Double carousel closing machine
(Hygienic Design)

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What machine sizes are available?

The swing stopper closing machine "BVM" is suitable for bottles with plastic head swing stoppers (conical or flat shape) or porcelain head swing stoppers with rubber seals.

Description BVM30 BVM40
Number of locations 30 40
Number of closing elements 30 40
Rated capacity Bph 24.000 30.000
Maximum capacity Bph 27.000 32.000
Length mm 5.315 5.355
Width mm 3.125 4.205
Height mm 3.085 3.085
Weight kg 5.000 6.800

Functional description

The pre-filled bottles are transported by an infeed worm from the conveyer belt to the rotating in-feed star. The in-feed star then passes the bottles to the rotating lever stars. They separate and transport the bottles to the conveyer stars. The bottles stand on a turntable and are initially guided along the bottle alignment rail. Here, the bottle is slowed down by a belt and is forced to rotate. When the bottle reaches the correct position, the clip is fixed into the guide. In the next station, the stopper is positioned onto the mouth of the bottle. The swing top is then pressed down by a pneumatically operated locking barrel, and finally the bottle is returned to the conveyer belt by an out-feed star. In the out-feed star, the clamping force of the clip is checked and the bottle is returned to the conveyer belt. If the clamping force is too low, the bottles are re-opened and identified by an infra-red sensor.

Machine design

All elements are made from rust-proof stainless steel (1.4301) and hard-wearing, durable plastic (PAS 10 and PAX LX). Soiling can be rinsed off with hot water (up to 90° C). The moisture created by this acts as a lubricant when the plant is re-started. The lower part of the plant is formed by a solid frame which is welded together from NIRO stainless steel tubes. The upper part of the plant is fitted with a transparent protective covering as standard.

Hygienic Design

Our double carousel swing stopper closing machines are built in hygienic design. The main focus of the hygienic design is to provide an easy cleanability of the materials, surfaces and structural elements.

Noise protection enclosure

The swing stopper closing machine is fitted by default with a transparent safety enclosure made of composite safety glass (CSG) in accordance with DIN 12543-2. Noise emissions are reduced as a result and the operator is isolated from the hazard zone. CSG is a laminate safety glass that does not shatter when broken. Reducing the risk of injury in the case of an accident.

Detection of Bottle Burst

The fact that a broken bottle, also known as a "bottle burst", can sometimes happen in the filling line cannot be prevented - but an immediate reaction should be taken if a bottle breaks. Flying pieces of glass could get into bottle containers and cause a potential hazard.

Why AMS?

In addition to many years of industry experience and specialization in technology related to the swing lock, our systems have a high safety and quality standard. Standard-compliant machine components from leading manufacturers, the highest quality seals and the finest materials are used in this system and guarantee problem-free operation.

Product pictures

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Product videos


Product video BVM40

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2 x BVM40 swing stopper closing machines

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Krones line in collaboration with AMS Getränketechnik - rated capacity of filler 50.000 Bph


Episode 3 - BVM40 swing stopper closing machine

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BVM40 swing stopper closing machine at Allgäuer Brewery / Germany

Questions and Answers / Q & A:

Below you will find our answers to frequently asked questions:

What is the typical service life of AMS machines?

Our machines have a high safety and quality standard. The service life of an AMS machine depends on proper handling and compliance with the maintenance and lubrication intervals.

Our first swing stopper closing machine with no. 1 / built in 1995 has already changed hands for the fourth time and is still running without any problems.

How long are original spare parts for AMS machines available?

We try to have enough original spare and wear parts in stock for all new machine generations. However, we try to keep all AMS machines alive with suitable parts.

Are AMS machines built according to a hygiene concept?

We always value the best possible implementation of a hygiene concept on our machines. Systems that are located in the wet section of a filling system and from a machine size of BVM8 - 6000 have a rounded, electropolished table. With this we guarantee an immediate drainage of liquids. In addition, all of our plastic parts are made in natural white. This makes it easier to identify soiling or signs of use.

Which PLC is used in the AMS machines?

We have been relying on the Austrian PLC manufacturer B&R since 2009. We also purchase the servomotors, frequency converters and the safety technology from this manufacturer. Thus, the complete drive and safety technology comes from a single source.

Where can AMS machines of this type be viewed?

We are proud that our machines are in use all over the world. You are welcome to contact us regarding a visit to a type of system that has piqued your interest. We will find suitable references for you in our customer list and, if necessary, visit this machine with you.

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