KHS exhibits systems for microbreweries at the Craft Brewers ConferenceAdministador
Flexible and compact: these two words nicely sum up the products especially aimed at small and medium-sized breweries which KHS USA Inc. will be exhibiting at the Craft Brewers Conference during this year’s BrewExpo America®. Visitors can also investigate KHS’ entire machine portfolio at the trade show. The Innofill Glass Micro DPG glass filler and the Innokeg AF1-C1 kegging system wil be the centerpieces at the 2017 show. The Craft Brewers Conference will take place from April 10–13 in Washington, DC. KHS is exhibiting its plant engineering at Booth 2819.
Since the start of the craft brewery boom KHS USA Inc. has been active on the market with its reliable and durable filling systems. The Innofill Glass Micro DPG bottle filler, specially tailored to suit the demands made by high-quality specialty beers, has quickly become a successful model and is thus the focus of attention during this year’s attendance at the exhibition. Its robust design and minimum maintenance effort make the glass bottle filler especially suitable for small to medium-sized companies. Automated procedures and process documentation permit results to be reproduced at all times. The simple design facilitates fast and effortless cleaning. The line is ideal for filling outputs of up to 25,000 bottles per hour. The pneumatically controlled filling system offers customers cutting-edge precision technology with versatile application options.
Craft Brewers Conference will be able to study this convincing, innovative equipment first hand.
Reliable filling without loss of quality
Another machine on show in Washington, which has been specially designed for lower filling capacities, is the modular Innokeg AF1-C1 keg system. Fully equipped with a washing and a racking station, it provides all the quality and process safety of large kegging systems for returnable and non-returnable containers. Further tanks can be connected in addition to the integrated detergent tank. The modular design enables the system to grow with user requirements; if craft brewers wish to increase their output, the KHS system can be easily expanded. The Innokeg AF1-C1 washes and fills up to 35 kegs per hour. In the Innokeg CombiKeg craft brewers have an even more powerful variant for returnable and non-returnable kegs which KHS also has on display; this can rack up to 80 kegs an hour holding from 7 to 58 liters.
Holistic systems in focus
KHS will also be underlining its qualifications as a systems supplier in areas other than those demonstrated by the show exhibits. The flexible Innofill Can DVD can filler for various can diameters is one of the many machines featured, for example, as is the Innokeg Transomat designed for the gentle sanitizing and racking of returnable kegs. Specially trained regional managers are responsible for providing the right service for a customer’s machinery and are also on hand as reliable contacts even when the new equipment has long been up and running at the brewery. KHS’ dense network of employees also ensures that even in regions with a weak infrastructure a KHS expert can be on site within a matter of hours.