Food & Beverage Asia Aug/Sep 2018

52 FOOD & BEVERAGE ASIA AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2018 FIRST LOOK KHS Schenck Process KHS Launches Can Filling Machine with Greater Capacity Filter Receiver for Pneumatic Conveying Systems The Inno̬ll Can C can ̬ller by KHS GmbH satis̬es the demand of smaller breweries on the international market. Since introducing the prototype at drinktec 2017, there has been increased interest in the new technology from the Dortmund systems supplier. This is one of the reasons why KHS is launching a further machine size with a greater capacity to market this year. Canadian craft brewery Steamworks procured the very ̬rst machine which KHS shipped the to Vancouver where it was commissioned on site on a plug-and-produce basis without any need for complicated installation processes. As the 21 ̬lling and three seaming stations, valve manifold, cladding and control cabinet on the Inno̬ll Can C form an enclosed, ready- to-produce machine unit, all that had to be done during installation was to connect up the electricity cables, piping and conveyors. According to Steamworks its new plant engineering ̬lls approximately 15,000 cans an hour in its standard 355-milliliter can format. The craft brewery also uses cans holding 473 and 500 milliliters. The Innofill Can C is designed for low to medium outputs depending on the can size. KHS is to initially implement a further machine size this year in order to increase the capacity for ̬lling 330-milliliter cans from 15,600 to 27,800 cans per hour. “In addition to craft brewers, who continue to grow and grow, medium-sized breweries are also increasingly asking for further cost-e ̮ cient machines for the medium capacity range,” emphasised Mr. Kevin Rathbun, Project Manager at KHS USA. Ŷ The new Hygienic Side Entry Receiver (HSER) ̬lter is designed by Schenck Process to meet challenging requirements for sanitation and inspection in the food, pet food and chemical industries. A horizontal cartridge ̬lter, HSER is ideally suited for low headroom applications under pressure or vacuum and is primarily used as a ̬lter receiver at the end of a pneumatic conveying system to separate the product being conveyed from the convey air. Well suited for a variety of indoor locations, the HSER has a small footprint requirement and can be easily explosion vented through the roof or from the side. The HSER utilises clean design concepts, minimising horizontal surfaces where product or water might collect. The tubesheet design incorporates a machined insert which provides a ̭ush internal surface and a rigid surface to seal the ̬lter elements. The exclusive Schenck Process design allows for complete disassembly simplifying sanitation processes. Only the welded stud requires in-place cleaning. There is no internal structure, which makes it even easier to clean. HSER ̬lters operate with an air pulse cleaning system that periodically releases a pulse of compressed air directed through the cartridge or bag, cleaning it and dislodging ̬ltered material so it drops into the hopper below. This operation is another feature that makes cleaning HSER simple. Ŷ