Craft beer company rocks with new can filler

KHS Pacific Pty Ltd

Wednesday, 10 July, 2019

Craft beer company rocks with new can filler

Due to increasing demand for craft beer, Magic Rock in the UK extended its production facilities to include a KHS Innofill Can C can filler. The unit has 21 filling and three seaming stations, enabling the brewery to quadruple its previous output.

The Innofill Can C is designed for low to medium outputs depending on can size, enabling between 10,000 and 40,000 cans to be filled per hour. In addition to quick commissioning and thorough hygiene the system features low oxygen pickup and fast format changeovers. The can filler also features a computer-controlled, volumetric filling system for accurate and uniform fill levels when processing 330 and 500 millilitre cans.

Image credit: KHS Group

Brewers like Magic Rock produce unpasteurised beers, ensuring oxygen pickup during production is low, while maintaining high demands of hygiene and product quality. This process is simplified with the Innofill Can C, as the need for external water lubrication is replaced with bells, sealed by PTFE expansion joints, on the filling valves.The can filler system is also easy to clean and maintain, providing flavourful beers months after canning. 

“Crafted beers like the ones we produce have a good reputation and stand for quality. With the Innofill Can C we can provide the desired quality,” said Duncan Sime, Manager of Retail, Media and Events at Magic Rock, explaining why the business procured its KHS machinery. The can filler also provides economic and ecological advantages, as its patented purging process during filling has low oxygen pickup and low CO2 consumption.

With a sizeable yield exported to 25 countries, Magic Rock commissioned the Innofill Can C system and integrated it into their existing line without elaborate installation measures. The can filler system allows flexible format set-ups and quick product changeovers, suitable for the brewery’s varied production of IPA, pale ale and Surreal Stout.

Image source: Magic Rock/Sam Needham

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