Process & Packaging Machine Corp., which I'm a part of might be worth taking a look at. Check us out at www.ppmconcepts.com.
We don't have any rotary fillers, but we do offer in-line multi head automatic filler/crowners that can be expanded. Start with a few valves based on your current needs, and then buy more and bolt them on as you grow.
All our beer fillers have double pre-evacuation for low airs and inert gas leveling for precise fill heights. They're computer controlled and offer input panels for changing various parameters of the fill cycle. The Paradigm and Evolution fillers also offer multiple stored settings for up to 3 bottle sizes. After changing the machine around when you change a bottle size, you can recall those filling parameters instead of having to input them every time you change over.
Obviously our fillers do numerous sizes of bottles with little or no change parts depending on the bottle size difference. Big differences might require new value guide rails, while small differences can be adjusted for with the rails already there.
A Paradigm filler/crowner with 5 (expandable to 6 total) valves, capable of up to 20 bpm (standard flow valves), with automatic crown feeding and sorting, with rotary infeed and outfeed tables, a body only pressure sensitive labeler, vacuum pump (for the double pre-evac), and a semi-automatic case rinser is under 60k. You have to load and unload the semi-auto rinser before placing them onto the infeed table. If you prefer an automatic rinser, the total package us under 70k.
A high-flow valve addition is available which replaces the valves with faster versions, making each valve capable of approximately 6 bpm per valve. So 3 valves would get you about 18 bpm. The valves are more expensive, but gives you a higher top-end speed with 6 valves on a Paradigm frame than the standard flow versions.
We also offer the "Evolution" which is a larger frame than the Paradigm and capable of 12 valves total (instead of the Paradigm's 6).
These are all new prices. Feel free to drop by the web page or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want me to answer any questions. The prices currently posted on the webpage haven't been changed over yet, but went up about 10% across the board per an announcement on the page early last month.
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