Rapak® Introduces the Autokap™ 600 Bag-in-Box Filling Machine with Explosion Proof Feature for Wine and Alcohol Spirits
Rapak responds to a request from an industry-leading wine and spirits company to create a semi-automatic Bag-in-Box filling machine that is intrinsically safe for filling wine and high alcohol content spirits.
[Romeoville, Illinois 16, May 2019] Rapak North America, part of DS Smith Plastics, expands its well-known and reliable Autokap 600 series filling machine offering by creating a Bag-in-Box filler specially designed to safely handle the filling of alcohol spirits. When packaging wine or alcohol, vapors could escape during the filling process and may create a fire or explosive hazard in the surrounding area.
The Autokap 600 has been designed with electrical components and pneumatic systems housed in air-pressurized cabinets, ensuring that any released vapors will not come in contact with electrical devices. The machine is also equipped with NAMUR sensors that run at a lower voltage which is below the threshold of sparking. These features can achieve a C1D1 (Class 1, Division 1) rating.
Rapak’s small footprint Autokap 600 is a single-head semi-automatic filling machine designed for a wide range of fresh and stable liquid products. The machine features quick and simple bag size changes. Bags are manually loaded into the machine and after filling, they are released onto a roller conveyor for loading into boxes or crates.
The Autokap 600 liquid filling machine series for Bag-in-Box is part of the Rapak portfolio of reliable and cost-effective semi-automatic and fully-automatic Bag-in-Box packaging solutions.