To maximise production and minimise losses by eradicating false bottle rejections and faulty bottle labelling. To prevent mould and bacteria contaminating inside the caps for the Powerade line.
Dynamic Engineering Australia recommended two semi enclosed Dri-line series units would solve their problem, but suggested a trial to prove to our customer that the systems and air delivery device selection were suitable for the applications.
The blowers and motors of the Dri-Line series are contained in an acoustic enclosure for noise containment, and to minimise dirt and moisture contamination. The air delivery devices are not contained and are fitted over the conveyors where necessary. All components are made from stainless steel, and designed for a corrosion and trouble free life.
Both systems focussed on their specific areas of concern:
- One unit was designed to dry off the bottles completely, just prior to labelling. This system was fitted with customised fully-adjustable Jet Plates along with the under-cap drying equipment.
- The second unit was needed just prior to a fill detector, immediately after a cap washing process. These air delivery devices were focused on the under-cap and neck drying only.
The trial proved successful and the Perth Coca Cola facility has installed both units, and operation is in full flow with two shifts per day.
The Perth Coca Cola facility is no longer having false bottle rejections due to moisture on the bottle necks, and the bottles are dry for labelling which ensures suitable label application, minimises wastage. But most importantly, the possible health risk of mould and bacteria forming within the drinking spout and the clear cap have been completely removed.
These systems are offered as an alternative to compressed air which is very costly to produce. Due to the above savings combined with the low running costs, these units would have effectively paid for themselves very quickly.
The same systems are also now running systems at Coca Cola in every state in Australia.