Gravfil® Excel B volumetric inline filling machine

Food & beverage • hand sanitiser • cosmetics • chemicals • pharmaceuticals • lubricants • Cleaning products

The Gravfil® Excel B is a PC-PLC and servo motor controlled liquid filling machine. Filling nozzles are specifically designed and selected to suit the customer’s products and containers.

Precision Automation Gravfil Excel B

The Excel B is a linear filling machine for containers of 20ml up to 1 Litre 

Filling nozzles are specifically designed and selected to suit every type of liquid, viscous or semi viscous, hot or cold. The machine can handle a wide range container shapes and sizes to highly configurable speeds.

When the correct number of containers are detected in position, the filling nozzles descend automatically. The locator/drip tray system ensures narrow necked containers are correctly aligned. The product is dispensed by a servo-controlled positive displacement piston. On completion of the filling cycle the heads retract, the gating mechanism allows smooth exit of the containers.

All Gravfil® in-line filling machines are supplied with the ability to quickly change a nozzle type if required. The quick change ability gives the machine versatility to fill efficiently a wide range of container sizes and a wide range of liquid types.

ATEX rating available on our Gravfil Filling Machines

ATEX Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR)

We can provide an ATEX-rated filling machine to handle potentially explosive liquids, gels or foams. This is particularly relevent for the production of hand santiser.

Gravfil filling machines up to 6000 per hour

Fast and efficient filling speeds

The Excel B Volumetric inline filler can liquid fill at up to 6000 containers per hour. However, speed is flexible and controllable using the Advanced Profile Filling system for products that need the flow to slow.

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Advanced Profile Filling

This innovative system allows the fill speed, nozzle speed and nozzle position to be optimised and controlled through our software. Complicated shaped containers and demanding products can be quickly optimised.

ATEX Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR)

We can provide an ATEX-rated filling machine to handle potentially explosive liquids, gels or foams. This is particularly relevent for the production of hand santiser.

Gravfil filling machines up to 6000 per hour

Fast and efficient filling speeds

The Excel B Volumetric inline filler can liquid fill at up to 6000 containers per hour. However, speed is flexible and controllable using the Advanced Profile Filling system for products that need the flow to slow.

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Advanced Profile Filling

This innovative system allows the fill speed, nozzle speed and nozzle position to be optimised and controlled through our software. Complicated shaped containers and demanding products can be quickly optimised.

Specifications

Filler type: Gravfil® Excel Linear Servo filler
Filler size: Excel B
Machine size (W x H x D): 142cm x 200cm x 130cm
Weight: Up to 1200Kg
Tank volume: 120L
Voltage: 415v AC
Air pressure: 6 Bar 90 PSI
Pumping cylinders: Options from 2-12
Cylinder volume: Options from 250ml – 1500ml
Accuracy: > 99.95% of setpoint
Repeatability: +\- 0. 1%
Filling range – low: 2% of cylinder volume
Filling range – high: Infinite with multi-pump capability
Filling speeds: Up to 100 BPM
Profile filling capability: Yes
Nozzle control: Pneumatic
 Change part type:Adjustable
 Cleanliness standard:Personal hygiene. Food. Household products
 Materials:

Stainless steel clad frame

Contact parts: Stainless steel 316 and PTFE

Parts in contact with the container or cap – manufactured from stainless steel or suitable plastic

 Machine guards:EC Machinery Directive compliant
 Integrated CIP:Optional
 ATEX rated:Optional (requires air extraction)
 HMI size:15 inch touch screen
 Status light beacon:Yes
 Control system:Siemens
 Remote diagnostics:Yes
 User manual:Yes

Option: Advanced filling system (APF)

Optimised filling speeds

Gravfil® filling machines use our advanced profile dual-servo drive system for all container and product types. The innovative system allows the fill speed, nozzle speed and nozzle position to be optimised and controlled through our software. If required a container can be filled from the bottom up with the filling nozzle positioned as required during the fill cycle. The operator can maximise production requirements using our programmable filling speed functionality.

Infinite adjustment of the nozzle position

The nozzle can be positioned just below or just above the fluid level. This guarantees the nozzle position remains constant to the fluid level throughout the cycle. More conventional and widely available pneumatic systems can only offer single or dual speed functionality.

 Reduce fill rate for smaller surface areas
 Increase fill rate for larger surface areas
 Dual-servo drive
 Infinite liquid fill speed control
 All shapes and sizes of container

Complicated shaped containers, demanding non-viscous or foamy product are quickly optimised for faster or slower filling speeds directly from the 15-inch touch-screen HMI.

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Option: Quick change parts

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Efficient product change over

Easy and swift product change over are the invaluable benefits of our Gravfil® quick change part system.
The change parts are secured with thumb screws and the pneumatic and electrical connections on plug and socket.

 Individual parts for specific container size and shape
 Pneumatic gates
 Electrical sensors
 No hand tools requires
 Target change speeds <2 minutes

Option: Clean-in-Place system

A pneumatically actuated ball valve allows cleaning fluid to enter the top tank via two spray nozzles.

The system fills the top tank to the low level sensor and then automatically exercises the cylinders until all of the cleaning product has been pumped through the fill lines.

The system can be configured to best suit the customer’s standard of cleaning and flushing solution specification:

 Fits all long stroke capping machines
 Standard control system integration
 Straw insertion for pump dispensers
 Straw insertion for trigger caps

Excellent customer service as standard

Remote diagnostics

All Precision Automation equipment is designed using the very latest hardware. The PC interface and ethernet communication protocol means that we can remotely connect through the customer’s VPN or 4G device. Our service desk can monitor the condition of the control system and, if required, take control of the machine. This important advanced feature further improves machine uptime and most cases prevents the requirement for on-site intervention.

Service and aftercare

All our new machines are supported by our 12 months parts and labour warranty. We offer a full maintenance back-up for servicing and breakdown repairs and will create a service plan to match the machine and the customer’s usage.

Ask us about our refurbishment and upgrade services in support of older Dico® and Gravfil® machines.

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