Solutions to bottle alimentary syrup or pharmaceutical syrup
Syrups, characterized to be sugary, often need to be bottled using a hot-fill process and need to be prepared and packaged paying particular attention. Machines have to be resistant and made of high quality materials. Our bottling machines are the right equipment to fill, cap, and label glass jars or plastic bottles containing either alimentary or pharmaceutical syrup.
As with any food product, almost every packaging line for maple syrup will include some type of container cleaning equipment, normally bottle rinsers. These machines are put in production to ensure that the bottles are free from contamination prior to the introduction of the syrup itself. Bottle rinsers may use air or water to clean the inside of the container, and in some cases may even use a vacuum cycle to remove debris to a waste reservoir. The type of container cleaning equipment used may actually vary quite a bit from bottler to bottler, simply due to the type of container used by the individual syrup producer.
More than many other industries, there is a wide variation in container types and shapes when it comes to maple syrup. For instance, most bottled water will come in a sixteen ounce clear plastic bottle. While there may be a little variation in size or shape, most people would immediately recognize a bottle of water, regardless of brand. Maple syrup containers, however, may take the form of a cabin, a leaf, or even a person, to name a few! The variation in bottle size, shape and material can lead to modifications to standard rinsing machines.
All machinery suitable for: Maple Syrup
Maple SyrupFilling Machines
As we have mentioned before, overflow fillers are normally used for thin, free-flowing products, like water. Maple syrup is not the first item to come to mind when thinking low viscosity or free-flowing. However, the product is one of the exceptions to the general rule. Most maple syrups will be warmed to go through the filling process. Heating the product tends to lower the viscosity, allowing the overflow filling machine to handle syrups. While other options are available, the fill to level offered by the overflow filler works well with a product where temperature changes can lead to changes in viscosity.
As noted above, container sizes, shapes and materials vary widely for maple syrup products. Different types of containers will also use different types of caps, which means almost all capping machines may be used in the industry. However, most maple syrup bottles will use a screw on type cap, making the spindle capper one of the most popular machines for sealing syrup bottles. Spindle capping machines allow for continuous capping by using a delivery system that allows each bottle to strip a cap just before it is tightened on the bottle. Screw on type caps can include simple flat caps, flip top caps, taller, extended caps and many other variations.