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All the steps of the bottling beer process and suggested equipment
Beer bottling involves a series of steps that must be followed to make sure that the end product is safe and of high quality. It is a process that requires great expertise considering a large number of people consuming the product. Let’s take a look at the main steps to be followed.
It is the first step in beer bottling and involves the removal of bottles from the original pallet packaging from the manufacturer. After the removal, the bottles are rinsed using filtered water, air or oxygen to aid in reducing the amount of oxygen in them, thus making them ready for process.
#2 Beer bottling: filling
It is the second stage in beer bottling. Refilling of the bottle with beer depends on the type of the machine: the capacity of the bottles that the machine can accommodate and the speed at which the filler can fill the bottles. After depalletization, the bottles are loaded into the beer bottling machine. At this stage, the bottles are filled with beer and then some amount of inert gases.
Beer bottling also involves the capping process whereby the already filled bottles are run through a capping machine that seals them with the cap. This capping process is also dependent on the type of the beer filling machine. If the filling machine has a high speed with a large capacity of bottles, then the capping machine will also have the same feature. However, in some beer bottling processes, the bottles are sealed with a cork and bottle cage.
The last step of beer bottling is bear labelling. In this process, the already packed and sealed beer bottles are run through a labelling machine, called the labeler. This process is vital since it ensures that all the bottles have the date of manufacture and expiry, which is a requirement for all manufacturers by the standardization organ of any state, to ensure that the health of the citizens is safeguarded.
The process of beer bottling is then concluded by the packaging of the certified beer bottles into the crates or cartons for transportation to the store or market, ready for consumption or exportation to foreign countries.
Beer bottling machines
When performed on a professional level, the beer bottling process requires adequate equipment and machines to guarantee:
- Time saving
- Professional results
- Maximum hygiene
Comac Group stands on the market with a complete series of beer bottling machines, designed to suite the needs of small, medium and large breweries. The standard units include:
This unit is designed to fill from 700 bottles/hour to 4000 bottles/hour, depending on your needs. It also carries out automatically the rinsing cycle and the capping of filled bottles. It is ideal for all the small breweries that want to take their quality and professionalism to the next step.
The medium-size unit can rinse, fill and cap from 4000 bottles/hour to 12000 bottles/hour, in a completely automatic way. You just have to set the desired operating parameters via the control panel. Like most of Comac’s units, the machine can be personalized to process any type of bottle.
You need something bigger? Comac’s large size system is designed to process more than 12000 bottles/hour, ideal for large breweries and industrial players. Like the previous units, it also carries out the rinsing and capping cycles of beer bottles. Wide customization possibilities will integrate the machines in your brewery plant.
If you are planning to take beer bottling to a professional level or to renovate your bottling equipment, Comac can help you: feel free to contact us for any suggestion and information!