Aseptic filling machines are developed to keep both the product and container sterile from start to finish. Nearly any container or product can be used with an aseptic filling machine.

All of our dosing units can be easily and quickly cleaned in place, with either hot chemical solutions or stream running throughout the circuit. This means these dosing units are suitable for extended shelf life (ESL) chilled dairy products, offering greater production availability. When needed, we can also provide 3A-compliant dosing units.

Naturally Hygienic with Laminar Flow

All of aseptic filling machines provide an ultra-clean filling environment secured by a clear separation between the filling and feeding areas, as well as cleaning within the dosing station and a controlled filling-area atmosphere.

When it comes to hygienic design, our filling solutions rely on laminar flow, a proven technology promoted by leading dairy brands. Laminar flow hoods consist of large chambers where ambient air goes through pre-filters and absolute HEPA filters, and then gets directed above the sensitive areas in a continuous, laminar 45 cm/s vertical flow.

The ISO Class 5 and ISO Class 6 HEPA filters trap all particles, bacteria, yeasts and spores, and therefore, provide decontaminated air. The laminar flow ensures that all air in the aseptic filling zone only comes from the hood.

Reinforced Hygiene for Extended Shelf Life or Ambient-Stored Products

An ultra-clean hygiene level is generally sufficient to ensure food safety for chilled products with a shelf life of 30 to 45 days. For some aseptic filling machines , however, lid, cup or bottle decontamination might also be necessary.

Additionally, for ESL-fresh products or long-shelf life, ambient-stored products, it’s necessary to have reinforced hygiene levels. These can be achieved by working on several parameters:

  • Reinforced packaging decontamination (full packaging, higher concentrations, more powerful methods)
  • Thermal decontamination (using hot-filling process)
  • Reinforced cleaning procedures for the dosing station (sterilization in place)
  • Aseptic design of key components (such as dosing valves)