Hema Quatro Filler for Sauces and Dressings products, Weight, Massflow and Volumetric Electronic technology
Hema Sauces and Dressings Products (mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, dressings) , filler, capper, complete lines

Sauce, Ketchup, Mustard, Dressings, Mayonnaise,…

Electronic Rotary Filler

Based on the concept of modular systems, the range of Hema Quatro fillers have been designed to respond to the specific demands of the markets they work with.

Conclusive benefits

  • Electronic filling technology reaching unequalled levels of filling accuracy

 

  • Common frame for optimal hygiene

 

  • Technical design which adapts to different electronic filling technologies: weight, mass flow or volumetric electronic

 

  • Optimal filling capacity for all 3 technologies, in terms of production speed efficiency and optimal use of space.

 

  • Common chassis design with a number of possible structures, allowing for the inclusion of numerous environmental options

 

  • Wide doors, allowing easy access to the filling and capping zone for easy maintenance or tool changeover

 

  • The filler is equipped with a reduced-sized hopper and off-centered nozzles, ensuring minimal product loss between recipe changes.

Hema Quatro Nutri is dedicated to the particulated and non-particulated sauce and dressings market. It benefits from Hema’s proven expertise built up over several years, in the area of filling complex products for large international groups.

It is available in Monobloc configuration with capper or thermosealer. Quatro Nutri filler can also be synchronised to a neck trimmer or a rinser. Combi configuration associates blowing, filling and capping for PET bottles.

Working with your recipes

The filling method is carefully chosen to match the specific characteristics of your product: its type (e.g. liquid, thick, particulated), what needs to be protected (flavour, vitamins, colour, etc.), its shelf-life (short or long), its sensitivity to external elements (temperature, oxygen). A complex equation between relative acidity (pH), the presence of nutrients, presence of O2, level of sugar content, preserving agents, artificial colourings, stabilisers, and which has an impact on the conservation and bacteriological quality of your product.

Our sauce and dressings filling machines meet the highest standards of hygiene.  They have been awarded 3A level certification and Hema is a member of EHEDG

We offer 3 fillings technologies : WEIGHT  –  MASS FLOW  –  VOLUMETRIC ELECTRONIC

Filling Technologies

Select the best technology for your project:
A simple principle: one weight, one measurement. Weight technology is the ideal solution for slightly viscous liquid products.
 

Special Features

Filling

15 to 88 heads

Capping

5 to 22 heads

Volume

80 ml to 5 litres

Containers

PET, HPDE, Glass bottles or jars

Speed

4 500 to 40 000 bph

Main Benefits

By means of individually controlling the net weight of a product, every bottle that enters and exits the filling machine is checked. The micro-processor in the electronic load cell pilots the filling according to the weight of the bottle.
The filling machine is equipped with a new DVS series weight detector, provided by our partner, Scaime. It is made of 100 % stainless steel and is the only electronically integrated EHEDG-certified detector. Its sturdy design meets several norm requirements, including IP69K.

Unrivalled filling accuracy

The highly precise piloting of the filling regulator (2 different speeds: high and low) obtains optimal filling accuracy, according to the format of the bottle, the bottle-neck space, the temperature and type of oil. Hema guarantees a standard deviation of less than 0.5 grams for 1 litre.

Filling Flexibility

Thanks to its patented double flap valve, Quatro Nutri makes it possible to fill volumes from 80 ml to 5 litres at optimal speeds and without changing nozzles.

Environment and accessibility

The filler frame is in stainless steel and slopped to make it easy to clean (no adhesive areas).

Its wide doors allow easy access to the entire machine.  An angular collecting trough recuperates the product at the end of production. Cleaning of the product circuit is done in a closed circuit.

Capping Turret

The capping turret meets your hygiene requirements.

Quick tool changeovers

The different coloured tools specific to each bottle format are available on the filling and capping turrets. They make tool identification easy. Without the need for special tools, the rapid fixing and indexing systems make it easy for the operator to set up. This means that time taken for tool changeovers is optimised.

Productivity optimisation

Hema Quatro Nutri is equipped with a reduced-sized hopper and remote nozzles, ensuring minimal product loss between recipe changes.

Concept Combi for PET packaging

Associated with a blower, the Combi integrates blowing, filling and capping in a common frame, for optimal efficiency.

By combining 3 functions in a common frame, the Combi makes the most of technological innovation in terms of blowing. It is associated with the latest generation of high-performance Hema Quatro filling machines.

Complete Lines for sauce & dressings

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The principle: one speed, one measurement. This type of doser measures a mass which is dosed using a Coriolis sensor. Moreover, this type of sensor measures product density, temperature and speed.  
A PLC system pilots the filling, according to the measurement taken by the mass-flow detector

Special Features

Filling

15 to 60 heads

Capping

5 to 22 heads

Volume

80 ml to 5 litres

Containers

PET, HPDE, Glass bottles or jars

Speed

4 500 to 40 000 bph

Main Benefits

The mass-flow filler is equipped with the latest checking technology and delivers clean product filling.  The environment is hygienic, and the filling is precise, whilst keeping maintenance down to a minimum.

Unrivalled filling accuracy

Filling is extremely acurate, even at high speeds. Thanks to specially adapted nozzles, containers are filled up without drips or frothing.  This filling technology guarantees a standard deviation of less than 0.5 grams for 1 litre.

Environment and accessibility

The filler frame is in stainless steel and slopped to make it easy to clean (no adhesive areas).

