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What machine sizes are available?

Suitable for bottles with plastic head swing stoppers (conical or flat shape) or porcelain head swing stoppers with rubber seals. The following machine types are available:

Description Thumbling
Number of locations 1
Rated capacity Bph 2.000
Length mm 2.000
Width mm 600
Height mm 990
Weight kg 200

Functional description

The already filled bottle is passed to the conveyor, where an operator puts the swing top on the mouth manually and orientates the bottle in the correct position. Afterwards the swing top is pneumatically pressed down into the close position by a closing unit located above the bottle. Optional swing top-tension control: After the bottle is closed, it is held and the pneumatically operated tension controller presses against the swing top with a defined pressure. This ensures the swing top can not be opened with a pressure lower than defined. If the swing top is opened by the tension controller it is passed into a collection area, the swing top is replaced and closed by hand.

Machine design

The semiautomatic swingstopper is equipped with 1 closing element. All elements are made from stainless steel (1.4301) and plastic material with good sliding properties (such as PAS 10 and PAX LX). Soiled parts can be rinsed off with hot water (up to 90°C). The moisture acts as a lubricant when the equipment is restarted. The machine is provided with a transparent protective enclosure.

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.

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Product videos


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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 BV8 - 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.

We look forward to your inquiry!

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