The new rotating Alfa Laval Ultra-high-speed Aseptic Filler is capable of filling consumer bag-in-boxes from 3-20 liter with a dispenser cap at an unprecedented speed of 30 bags/minute for 10 liter bags.
“The new ultra-high-speed filler is 4-5 times faster than standard aseptic fillers for ready-to-drink beverages and food,” says Pierluigi Decio, Business Unit Manager, Food Solutions, Alfa Laval. “This extraordinary performance is achieved through a rotational filling concept with six filling heads at work at the same time, granting soft handling of the caps and great performance.”
Alfa Laval developed the ultra-high-speed filler together with International Dispensing Corporation and Sealed Air Corporation, who under their strategic alliance are exclusive marketers of the machine under the name IDC/Cryovac Speedflex™ Bag-in-Box.
The super fast aseptic filler module features fully automatic loading by a pick and place robot, filling and closing plus a motion control system (patent pending) that grants perfect accuracy and high efficiency. In addition, the filler has been designed for low acid applications, complying with FDA regulations for the North American market.
“The potential reach of the new rotating filler extends beyond ready-to-drink beverages to a wide array of bag-in-box food service categories,” says Pierluigi Decio. “Juice concentrates, syrups and smoothie bases, coffee creamers, flavoured milks and sundaes, cheese sauces, soups, salsas, and ketchup are a few of the products currently packaged in bag-in-box. Virtually every beverage or ingredient dispensed from a machine at a cafeteria, fast food and family restaurant or stadium is delivered from a bag or pouch below the counter or in the back of the facility.”