Questions that our potential customers frequently ask.
|How long does it take to switch from 12 oz long necks to 22 oz bomber bottles?||For trained operators it should take around 2 minutes to change the 8 shooter beer filling machine over to different bottle sizes. This is assuming that the bottles sets have been put into the machine.|
|How long does it take to set up a new working set for different bottles or beers?||It depends on the situation but a trained operator should be able to create a new working set that can be used over and over in 2-5 minutes. Then it may need to be tweaked during operation for fill level or speed. The tweaks can be saved for later use and the working set is given a name.|
|Does the machine connect to the internet?||It can, however we choose not to take a risk in having the machine connected to the internet at all times. Instead we recommend using a windows laptop. While the laptop is connected we can remotely access the machine and make modifications to the program and or review the service log.|
|What is the dissolved O2 pick up during filling?||During operation we have seen O2 pickup at the machine as low as 9 PPB and up to 30 PPB. We have seen the TPO from 28 PPB – 60 PPB It largely depends how the machine is adjusted. Martin Robotics owns an Anton Parr CBoxQC with a bottle piercing unit. So that we can qualitatively and quantitatively measure the co2 volume in the bottle and the dissolved O2 in the bottle after the filling process. This unit can be brought to install if requested and if it is not in use.|
|Do you crown on foam?||Yes we do and the machine is designed to adjust to how much foaming the customer wants.|
|How high a pressure can the machine bottle?||We can easily bottle up to 30 psi. However if this is not handled correctly using henry’s law bottling at these high pressures can effect the final co2 vol going into the bottle.|
|Where are the machines designed and built?||We design all of our machines in Lincoln Nebraska and build them in our 47,000 sqft manufacturing plant. We have multiple machining centers with CNC lathes, laser and waterjet cutting equipment. Most importantly we employ skilled hard working American workers to build and assemble our craft brewery equipment.|