Fully automated flushing unit gives full control over the flushing process
Total Productivity has expanded its production line for Keykeg, the manufacturer of plastic beverage packaging, with a fully automated rinsing unit. This in extension to the development of the total production line.
Flushing in itself is not a new process, but fully automated flushing is.
The main challenge in the development of the flush unit was the number of steps that must be completed in a short period of time:
This starts with the handling of the packaging, then the flushing itself and no less important: the control of the various process parameters during the flushing process and of the end result. For example, it is important for the quality and speed of the flushing process that sufficient flow is available. Especially when it is necessary to rinse twice.
This flushing unit uses a valve terminal of which the function of each individual valve is determined by means of a user-friendly app. This means that you can realize a multitude of functions with the same hardware component without having to use separate components for this. The subsequent process steps are therefore fully automated.
Digitized pneumatics also offers benefits to the end user
This digitized pneumatics from Festo also offers important benefits for the end user. For example, he can also operate his unit manually via the valve terminal and perform various tests on it step by step. This is important, among other things, when changing the rinsing heads to flush a different package. Technicians can then immediately test for functionality and leak-tightness.
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