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Serac’s FC Filler Capper Meets Today’s Market Demands.

We do this by offering our customers the ability to accelerate product launches while also increasing productivity and reducing operational costs. 

We are continually striving to improve and stretch boundaries to find a better solution. This means continued innovation and innovation means change, it also means breakthrough.  Without innovation there cannot be improvement.  Year after year the basic design of the industry filling machines remains constant, it was time for a change.  A break through.  

The new design of our FC Filler Capper illustrates a pragmatic and original approach that separates Serac from the industry standard old school machine design. We think the New FC Filler Capper is the break through that will boost your competitive edge. Increasing production while saving both time & money.

A New Design Means a Fresh Start.   

To learn from the past and base your design not only on experience but also the needs of today’s producers.  This is how we approached the new FC Filler Capper.  Our previous machines evolved over time and incorporated columns and posts that were needed to support the many components of the machine. This architecture is prevalent in most filling machines today.  However, when we began the design of our new system we started fresh with the goal of creating a new cleaner machine.  This meant starting with the external frame.  

By addressing this area and concentrating on the filling and capping function, we were able to create a clean, sensible, ergonomic design that offered an easily accessible operation area with unobstructed sight lines allowing the operator a clear view of the filling process.  

Everything is at eye level, which means during production it is easier to observe operations and monitor the filling and capping process enabling the operator the ability to maintain peak production.  Additionally, during maintenance, the open design allows easier access to the equipment allowing faster and simplified maintenance procedures reducing clean-up time and reduced consumption of clean-up water.

Save Both Time and Money.

  • Reduced Change-Over Time
  • Reduced Water Consumption
  • Reduced Clean-up Time
  • Reduced Tooling Costs

Open Architecture

  • Sloped Shroud for increased drainage
  • Designed so all areas are readily accessible during operation and maintenance
  • Designed to substantially reduce areas of product retention

Open Design

  • New Transparent Sliding Doors allow High Visibility and Easy Access
  • Open Architecture and Eye Level Viewing
  • Clear Operator site lines of work area and work flow
  • Ability to visually check every step of the process
    • InFeed – Filling – Capping – Exit
    • All preformed at eye level from any viewpoint
  • Increased Efficiency during Maintenance
    • Easier Access to System Components
    • Promoting Faster Maintenance Procedures

Revolution - The Ultimate Filling Station

By integrating the 3 major filling components into one standardized station we have begun a Revolution toward a faster, cleaner and more efficient solution. The new Revolution offers increased filling speeds, advanced algorithm to monitor the filling cycle for greater accuracy, the adaptability to fill many different bottle shapes and sizes and simplifies cleaning the machine. 

The patented valve includes 3 separate functions that work together to complement each other. 

The Servo Dynavalve is actuated by a servomotor which monitors its opening and a stepper mechanism which maintains a constant flow rate.  The Dynavalve monitors the flow rate and adjusts the rate as needed.

The flow into the bottle is calculated by the Dynaflow Algorithm working in harmony with our load cell scale at the downstream spout location. Detecting and monitoring the actual flow inside the container, delivering a net weight flow at the predetermined flow rate. The result is a smooth filling operation into any type of container.  The result – Precise Filling throughout the cycle.

The third component to complete the Revolution - Ultimate Filling Station is the bottle handling function. The FC Filler Capper is capable of neck handling and body handling depending on the application, thus offering two options for the filling turret.  

Adding to the flexibility of the Revolution filling station are the wide range of neck diameters the neck gripper is able to handle. This feature dramatically reduces tooling change-over time which naturally will increase production time while reducing maintenance costs.

 

Tankless (with Offset Tank Option)

Another key feature in our break through design is the elimination of the traditional holding tank. This innovative solution saves money and reduces expenses in a number of areas.

Offering a machine without a large holding tank reduces product loss during change over and the cleaning cycle, which saves money and increases production time.

A no tank design also shrinks maintenance cost by decreasing the cleaning cycle saving on maintenance expenses and again increasing production time. And perhaps the most important advantage of a no tank design is the reduction of potential contamination.

The FC Filler Capper is able to eliminate the constant pressure holding tank due to the development of yet another new and innovated component, the FPC Flow Pressure Control.

The FPC regulates and monitors the pressure to maintain an optimal flow rate pressure. With the FPC supplying the correct pressure demanded by the filling station, the FC Filler Capper will maintain constant pressure during the filling cycle consequently ensuring a smooth and accurate dispense of product into the container and eliminating the need for a holding tank.

Offset Tank Option

The FC offers an optional Offset Tank for operations that require a constant pressure holding tank. Serac understands that there are filling operations that need a surge tank to ensure constant pressurized filling. The FC is able to provide a small surge tank fitted on top of the FC frame outside of the filling area. This location and size is also a break from the traditional industry design. The relocation of the tank is based on over 30 years of experience and product evolution.

Placing the tank outside the filling area allows total access to the tank without entering the filling area.  This key design change allows the operator to check the tank without stopping production and because it is outside the filling area it also substantially reduces the opportunity for contamination.

Having the tank outside of the filling area also has the benefit of a less complicated tank system which translates into a smaller tank that allows easy access for any necessary pressure changes. Thus by breaking from tradition and continuing our goal of innovation, Serac has been able to help our customers increase revenue with increased production time and reduce expenses by decreasing maintenance costs.

As the leader in electronic weight filling technology, Serac has improved our design and concept over the years.

These improvements coupled with our experience drives us to continue to improve and evolve our equipment. Today’s FC Filler Capper with the many new features and functionality is the result of 45 years of evolution moving our solution to a higher standard of filling quality.  

The result is a system that increases productivity and saves both time and money.

 

 

 

Making the Right Choice

Choosing the right equipment for your packaging needs can be a daunting task. There are many factors that need to be considered when selecting the optimal solution. Serac has been designing and building filling and capping equipment for over 45 years and we have the experience and the know how to design and build a machine specifically for your needs.

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