ESS Technologies, Inc. Introduces Precision Filling Technology with Next Generation Servo Controls

The dual pitch MB-120 Filler/Capper from ESS Technologies offers the latest technology in servo controlled filling of powers or liquids with a filling speed of up to 120 bottles per minute.

Blacksburg, VA, May 12, 2007 --( The MB-120 Filler/Capper is designed to run various liquids or powders based on several available product delivery systems. These include volumetric pumps with ball valve, volumetric pumps with rotary valve, rotary pumps, peristaltic pumps, piston fillers, and powder fillers. The compact stainless steel monoblock system incorporates a balcony design and meets cGMP standards for ease in inspection, maintenance, and product change over. Servo controls and a color touch screen allow the user to adjust for diving nozzles and dwell time as well as the pump fill rates. This allows the machine to do profile filling for irregularly shaped bottles. A variety of filling pumps may be used, including stainless steel and ceramic.

A feedback loop from the check-weigher allows for dynamic fill level adjustment due to fluctuating viscosity. Servo controlled speeds can be changed while in operation. The control system will also store preset programs for multiple production runs or products and maintain operational logs.

The capping device has a unique feature, which applies the cap with a reliable pre-torque feature. The final torque is accomplished using a stainless steel, magnetic clutch torque head. Cap feeders are centrifugal, providing quieter performance compared to conventional vibratory models. The MB-120 has a stainless steel exterior and hard-anodized aluminum inner frame for ease of cleaning. All movable parts are protected with clear Lexan guarding, assuring safety during operation.

Product options include integrated weigh cells, stoppers, pumps, brushes and a pre-torque and final torques closure. Explosion proof models are also available for a wide variety of applications. Single pitch models are also available to operate at speeds of 60 or 40 bottles per minute.

About ESS Technologies, Inc.
ESS Technologies, Inc., founded in 1993, specializes in complete packaging line design and integration. Their system design and integration expertise includes filing/capping equipment, palletizing systems, horizontal/vertical cartoners, case packing equipment, tube filling, overwrapping, custom designed solutions, and integrated robotics. Engineered for reliability and efficiency, ESS Technologies brings you tomorrow’s packaging technology today.

ESS Technologies, Inc.
Kim Norris