Astepo grande filler
Fully optioned non-aseptic filling system for flexible bags fitted with standard 1-inch spouts for food and beverages.
Ideal for food and beverages
Alfa Laval Astepo Grande non-aseptic bag-in-box filling systems are in widespread use all over the world for filling bags with liquids such as wine, water and other shelf-stable products, dense sauces such as mayonnaise and tomato ketchup, post-mix products, syrups and vegetable oils.
There are also special versions available for production set-ups with particular hygiene standard requirements, and particular flexibility needs.
These filling systems are designed for easy operation and minimal maintenance, and to make it easy to quickly swap between different bag sizes. They can operate with a wide range of different bag and spout types, including dispenser taps for wines or syrups.
Easy integration with carton box system
Grande bag-in-box filling systems can also be linked up to automatic Alfa Laval Astepo Combibox cartoning lines (featuring sealing with either hot-melt glue or adhesive tape). An effectively integrated bag-in-box filling and cartoning process line takes up less space and gives you maximum versatility.
- Tried-and-tested filling solution that you know you can rely on
- High-spec standard configurations that boost reliability, filling speed and hygiene
- Wide range of optional capabilities for maximum versatility
- Automated, user-friendly operation – only minimal supervision required
- High hygiene standards
How it works
The Grande filler system uncaps, fills and caps bags of 2–20 litres in capacity, with a filling accuracy of +/- 0.5%. Input capacities are as much as 14,000 litres per hour, but the filling speed depends on the bag size chosen.
The system uses web bags with front-mounted caps. The bags are separated by a soft horizontal knife designed to protect the film from micro-perforation. A pneumatic system automatically feeds these bags to the filling head.
The cap removal clamps are designed for rapid change-over, and are synchronized with the filling valve by a pneumatic cylinder that ensures easy adjustment and less wasted time. A mass flow meter can be fitted to ensure extremely accurate filling.
Special configurations are available with pre-filling vacuum or a post-filling nitrogen puff, or with a HEPA filter over the filling area.
Versatility is standard
Grande fillers are available as stand-alone units or as part of complete, smoothly integrated Alfa Laval Astepo process lines consisting of a bag-in-box filler, web bag feeder system and a cartoning system, along with an automated cleaning-in-place system (using overheated water or steam, etc.) that cleans all the surfaces in contact with the liquid product. A remote control CIP set-up means no human intervention is needed.
A comprehensive selection of optional equipment is also available to provide additional capabilities.