Machine Features: Extended Shelf Life

An ESL Valve, part of an automated filling system

ESL (extended shelf life), CIP
(clean-in-place) filling valves

Field-proven and featuring patented design, Filler Specialties can clean ESL valves in place, saving valuable time and improving cleanliness. Commonly used for dairy, juice, and pharmaceutical/nutraceutical filling applications, a Filler Specialties ESL valve is the best choice for your automated filling system.

  • No slip joints for improved sanitation and cleanability
  • Clean in place (CIP) without daily removal
  • Incorporate field-proven sanitary fittings
  • Externally mounted via single fitting
  • Double or single diaphragm configurations available
  • Can be used for hot fill applications

Automated Cleaning and Washdown

Your Filler Specialties automated filling system can include automatic cleaning cycles to enhance the filling environment, while eliminating human interference. We accomplish this by using rotary jet nozzles, atomizers, and spray balls.

We can collect sanitizing solutions — returned to mixing tanks — and repurposed to reduce the overall operating cost

  • Segmented cycles
  •  Programable with onboard HMI
  • Polished stainless tubing
  • Automatic bottle brake to infeed screw
  • Cleanroom HEPA filtration .03 micron

Cap Handling and Sanitation

Cap handling is essential to improving shelf life of products. Filler Specialties manufactures clean line cap feeding, sorting, and cap application.

Also available on all Filler Specialties models would be Ultra Violet sanitation, atomizing solutions, or a combination of both

  • Clean Line hygienic cap feeder belt with stainless steel hopper
  • Open channel cap delivery system
  • Stainless steel design
  • All capper spindle types are lube free in design

CIP Sanitization

Prior to production runs CIP sanitization takes place. This process sanitizes the filling bowl inside and out, fill valves, and valve components.

We set segmented CIP rings in place, and provide a combination of heat, volume, and pressure to sanitize efficiently . CIP solution can be recovered, and reused.

  • Stainless steel segmented rings
  • Silicone CIP diaphragms
  • Safety switch for when CIP rings are in place
  • 3A approved design for dairy applications