Its wide doors allow easy access to the entire machine.  An angular collecting trough recuperates the product at the end of production. Cleaning of the product circuit is done in a closed circuit.

Productivity optimisation

Hema Quatro Nutri is equipped with a reduced-sized hopper and remote nozzles, ensuring minimal product loss between recipe changes.

Capping Turret

The capping turret meets your hygiene requirements.

Quick tool changeovers

The different coloured tools specific to each bottle format are available on the filling and capping turrets. They make tool identification easy. Without the need for special tools, the rapid fixing and indexing systems make it easy for the operator to set up. This means that time taken for tool changeovers is optimised.

Concept Combi for PET packaging

Associated with a blower, the Combi integrates blowing, filling and capping in a common frame, for optimal efficiency.

By combining 3 functions in a common frame, the Combi makes the most of technological innovation in terms of blowing. It is associated with the latest generation of high-performance Hema Quatro filling machines.

Complete Lines for sauce & dressings

Discover our complete lines solutions dedicated to sauce & dressings products:

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Mass flow Meter
The principle: the movement of a piston generates volume. The electronic volumetric filling valve allows liquid and viscous products with pieces of up to 20 x 20 x 20 mm to be filled.  

Special Features

Filling

6 to 27 heads

Capping

2 to 9 heads

Volume

30 ml to 5 litres

Containers

PET, HPDE, Glass bottles or jars

Speed

3 600 to 24 000 bph

Main Benefits

 The electronic volumetric filling valve adapts the dosing curve to both the product and the bottle shape.

Thanks to the servomotor drive unit on each filling path of the Quatro Nutri, you choose the curve that your piston will follow:

  • Rapid progress to maximum speed and maintaining it during the filling process
  • Filling with a wider turret angle

Compared with machines of the same size, you can produce more containers and you protect your product better.

The filling cycle can be interrupted even with a stopped machine, to save the product from dripping.

Unrivalled filling accuracy

The filling valve provides excellent filling accuracy.  Hema guarantees a standard deviation of less than 0.8 grammes for 1 litre (of homogenous product).

Productivity gain

Hema Quatro Nutri is equipped with a smaller hopper and off-centered nozzles and this leads to minimal product wastage between recipe changes.

Filling flexibility

Automatic volume adjustment from the control panel without the need for manual intervention by an operator. The filling volume can be set from 30 ml to several litres.

This valve allows several piston strokes for each turret cycle, enabling a large filling capacity.

Environment and accessibility

The filler frame is in stainless steel and slopped to make it easy to clean (no adhesive areas).

Its wide doors allow easy access to the entire machine.  An angular collecting trough recuperates the product at the end of production. Cleaning of the product circuit is done in a closed circuit.

Capping Turret

The capping turret meets your hygiene requirements.

Quick tool changeovers

The different coloured tools specific to each bottle format are available on the filling and capping turrets. They make tool identification easy. Without the need for special tools, the rapid fixing and indexing systems make it easy for the operator to set up. This means that time taken for tool changeovers is optimised.

Concept Combi for PET packaging

Associated with a blower, the Combi integrates blowing, filling and capping in a common frame, for optimal efficiency.

By combining 3 functions in a common frame, the Combi makes the most of technological innovation in terms of blowing. It is associated with the latest generation of high-performance Hema Quatro filling machines.

Complete Lines for sauce & dressings

Discover our complete lines solutions dedicated to sauce & dressings products:

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Options & peripheral equipment

For an optimal production, we offer options and peripheral solutions:

Cleaning and Sanitation in Place

Either an angular collecting trough or dummy bottles (weight technology only) are placed to recuperate the product at the end of the production line.  The « dummy bottles » procedure enables a closed-circuit CIP to take place, in addition to steam sanitation of the machine parts in contact with the product, at temperatures up to 125°C.

Automated CIP, COP, SIP cleaning and sanitation cycles:

  • Quatro Nutri can be linked up to the cleaning station for distributing or collecting cleaning products (provided by customer or ourselves); different automated cycle options are available, according to the process or product specifications.
  • Cleaning arms and turbo disks ensure perfect cleaning of the environment around the filling turret (turret exterior, transfer tool, cabin interior, etc.).
  • Possibility of foaming station
  • Sanitation of the product circuit (SIP) is carried out by steam-cleaning at temperatures between 95° C and 125°C according to specifications.

Decontamination of containers and caps

The decontamination of PET, PEHD or glass bottles and caps is done with pulsed light or wet or dry decontamination.

Nitrogen

An injection of nitrogen gas is added during the filling process, to ensure excellent performance, even when the bottles are lightweight.

Nitrogen gas is continually swept over the top of the hopper to reduce the amount of residual oxygen in contact with the product. This option calls for a watertight cover on the hopper.

An injection of liquid nitrogen after filling helps the bottle to rigidify (making loading and transportation easier).

Liquid nitrogen is used to reduce the amount of residual oxygen in the bottle-neck (in addition to gas saturation during the process).

Control – Ejection

Any faulty, badly-filled or capped containers are ejected from the production line.

Smart cap dispensers and feeding systems

Various options are proposed:

Elevators that stock and transport the caps to the dispenser.

Elevator-Orientators select the direction and transport caps at high speed within the same machine. They replace the elevator-distributor duo.

Cap buffer is installed on the filling and capping monobloc in the Combi configuration. It receives the directed caps and feeds the cap turret with the caps.

 

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