Space-saving and efficient – the Kosme Barifill
The craft beer culture is growing inexorably. In addition to the original types of beer, products with new flavours and taste combinations are being created from North America to China. They are being sold not only in cans, but in glass and PET bottles as well. For bottlers who need an efficient, space-saving solution in the small output range, Kosme offers the Barifill.
The electromagnetically controlled Krones VKP filling valves installed in the Barifill ensure fast processing without any foaming, and thus preserve the product’s original quality.
User also have different variants of the VKP filling valve – responsively tailored to their particular needs. The VKPV valve is predestined for bottling beer. Several pre-evacuation steps and flushing of the bottle with ring bowl gas minimise oxygen pick-up during filling.
For bottling still and sparkling wines, the right choice is the VKPV-CF valve, enabling the fill level to be corrected after filling by injecting pure CO2 via a correction channel into the bottle’s neck and the overfilled product to be forced back into the ring bowl. This filling system thus assures maximised fill level accuracy and minimised product losses.
Salient features of the new VKPV-CF-AL valve also include CO2 injection and automatic fill level adjustment in the bottle. The valve programme additionally offers various options for filling PET containers.
The Kosme Barifill can be fitted with a closer for crowns, screw caps or natural corks. In addition, several closer turrets can be easily combined one behind the other.
To facilitate dispatch, erection, maintenance and cleaning, the bases can be modularised. The tilted Tabletec tabletop provides the bottler with substantial advantages in terms of cleaning and maintenance. All liquids automatically drain off over the tilted surface, and there are no dirt-trapping corners in which product residues might collect. This enhances the microbiological safety of the filling process. Thanks to the modularised construction, there is also an alternative option for a gable-type tabletop in hygienic design.
The product is fed in from below out of the ring bowl through a central manifold. An infeed worm ensures an even inflow of bottles into the filler’s carousel. The newly designed, compact-size valve group is available in a manual version, or a fully automatic variant on request – the CIP operation is then controlled directly from the operator’s panel.
An isobaric filler with electro-pneumatically controlled filling valve functions and modularised construction, the compactly dimensioned Barifill offers leading-edge technology on a minimised footprint. The Barifill is thus ideally suited for small and mid-tier breweries or beverage bottlers.