All beer systems and circuits require maintenance and cleaning to avoid contamination by yeast or sediment accumulation, in addition to always maintaining the original freshness and flavor that comes from the beer barrel. The dirt causes the alteration of the real flavor of the beer that is dispensed. Therefore, it is important for the cleaner we maintain the circuit through which the beer passes, the purer will be the flavor that comes from the barrel.
The beer can filling machine is especially used to cover cans of soft drinks, either the metal can or the aluminum can. It has a high gene mechanical structure. It has stable movement, good characteristics, easy operation and maintenance and wide use. The design of the machine is scientific and reasonable. It is a fully automatic and high efficiency liquid packaging machine.
To clean a beer can filling machine after use, start by rinsing out the beverage lines with water and then rinse down the machine to remove the sticky beer residue from all the coated surfaces.
Next you need to clean out the lines. Because caustic (sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide) is very harsh and canning lines are comprised of lots of different materials, we ask you to avoid using caustic. Instead, we recommend that you hook up to the beverage lines an effective cleaner that is gentler than caustic (PBW, Cell-R-Master, draft line cleaner, others as approved) and run the cleaner through the lines with chemical manufacturer recommended times and temperatures, including soak times. Note that If you do this while the fill tubes are immersed in tall cans (like 16 oz cans), the inside and the outside of the fill tubes will get cleaned.
A foaming cleaner works well on the rest of the machine to get into cracks and crevices. Rinse behind the foam and the beverage line CIP process. Sanitizing would be similar using SIP instead of CIP for the beverage lines.
Finish by wiping down the machine, putting a light lube on the pneumatic cylinder slides, and storing it clean and shiny.
Depending on the distance of the beer circuit you may not need to spend much time for each line and you can make several lines. Following this process, you save more liquid and take advantage of the cleaning tank because it gives you the capacity for more runs of cleaning fluid.
Utilizing a mixture of pre-planned preventative maintenance and operator-level autonomous maintenance strategies will place your manufacturing and packaging lines at the head of the pack where equipment performance is concerned. Additionally, planning a strategic parts inventory, upgrading components when necessary, and relying on a world-class equipment manufacturer for service and support are critical components of a maintenance strategy. Highly effective maintenance strategies can help you to avoid unplanned, costly repairs, increase planned over unplanned maintenance, maximize equipment availability, and increase your ability to precisely predict production capacities and maintenance budgets.