Syntegon: Next Generation Filling Machine LFS Sets New Standards in Dairy and Food Production
The portfolio of cup filling and sealing machines from Syntegon subsidiaries Ampack GmbH, Germany, and Osgood Industries, LLC, USA has been extended with the new LFS filling machine for the dairy and food industry.
Available in clean and ultra-clean hygienic executions, the LFS fills and packages liquid, viscous and pump required products, such as yogurt, sour cream, margarine, deli salads, dips, sauces, soups, or retorted pet food into preformed containers.
The machine’s new modular concept reportedly enables manufacturers to react quickly to changing market demands. Each machine function can be retrofitted, added or exchanged to meet customized requirements. The open design ensures optimum accessibility and visibility for easy cleaning and maintenance, resulting in a highly efficient and economical production.
The LFS consists of individual modules which include main machine functions such as cup supply, disinfection, filling, sealing, capping, and cup discharge. Each module can be configured, added or retrofitted according to individual production needs for maximum flexibility. The dosing station incorporates exchangable nozzles as well as integrated CIP (Cleaning In Place) and SIP (Sterilization in Place) for ultra-clean configurations.
The LFS processes all common container formats with a diameter between 60 and 160 milimeters on up to eight lanes with a maximum output rate of up to 20,000 cups per hour. In sequential indexing configuration, alternating carrier plates allow for processing two different packaging formats one after another without format changes needed.
To ensure optimum hygienic conditions during the filling process, the disinfection station can be configured to meet individual product requirements. For ultra-clean applications such as products with extended shelf life, customers can opt for two types of chemical-free disinfection methods: UVC light or pulsed-light. Optionally, the same technology can be used to disinfect the lids before placing them on the cups.
In addition, HEPA filters purify the air, while container vacuums remove loose particles and debris from the cups before filling. Food producers can seal their product’s packaging either using pre-cut foils or heat-sealing rollstock film. Integrated sensors perform seal integrity checks to detect any leakage or poor seals to ensure product safety.
For more information, visit https://www.syntegon.com.