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Monoclean semi-automatic keg cleaner -

An optimal solution for small and micro-breweries with a low keg demand, which enables safe and cost-effective cleaning using alkaline and acidic detergents.

  • 15 keg/hr output
  • User-friendly operation
  • Single cleaning station with tapping head connection
  • 2 cleaning programs to facilitate different keg sizes
  • Fully automated patented cleaning process with electronic probe monitoring and fluid level check
  • Electronic sensor to check keg is emptied after each fluid process
  • Pressure check of all media (water, steam, CO2, sterile air) at inflow prior to every process - the blow-out process is monitored for perfect cleaning
  • Integrated, electrically heated detergent tank with temperature monitoring & regulation
  • Test valve in the feed pipe to check concentration of detergent in detergent tank
  • Pneumatic stainless steel seat valves with position indicator (closed/open) for safe operation as well as early recognition of leakages
  • Seimens operator panel
  • Easy accessibility to all components
  • Equipped for one fitting type
  • Various options available including a valve for steam or CO2, a manual dispensing head to fill 20 kegs/hr, etc. (see Specification)

Application: Specification: Malek Brautech
  • Suitable for both alkaline and acidic detergents
  • Operator connects dispensing head to the keg and places keg upside down on the machine rail
  • Cleaning program started via dual push-button operation
  • Output: 15 kegs/hr
  • Stainless steel dispensing head
  • Detects faults and displays fault message
  • Shut-off valves for all operating fluids
  • Electric heating element
  • Dry run protection for the pump
  • Stainless steel seat valves
  • Integrated detergent tank
  • Tank capacity: 170 l
  • Sight glass for level check in the tank
  • Heating element: 12 kW
  • Stainless steel pump: 0.65kW, 3 bar, IP54
  • Seimens operator panel
  • Festo pneumatics with manual start-up valve
  • Stainless steel frame and casing on 4 adjustable feet
  • Dimensions: Length 1341 x Width 850 x Height 1900mm
  • Weight: 250 kg


  • Air control: ca. 0.01Nm³/keg (6 bar)
  • Sterile air: ca. 0.29 Nm³/keg (2 bar)
  • CO²: ca. 0.49kg/keg
  • Steam: ca. 0.45kg/keg (ca. 2 bar)
  • Hot water: ca. 13 l/keg (3 bar)
  • Cold water: ca. 13 l/keg (3 bar)
  • Caustic: ca. 1.5% loss through cross-linking


  • Air control: connector IG 1/4”, ca. 6 bar to pressure reducer
  • Sterile air: connector DN20, adjustable, 2 bar
  • CO²: connector DIN20, adjustable, 2.5 bar
  • Saturated steam: connector DN20, ca. 2 bar
  • Hot water: DN20, 2.5 bar-3 bar, 80°C
  • Cold water: DN20, 2.5-3 bar
  • Drain: DIN25


  • Additional valve for steam
  • Additional valve for CO2
  • Additional device for pressure build up
  • Additional filling dispensing head (with or without CIP) to enable filling at 20 kegs/hr

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).

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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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