Craft brewers work crazy hard to create consistently awesome beer products. It’s best not to muck it up during the packaging process. The packaging hall, of course, has a warehouse full equipment and systems that have varying important jobs — from fillers to accumulation tables. Today, let’s consider bottle and can rinsers and driers, used to dry off packaged product prior to date coding and labeling. Without dry cans and bottles, the final product will be subpar, take more time to process and (thusly) cost more money.
Paxton Products is a manufacturer that specializes in risnsers and driers for can and bottle packaging — some of which use some unique approaches. Let’s take Paxton’s Ionizing Can Rinser (in the video above). It efficiently removes particulates, dust and contaminants from your cans by eliminating the static that causes dirt and dust to adhere to surfaces, using powerful ionization coupled with Paxton’s centrifugal blowers and air delivery systems. The company says energy usage for air rinsing can be reduced by as much as 80 percent when compressed air systems are replaced. Also, there’s no need to dry your cans because you never got them wet.
Cincinnati-based Paxton Products specializes in various drying and air rinsing systems, many of which fit the unique needs of the craft brewing industry. The versatile PowerDry Drying System dries both bottles and cans for date coding or labeling. Later, as the brewery expands, Paxton Drying Systems can grow with it, easily managing higher production volumes and increased line speeds. For bottle and can rinsing, Paxton’s Ionizing Bottle and Can Rinsers eliminate the need for water rinsing, while being highly energy efficient. Also, air knives!
Learn more in these nice vignette videos the company just released or check out this cool case study.