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Pneumatic Scale Angelus takes it up a notch for craft brewers with the CB100C

21 July, 2022

Pneumatic Scale Angelus (PSA), one of several BarryWehmiller companies represented in BW Packaging Systems, introduced its new CB100C rotary counter-pressure filler at the recent Craft Brewers Conference in Minneapolis.

Building upon the capabilities of PSA’s CB50C counterpressure canning line, the CB100C leverages a 12-head rotary filling turret design, coupled with a dual-station seamer, to allow craft beverage producers to increase their throughput to more than 100 cans per minute.

“Our CB100C system uses the same isobarometric filling principles as our CB50C system,” says Mike Davis, global can filling product line leader for PSA. “However, the addition of the 12-head rotary filling turret also means that we’re able to move more cans smoothly through the line without creating any increase in product agitation as filling speeds increase. Ultimately, this allows us to eliminate unwanted reductions in carbonation levels seen with other filling methods.”

Counter-pressure technology allows craft beverage producers to fill highly carbonated beverages, in excess of 2.7 volumes of CO2. In isobarometric filling, the can being filled and the product going into the can are at equal pressure, maintaining carbonation solubility throughout the filling process.

Since PSA introduced the CB50C system, the machine has achieved success, confirming an anticipated need for counterpressure technology, based on increasing consumer demand for carbonated beverages. Leading into the CB100C’s launch, PSA is already seeing strong demand for its rotary version.

Better control and autonomy over production parameters

“Our counter-pressure design has been well-received by the craft beverage community,” says Adam Brandt, vice president of sales for PSA. “Not only does it allow brewers to expand their portfolios, but it also offers them better control and autonomy over their production parameters. With the addition of the CB100C, they can now more than double production volumes.”

The CB100C employs magnetic flowmeter technology to help brewers get a perfect fill with little waste, and an undercover gas flush system keeps dissolved oxygen levels low. In addition, industry-leading double-seam technology keeps cans sealed tight, extending critical shelf life. The system is optimised for sleek and standard can bodies, and is designed with quick-change adjustments for easy changeovers accommodating various can heights and body diameters with no valve change required. A compact footprint and an intuitive HMI for individual fill-head volume adjustments simplify operation.



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