Packaging in the beverage industry
Packaging in the beverage industry

For high cycle rates and a fast, efficient bottling process

Filling plants are characterized by high technical demands and challenging environmental conditions. Sensors from Balluff are ideal for these situations. They ensure that beverages are filled aseptically and sterile, bottles are properly sealed and correctly labeled. Balluff components enable high cycle rates as well as fast and efficient filling processes.

Application examples

  • Level monitoring for bottling

    Level monitoring for bottling

    The solution

    Stretch blow molding machinery are used in the beverage industry to produce bottles. The bottles can be filled immediately and transport distances eliminated. The high-precision SF fill level sensor from Balluff monitors levels in the filling process. The temperature can also be monitored.

    Features

    • Ecolab-certified, 3A approval, FDA- and EHEDG conformal
    • Hygienic interface with the production environment
    • Dynamic and precise
    • Saves space by combining measured parameters (2 in 1)
    Level monitoring for bottling
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  • Seal monitoring

    Seal monitoring

    The solution

    Checking seals in the beverage industry requires that many different features be inspected at the same time. The BVS Vision Sensor meets these requirements to ensure reliable monitoring.

    Features

    • Rapid installation and configuration ensure short setup times
    • Convenient setup
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  • Level detection in storage tanks

    Level detection in storage tanks

    The solution

    After fermentation the green beer matures for an additional time in storage tanks before it can be filled. Balluff BSP pressure sensors reliably detect the level in the tank.

    Features

    • Stainless steel IP69K housing, FDA conformal
    • Monitoring of hydrostatic pressure even when positioned at a short distance from the tank
    • Available with IO-Link
    • Hygienic process fitting available
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  • Liquid detection in transparent bottles

    Liquid detection in transparent bottles

    The solution

    BGL fork sensors from Balluff detect all liquids with a water content of over 15% with the help of infrared light. They reliably detect levels through transparent container walls. Our fork sensors are available in stainless steel with Ecolab certification and in IP69K for hygienic areas.

    Features

    • Fast, reliable inspection
    • High output rate
    • Also suitable for liquids in small, transparent hoses with a small diameter (≤ 6 mm)
    • High process reliability
    • Compact housing
    • No adjusting required since the emitter and receiver are already aligned
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  • Label detection on beverage bottles

    Label detection on beverage bottles

    The solution

    Bottles are labeled after filling. Only correctly labeled bottles may then be packaged. This means the label application process needs to be checked. Our BOH photoelectrical sensor with separate amplifier provides reliable information for missing or incorrectly placed labels.

    Features

    • Outstanding operability and readability of the processing electronics
    • Compact design
    • Fast changing for different settings and operating conditions
    • Easy retrofit
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