To help craft beverage producers meet the growing demand for hard seltzers, ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails, sparkling wines and higher-carbonation beers, Pneumatic Scale Angelus (PSA), a Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems company with nearly 130 years of canning experience, has introduced the CB50C counter-pressure integrated canning line.
Employing six individual filling heads and a single-head seamer, the CB50C uses isobarometric counter-pressure technology, coupled with proprietary magnetic flowmeters, to deliver a system capable of one-milliliter filling precision. The line is reportedly rated for continuous operation at speeds up to 50 cans per minute.
Counter-pressure canning technology allows craft beverage producers to fill highly carbonated beverages, in excess of 2.7 volumes of carbon dioxide. In isobarometric filling, the can being filled and the product going into the can are at equal pressure, maintaining carbonation solubility throughout the filling process.
The CB50C has many of the same features as PSA’s well-known CB50F and CB100F open-air canning systems. Magnetic flowmeter technology helps brewers get a perfect fill with little waste, and an under-cover gas flush system helps keep dissolved oxygen levels low. In addition, the company’s high-speed, industry-leading double-seaming technology reportedly keeps ss sealed tight, extending critical shelf life.
The integrated system is optimized for sleek and standard can bodies, and is designed for quick-change adjustments and easy changeovers for various can heights and body diameters, with no valve change required. Operating the system is simplified with a compact footprint and an intuitive HMI that allows for individual fill head volume adjustments.
The CB50C will be on display at the annual Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America in Denver in September, and a demonstration is available on PSA’s YouTube channel. PSA will also be hosting a discussion on canning at the Craft Beer Professionals Spring Virtual Conference on April 19 and at the California Craft Brewers Association Spring Virtual Conference on April 20.
For more information, visit https://www.psangelus.com.