Wine Filling Machine

Summary

Wine is an alcoholic drink typically made from fermented grapes. Yeast consumes the sugar in the grapes and converts it to ethanol, carbon dioxide and heat. Liquor or spirit is an alcoholic drink produced by distillation of grains, fruits, or vegetables that have already gone through alcoholic fermentation. Examples of liquors include brandy, vodka, absinthe, gin, rum, tequila, and whisky.

VKPAK offer: filling machines, labeling machines, capping machines and other equipment to complement our filling machines. We created a range of products completely centered around the bottling of wine. Here we only discuss the industrial bottling and packaging equipment for wine(including wine and liquor), not the manufacturing process equipment.

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Wine is an alcoholic drink typically made from fermented grapes. Yeast consumes the sugar in the grapes and converts it to ethanol, carbon dioxide and heat. Different varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts are major factors in different styles of wine. Wines not made from grapes involve fermentation of additional crops, including rice wine and other fruit wines such as plum, cherry, pomegranate, currant and elderberry. Most wines are sold in glass bottles and sealed with corks. An increasing number of wine producers have been using alternative closures such as screwcaps. [From Wiki]

 

Liquor or spirit (also hard liquor, or distilled alcohol) is an alcoholic drink produced by distillation of grains, fruits, or vegetables that have already gone through alcoholic fermentation. The distillation process concentrates the liquid to increase its alcohol by volume. Like other alcoholic drinks, liquor is typically consumed for the psychoactive effects of alcohol. Liquor may be consumed on its own, typically in small amounts. In undiluted form, distilled beverages are often slightly sweet, bitter, and typically impart a burning mouthfeel, with a strong odor from the alcohol; the exact flavor varies between different varieties of liquor and the different impurities they impart. [From Wiki] Wine

There is a wide variety of wine on the market, and most of the packaging containers are glass bottles with wooden stoppers, while more and more metal threaded caps are used to seal the bottles. And in China liquor in addition to glass bottles will also have a lot of beautiful ceramic bottles.

Most of the wine bottles are clear glass bottles, but the shape is different, especially the container of liquor. So the capacity inside many bottles will vary somewhat. vkpak recommends the use of overflow filling machines.
Automatic Overflow Filling Machine

Automatic Overflow Filling Machine

Introduction The linear overflow defoaming liquid filling machine is suitable for filling liquids that are prone to foaming, and it is also suitable for liquids that do not foam. The filling liquid can not only prevent foam from overflowing, but also keep the liquid level consistent. It can...
An overflow filler offers distillers a fill to level system that offers great aesthetic benefits for glass and clear bottles, which are used often with distilled spirits. An overflow filler will allow each bottle to be filled to the same level even when there are small volumetric discrepancies from bottle to bottle. The unique nozzles of the overflow filler create a seal on the bottle opening before releasing product into the bottle. Once the liquid reaches a certain level, the product will "overflow" through a return nozzle and back in to the tank of the bottle filler. Distillers must keep in mind that the industry does have standards and regulations for volume, with an allowable, but slight margin of error. In most cases the interior volume of the bottles will not vary enough to fall outside of the allowable range, but there are rare cases where the manufacture of the bottle produces such a wide range of interior volumes that the overflow filler (or the bottle) may not be the best choice. A distiller will want to verify the range of volumes in their bottles before running mass production, as even with a gravity filler, discussed below, a high range of interior volumes can produce issues with packaging.

In addition to overflow filling machines, we also offer gravity filling machines and piston filling machines for wine filling.

Automatic Gravity Filling Machine

Automatic Gravity Filling Machine

Introduction This Filling Machine is gravity type filling machine which is suitable for filling thin fluid. The machine is made by in-line structure , filling head quantity can be custom-made according to different production capacity such as 6/8/10/12/16 /20 heads. The filling volume is controlled by filling time,...
Liquid Filling Machine

Automatic Piston Filling Machine

Introduction Piston fillers measure and dispense free flowing products - such as thin and/or moderately dense liquids - onto a container. Each machine is equipped with one or more volumetric pistons. Each fill/release cycle consists of an intake stroke, where the product is withdrawn from the container or...
Rather than a fill-to-level principle, gravity filler or piston filler will provide a volume based fill for distillers. In other words, the same amount of product will be released in to each bottle. If interior volumes of the bottles differ when using the gravity filler or piston filler, different fill levels will be apparent in the bottles. Again, with the predominance of clear and glass bottles used in the industry, this can provide an unwelcome visual if every bottle is filled to a different level. Just like with the overflow filler, a container with small discrepancies may be OK, but clear bottles with large variances may not work well with a gravity filling machine or piston filler.

