SERAC’s Canopy® bottles it up brilliantly

SERAC of France has developed Canopy®, a completely new generation of monobloc filling and capping machines for PET bottles. The machines are very different from existing rotary fillers – they are compact, functional, easy to use and economical, providing exceptional accessibility. The Canopy® concept is based on six patents filed and registered by the company. SERAC will be at the INTERPACK trade fair in Düsseldorf from 21 to 27 April 2005.

A major feature of the Canopy® machines is that the mechanical components have been transferred to the upper part of the canopy, thus increasing the accessibility of the packing machines. This reduces fatigue and risk to operators as maintenance can be performed at human height. Canopy® takes up only half the floor size of standard machines. The container neck transfer system, redesigned sensors and the invention of a new dosing system, Dynaflow®, have led to a considerable reduction in area between the filling nozzles – the machines are now more compact and simpler to use. Electricity cabinets and control panels are also housed in the machines.

Canopy® filling and capping machines are very easy to use. All users need in order to start production are two parameters: the weight of the load and the production rate. Dosage takes place with no contact between the nozzle and the bottle, using a laminar jet to avoid splashing. Waste is collected in the lower container which is easily accessible and washable.

Canopy’s® attractive price also makes it very competitive in the flowmeter market. Production capacity reaches 18,000 one-litre packages per hour. Canopy® machines can be used for packaging water and oil for the food industry.

About SERAC

SERAC, whose headquarters are in north-west France, produces filling and capping machines. SERAC will be at the INTERPACK trade fair in Düsseldorf (Germany) from 21 to 27 April 2005 (Hall 13, Stand D31).

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