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Fillflex™ Options

Fillflex™ BFE, Bottom filling, Electric

  • Reduces foaming during filling
  • Enables faster filling
  • Reduces spillage
  • Can be adapted to a large number of packages

For foaming products, BFE (bottom filling) is recommended. This is a separate electrical unit, equipped with a stepper motor, controlling a bottom filling lance for immersion into the package and filling below the liquid level. Bottom filling minimises foaming and optimises both filling time and accuracy.

Bottom filling is available as an option for both Compact and Split, and is offered as a standalone unit for table mounting, for mounting on a trolley or mounting on a conveyor belt.
Max. standard stroke is 500 mm.

BFE is connected to and controlled by the Fillflex machine, but has a separate control panel with settings for lance motion speeds, delay times, start and end positions. Filling can be carried out at a lower speed during the start and finish. The lance can also be adjusted to follow the liquid level upwards.

The control system for BFE can be supplied in a separate control cabinet with a control panel for the functions, or be integrated in a Fillflex Split cabinet, type Large. The function can be retrofitted and can complement a previously delivered Fillflex filling machine.

Fillflex™ QP, Queue & Positioning

  • Full automation of filling process by conveyor belt
  • Optimised filling speed through minimal stop times for packages during filling
  • Does not require signal exchange with conveyor belt for Fillflex filling machine
  • Can be adapted to most packages and conveyor belts

For fully automated lines where a Fillflex filling machine is placed by a conveyor belt, we offer a complete solution, known as a queue and positioning unit, QP. QP is available as an option for both Fillflex Compact and Fillflex Split filling machines.

The unit consists of two customised gates, as well as two photocells/sensors. The first gate is used to create a queue of packages prior to the filling position. The second gate is used to position the package correctly below the product outlet in the filling position. The unit holds the package by the filling station until the filling is complete. After filling, the package is released and the next package is forwarded. This continues in a precise and rapid process.

The gates consist of adjustable pneumatic cylinders with stainless steel brackets, which are adapted to the customer’s package size and the width of the conveyor belt. They are monitored from the control system, and each function can be set with timer delays in respect of start and release. 

The properties of the photocell´s/sensor´s are selected according to the material, size, colour, etc., of the packaging.

Settings are made from a 4.3” touch panel, where the relevant function can also be run manually for adjustment and tuning.

It is important to ensure that the conveyor belt is of a “low friction” type, so that the package can be stopped and held in place while the conveyor belt is still in operation. Excessive friction on the conveyor belt may cause packages to get trapped or overturn.

The control system for QP can be supplied in a separate control cabinet with a control panel for adjusting and monitoring functions, or be integrated in a Fillflex Split cabinet, type Large. If the line is equipped with a separate control cabinet for BFE, the QP function can also be integrated in this.

 

Contact us

Contact us for more information:

Benny Linnarsson
Benny Linnarsson
, Sales Engineer, Fillflex, All
Johan Farnestam
Johan Farnestam
, Sales Engineer, Fillflex, All
Lars-Olof Frantzich
Lars-Olof Frantzich
, Technical Sales & Export, Fillflex, All

Complete kits for bottom filling, excl. filling lance.
Max. length 500 mm

FF_BFE-TT-00 Bottom filling, Electric Table Top, integrated
FF_BFE-TT-01 Bottom filling, Electric Table Top, separate control cabinet
FF_BFE-ST-00 Bottom filling, Electric Split Trolley, integrated
FF_BFE-ST-01 Bottom filling, Electric Split Trolley, separate control cabinet
FF_BFE-QP-ST-00 BFE and queue management Split Trolley, integrated
FF_BFE-QP-ST-01 BFE and queue management Split Trolley, separate control cabinet
FF_VF-L-25G8-300-V-1 Dy=ø8 - l=300 mm
FF_VF-L-25G12-300-V-1 Dy=ø12 - l=300 mm
FF_VF-L-25G16-300-V-1 Dy=ø16 - l=300 mm
FF_VF-L-25G20-300-V-1 Dy=ø20 - l=300 mm
FF_VF-L-25G25-300-V-1 Dy=ø25 - l=300 mm

 

Communication kit for installation in existing or new machines.

FF_ACC-CK-01 Communication kit, for BFE in separate control cabinet

Complete kits for queue management, incl. gates and photocell/sensor.

FF_QP-ST-00 QP queue management, Split Trolley, integrated
FF_QP-ST-01 QP queue management, Split Trolley, separate control cabinet

 

Communication kit for installation in existing or new machines.

FF_ACC-CK-01 Communication kit, for QP in separate control cabinet