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Electromagnetic flowmeters

for large volumetric filler

Posted on June 17, 2011 - ( views)

by Constanze Schmitz

Krones manufactured its largest ever filler for Coca-Cola in South America. It features 162 electromagnetic flowmeters (EMF) for the volumetric measurement of conductive liquids offering
a maximum total filling output of 78,000 litres an hour The Krones Group, headquartered in Neutraubling, Germany, plans, designs and manufactures machines and complete systems for process, filling and packaging technology as well as for intralogistics. Information technology and factory planning round out the company's portfolio. Millions of bottles, cans and containers are "processed" using Krones systems, especially in breweries, the soft drink industry and by producers of wine, champagne and spirits as well as in the foods and luxury foods industry and the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries. Krones largest ever filler is completely equipped with BATCHFLUX filling EMFs (electromagnetic flowmeters). Built for Coca-Cola Andina, Chile, the huge system is currently being commissioned at its destination in Brazil. It will be used to bottle (carbonated) soft drink products in a variety of bottle sizes ranging from 2.00 to 2.75 litres. In one hour, the machine can fill 37,000 2-litre bottles. And that is not even its maximum capacity: its capacity of 78,000 litres an hour means that the filler will be able to fill 3.0 litre bottles at a rate of 26,000 bottles per hour in the future. Equally as spectacular as the performance data is the way the filler was transported: Krones packed the almost 30 tonne machine in a crate measuring nine by seven by 3.4 metres. It travelled over land from the Krones factory in Neutraubling to Hamburg, where it was then shipped to Brazil. A total of 162 BATCHFLUX 5500 C devices are installed on the rotating filler. BATCHFLUX 5500 is an electromagnetic flowmeter (EMF) for the volumetric measurement of conductive liquids. As a so-called filling EMF, it was especially designed to be used with filling machines and features an extremely dimensionally stable ceramic measuring tube. It boasts high repeatability and long-term stability of measurement and is resistant, even throughout frequent hot water and vapour cleanings. Krones has relied on the quality and long life cycle of the BATCHFLUX for over 10 years and uses this type as the standard filling EMF.


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