Krones has presented a multipurpose filler that handles glass bottles, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers, and cans – the Barifill Canto. The Italian subsidiary Kosme is responsible for its development, construction, and installation.
The Barifill Canto fills beer, carbonated soft drinks (CSDs), sparkling water, and sparkling wines in a variety of can types and sizes, and also handles PET containers or glass bottles – the latter in both the classic wine bottle format and the long-neck bottle used for beer and CSDs.
Two fillers in one machine
This flexibility is made possible by a filling valve. Kosme took the features of existing filling systems and combined them into a single valve. The valve is equipped with a level probe for filling bottles and a volumetric system with an inductive flow meter for cans. To reduce the required space as much as possible, the necessary container sealers are also integrated into the filler – a Krones Modulseam for cans and a Kosme crowner for glass bottles.
As an option, plastic screw caps for PET and roll-on aluminum caps or corks can be handled as well. In the filler as well as in the sealers, all parts that come into contact with the product are made of stainless steel, enabling cleaning and ensuring their longevity.
Up to 16,000 containers per hour
The Barifill Canto is flexible in terms of speed as it is in its applications. Depending on the product and configuration, it fills from 1,200 bottles or 2,500 cans per hour on the smallest layout to 9,500 bottles or 16,000 cans per hour on the biggest setup.
Since its launch last year, demand for the Barifill Canto has been high, said Krones. At the moment, Kosme is working to expand the output range to up to 24,000 containers per hour.