Sipac accumulation table between filler/corker and capsuling machine
Bertolaso capsuling machine
A ring bowl (AISI 304 stainless steel)
minimizes wine turbulence and has a
bottom that is sloped to allow complete
drainage of the liquid during the washing
stages or emptying of the bowl. The
lid is locked to the bowl mechanically
by means of outer locking screws that
are not in contact with the wine.
Filling valves are fully constructed of
AISI 316 stainless steel. The fill height in
the bottle is obtained by a quick adjustment
of the threaded sleeve permitting
a regulation up to 50 mm. Centering
cones are fitted to the filling valves to
permit a perfect centering of the bottle
under the filling valves before the fill
tube enters the bottle neck.
Liquid feeds from the bottom controlled
by a pneumatic valve controlled
by the level control probe. The product
flows into the bowl through AISI 304
stainless steel tubes and is conveyed
into the bowl by means of a rotary distributor.
The section and the geometry
of the tubes and the rotary distributor,
as well, are sized to reduce the shaking
and the flow speed of the liquid to the
minimum possible thereby permitting
the necessary stability of the product.
A conductive probe cntrols liquid in the
bowl at a constant level, thereby permitting
a controlled and gentle feeding of
The system to protect the wine in the
bowl from oxygen pick-up includes an
inert gas blanket that is created to prevent
air/wine contact in the filler bowl.
The air is removed from the bottle and
canalized into a separate circuit. The
system is complete with pressure regulator,
pressure gauge, and system for
inert gas injection into the bowl.
A system automatically performs the
CIP function by PLC including automatic
insertion of the stainless steel
cups on the filling valves and centering
cones without manual intervention.
JFW inserts natural corks into bottles
of red wine while white wines receive
natural corks or synthetic closures, and
375ml bottles receive screw caps.
Bottle conveying line from filler to capsuling
machine (above) includes a Sipac accumulation
table designed to handle three
minutes of accumulated bottles, should
there be a problem with the capsular or
labeler. This gives the operator enough
time to fix the problem, without taking
up valuable floor space with “miles” of
One Bertolaso Rotary Monobloc ZETABLOC
10B/18R Capsuling Machine (above) was
installed downstream from the new
dispenses and spins tin or
polylaminate capsules at a maximum
speed of 300 bpm. The machine has
eight feeding-cups and 18 spinning/
Important features of this machine
include: a long autonomy capsule magazine
to hold approximately 15,000 capsules
with drawers that can accept 725
mm long sticks, an automatic loading
arm, and a horizontal flat belt conveyor
to feed capsules into the
The capsule dispensing module has two
parallel horizontal troughs and mechanical
fingers separating the capsules from
the stick as they approach the dispensing
cups on the application turret. Air
blows the capsules onto the bottles.
The capsules are an aluminum/
poly/aluminum laminate supplied by
Maverick Enterprises, Inc.
One Bertolaso Accumulation Table automatically
rejecting bottles with no capsule
is located just after the Bertolaso capsuling
machine. The table is composed
of five-lanes, 2,000 mm long, complete
with drive and return heads, motor, and
chain in AISI 430 stainless steel.
The Krones Autocol rotary labeler (below)
which is designed with a 720-mm diameter
bottle table and 15-bottle plates and
two labeling stations applies body front
and body back pressure-sensitive (p-s)
labels to three different styles of bottles.
With a rotary labeler, bottles are firmly
held and centered between the bottle
plate and a spring-loaded centering bell.