VKPAK offers several different types of bottling equipment and configurations with specific applications to your industry. Gravity filling systems are suitable for bottling virtually any water-thin to medium consistent viscosity liquid. Our gravity bottling machine is ideally suited for thin, foamy products. Overflow fillers provide the same fill level, making them ideal for filling transparent containers that must have a consistent fill level. Gravity and pressure overflow fillers are designed to handle thin to medium viscosity products.

VKPAK bottling equipment can be manufactured in sanitary configurations to meet a wide variety of applications. Our sanitary bottling machine is designed with quick breakdown fittings, valves and pumps to be used where needed. All reservoirs have flanged quick disconnect fittings so that the filler machine can be easily and thoroughly cleaned.

We also offer hazardous location bottle filler options where Class 1 Division 1 classification is desired due to explosive vapors. This type of filler machine features a purged control enclosure, static dissipative conveyor belting, and sealed motors to help prevent ignition of these vapors.

Wine & liquor bottle capping machine, usually choose the following equipment, the specific machine selection needs to be based on the shape of the cap, size, capping method to decide.
Automatic Spindle Screw Capping Machine Sale

Automatic Spindle Screw Capping Machine

Introduction The VK-LC automatic spindle screw capping machine is extremely flexible, is capable of capping accurately and rapidly any cap, such as trigger cap, metal cap, flip cap and so on. 1. Variable speed AC motors. 2. Spindle wheels adjustment knobs, with lock nut hand wheel. 3. Meter...
Automatic ROPP Capping Machine

Automatic ROPP Capping Machine

Introduction Many customers ask us what ROPP is and the simple answer is Roll On Pilfer Proof closure. Simply put it is an unthreaded aluminum shell that is placed on and pressed down onto the bottle neck while thread forming wheels spin around the shell and press against it...
Automatic Press Snap Capping Machine

Automatic Press Snap Capping Machine

Introduction This automatic capping machine is used for closing press type caps, it is made up by 3 parts: cap feeding system, cap loading system and cap closing system. This Automatic Press Snap Capping Machine is used for closing press type caps, it is made up by 3 parts:...
Wine & liquor bottle labeling machine, usually choose the following equipment, the specific machine selection needs to be based on the shape of the container, the size of the container, label size to decide.
Double Sided Labeling Machine

Automatic Double Sided Labeling Machine

Introduction Double Sides Labeling Machine is widely suitable for food stuff, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, pesticide and other industries. It is single and double side labeling for flat, square and round bottle. Automatic controlled by computer (PLC) easy operating. It can change specifications easily. It adopts servo motor, achieved closed...
Automatic Vertical Round Bottle Labeling Machine

Automatic Vertical Round Bottle Labeling Machine

Introduction The vertical round bottle sticker labeler is designed to achieve a rationalized production goal. The labeling process is automated, the operation is simple, the production speed is fast, the labeling position is uniform, beautiful, and tidy; it is suitable for the round container labeling in the pharmaceutical,...
Automatic Orientation Wrap Around Labeling Machine

Automatic Orientation Wrap Around Labeling Machine

Introduction It is special design for the round bottle orientation labeling with orientation device, the labeling accuracy can be guaranteed, especially suitable for the wrap around label. Oriented wrap around labeling machine is controlled by servo motor ( label exact is 1mm), It is suitable for any kinds...
Automatic Shrink Sleeve Labeling Machine

