Time is money – that is the motto for the new Modulfill VFS-M with PFR valves. Not only the duration of the filling process, but also the air consumption and space requirement have been reduced – which in turn has a positive effect on your budget. And thanks to its new, infinitely adjustable PFR valve, the filler scores plus points in terms of product quality. The flow speed can be exactly adjusted to suit the various products: Foaming due to excessively fast filling or wasted time due to excessively slow filling are a thing of the past.
At a glance
Fast filling of CSD, juice and water
Infinitely adjustable PFR filling valves for optimum flow speeds
Reduced number of components due to the optimised interface with the mixer
The carbonation tank of the integrated mixer is also the feed tank to the filler
Brochure Krones Modulfill VFS-M with PFR valves and integrated mixer
Fast or slow – there are only two filling speeds in conventional valves. The PFR valve is infinitely adjustable, which has a positive effect on the filling quality: This enables optimum adjustment of the flow rate to suit the particular product properties. Foaming beverages due to excessively fast filling or loss of time due to excessively slow filling are a thing of the past.
New: Electronic controller integrated directly in the valve
For the first time, the PFR valve provides an innovation which pays off, especially with regard to space requirements. To decentralise the power supply to the electronics, the complete control block is now directly integrated in the valve. Omission of a large electronics cabinet.
With the Modulfill VFS-M, the "M" stands for "Mixer" – which is directly connected to the filler. The product is directly fed via the raised carbonation tank into the manifold. The conventional filler bowl is no longer required.
Benefits to you
Highly precise dosing of syrup and CO2
Thanks to the high-precision dosing process the syrup consumption in the Contiflow is reduced by up to 0.2 percent (as compared to conventional systems). This reduces the operating costs and your new investment will pay off within a short time.
Faster filling speeds
The direct connection between the Modulfill VFS-M and the Contiflow mixer positively affects the filling duration. The integration in conjunction with the raised tank enables up to 250 millilitres to be filled per second. The block also reduces the loss of product.
Benefits to you
Enhanced product quality
The new PFR valve enables optimum adjustment of the filling speed to suit the particular product properties. Products which tend to foam excessively can also be processed.
The filler operates without lifting cam, which increases the filling angle: This, in turn, increases the output for the same line size. Filling CSD beverages with a PFR valve, for instance, will increase the annual output by up to 25 percent, that is 72 million bottles (based on 0.5 litre bottles and a pitch diameter of 4,320 mm).
The CIP cups automatically swing into place using a magnet. This contact-free process without pneumatic components optimises the hygienic conditions and enables the installation of more filling valves on a pitch diameter.
Saved energy and raw materials
The PFR valve operates electronically. This saves 30 percent compressed air as compared to electropneumatic filling.
The Modulfill VFS-M enviro stands for the following
No air dryer required
30 percent less consumption of operating air with the PFR valve
Use of the latest PM drives and pumps
This product is enviro classified
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