CORONA, Calif., October 11, 2018 – ProMach Filling Systems introduces ProBloc™, an integrated label-fill-cap tribloc system, at Pack Expo booth #S-3624. Designed for free-flowing liquid and semi-viscous personal care products, ProBloc incorporates a P.E. Labellers pressure sensitive labeler, Pacific or Federal liquid filler and Zalkin bottle capper into a single unified high-performance system. This innovative tribloc maximizes operating efficiencies, reduces scrap, saves floorspace and speeds changeovers.
“Unlike a monobloc that combines two systems into one, ProBloc marries three into one. It gives customers the accuracy, uptime and efficiency they look for while minimizing floorspace and eliminating product waste to reduce their costs,” said Pete Carpino, Vice President of ProMach Filling Systems. “By putting the labeler, label inspection and a reject device before filling and capping, scrap is reduced. The system rejects any mislabeled or unlabeled bottles when they’re empty at a fraction of the cost of rejecting filled bottles.”
ProMach Filling Systems tailors each ProBloc to meet the unique requirements of every customer. The pressure sensitive labeling module from P.E. Labellers can apply front and back as well as wraparound labels. The filling module can feature either flow meter or volumetric time pressure technologies from Pacific or weight or level fill technologies from Federal. The pick-and-place capping system from Zalkin can accommodate screw-on, roll-on, push-in and snap-on caps or be equipped with insert-and-close applicators for pumps and triggers.
ProBloc can label, fill and cap at speeds of up to 400 cpm, depending on the application. The personal care product model is optimized for HDPE and PET containers from 8 to 32 oz (227 to 907 g) in volume, applying labels from 0.7 to 7.6 inches (20 to 195 mm) in height and 1.1 to 5.1 inches (30 to 130 mm) in length and caps from 2.9 to 4.7 inches (75 to 120 cm) with options to handle more. Color-coded, no-tool changeparts help simplify changeovers.
Compared to integrating three separate rotary packaging machines on a line, ProBloc’s tribloc design reduces overall equipment footprint to save valuable floorspace. Perfectly integrated modules provide smooth transfers from one starwheel to another, eliminating unnecessary container movement through the labeling, filling and capping processes to maximize operating efficiencies. ProBloc’s servo-driven operation achieves precise motion control at high speeds while reducing maintenance to maximize uptime.
Labeling empty containers with an inspection / no-fill / reject device dramatically reduces scrap and yield loss. Internal barrier enclosures made of stainless steel and polycarbonate panels shield and protect the labeling module from the filling module during production and sanitation. Options for clean-in-place (CIP) include a push-button filler CIP system, automatic push-button filler turret external CIP systems and filler CIP skids. ProBloc features an Allen-Bradley PLC and servo motors, a large 18.5-inch (47-cm) HMI and a NEMA 4X- and IP-66- rated electrical enclosure.
ProBloc comes ready to be integrated with ProMach’s ZPI line performance monitoring and analysis software. This ‘ZPI-ready’ plug-and-play capability reduces implementation time and cost. Installed on the customer’s local area network, this optional software provides in-depth support for Continuous Improvement Initiatives and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
ProMach supports ProBloc with a dedicated team of highly trained technicians, providing single-source responsibility and support for labeling, filling and capping.
For more than 80 years, Zalkin has led the global bottling and capping industry with innovations, with efficiency and with greater control over product quality. Zalkin produces custom-made, high-speed capping machines for beverages, foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and beyond. Zalkin is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Filling & Capping business line, Zalkin helps our packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Zalkin at www.ZalkinCapping.com.
About P.E. Labellers
Food, beverage, wine and spirits, pet food, personal care, chemical and cosmetic manufacturers across the globe rely on P.E. Labellers’ high-speed rotary and linear labeling systems. From cold glue and hot melt, to self-adhesive, roll-fed and combination systems, P.E. Labellers handles the broadest range of label application solutions. P.E. Labellers is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Labeling & Coding business line, P.E. Labellers helps our packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about P.E. Labellers at www.PELabellers.com.
With over 3,000 installations in nearly 40 countries, Pacific leads the industry with high-speed rotary and inline liquid filling and capping equipment for manufacturers of aerosol, pourable and non-pourable viscous and semi-viscous products in the food, pharmaceutical, personal care, home care and chemical markets. Pacific is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Filling & Capping business line, Pacific helps our packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Pacific at www.PacificPak.com.
ProMach is a family of best-in-class packaging solution brands serving manufacturers of all sizes and geographies in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care and household and industrial goods industries. ProMach brands operate across the entire packaging spectrum: filling and capping, flexibles, pharma, product handling, labeling and coding and end of line. ProMach also provides Performance Services including integrated solutions, design/build, engineering services and productivity software to optimize packaging line design and deliver maximum uptime.
ProMach designs, manufactures, integrates and supports the most sophisticated and advanced packaging solutions in the global marketplace. Its diverse customer base, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, privately-held businesses worldwide, depends on reliable, flexible, technologically advanced equipment and integrated solutions. ProMach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout North America, Europe, South America and Asia. For more information about ProMach, visit www.ProMachBuilt.com.