New from the House of Krones: For the first time, the Krones Group presents a multipurpose filler that handles both glass bottles and cans – the Barifill Canto. Our Italian subsidiary Kosme is responsible for its development, construction, and installation. Kosme wanted to be able to offer smaller craft breweries and wineries the greatest possible flexibility in container choice – glass bottles, cans, or both – without requiring them to invest in two different filling machines.
A single filling valve for glass bottles and cans
The heart of the Barifill Canto is an innovative filling valve. Kosme has taken the best features of existing Modulfill series filling systems and combined them into a single valve. The valve is equipped with a level probe for filling glass bottles and a volumetric system with an inductive flow meter for cans. The combination of the two systems in a single filling valve makes for enormous time savings when switching between container types. The new valve can be automatically adjusted to a new fill level or volume when switching between cans and bottles or different container sizes. As an option, a rinser that likewise accommodates both cans and bottles and various container sizes without any manual adjustments can be integrated directly upstream of the infeed into the Barifill Canto.
Simple operation, minimal maintenance
The necessary container sealer(s) are integrated into the filler. Glass bottles are transferred directly into a Kosme crowner. As an option, a sealer for roll-on aluminum caps or corks can also be incorporated. For cans, the Krones Modulseam seamer delivers outstanding hygiene, fast changeovers, and ease of operation. An integrated closed-loop oil lubrication system significantly reduces maintenance requirements.
The Barifill Canto operates on the principle that “less is more”: All of the component parts are controlled from a central panel, reducing operator intervention to a minimum. Another advantage is the Barifill Canto’s hygienic design: All parts that come into contact with the product are made of stainless steel, enabling reliable cleaning and ensuring their longevity. In addition, sloped surfaces below the filler and crowner/seamer allow liquids to run off quickly and cleanly.
Up to 16,000 containers per hour
Barifill Canto is perfectly suited for small producers who want the greatest possible flexibility for their operations. It does beer, CSDs, and sparkling wines in a variety of can types and sizes. It also handles glass bottles – both classic wine bottles and the long-neck bottles used for beer and CSDs. Filling temperatures range from 2 to 16 degrees Celsius for cans or glass alike. Filling speeds depend on the product and individual configuration and range from 1,200 glass bottles or 2,500 cans per hour on the smallest layout to 9,500 glass bottles or 16,000 cans per hour on the biggest setup.*
* Example: Sparkling wine in 0.33-liter cans or 0.75-liter glass bottles, filling temperature: 0 – 4 degrees Celsius, CO2: 9 g/l, sugar: 20 g/l
Barifill Canto: at a glance
- 15 to 0.66 liters
- For beer, CSDs, and sparkling wines
- Glass bottles
- Bordeaux or Burgundy wine bottles (0.2 to 1.5 liters)
- Long-neck beer bottles (0.25 to 0.75 liters), also suitable for CSDs
Multipurpose filling valve
- Based on Krones Modulfill series technology
- Cans: volumetric filling system with inductive flow meter
- Glass bottles: level probe filling system
- No changeover needed between container types
- Fully automatic adjustments for different container sizes and types
- Filling temperatures: between 2 and 16 degrees Celsius
- Integrated crowner and/or seamer
- Optional roll-on sealer for aluminum caps
Canto can filler
Alongside the Barifill Canto, Kosme is presenting another innovation: the Canto can filler. The Canto is a first in two respects: It is Kosme’s first can filling system, and it expands the House of Krones portfolio to cover even the very small output range for can filling. With outputs from 3,000 to 15,000 cans per hour, it’s the perfect machine for craft brewers who are either just getting into the market or produce an especially wide variety of beers as well as for vintners and wine bottlers who process only small batches.
The Canto’s technology and design offer the same advantages as the Barifill Canto in terms of hygiene and ease of operation. Like the Barifill Canto, the Canto uses a volumetric filling system with an inductive flow meter based on the proven Modulfill series. It does without a lifting cam, and height adjustment for new can sizes is fully automated. The Modulseam seamer is directly connected to the filler and integrated into the central control panel.
Its combination of tried and trusted elements from the Krones Modulfill series with Kosme’s expertise in building systems for the lower output range makes Canto the ideal solution for small companies who don’t want to compromise quality or hygiene when filling in cans.