The new Flextronic W from SIPA is a weight filler with outstanding accuracy and precision.
It is ideally suited to filling PET bottles with edible oils, and is also an excellent candidate for use in lines filling such high-value products as milk, drinking yogurts and juices. SIPA believes it could also find use in the non-foods area for such products as home care, personal care and mineral oil.
Increased in-house capability
The Flextronic W is the latest step by SIPA to extend its in-house capabilities in technologies associated with bottle filling systems, and it provides an important response to growing market needs for increased performance and flexibility. The Flextronic W integrates perfectly into SIPA’s existing range of Flextronic fillers, using the same carrousel structure, feeding system tank and control electronics. Its modular design allows the future use of different types of filling valves on the same machine.
Accurate, precise, fast and clean
The new filler is both accurate and precise, featuring the state of the art mechanical and electronic components. Dedicated software serves to enhance both aspects of the weighing system. In addition, the Flextronic W incorporates numerous features found on other SIPA fillers designed for sensitive products that make it a particularly hygienic system.
There is no contact between the valve and the bottle, for example. The cleaning cycle is performed in a close loop with automatic loading of the CIP cups. Components throughout are in stainless steel, including the weighing system, and cleanliness is easy to maintain.
Ideal for oil
Weight filling technology is considered the most reliable, clean and efficient system for filling bottles with edible oil. It is particularly appreciated for the fact that it avoids overfills: by measuring the weight directly in the container (net weight), it takes into account the changes in the tare as well as in the temperature or nature of the oil, and adapts to intrinsic changes of the product during the production cycle.
By being able to offer lines that fully integrate weight filling with upstream bottle production and downstream capping, labelling and packaging, SIPA offers its customers the opportunity to save on investments in bottle conveyor and storage systems, and ensure a higher level of product cleanliness as well as a low footprint on the factory floor. In addition, integration of the blowing and filling operations makes it possible to use lighter bottles.
Total system capability
SIPA is the only company in the world today offering fully complete turnkey systems for such products, all the way from the conception and development of the preform, through bottle design, prototyping and testing, preform and bottle product production, to filling, and onto packaging and palletising. Its experience in plant engineering and systems integration is unrivalled