Cime Careddu Volu
The Cime Careddu Volu model was designed to allow manufacturers to bottle the full range of liquids from water to still wine, as well as dense liquid products like oil – in fact, any liquid that doesn’t contain CO2. This bottling machine guarantees the exact amount of liquid product in the bottle irrespective of the individual container used.
The Cime Careddu Volu series bottling machine comprises an annular, ring-shaped tank for filling machines with 44 valves and more, as well as a full tank for filling machines with 8 to 40 valves. Annular tanks for filling machines with 12 to 40 valves may also be purchased.
In addition, the automatic feeding devices for the product and the various adjusters required for optimizing the product flow are already installed. The machine may be supplied with analog signals on request. The filling valves are fitted at the bottom of the tank, including the mechanism used for positioning and centering the containers being filled.
The volumetric system that gives the Cime Careddu Volu series its name, guarantees the exact amount of liquid product will be put into the bottle irrespective of the individual container used. A diverse range of bottles may be used because the product is measured in a dosing chamber before the bottle is filled.
The dosing accuracy of this machine ensures minimum product waste. There is approximately 1 ml tolerance for each 1-liter container. Furthermore, unlike traditional filling systems, the volumetric system does not require a venting tube for the air in the tank, thus avoiding possible product contamination.
The Volu machine was specifically designed and built for easy operation and cleaning, as well as rapid replacement of accessories, and simple maintenance. All parts in contact with the product being bottled are made of AISI 304 stainless steel or AISI 316 if preferred. This enables washing with hot water and chemical products or even steam sterilization.
The rotating table in the machine is completely coated in AISI 304 stainless steel and is mounted on two centering bearings and ball thrust bearings. Alternatively, small-to-medium size machines may be mounted on a thrust block and centering bearing, and large machines may be mounted on a thrust block. Whichever option is chosen, the rotating table provides support for the bottle-raising cylinders and the ring or air chamber that is used for supplying compressed air to the cylinders.
The bottles are placed on the centering plates using the various screws, stars, conveyors, and conveyor belt.
The tank is connected to the lower carousel via the lifting device that allows height adjustment depending on the size of the bottles to be filled. It is electrically activated and comes standard for machines with 20 valves and more. It is an optional extra for filling machines with 8 to 16 valves.