Food & Beverage Asia Oct/Nov 2018

FOOD & BEVERAGE ASIA OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2018 FIRST LOOK 61 Krones Flexible Filling System for Highly Viscous Products Oils and dressings, plus condiment and table sauces, can now, thanks to a new generation of filling valves from Krones, be bottled signi̬cantly more precisely. Even in the high output range of up to 48,000 containers per hour. For this purpose, Krones has speci̬cally equipped the Modul̬ll NWJ ̬ller to handle highly viscous products. What’s special about it: the ̬ller uses weighing cells to determine the precise ̬ll quantity, irrespective of the product’s characteristics. Moreover, it features a ̬lling valve developed speci̬cally for sauces, ̭exible enough to cope with a huge array of disparate products. For more than ten years now, Krones has been continually design-enhancing its sauce ̬lling capabilities, so as to replace the traditional piston- or level-controlled ̬lling by an even better and more accurate alternative. This has meanwhile been accomplished: though Krones had in the past already implemented some successful processes with weight ̬lling in free-jet mode featuring a lowerable ̬lling valve, the new Modul̬ll NWJ can nonetheless be justly described as a breakthrough – not least because of its new valve system and the Viscosity-Based Fine Pressure Control. One reason, of many, as to why viscous products can now also be cold-̬lled cleanly, safely and hygienically: The product is stored in the co-rotating central bowl, in which the pressure is continuously monitored. Using the newly developedViscosity-Based Fine Pressure Control, nitrogen or sterile air is injected, depending on the product concerned, in order to maintain at a constant level the prede̬ned pressure conditions in both the product tank and in the ̬lling valve. Thanks to this continuous control, optimum̬lling accuracies are achieved – even with ̭uctuating product characteristics featuring di ̫ erent viscosities. TheModul̬ll NWJ alsomeets themost stringent of hygiene requirements: by means of fully automated CIP and SIP processes, plus an optional version featuring an automatic foam cleaning system or bottle and closure handling. For the closed-cycle CIP cleaning routine, the cups slot into place automatically; the CIP and sterilisationmedia are returneddownwards. The tanks are sprayed out automatically as well. Ŷ Paul Leibinger Industrial Inkjet Printer for Marking and Coding At the Fachpack 2018 trade fair, Paul Leibinger GmbH&Co. KG presented the JET One – a new industrial inkjet printer for marking and coding food packaging, beverages and consumer goods. “In 2018, Leibinger is consistently positioning itself for the broad market in the area of industrial marking and coding systems,” explained Ms. Christina Leibinger, Managing Proprietor of Paul Leibinger GmbH & Co KG, a printer manufacturer from Baden- Wuerttemberg, which will be exhibiting at the Fachpack in Nuremberg. “We developed a new entry-level model with this in mind. The JET One is equipped with the same reliable technology as all our printer lines and is 100% made in Germany. We did not compromise at all on quality and reliability.” The JET One is suitable for marking and coding food packaging, beverages and consumer products, with ̬xed and variable data such as best-before date, LOT and batch number and graphics. The marking takes place without contact with flying drops of ink, making it suitable for convex and concave, rough and smooth, ̭at and relief-molded product surfaces. You can print country and industry-speci̬c fonts with a character height of 1.5 to 8 mm in up to two lines. Since the ink dries in less than a second – on plastic, glass, wood, metal, ceramics, technical composites, cardboard and paper alike – the CIJ printer can handle production speeds of up to 268 m/min. Ink consumption is minimal: the JET One prints up to 120 million characters with only one liter of ink. Thepackaging industry isfacing increasingcost pressure, strives for production optimisation, and is intent on avoiding downtime. The problemmost users facewithmany CIJ printers is that the ink dries during production breaks. This causes time-consuming cleaning that delays production restarts. In the worst-case scenario, the printing is di ̫ use with illegible type and expensive reworking required during production. Ŷ