Automatic Shrink Sleeve Labeling Machine

Introduction Our shrink sleeve labeling machines series use the newest shrink technology with large control touch screen. The humanize operation, the mainframe can be easy adjusted up and down with automatically. The labeling machine has been accurately designed,even use this machine with high speed for a long time,...
Packaging machinery for the wine & liquor industry is somewhat more consistent than it may be for other industries. Though there is some variation and definitely exceptions, the bottles, closures and labels used from project to project will often be very similar. For instance, most distillers will fill product in to 50 ml, 375 ml and 750 ml bottles, along with 1 liter and 1.75 liter containers. Bottles may be glass or plastic, but the materials will usually not change the typical sizes. Many glass bottles will be sealed with a cork, or T-cork, while the plastic containers will normally use a screw-on type cap. Labels for most of the bottles, with the exception of the 50ml, tend to be applied on both the front and back of bottles. Using each of the typical components described above, we can take a look at the most common packaging machinery used by distillers.

Filling Machines

wine & liquor are often packaged in clear containers, whether glass or plastic. One of the best options for clear containers by far is the overflow filler. Unlike equipment that may fill by volume or net weight, the overflow filler ensures each bottle is filled to the same level even where the interior volume may differ slightly from bottle to bottle. This allows spirits to be placed on the shelf with a consistent fill level adding aesthetic value to the product and package. While some distillers may opt for a gravity filler or piston filler to fill product by volume rather than level, the overflow filling machine is by far the most popular filler produced by VKPAK for wine & liquor.

Capping And Corking Machines

Probably the most common machine for sealing bottles in the wine & liquor industry is the corking machine. Partly due to the rise in craft distilleries that most commonly use glass bottles with T-corks, these machines use a chute to deliver cork like closures to the bottle and typically tamp them down to create the seal. Distillers using plastic bottles for their spirits tend to lean more toward threaded, or screw-on type caps. For these closures, automatic lines will likely use a spindle capper, while smaller distillers may use handheld or semi-automatic chuck capping machinery. As in any industry, the closure will determine the type of capping machine, but the corker and spindle capper are probably the most common.

Labeling Equipment

Regulations for wine & liquor often require certain information to be located at a certain place on the bottle, such as alcohol content, health warnings and the name of the importer or bottler. Labels are used in most cases to present such information. For most of the typical bottle sizes listed at the beginning of this article, both front and back labels will be applied to present the required information, along with logos, brand names and more. The exception to the rule being the 50ml bottles, which will often use a wrap label applied around the entire bottle. The labeling machinery will be manufactured to place the labels according to the desired orientation of the distiller, and one is not necessarily required over the other.

All of the equipment mentioned above can be built for both automatic and semi-automatic production, to fit the specific needs of the individual distillery. Other equipment may also be found on wine & liquor packaging lines, such as rinsing machines for quality control, power conveyors for automated systems, bottle loading and accumulating equipment including turntables and packing equipment to prepare cases or other multi-bottle containers for shipment. wine & liquor lines may even contain a combination of automatic and semi-automatic equipment, as each bottling project will differ from the next. An analysis of the goals and growth of the distillery can help determine the best solution for any given packager of wine & liquor.

Bottle Rotary Turntables

Rotary Turntables For Bottle Unscrambler

Introduction This bottle unscrambler is a dynamic worktable with frequency control. The machine is used as a buffer platform applying for intermediate junction of assembly line to reduce the length of conveyor. Both the range of bottle and the speed can be adjusted freely, which is benefit for...

Olive Oil Filling Machine

Olive Oil Filling Machine

Summary Olive oil is a liquid fat obtained from olives, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin, produced by pressing whole olives and extracting the oil. It is commonly used in cooking, for frying foods or as a salad dressing. It is also used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and...
Juice Filling Machine

Juice Filling Machine

Summary Juice is a drink made from the extraction or pressing of the natural liquid contained in fruit and vegetables. It can also refer to liquids that are flavored with concentrate or other biological food sources, such as meat or seafood, such as clam juice. At VKPAK, we’re proud...
Edible Oil Filling Machine

Edible Oil Filling Machine

Summary Edible oil is plant, animal, or synthetic fat used in frying, baking, and other types of cooking. Edible oil is typically a liquid at room temperature, although some oils that contain saturated fat, such as coconut oil, palm oil and palm kernel oil are solid. Consumable oil products...