The NEPTUNE is designed to provide up to three functions: Rinsing, Sterilizing & Inert Sparging
It is also available as a steriliser or bottler model.
Designed in stainless steel, our NEPTUNE rinser provides the most efficient sterilising, cleaning and maintenance.
Three by three or four by four bottle selection at the inlet, using an Archimedes' screw. Bottles are transported, gripped in a clamp to be re-positioned and placed into centring cups. The start up cycle begins with a timed rinse using a fixed injection drawer. Then bottle magazines are sent backwards prior to turning, ensuring a long draining time.
As a result, the total use cycle time (bottle turn around) may vary by up to 40 seconds (depending on run rates). This is the advantage of our NEPTUNE rinser: Optimal use of space available offering an unmatched use cycle time.
At the outlet, bottles are grabbed by the clamp, then turned over and placed on the moving conveyor system to feed them through to the filler.
To adapt to your production volumes, an electronic speed control makes it possible to accurately set your production rate (from 0 to 4,000 bottles/hour).
To manage the machine's operation, a control panel with a flexible keyboard is placed on the front of the rinser with a digital screen displaying:
We offer up to four "rinsing" injection systems and above all, a unique inerting device. In fact, one of the timed injection drawers may be mobile, with spouts entering 170mm into the bottle, creating perfect inerting for the bottle prior to re-positioning and travelling along the conveyor to the filler. Depending on the inert gas used, (e.g. Nitrogen) this entry cannula device makes it possible to eliminate up to 99% of the oxygen present in the bottle.
The machine functionality remains identical, but the injected media is recycled, filtered and continuously re-injected using a centrifugal pump (KS 6000).
The injected media can be a 0.5% peracetic acid solution, with an immediate injection providing a long action time.
The machine also has separate drip trays under the magazines (one "media" side and one "rinsing water" side).
The "low bacteria" water injection is carried out on the re-positioning movement, with a drip time of about 15s (variable depending on the model and run rate).
Our Technical Support service is by your side throughout your machine installation and training programme.
We are by your side from the start to the finish of your investment project and are here to answer your all your technical, operational, training and maintenance queries.
Every machine is supplied with a general maintenance guide, and there is a dedicated After-Sales support hotline to deal with any queries relating to operating the machines manufactured in our Riquewihr workshops (in Alsace).
Contact us directly on +33 (0)3 89 47 89 45.