Sidel's solutions for CSD market

Sidel Matrix Filler SF300 FM for precision filling of still and carbonated soft drinks

Robust and reliable with a sturdy structure, the Sidel Matrix Filler SF300 FM is suitable for accurately filling still and carbonated drinks, offering quick changeovers without beverage loss. The latest generation of filling machine from Sidel, it utilises modules with proven reliability and delivers up to 98% efficiency, filling PET bottles with precision at rates of up to 80,000 bottles per hour (bph).

It reduces the use of carbon dioxide gas (CO2) and, using servomotors, it also reduces the consumption of electrical power. In addition, it offers strict hygiene, fully automatic changeovers performed via HMI (Human Machine Interface), optimum uptime and highest productivity. With magnetic or mass flow meter control, the Sidel Matrix Filler SF300 FM ensures there are no limits in filling, whatever the beverage and regardless of conductivity level, providing the most accurate precision, avoiding any waste.

Smooth, safe handling avoids stress, reduces turbulence and prevents the unnecessary foaming of the carbonated beverages. This eliminates spillages and waste of the beverage being filled. Quick and easy to clean, the external beverage tank facilitates fast changeovers, saving even more time and reducing costs for the CSD producer. The Sidel Matrix Filler SF300 FM requires 30% less downtime for maintenance than comparable fillers.

Minimal product loss and reduced CO2 consumption

Sidel's compact, hygienic and safer Blendfill solution has a fully integrated filler and mixer to combine both processes in one system in order to minimise product loss when switching between beverages. A simplified solution with fewer components and functions, it has only one tank, utilising the Sidel Matrix Mixer SM500 beverage tank as a shared tank with the filler, avoiding redundant pressure and level control functions. This reduces consumption of CO2 as well as the equipment footprint. It ensures automatic and fast recipe changes by using a single HMI.

Complete solutions for CSD built for today and tomorrow

With consumer preferences changing in today's carbonated soft drinks market, product diversity is more important than ever for producers. Sidel's latest generation of equipment, Sidel Matrix, currently provides three times more configurations, enabling producers to package various carbonates, types of beverages and recipes in varying formats up to 3.5 litres. Finding the optimum solution for filling carbonated soft drinks goes beyond the initial choice of filling equipment; the best solution requires a flexible approach to the complete line. Technological advances are making PET bottling lines more sophisticated and line automation is expanding performance possibilities.

"Starting with the packaging itself, Sidel experts will help design and manufacture a complete CSD PET bottling line solution, right from the beginning, working closely with producers every step of the way. Sidel is able to fill containers with precision and efficiency while handling the products smoothly and gently. Regardless of the beverage type, we offer robust and reliable filling solutions, hygienically designed and based on extensive know-how and experience," concludes Stefano Baini.

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The Sidel Group designs, manufactures, assembles, supplies and sells complete packaging lines for liquid foods packaged.