Tetra Pak In-line Blender B for final beverage is optimized for high precision, in-line blending of a wide range of beverages with low operational and raw material costs. It is a fully automated blender to ensure uniform product quality and uncompromising food safety. Tetra Pak® In-line Blender B for final beverage also gives you the flexibility to achieve high throughput and quick product changeovers.
A unit for the efficient mixing of different liquids in a continuous system
4,000 l/h – 75,000 l/h
Carbonated soft drink, juices, nectars, still drinks, soy, tea and coffee beverages.
A sensor continuously monitors the °Brix /density of product in the buffer tank and feeds information to the unit’s control system. Should the values go outside the norm, the flow of ingredients is automatically corrected. This system guarantees precise production with standard deviation of +/- 3 Sigma, so product leaving the buffer tank is always correct and the same. It also reduces the need for manual product sampling, thereby saving operator time.
The optional buffer tank makes it possible to even out the differences between product made at the start and end of a run, which might otherwise differ in composition. If the filler stops, the buffer tank enables production to continue for a certain period of time. It also enables the product recovery functions described in ‘Product recovery system’.
AMC is the software that controls the amount of ingredients being added to Tetra Pak® In-line Blender B, and ensures that the outgoing °Brix level is correct throughout its run time. At the start, when the °Brix values of added ingredients such as syrup and concentrate are known, the amount required in each ingredient stream is calculated. If the amount added during production differs from this, the AMC instantly corrects it. Since checks occur 4-5 times per second, you can rest assured your process is on target.
One of the keys to success in liquid mixing is the ability to formulate a broad variety of products cost-effectively. Making 5 ingredients streams available (though they do not all have to be used), Tetra Pak® In-line Blender B offers a simple way to vary your recipes.
A recovery system captures diluted product from the mix phase and any other non-approved product. It feeds this back to the Tetra Pak® In-line Blender B for final beverage, and corrects the blend so no product is wasted. It also recovers any concentrate that remains in the pipes leading to the premix tank at the end of a production run. If stops occur downstream, the same recovery system is activated and ‘lost’ product fed back to the Tetra Pak® In-line Blender B for final beverage unit, eliminating the need for a separate saviour tank.
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