The base of the Cime Careddu Gold machine comprises a tubular AISI 304 stainless steel frame with steel plates. Once assembled, the upper plate is processed and painted and the base is completely covered with panels that are also manufactured from AISI 304 stainless steel.
The machine features adjustable feet that are used to level the machine and ensure compliance with height regulations. These are located in the lower section of the base.
All four sides of the Cime Carreddu Gold base are closed off with mechanically locked safety panels made of AISI 304 stainless steel. However, the panels may be easily removed (by authorized personnel) when internal maintenance of the machine is required. Parts that might require maintenance include the drive and transmission units; the clutch star unit that incorporates devices that will automatically stop the machine if something goes wrong; and the carousel fitted for the rotation of the upper section of the bottle-lifting cylinders.
The base also accommodates motorized units internally that are needed for the height adjustment of the filling machine and any other machines or devices (turrets) required for the operation of the machine. These include the rinsing unit, de-aerator, distributor, capping unit, an inspection unit, and the unit used for wire-hooding. Adjustments of the machine may be performed manually or electronically depending on the type of machinery used.
The transmission operates through gear wheels that are made of steel or thermoplastic resin (polyamide) and mounted so that there is no contact between the wheels. This effectively reduces the noise level as efficiently as possible.
The safety guards are comprised of an AISI 304 stainless steel frame and panels made from a transparent material that permits constant visual control by the operator assigned to the machine.
The sides of the machine consist of mechanically fixed panels, while the front and rear have electrically protected doors that allow access for skilled personnel to do maintenance. These doors will only open when the machine is at a standstill and the safety devices have been inserted.
Micro-switches are installed on the central carousel of the rinsing machine, as well as on the rotating clutch star unit that has guiding stars. Their function is to stop the machine instantaneously should the bottles be positioned incorrectly, for instance horizontally or in a manner other than that for which the machine was designed.
An electrical control panel with programmable logic controller (PLC), inverter, display, and low voltage controls built according to independent VDE standards, form part of the safety device. The electrical panel accommodates the inverter that is activated by a potentiometer that enables the machine to operate at variable speeds.
The alphanumeric display (or optional touch screen graphic terminal) shows all the bottling information and displays all the possible alarms of the machine including open guards, insufficient bottle inflow, and excessive bottle outflow.
The PLC allows programming all the necessary functions for proper operation processes of the machine. The electrical system and the control panel are fully CE compliant.