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KCA-40D Machine for the automatic rinsing and filling of kegs 16-40 kegs/hour

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The KCA-40D is a multifunction machine that includes a device for automatic rinsing of stainless steel kegs and the automatic isobaric filling of carbonizated beverages like beer, limonade wine or cider, into kegs. The equipment is designed for the filling and rinsing of kegs with beer, cider, wine and for other beverages, using by computer control operated valves and a pump. In comparation with the KCA-50 machine the KCA-40D machine includes two tanks and two pumps to sanitation of kegs using both alcalic and acid sanitizing solutions (two tanks on each machine = total is four tanks).

Operating capacity : from  sixteen to forty kegs per hour (all rinsing, sanitizing cycles and the filling cycle / only rinsing and sanitizing cycles).

The machine is designed for cleaning and filling kegs with a volume  15, 20, 30 or 50 liters. The working performance is :

  • Two cycles : the rinsing cycle & the sanitation cycle : the maximal performance 40 kegs per hour ( with volume of 50 liters).
  • Three cycles : the rinsing cycle & the sanitation cycle & the filling cycle : the maximal performance 16 kegs per hour ( with volume of 50 liters).

The device is controlled by a PLC – it is possible to individually change the time of each cycle. Inserting of kegs is manual, removing of kegs after finalizing of filling cycle is manual. The computer opens and closes all valves, switches on the pump and controls a temperature of the sanitizing solution automatically as well. The machine is equipped with an integrated reservoir for the alcalic sanitizing solution.

Two positions for paralel cleaning, sanitizing and filling of steel kegs.

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Description

The KCA-40D is a multifunction machine that includes a device for automatic rinsing of stainless steel kegs and the automatic isobaric filling of carbonizated beverages like beer, limonade wine or cider, into kegs. The equipment is designed for the filling and rinsing of kegs with beer, cider, wine and for other beverages, using by computer control operated valves and a pump. In comparation with the KCA-50 machine the KCA-40D machine includes two tanks and two pumps to sanitation of kegs using both alcalic and acid sanitizing solutions (two tanks on each machine = total is four tanks).

Operating capacity : from  sixteen to forty kegs per hour (all rinsing, sanitizing cycles and the filling cycle / only rinsing and sanitizing cycles).

The machine is designed for cleaning and filling kegs with a volume  15, 20, 30 or 50 liters. The working performance is :

  • Two cycles : the rinsing cycle & the sanitation cycle : the maximal performance 40 kegs per hour ( with volume of 50 liters).
  • Three cycles : the rinsing cycle & the sanitation cycle & the filling cycle : the maximal performance 16 kegs per hour ( with volume of 50 liters).

The device is controlled by a PLC – it is possible to individually change the time of each cycle. Inserting of kegs is manual, removing of kegs after finalizing of filling cycle is manual. The computer opens and closes all valves, switches on the pump and controls a temperature of the sanitizing solution automatically as well. The machine is equipped with an integrated reservoir for the alcalic sanitizing solution.

Two positions for paralel cleaning, sanitizing and filling of steel kegs.

Sterilized compressed air is needed for flushing inner space of the keg, which can contain of the rest of water or sanitizing solutions.
We recommend to use an external hot steam-generator as optional accessories to ensuring perfect sterilization of the inner walls of the kegs and shorter cleaning and sanitation cycle.

Material is stainless steel AISI 304.

 

 

The device operates in the following cycles:

  1. An emptying the keg (automatic)
  2. A depressurization the keg (automatic)
  3. Flushing the keg with cold water (automatic)
  4. Flushing the keg with caustic (alkalic) sanitizing solution (automatic)
  5. Flushing the keg with hot water (automatic)
  6. Flushing the keg with acid sanitizing solution (automatic)
  7. Flushing the keg with hot water (automatic)
  8. Steam sterilization of inside of the keg – it requires an external source of steam (automatic)
  9. Filling the keg with carbon dioxide gas (automatic)
  10. Filling the keg with beer (semi-automatic)

 

Cycles 1 to 9 are carried out automatically, then an operator has to handle the keg and starts to run the cycle 10.

 

Sterilized compressed air is needed for flushing inner space of the keg, which can contain of the rest of water or sanitizing solutions.
We recomment to use an external hot steam-generator as optional accessories to ensuring perfect sterilization of the inner walls of the barrels and shorter cleaning and sanitation cycle.

