Air Rinsers Minimize Bottle Cleaning Waste
Whether required for consumable products such as food, beverage or pharmaceuticals, or whether used simply as personal preference, bottle cleaning machines can help to remove contaminants from containers before product is introduced. Container cleaning machines can take many different forms, with inverting rinsing machines being one of the most popular. Once inverted, teh bottles or other containers can be rinsed using air, water or other cleaning solutions. One advantage of using an air rinser over a wet rinser is the lack of waste product created when using the former.
Air rinsers can be manufactured to work both automatically and semi-automatically. Automatic machines use a power conveyor to index containers into the rinse area. Once in position, the bottles are clamped and inverted over a rinse basin. A blast of clean air then loosens any debris or contaminants, letting them flow out of the bottle and in to the basin. The waste created by the rinse is simply any dust or debris removed from the containers.
When working with an automatic wet rinser, there will typically be waste liquid that will need to be recycled or removed on occasion. Though the wet rinser works in the same manner, the water, product or other cleaning solution will also fall in to the rinse basin, creating additional waste. Some wet rinsing machines will require waste product to be removed on a regular basis, while others will recycle and filter the cleaning medium. However, at the end of the production day, the waste from the wet rinser will include not only the debris washed out of the containers, but the rinse medium used as well.
Semi-automatic rinsing machines require more operator interaction, typically including the placing of the bottles, the activation of the rinse cycle and the removal of the bottles. But the air rinser again provides the advantage of reduced waste due to the absence of water, product or other liquid used for the cleaning process. Different rinsing machines will be ideal for different projects, based on many different factors, including bottle size range, bottle shape and even the type of product being introduced after the rinse. To learn more about inverting air and wet rinsers, visit the Container Cleaning section of our website today.
In addition to container cleaning equipment, Liquid Packaging Solutions also manufactures power conveyor systems, filling machines, capping machines, nitrogen purge systems and custom packaging machinery in their La Porte, Indiana plant. LPS also offers packaging services such as consultation, integration, installation and training, as well as spare parts for a wide variety of both LPS and OEM equipment.