Innovative closures and container shapes designed as eyecatching initiatives for marketing efficacy are posing progressively more frequent challenges for aseptics. The line is invariably required to provide a high degree of flexibility for handling a wide spectrum of diffent bottle mouths and closures.
For the PET-Asept lines meanwhile established on the market, Krones AG, Neutraubling, Germany, has developed a new generation of aseptic cappers that further improves cleanability and accessibility while still retaining the field-proven hygiene advantages involved. By relocating the servomotors upwards as drive elements, but keeping the control cams lower down, accessibility has been improved for care and maintenance. This design enhancement for the capper means that larger bottle diameters of up to 108 mm can now be handled as well. The new generation of cappers, moreover, is already being used in standard filler BLOCs.