JBT Corporation announced the market debut of the new High Capacity Filler-Closer Unifiller, a system featuring
technology capable of introducing liquids or foods to metal cans and glass or plastic bottles at up to 1500 Containers Per Minute (CPM).
The technology, which includes a newly designed filler based on the Unifiller valve principle, combines the excellent fill accuracy and Clean-In-Place (CIP) features of the Unifiller line, but adds superior speeds and sets a new standard in terms of hygienic design.
While providing all the outstanding features of the range, previous Unifiller systems have been limited to speeds of between 750-1000 CPM, depending on container size and product filled.
The new version of the equipment is capable of speeds of up to 1500 CPM and can fill metal cans – in conjunction with the JBT high capacity closer—as well as glass and plastic bottles.
Douglas Woodruff, director of global research and development for JBT’s Liquid Foods business unit, says: “The new Unifiller will fill both metal cans as well as glass and plastic bottles. The markets best served with this technology include milk, nutraceuticals, juices with particles, coffee drinks, sweetened condensed milk, and canned beans.”
Woodruff revealed that three of the new Unifillers had already been sold for delivery in 2017 to major liquid foods processors in the US, Asia and South America, while further orders are expected to be confirmed early in the New Year.