Bottle filling machines are an all-in-one system with bottle rinser, filler, and capper (RFC). RFC machines as a whole are meant to protect product from damage, contamination, and spoiling. These machines frequently handle large amounts of bottles that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.
Rinsing empty bottles before moving onto the filling station is an incredibly important step because it helps prevent contaminated product from being distributed. From there, the filling mechanisms of the machine need to make sure that the correct amount of product is put into each bottle to maintain brand consistency. And the last step, the capper, needs to create a reliable seal on the bottle to make sure that liquids do not leak and a high-quality end product is delivered to each consumer. Failure to clean, fill, or seal bottles properly could lead to potential recall and wasted product, which can cost companies a great deal.
RFC machines on beverage lines need to be suitable for high-pressure and high temperature washdowns, have quick response times for a high-speed environment, and be low maintenance. Finding the best automation equipment for these machines greatly increases a factory’s output without adding additional labor and overhead costs.
Banner Engineering offers a wide variety of products that have environmental ratings up to IP69K and can withstand the harsh environments that the bottling industry is used to. Banner provides automation solutions for container detection, cap sorting and placement verification, fill level verification, slip ring replacement, and improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Our products are versatile and reliable, which means the machines can be easily adapted to meet the needs of a highly competitive beverage market.