The Cime Careddu Silver bottling machine has a base that consists of a tubular AISI 304 stainless steel frame and steel plates. Once assembled, the upper plate is processed and painted and the base is completely covered with panels that are made of high-quality AISI 304 stainless steel.
The base has adjustable feet that meet the regulations in terms of height and allow for the leveling of the machine. These are located in the lower part of the base.
The four sides of the Cime Careddu Silver model base are kept closed by mechanically locked safety panels made of AISI 304 stainless steel. However, these can be easily removed by authorized personnel for any internal maintenance that may be needed on the drive and the transmission units, the clutch star unit that contains devices for automatic stopping in case of problems, and the carousel that allows for rotation of the upper part of the bottle-lifting cylinders.
The base also accommodates various motorized units internally. These allow for height adjustment of the filling machine and any add-on turrets (machines and devices) that are required for operation of the machine. These include the rinsing unit, de-aerator, distributor, capping unit, an inspection unit, and the device used to do wire-hooding. Any adjustment of the machine can be performed manually or electronically depending on the type of machinery used.
The transmission operates through gear wheels made of steel or thermoplastic resin (polyamide). These are mounted so that there is no contact with the steel, in this way reducing the noise level as much as possible.
The safety guards of the Silver model comprise an AISI 304 stainless steel frame that is combined with transparent panels that allow constant visual control by whoever is working with the machine. The sides of the frame are covered with mechanically fixed panels, while the front and the rear have electrically protected doors that give access to the machine for maintenance. Only skilled personnel should undertake maintenance and the machine must be at a standstill with the necessary safety devices inserted.
Micro-switches are installed on the central carousel of the rinsing machine, as well as in the star unit. The function of these switches is to stop the machine instantaneously if the bottles fall over or are not totally vertical.
There is an electrical control panel with a programmable logic controller (PLC) that forms part of the protective structure. It incorporates an inverter, a display unit, and low voltage controls, all built according to established international VDE standards The inverter in the electrical panel is activated by a potentiometer that allows for variation of the machine speed.
The alphanumeric display (or touch screen graphic terminal if preferred as an upgrade) shows all the bottling information and the machinery’s possible alarm alerts. These include open guards, insufficient bottle inflow, and excessive bottle outflow.
The PLC allows programming all the necessary functions for the proper operation processes of the machine.
Additionally, the electrical system and the control panel are fully CE compliant.