ProBrew specializes in brewery and beverage processing equipment. The Wisconsin-based brand works with everyone from Sam Adams to Coke, but it has a keen eye on the craft and boutique beverage markets. ProBrew makes and supplies everything from brewhouses and packaging lines to fermentation tanks and inline alcohol separation systems. It also makes bottle and can fillers. The latter is the focus of a new video the company just released detailing its Profill can filler units.
ProBrew’s line of ProFill can fillers range in speeds from 100 to 300 cans per minute (cpm). The company boasts it can achieve less than 30-ppb dissolved oxygen pickup with these fillers, which should help extend shelf life and maintain beverage quality for craft brewers. How does it achieve that? ProFill can filler lines promote a European true counter-pressure-gravity filling and can seaming technology. What is that exactly?
From the website:
The ProFill craft beer can filler incorporate a highly engineered, and superior manufactured, rotary, high-speed, precision can seaming system that produces perfectly seamed cans while minimizing O2 pickup and product loss. The seaming machine is integrated into the can filling system with a common-base design and a high-speed tangential can discharge ensuring optimal high speed can control, very low O2 pickup and superior product integrity …
… Unlike inline, intermittent seaming systems the ProFill Can seamer is a true, continuous motion rotary seaming system. This delivers more consistent seaming performance, smoother can transfer, better fill control and reduced O2 pickup. In fact, integrated under-cover gassing virtually eliminates oxygen pickup.
These Profill can fillers are designed specifically for the growing craft brewery industry. There’s super easy changeover between 12-oz, 16-oz and other can sizes. Also cool: The Profill drive system is variable-frequency drive controlled so the ProFill can speed up and slow down to meet line demand, changing filling speeds from 90 cpm on 12-oz cans to 300 cpm.
That’s only a few highlights. Learn more by watching the video above, and then surf over to ProBrew’s webpage and nose around. There’s lots of cool equipment over there.