The KHS Group is now offering a can filler to meet the needs of small to medium-sized brewing companies.
The Innofill CAN Compact is designed for low to medium outputs of 10,000 to 48,000 cans per hour.
This compact combination of filler and seamer is shipped to the customer as a complete machine in a single container and commissioned on site on a plug-and-produce basis without any need for complicated installation processes.
“Three years ago we launched a completely new filling system with our Innofill Can DVD series. Developed for larger capacities, we’ve now scaled this technology to meet the demands of craft brewers,” Manfred Härtel, filling product manager for KHS, said.
"With its efficient CO2 purging system, the machine enables extremely low oxygen pickup.
"Due to its patented purging process it also consumes about 30 per cent less carbon dioxide than conventional systems."
Unlike its big brother, which can produce up to 132,000 cans per hour, the filler, seamer, control cabinet, valve manifold and paneling of the Innofill CAN Compact form a closed unit.
All that needs to be done to install the new system is to connect up the piping, sources of energy and conveyors.