The GALAXY Monobloc is a stand-alone machine handling bottle rinsing (as well as sterilising), filling and capping: T-Corks, Vinoseal (all closures).
This 3-in-1 machine combines everything you need to bottle your wines, juices, beers or spirits in one single frame.
Three by three or four by four bottle selection at the inlet, using an Archimedes' screw.
The bottles are transported using a three-position clamp, followed by re-positioning and placing into centring cups (24, 36 or 48 stations) as a series of rings.
The cycle starts with a timed rinse using a fixed injection drawer. The water is filtered by a 10" cartridge with a porosity of 1μm in a polypropylene casing.
The rows of magazines move backwards and then forwards, ensuring a very long draining time.
The GALAXY Monobloc enables multiple injections, of water, sterilising solution, neutral gas or filtered air, using fixed and mobile injection drawers (entry cannulas).
How powerful is this rinser? The optimal use of space reduces the footprint of the machine offering an unmatched use cycle time (bottle turn around = rinsing + draining). The injections are particularly effective and bottle draining time is extremely long.
Example of total use cycle time (bottle turn around) at a rate of 2,000 bottles/hour: 32 seconds.
The tank can be filled by simple gravity or by an external pump connected directly to the unit.
The filling process operates on a simple gravity principal (no suction, no contact with ambient air, no overfilling) or by assisted gravity with gentle vacuum which enables vacuum filling avoiding ambient air entering into the tank.
The unique feature of this filler is that it comes from an external control for nozzles. The nozzle opening control is a star with three positions (filling, levelling and standby).
Filling is carried out with great accuracy, using a level regulator handled via a control panel. The liquid level in the filling tank is managed by a stainless-steel float with an "empty tank" safety mechanism. A pneumatically operated solenoid valve is built into the wine (or other liquid) inlet enabling flow management in real time. In order to achieve millimetric accuracy, the head space level in the bottle can be set using the electric control panel.
By filling from above, the process ensures that all the liquid is used, « right up to the last drop ».
Featuring a 316L electropolished, stainless-steel unit, the GALAXY Monobloc filling system is suitable for both hot and cold liquid filling such as wines, fruit juice, alcohols, vinegar and water.
The "revolver" capping column enables you to use several different capping methods (including corks, crown caps and screw caps) by single rotation. In fact, up to 3 different capping heads can be mounted on the same column. Its height regulator is also electric (180 to 380mm).
Corking with traditional corks
With the traditional cork model, corking cycles are managed electronically ensuring corks are tightened slowly followed by rapid insertion to secure them. The corking head includes a stainless-steel compressor with 4 corking jaws that can be easily detached 4-bit cork compressor (filling system). A high-performance vacuum pump adraws air from the neck of the bottle, prior to the cork being secured. The cork hopper with dust collector is positioned at the top of the column.
Customised capping modes
Do you have a special capping solution you would like to install? We welcome the challenge. Our cappers can be adapted to meet all our customers' requirements. With our extensive experience in bottling techniques, we can guide you in finding the capping solution that best meets your needs. Contact us directly for any alternative capping solutions required.
For ease of use, an electronic speed control allows the production rate to be accurately set.
We also offer precision monitoring via a control panel which tracks bottles throughout the production process. A 4-line digital screen displays:
To best suit your production volume, the GALAXY bottling unit run rate can vary from 2,000 to 3,200 bottles per hour.
Our COSTRAL Services division is by your side throughout your project, right up to installation, providing training for your operators.
Every machine is supplied with a general maintenance guide.
We provide a specially dedicated free hotline offering After-Sales support to handle any queries concerning the functionality of your COSTRAL machine.
Contact us directly on +33 (0)3 89 47 89 45.