machine if present; and the bottles arrive in a row through a bottle-sized conveyor belt and; from here they physically enter the machine through an auger (worm) which positions them at an equal distance from each other. So once inside the screw, the bottle advances until it is inserted into the star, which aligns the bottles; and at this point the neck is aligned immediately under a clamp; that takes the bottle from the neck and turns it upside down.

Different equipment:

The type of equipment is either with deep grip or with neck grip (in this second case usually it is equipment in steel mixed with aluminum). A nozzle enters into the used filling triblock true the mouth of the bottle and in a few moments a strong jet of peracetic; so water or other disinfectant is shot inside the bottle to remove foreign bodies. Continuing, a strong jet of filtered compressed air is blown at high pressure, to dry the same bottles in an instant. Finally, the bottle is put back in position, ready to be moved to the filler. During filling, the filler must absolutely not modify the physical  organoleptic properties of the product being processed such as water, wine, beer, milk and oil. It must therefore have a system and components that are consistent and respectful of all health and hygiene regulations required by current regulations.

Filling phase:

Throughout this the filler must avoid doing essentially these four things:
  • Pollute the product
  • Oxidize
  • Alter the quantity
  • Altering the quality of the product
In the new and used filling monoblock-triblock to give a stable rule, the time between filling and capping must be as short as possible; we are talking about seconds, in which nothing must come into contact with the content. The equipment consists of a variable number of taps or filling nozzles, with different technologies and different predispositions and from these the product flows directly into the bottle container, brik, can, etc. In the next phase, the capping procedure starts. This is the machinery that mechanically inserts the cap into the bottle after filling and is Placed after the filler. The operation of closing starts from the hopper; a machine attached to the capper that orders the correct direction of the cap to be then fished directly by the capper. Caps must rightly be positioned in the right direction of insertion. From here begins this phase where the bottle is placed on a plate above; which there is a compression tool; and insertion of the cap or a screwdriver in the case of a screw cap. Several turrets can also be arranged on the common machine table of the Filling Monoblock; and, with different types of systems, a rotating turret with two different types of caps mounted on the same bearing axes can also be applied. At the outlet, the bottle is directed to the next machine; which can be a capsuler or a wire hooder for sparkling wines.

Famous brands of Filling Monoblock

Krones, Bertolaso, MBF, Cortellazzi, Alfatek, Ave della Toffola, Sacmi, GAI, Fimer, Borelli.