GERMANY – KHS Group, a company that manufactures modern filling and packaging systems for the high-capacity range, plans to introduce its new InnoPET TriBlock Aqua system, a compact and powerful block system for single-serve formats that is focused on the growth segment of water portions.
The new packaging unit processes container sizes of between 250 and 800ml at a rate of up to 50,000 bottles per hour, which will cut on cost of resources and improve quality of products.
“With this system we’re offering more than just the compact version of the single machines. With the KHS InnoPET TriBlock Aqua M our customers get real added value,” says Arne Andersen, global product account manager for the TriBlock at KHS.
Individual modules on the TriBlock give optimum performance as compared to the previous model, Blomax Series IV.
The new system is a continuance of the Blomax Series blow molding module, a labelling module and Innofill PET NV filler.
They form a unit, which perfectly suits the application on hand, which is manufacturing bottles from preforms and then labelling, filling and capping them.
According to Andersen, the machine has an exceptionally hygienic design and optimized housing.
It is also centrally controlled by the improved HMI (human machine interface) on a clear 21.5-inch monitor with full HD resolution for detailed visualization of the process graphics.
Effectivity and level of convenience is also greatly boosted due to the consistent drive and operator concept, which is important for practical cooperation of the KHS systems.
The further developed Blomax Series IV has blow stations on which small bottles with a maximum diameter of 75 millimetres can be blown.
The low level of noise pollution is also ensured by the InnoPET Silent TipTainer; with its closed system and lower PET preform drop height the latter are fed especially gently and thus less noisily to the sorting unit.
The new system would reduce costs and improves time efficiency new generation of valves in the filler shortens the filling time so that fewer valves can be used for the same total filling capacity.
Costs are reduced by focusing on smaller bottles and through the subsequent reduction in pitch; the diameters of both the filling wheel and ring bowl have been decreased, therefore maintenance efforts and costs are also reduced.