Aseptic Fillers Aseptic Filler Fillstar FX AS

The Fillstar FX series is the range of aseptic volumetric electronic fillers with magnetic flow meters for any still products.

The Fillstar FX series fills any still product: high acid, low acid, clear, viscous and those with pulps, fibers and pieces with dimensions up to 6x6x6 mm

Aseptic filling of still products

The product is fed from a sterile buffer tank located on top of the filling carrousel and pushed by an overpressure of sterile air or sterile nitrogen gas, through a linear product path. The flow meter determines the quantity of liquid according to the container and closes a membrane valve when the pre-set quantity is reached; a dual-speed design (slow speed mode is used at beginning and end of filling cycle) avoids foaming even with critical products.

The flow meter is the only moving part in contact with the product and the filling process does not allow contact between the filling nozzle and the bottle to avoid cross contamination. FX fillers are sterilized internally using steam to guarantee optimal hygiene.

The bottle ‘neck handling’ system allows handling of any container with the same neck finish. Changeover is performed without compromising sterility. Self-adapting grippers are available to handle bottles with different neck diameters.

CIP cup insertion and extraction for closed-loop CIP and SIP is completely automatic. Automatic product changeover can be achieved in less than 30 minutes with minimal product scraps.

FX range of electronic fillers

  • FX filling valve for still clear products
  • FX P Evo filling valve for still products with and without pulps and fibers with maximum dimensions of 3 mm diameter x 20 mm length
  • FX C filling valve for still products with and without pulps, fibers and pieces with dimensions up to 6x6x6 mm

GEA Procomac has achieved the 3A international certification for its Fillstar FX fillers based on the new ’third party verification’ procedure.