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Fillstar FX Aseptic Filler

By GEA Procomac

Fillstar FX series is the GEA Procomac range of aseptic volumetric electronic fillers with magnetic flow meters for any still product, including high acid, low acid, clear, with pulps, fibres, pieces and viscous drinks.

Aseptic filling technology aims at reaching the best performance in terms of filling speed, accuracy, flexibility and, at the same time, maintaining the sterility of the product: GEA Procomac aseptic fillers are designed focusing on the elimination of any possible risk for the product and crucial attention to environmental control.

Fillstar FX series is the GEA Procomac range of aseptic volumetric electronic fillers with magnetic flow meters for any still product, including high acid, low acid, clear, with pulps, fibres, pieces and viscous drinks. The product is pushed by an overpressure of inert gas, present in the filling tank, through a linear product path, and the filling process is made without contact between the filling nozzle and the bottle.

The flow meter determines the quantity of liquid according to the container and closes a membrane valve when the preset quantity is reached, with no other moving components in contact with the product. Furthermore, a dual speed design (slow speed mode is used at beginning and end of filling cycle) allow to avoid foaming and to achieve high performance in terms of filling accuracy.

Key features of FX fillers are also the internal sterilization by means of steam and the changeover without breaking of sterility for any container with the same neck finish, thanks to complete bottle "neck handling" system. CIP cups insertion and extraction for closed-loop CIP and SIP are completely automatic.

GEA Procomac is one of the first companies to achieve the 3A international certification for its milk filling lines based on the new "third party verification" procedure.

GEA Procomac range of FX volumetric electronic fillers includes: FX filling valve for still clear products; FX P filling valve for still products with and without pulps and fibres with maximum dimensions of 3 mm diameter x 20 mm length; FX C filling valve for still products with and without pulps, fibres, pieces with dimensions up to 5x5x5 mm.

Together with the new Aseptic piston doser PX, the volumetric electronic filler Fillstar FX forms the GEA Procomac recently introduced Dual Filling system, suitable for the bottling of still beverages containing pulps, fibres, fruit and cereals with dimensions up to 10x10x10 mm or with product density which does not allow consistent distribution of pieces.