Blower-powered bottle dryer helps ensure product integrity cost effectively

The Problem

Haus Rabenhorst is a leading producer of the highest quality natural fruit and vegetable juices in Germany, with a history that goes back over 200 years. The product range covers more than 70 different fruit and vegetables.

With an attention to detail and quality, the company had identified the high operating cost, potential safety hazards and the risk of product contamination with their existing compressed air driven drying system.

Lines Requirements: 

Throughput Speeds: 20,000bph
Glass Jar sizes: 125ml, 330ml and 500ml

The Solution

Supplied by ACI’s German Distributor (Carl von Gehlen) the bottle dryer comprises a set of the company’s unique ‘JetPlates‘ combined with a special cap drying unit in an EL enclosure configuration, powered by an ACI EP10A 15kW.  Normally, the EL enclosure is leg mounted so that it can be located either to one side of the bottling line or astride it.  However at Rabenhorst the enclosure is installed on top of a pasteurisation chamber, saving valuable floor space.

The Outcome

“Effective bottle drying is an essential requirement to ensure good product presentation and prevent the potential risk of rust contamination resulting from residual moisture trapped around the screw caps. The ACI bottle drying system works very well – we are very pleased with its performance and reliability.” Egon Roos, Production Manager, Haus Rabenhorst.

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