XBLEND

XBLEND
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XBLEND
XBLEND - 2

Highlights:

  • Highest final product standards in terms of quality, accuracy and repeatability.
  • Starting, Stopping the mixer without syrup and product loss (i.e. flavour change or end of batch)
  • Xfill version available, for a direct integration with the filler.
  • Design extremely compact, thanks to the tank’s horizontal arrangement.
  • Very easy logistic: machines are packable in containers for fast installation and commissioning.

Continuous multi-component degassing and mixing unit

XBlend is a compact mixing unit (mounted on skid) for the automatic production of still beverage from 2 to 10 dosing lines(optional): the system uses the latest technologies in the mixing field; the mixing   is obtained by using an in line proportional dosing.
 

MODELCAPACITY
Xblend 12Up to 12,000 l/h
Xblend 17Up to 17,000 l/h
Xblend 27Up to 27,000 l/h
Xblend 34Up to 34,000 l/h
Xblend 42Up to 42,000 l/h
Xblend 54Up to 54,000 l/h
Xblend 66Up to 66,000 l/h

Main features and advantages

  • Fully automatic process  controlled by a PLC, menu-based  15-inch touch-screen operator control panel.
  • Frequency-controlled pumps. 
  • Syrup qualty check.
  • Highly hygienic design concept, for easy cleaning and to provide the highest levels of sanitation in the equipment.
  • Highest final product standards in terms of quality, accuracy and repeatability. 
  • Gentle product handling. 
  • Mixing ratio min ÷ max: 1 : 4 ; 1 : 10
  • Outflow rangeability: 1:4.
  • Economical use of space, thanks to the tank’s horizontal arrangement. 
  • Very easy logistics: machines are packable in containers for fast installation and commissioning.

Additional equipments:
  • Quantity measurement for  Oxygen, °Bx etc.
  • Piping exposed to product is made of 1.4401 stainless steel (AISI316).
  • Mixing ratio up to 1:1.
  • Basic system is composed of two components: first one for deareated water  and second one for syrup, but It can be easily expanded to match any specific production requirements up to 10 components.
  • Deaeration with high vacuum principle. 
  • The whole system is designed to be fully sanitized  up to a temperature of 95°C .
  • Mixing accuracy: ± 0,03 °Bx or better (in steady conditions)
  • Cpk capability > 1,33 related to final product.
  • Residual Oxygen in the final beverage: < 0,5 ppm
Degassing
The inlet water is deaerated  inside a tank by using nozzles, in high vacuum atmosphere (excludable). A magnetic flow meter counts the water that is sent to the mixing system by using a centrifugal pump.
 
Blending
The inlet syrup is monitored by using a mass flow meter to adjust, if necessary, the dilution ratio in order to maintain and to ensure the maximum accuracy and the maximum repeatability of the final beverage.
A special diffuser is installed to obtain an homogeneous dissolution of the desired syrup quantity, moreover the dispersion of gas is realized through a further static mixer that ensures  a fine mixing of the finished beverage.
 

Applications

Still beverages