One example is KHS
GmbH, a company which recently upgraded a production plant for Coca-Cola
in South Africa, fitting it out with the latest equipment. The plant is one of the biggest worldwide, bottling around 350 million litres of beverages each year. KHS
equipment is particularly suited for juices with pulp content, as they cannot usually be handled by conventional PET bottling lines. It is important not to damage the sensitive pulp during the bottling process, yet the dosing tolerances are quite low.
To solve this dilemma, KHS
has developed a process that uses two volumetric precision bottling machines. First, the fruit pieces are filled into the bottles with a small amount of juice, and the remaining liquid is then added at the second stage.