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NEW DEVELOPMENT - ROTARY OPENING MACHINE WITH 18.000 BpH

Since this summer we have again a new addition to the further developments of our AMS machines and are presenting a rotary opening machine RBÖ with 20 positions. With this machine size, the nominal output is now 18,000 bottles per hour. In order to bring our opener to a new standard when it comes to “hygienic design”, we have made some design changes on the machine. The machine table is based on the curved ARCH table of our swing stopper closing machines. The railing guides or stars are now made of white plastic and guarantee immediate visibility of dirt or wear.

When it came to the PLC control, we are using again the PLC from B&R. The newly developed visualization offers a user-friendly interface. New additional features such as position tracking of the individual alignment or opening positions are integrated as standard.


You can find more information about this machine on our product page. If you need further information or have questions about this product, please do not hesitate to contact us. We're always at your service. Your AMS team!

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INCREASED PERFORMANCE IN SWING STOPPER MOUNTING

The subject of “mounting stoppers to bottles" is nothing new to us. We have been building fully automatic machines for stopper mounting since 2003. 14 of these assembly systems have already been manufactured and delivered worldwide. A performance of up to 2,500 bottles per hour was considered sufficient for a long time. Times have changed enormously and everything should now get faster. We have therefore decided to double the performance for such special machines in order to meet today's demands of our customers.

With this performance class, AMS and its team are once again proving their absolute pioneering spirit and the associated spirit of development. We are expanding our range to include a BMM-4500 stopper mounting machine with a nominal output of 4,500 bottles per hour. This new development in connection with our fully automatic sorting machines BSM is a further step towards full line automation and digitization (4.0). Such units of this type are currently under construction. If you need further information or have any questions about this product, please do not hesitate to contact us. We're always at your service. Your AMS team!

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HYGIENICALLY DESIGNED CLOSING ELEMENT AS THE NEW AMS STANDARD

With the constant hygienic further development of our alignment unit for swing-top bottles in 2013, we were able to raise the bar in terms of machine cleanliness. The focus was on the open design, which made it much easier to operate during cleaning. This concept of the open design has now been applied and revised for the element guides. Here, too, the guide parts have a more open design and are made of special white plastic.

As with the hygiene tunnel, these hygiene guides are downward compatible and, after technical testing, can be retrofitted in many previous models. If you need further information or have any questions about this product, please do not hesitate to contact us. We're always at your service.

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HIGHEST DETECTION RATE FOR RUBBER SEAL AND LOGO INSPECTION

If you are one of the bottling companies that has been struggling with the problem of broken porcelain clapper or broken sealing washers for a long time, we can help you with our rubber seal inspection, called "DGI" for short. Our rubber seal inspection machine detects damaged, missing or contaminated rubber seals on swing caps and subsequently rejects the bad bottles. Since we are based on the same alignment principle for this machine as for our clip-on closing machines, we can guarantee an alignment and inspection rate of> 98% without any problems. Our inspection machines are available in different performance sizes, which are between 2,000 and 32,000 bottles per hour.

If we have piqued your interest, please do not hesitate to contact us! We're here to help.

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NEW STANDARD FOR HYGIENE DESIGN

Nowadays the term "hygienic design" is often associated with food safety and product liability and is therefore becoming more and more important. The requirements in the food sector consist in manufacturing machines, systems and components in a »hygienic design«. The aim of hygienic design is to use constructive design principles for the components to avoid various weak points that promote hygiene-related hazards. This can have biological, chemical or physical causes. A central point of the hygienic design lies in the easy cleanability of the materials, surfaces and structural elements. And this is exactly what prompted us to use the drawing pen again on some of the machine parts of our swing stopper closing machines in order to raise them to a new level for hygiene design. This optimization primarily affects the guide elements such as infeed star, outfeed star, middle section and outer guides. In addition to a change in the color selection of the plastic components (from black to natural white), the surfaces, screw connections and fastenings have also been completely redesigned. By changing the color, it is possible to visually check more quickly how severe the degree of soiling is. In addition, the plastic parts of the outer guides have been rounded off. Our closing machines from size of BV8 also have a curved and electropolished machine table (Arch-Table) to ensure the automatic drainage of liquids.

These improvements are part of a long list of hygiene optimizations that we have carried out on our clip closure machines in recent years. You can also find out more about our machines on our homepage or contact us directly at office@ams-getraenketechnik.at

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AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLED HPI FOR AVE Technologies

n May 2020 we received an order from the Italian plant manufacturer AVE Technologies to build two automatic high-pressure injection systems - short called "HPI". A HPI system injects a high pressure jet of hot water into an open bottle causing the contents to foam before the bottle is closed. The system is designed for use with carbonated drinks. Water is passed through a boiler and heated to a controlled temperature (up to 85°C). The heated water is then sprayed/injected into the bottle. As the foam forms in the neck of the bottle it pushes the air out before being sealed. Through this process the shelf life of the product is increased.

By the means of a rotary encoder the speed of the filler is calculated and the pressure in the HPI proportionally adjusted. This means that the filler speed is constantly being monitored by the controller and the ideal injection pressure is provided by the pump. This ensures that by every production speed the product has the optimal amount foam in the neck before being closed. The system is design for variable production speeds.

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