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Washing Machine RAN 3080

16.06.2015 The new exterior washing machine RAN 3080 from Bosch Packaging removes product residue and other contamination from filled and closed glass containers via a newly developed, efficient high-pressure cleaning process. 

Washing Machine RAN 3080

Cleaning machine for residue-free cleaning (Picture: Bosch)

The transport system grips the containers at the closure, ensuring an effective cleaning of virtually the entire container surface. The high-pressure process in combination with an efficient transportation system, the new development allows for a residue-free cleaning of up to 400 containers per minute. The machine consists of a rotary platform for cleaning and an identical rotary platform for drying. Following the infeed, the transportation system first grips the container by their closure caps. This enables cleaning of virtually the entire container surface, including the neck. The ring nozzles of the cleaning station subsequently wash the containers from top to bottom. Additional bottom nozzles provide for clean container bases. Pressurized air continuously flows across the closure caps. It stops moisture from getting to the closure rim and into the containers, thereby preventing product contamination.

The cleaning machine features three individual washing stations, which enable the cleaning processes to be adapted to different demands. Up to three different media can be used per cycle; apart from water, acids and alkaline solutions are applicable for heavy contamination. Drying also takes place at three stations with pressurized air from both ring and bottom nozzles, and ensures that no residual moisture sticks to the containers. Thanks to a strict separation of cleaning and drying area, the machine further prevents a re-contamination of the containers after washing.
Depending on production requirements, the washing machine can be equipped with different containment devices: options range from containment housing for the protection against harmful and toxic substances to macrolon covers for non-toxic applications. An optional circulation system achieves significant savings by consistently re-using slightly contaminated cleaning media.
Hall 3.1 – C71

Facts for Decision Makers:

  • high-pressure cleaning
  • up to 400 containers per minute
  • three washing stations