wide variety of layouts are possible with the SpectraPak
3000 Bottling system as well as the various water treatment
equipments and blow molding assemblies which can be assembled
in a production environment.
below is one example of how the "clean room" might
look for a combination of the SpectraPak
3000(1/2 liter to 1 gallon) and the smaller volume, Large-Format(3
or 5 gallon) bottling equipments.
that the Filling Systems for both large and small format assemblies
are located in the clean room area while the washer for the large
format system, the blow molder(s) and all water treatment equipments
are located outside of this "clean room".
Clean Room should be operated under a "positive
environment which ensures that no external airborne particulate
or organic contaminants are pulled into the operating area. This
is normally accomplished by the use of an external air filtration
system feeding clean air into the clean room, thus providing
the "positive pressure" environment necessary to maintain
a sanitary work envirnoment.
the various personnel required to man the various components
of the systems. Since two types of bottling formats are involved
in this particular layout, you will notice that a separate individual
is responsible for the BW60
Bottle Washer. This same individual, after washing the abottles
in the BW60, follows the clean bottles into the Clean Room and
fills them at the BF150
Bottle Filler. They then leave the room on the 5' roller
the Small Format process, three individuals are ideally required
although two can operate the entire system if certain conditions
are met. Depending on the size of the accumulation(output) conveyor
and the type of bottle loading device(i.e. 48" round feed
table) for the SpectraPak 3000, two people could handle the job
noted on this first diagram, in this example the water purification
and treatment equipments are located to the left of the clean
room. A separate diagram follows for that area. Variations of
that area are possible, depending on whether a steam distillation
or reverse osmosis or spring water source is used for the bottling
process. See that area for details and discussion.
BlowMolding equipments(if used) sit next to the feed line for
the SpectraPak 3000. Bottles are coming off the BlowMolding equipment
at about 5 times slower than maximum speed of the SpectraPak.
For example, if 1/2 liter bottles are being blown and filled,
600 bottles per hour are produced by each BM600
Blow Molder. Meanwhile, the SpectraPak 3000 is running at
3000 bottles per hour(maximum) providing no down time is allocated.
This means that either several BM600 units must be operated in
parallel or the SpectraPak unit runs only a few hours per day
to accommodate what can be produced by the ensemble of BM600
the SpectraPak system is running 1.5 liter bottles, its maximum
filling speed will be approximately 2000 bottles per hour. The
BM600 is still running at 600 bottles per hour and the ratio
of bottle production to filling is reduced to about 1:3 versus
1:5 as in the above example for 1/2 liter operation.
is wise to allow plenty of room around all of the operating components
for maintenance and washdown. Do not crowd the assemblies against
walls or other obstructions for safety as well as operational
full, on-site installation and personnel training is available
anywhere in the world with this system. It is a necessary expense
that should not be overlooked for these equipments.
laboratory area is highly recommended to accommodate various
types of testing equipments which are necessary for this type
of bottling operation. These equipments include: bacteria Test
Kit w/incubator; Chloride and Chlorine test kits; Conductivity(Total
Dissolved Solids) testor(s); Detergent Test Kit, Hardness Test
Kit(for water conditioner monitoring), Ozone Pocket Colorimeter
or other Ozone concentration test kit; and pH meter. Also in
the lab would be your detergents and other sanitization products
to maintain sterility for the bottling line(s).
Small-Format Bottling Operation Layout >
Equipment, Small Format Bottling and Blow Molding Area Layouts
Small and Large Format Bottling Operation Layout HERE.
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