Upgrading existing US Bottlers PGF fillers has never been easier thanks to an adjustable manifold system developed by FBN.
Until now, the number of active valves or length of shut-off shoes in the upper manifold system were fixed. They were also unable to accommodate a wide variety of package sizes and return rate standards. The only adjustment available was through flow rate manipulation, swapping full valve assemblies or replacing the shoe itself with a smaller or larger shut-off section. All of which are a nuisance and require significant downtime.
With the flip of a switch or the touch of a button, the Adjustable Manifold allows you to run a larger range of package sizes, without adding costly changeover parts. The FBN Adjustable Manifold is recipe-driven and pneumatically actuated.
Benefits of the FBN Adjustable Manifold include:
- Lower return rates.
- Significantly wider range in package sizes.
- One-valve assembly for multi- and single-serve packages.
- Ending mechanical adjustments with recipe-driven setup.
- Maintaining a balanced supply tank.
- Eliminating hardware and cleanability issues.
- Re-pasteurization energy savings.
- Improved bottle pressure control.
All existing USB PGF manifold systems can be removed and replaced with the new FBN Adjustable Manifold System. Whether you currently have a fixed shoe, bi-flow, or tri-flow manifold system from the OEM, we can easily remove and replace with a more versatile and cleaner design.
This will give the bottler the ability to improve current performance on existing packages and accommodate future packages with a touch of a button all while improving cleanability.
Contact FBN to learn more about the innovative adjustable manifold!