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Twin II semi-automatic keg cleaning & filling machine -

A cost-effective 30 keg/hr semi-automatic machine for cleaning and filling kegs, with a roller support platform on the filling station and a keg slider to facilitate operation. Equipped with patented filling control by temperature measuring, which is ideal for different fill volumes. Suitable for cleaning using alkaline and/or acidic detergents.

  • 30 keg/hr output at 50 L
  • Fully automated patented cleaning & filling processes (see Downloads)
  • User-friendly operation
  • Single cleaning station with cleaning program for 3 keg sizes
  • Single filling station
  • Integrated adjustable centring unit for kegs of different diameter
  • Treatment heads are the same as those on Malek's automatic machines, to enable high liquid flow rates
  • Pneumatic stainless steel seat valves with position indication (open/closed) for safe operation as well as early recognition of leakages
  • Stainless steel dispensing heads
  • Detergent comes from an integrated, steam heated tank
  • Test valve in the feed pipe to check the concentration of detergent in the detergent tank
  • CIP program with 6 selections
  • Siemens S7 operator panel with backlight
  • Equipped for one fitting type
  • Many options available including: additional cleaning station & detergent tank for cleaning with 2 detergents (i.e., caustic & acid); dosing unit, etc (see Specification)

 
 
Features: Application: Specification: Videos: Downloads: Malek Brautech

Cleaning control devices

  • Residual pressure check by pressure switch
  • Empty message by electronic level switch
  • Temperature control

Filling control devices:

  • Pressure control by pressure transducer
  • Temperature control

CIP program with selection function for:

  • Keg cleaning & filling
  • Keg cleaning
  • Beer pre and post run
  • Emptying of filling head
  • Steaming of filling head
  • CIP cleaning from external CIP system or as agreed
  • Suitable for both alkaline and/or acidic detergents

Operation:

A keg is placed on each station by the operator, and the integrated arrestor ensures that they are positioned correctly. The machine is started by dual push-bottom operation. Kegs are cleaned on the first station, and pressurised and filled on the second. For intensive cleaning of the basket, the detergent is flushed through the CO2 valve via counter flow method. The complete cleaning cycle is done with fresh water, caustic or acid from the integrated machine tank, and hot water, before the sterilising process takes place. A pulsed rinse ensures that the spear and the inner surface of the keg is completely cleaned.

During cleaning and filling cycle, the operator is free to carry out other duties.

The operator slides the filled keg onto the waiting platform, transfers the cleaned keg to the filling station, and places the next keg to be cleaned on the cleaning station. On commencement of the next cycle, the operator slides the filled keg down the slider.

  • Output: 30 kegs/hr
  • Detects faults and displays fault message
  • Tank capacity: 230 l
  • Sight glass for level check in tank
  • Easy accessibility to all components
  • SMC pneumatics with manual start-up valve
  • Shut-off valves for all operating fluids
  • Siemens S7 operator panel with backlight
  • Stainless steel pump: 1.1kW, 3 bar, IP54
  • Dry run protection for the pump
  • Stainless steel frame and casing
  • Dimensions: Width 2067 including keg slider (1200 machine only) x Length 1050 x Height 2500 mm
  • Weight: 650 kg

Consumption

  • Control air: ca. 3.5Nm³/hr (5.5-10 bar)
  • Sterile air: ca. 5.0 Nm³/hr (2 bar); 0.5 Nm³/hr (5-7 bar)
  • Pre-rinsing water, cold water: 0.3m³/hr
  • Hot water: 0.3m³/hr (2.5 bar)
  • CO²: ca. 0.3kg/keg (adjustable, 1.5-4 bar)
  • Caustic: ca. 60ml/keg (ca. 1.5% soluted)
  • Saturated steam: 0.35kg/keg (ca. 2 bar)
  • Steam heating up: ca. 15kg

Connections

  • Fume extraction (overflow): DN65
  • Drain: DIN50 with counterflow cooling
  • Control air: IG 1/2”, ca. 6 bar to pressure reducer
  • Sterile air: DN15, adjustable, 2 bar
  • Saturated steam: DN15, ca. 2 bar
  • Hot water: DN15, 2.5-3 bar, 80°C
  • Cold water: DN20, 2.5-3 bar
  • CO²: DIN15, adjustable, 2.5 bar
  • Product: DN20 min 2 bar -1 to 6°C
  • CIP backflow: DN15
  • Heating system: DN15
  • Condensate: IG ½”

Optional

  • Concentrate dosing unit for the detergent tank to allow continuous conductivity measuring and concentrate dosing, includes automatic level control
  • Electrical tank heating for detergent tank
  • Condensate control by mS or PH monitoring (filling station)
  • Additional cleaning station & detergent tank for cleaning with 2 detergents (i.e., caustic & acid);
  • Volumetric filling by flow meter (filling station)
  • Filter housing and cartridge for CO2, sterile air and steam
  • Pressure reducing valves for steam, CO2 and sterile air

Click here to see the Twin II in use.

Vigo is the UK agent for Malek Brautech GmbH, who specialise in the field of keg treatment.

Co-founder, Herbert Malek, contributed 45 years of experience in the engineering and development of keg systems when Malek Brautech was established in 1992.

Malek Brautech designs and manufactures keg cleaning and filling systems from individual machines to complete turnkey systems, and holds several patents in the following areas:

  • Optimum performance keg cleaning - with high flow rate, more swirls (whirlpool effect), and effective cleaning even of stubborn stains

  • Cold filling by temperature monitoring

  • Condensate monitoring

International customers include Diageo Group/ Guinness Brewery (Dublin), Efes Group (Efes Pilsen), and König Brewery (Germany).

Click here to watch Malek Brautech's short film.


What we can offer

In partnership with Malek Brautech, we can offer you:

  • Advice on the appropriate equipment for you - taking budget, space and desired throughput into consideration

  • Installation, commissioning & training by our team of experienced, multi-skilled Vigo engineers

  • Full technical backup

 
 

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