The BULLDOG Keg Washing and Racking Machine produces 30 to 40 single opening, half-barrel kegs per hour, and can be programmed through a selector switch to accommodate all sizes of kegs.
The BULLDOG can now be supplied with optional touch screen display unit, which greatly improves the ease of operation.
The BULLDOG is of stainless steel construction. Although keg handling is manual, all processes are PLC monitored and controlled. The BULLDOG can be configured to suit any desired process regimen, and a range of optional equipment is available to suite various applications.
The BULLDOG is available in three different assemblies:
The operator begins the cleaning procedure by coupling two keg tappers and placing the keg, valve down, on the machine table. The operator then presses the start button. While processing continues as per the desired program, the washer cycle complete lamp will turn off, indicating that the correct procedure is being carried out.
All liquid flows are monitored by individual conductivity probes. Washes are pulsed for optimum cleaning.
The following is a typical cleaning and sterilizing procedure:
After complete sterilization, the keg is CO2 purged and pressurized, and is ready for filling.
All processes are monitored and controlled by a programmable logic controller (PLC) which will automatically reject a keg if the cleaning and sterilizing process is not carried out correctly. If an individual keg is rejected, the two blocking valves to the keg are shut and the other keg will continue the process.
Once the washing is completed the wash cycle complete lamp will illuminate. If a keg has been rejected automatically or via the manual reject button, the relevant process complete lamp will not light up.
The racking procedure is initiated when the operator places the washed and sterilized keg, valve up, on the floor and couples up the keg racking tapper. The operator then presses the start racking button and racker cycle complete lamp goes out. Both beer valves open and filling begins. The CO2 in the keg is bled off against a CO2 back pressure valve to ensure a quiet fill.
Once the filling is complete, both beer valves are closed and the "Racker cycle complete" lamp illuminates. The racking process is complete, and the finished keg can now be uncoupled. Racking can be stopped at any time by pressing the racking button.
Please call us if you require additional information on the BULLDOG Keg Washing and Filling Machine or any of our other products.
BULLDOG service requirements:
MODEL B - same as MODEL A (except steam service, which is not required)
MODEL C (Cleaning Only)
One Electrical feed required for each of the following:
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