 


The first connection :

1. DO NOT CONNECT THE MACHINE TO THE POWER SUPPLY until you succesfully progress to the step 6. The spiral heater will be burned down (will be destroyed) if the steps are not followed in exact order.
We do not hold the warranty in case you burn down the heating spiral.
2. Connect media according to the description on the device.
3. Fill the rear tank with sanitizing solution (6% solution of caustic).
4. Connect the KCA-40D unit to the air distribution system – minimal pressure 5 bar.
5. Set the pressure on reducing valve on range between 2 – 2,5 bar.
6. Set the pressure to 2bar using the CO2 reducing valve.
7. Connect KCA-40D unit to the power supply 3ph 400V/50Hz .

 

That’s how the filling valve looks – all types A, D, G, M, S, U are available according to requirement of the customer :


Description of keg rinsing and filling step by step:

This description is valid only for the manual mode. The KCA-40D machine provides all steps automatically excluding steps from 16 to 17 – manual filling of the keg.

1. All valves are closed
2. Connect the filling coupler on the keg
3. Overturn the keg and place it on the KCA-40D unit
4. Open valve 1.8 (waste) and valve 1.2 (air). The rest of content in the keg is drained.
5. Valve 1.8 (waste) remains opened, close valve 1.2 (air) and open valve 1.4 (cold water).
That is the first rinse of the keg. Time of rinse will vary depending on total volume and degree of pollution of the keg.
6. Close valve 1.4 (cold water), valve 1.8 (waste) remains open.
7. Valve 1.8 (waste) remains open, open valve 1.2 (air). Water is forced out of the keg by air. Time may vary depending on the total volume of keg.
8. Close all valves. Open valve 1.7 (caustic), turn on the pump. The caustic sanitation of keg is in progress. Time may vary depending on the total volume of keg. The valve 1.2 (air) may be opened to improve the scattering of sanitation solution.
9. Turn off the pump and open valve 1.2 (air). Cycle of returning the caustic to caustic tank runs.
10. Close all valves.
11. Open valve 1.8 (waste), open valve 1.3 (hot water). Rinse until the keg is completely deprived of caustic (usage of pH meter is recomended). The valve 1.2 (air) may be opened to improve the scattering of hot water.
12. Close valve 1.3 (hot water), valve 1.8 (waste) remains open, open valve 1.2 (air). Hot water is forced out of the keg by air. Time may vary depending on the total volume of keg.
13. Close all valves. Open valve 1.1 (CO2) and open valve 1.8 (waste). Air is forced out of the keg by CO2 gas. Time may vary depending on the total volume of keg.
14. Close valve 1.8 (waste), valve 1.1 (CO2) remains open. Fill the keg with CO2 until the inner pressure is 1.8 bar. The inner pressure is controlled by pressure regulator.
15. Close all valves.
16. Put the keg on the floor, open valve 1.6 (beer) and open valve 1.9 (outlet of CO2 from keg). Keg is being filled by beer, filling speed is controlled by pressure regulator. When he beer foam starts flowing from pressure regulator, the keg is full.
17. Keg is sanitized now, filled with beer and ready to be shipped to your customer.

Filling of the 50L beer keg takes from 1 to 4 minutes – the time depends on the chosen overpressure in the keg and in the beer storage tank, temperature of beer, beer type and other physic influences.


 

 Technical description :

 

Maximum performance : rinsing & sanitation 40
Maximum performance : rinsing & sanitation & filling 16
Volume of kegs maximum [ liters ] 50
Inserting and removing kegs manually
Electrical connection 3x400V /50Hz 32A
Heating 2x 2.2 kW
Pump 4x 750 W
Control panel 230V / 50Hz
Alcalic solution tank with dosing 2x 50 liters
Acid solution tank with dosing 2x 50 liters
Switching between modes : washing – filling auto
Sterilisation mode with hot steam (optionally) external steam
Width / mm / 1800
Depth / mm / 1200
Height / mm / 1900
Weight /kg/ 300
Average delivery time / months / (after first advance payment) 2
 Material  AISI 304

 

Available filling heads for this machine :


KCA-25 - the table of all pipe and hose connections

Description of all pipe and hose connections that are available on the KCA-25 machine.
Type of input partAutomatic pneumatic valveJohnGuest connector
Picture
Connection typeInner threadSocket for plastic hose
Steam inputG 1/2"
Hot water inputG 1/2"
Cold water inputG 1/2"
Compressed air inputJG 3/8"
CO2 gas inputJG 3/8"
Beer inputJG 1/2"

 

 

Additional information

Weight 300 kg
Dimensions 1800 x 1200 x 2000 mm
Filling head

A, D, G, M, S, U

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