Melbourne-based craft brewery Moon Dog has invested in a new All-In-One monoblock filler from GEA Vipoll.

Moon Dog has just opened a new 12,000-square-metre facility in Preston, which will allow it to produce over 10 million litres per year. The new All-In-One filler will bring more efficiency into Moon Dog’s processes, says Josh Uljans, co-founder and CEO.

“We chose GEA because the company has a great reputation for manufacturing high quality machines. The All-In-One filler allows us to operate a single filling line for both cans and bottles with quick change over between formats. This gives us benefits in terms of floor space utilisation, and simplicity in maintenance and operation,” he said.

According to GEA Vipoll, the All-In-One can switch to different products and container formats in minutes thanks to its flexible elements such as a rinser with universal grippers; an electro-pneumatic filling valve; and a single capping turret that can handle different closure types.

Jakob Salamun, sales manager at GEA Vipoll, says the filler’s multi-functional system is “unique in the world”.

“It allows for an unprecedented level of flexibility: it can be used to fill glass, cans and PET containers; handle different formats and seal them with diverse cap types; and fill carbonated or still drinks, using a hot or cold fill method,” he said.

Moon Dog has also ordered a Varidox water deaeration system; a Dicar-B carbonation system; an Eco-Flash pasteuriser; and a Plug & Win 100 centrifuge from GEA Vipoll.

In Australia, Foodmach is the official integration partner for GEA Vipoll. 

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