The Tetra Pak® Volumetric Bottom Filler is a filler for premium quality moulded ice creams. It makes it possible to produce moulded ice creams with a premium feel and an even distribution of large inclusions
A volumetric bottom filler for viscous filling on a moulding line
Up to 25 products/min per lane
Moulded ice cream, sorbet, sherbet or slush ice products with or without inclusions
Direct product feeding
This is a pressurized system, as opposed to an open hopper, which means that colder product can be fed into the dosing cylinders. A colder product means more even distribution of inclusions, which neither float nor sink. A lower temperature also means higher overrun, and higher line capacity are possible.
The system is completely enclosed, and designed to enable full Cleaning in Place (CIP). Automatic cleaning is more reliable than manual cleaning, and it saves time and effort, since there is no need to dismantle and reassemble the system.
The incoming ice cream is agitated while being divided into the number of lanes needed for filling. This, combined with highly accurate fill valve control ensures that exactly the right amount of ice cream is fed into each cone or cup, with a standard deviation below 1.5%.
Filling speeds, timings and dosing volumes are all servo controlled. This makes it possible to achieve any product’s volume and shape (within the range of the module) according to a pre-set recipe. Lot’s of different products can be made, without changing any mechanical parts.
Dosing valve design
Large openings in the dosing valve enable hard inclusions of up to 15 mm, and soft inclusions of up to 20 mm. Thanks to this innovation, inclusion size is no longer limited by the bottom filler, only by the design of the mould.