Filling Machines

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  • Filling Machine with Electronic Float Control and Gas Sparger
  • Enolmatic/Enolmaster --Discontinued. Go Here for Parts
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We sell filling machines for WINE BOTTLES and wine. If you are not using a wine bottle, or a similar bottle (narrow opening and long neck) then you CANNOT use any of these filling machines. The product must also be similar to wine--no particulates and non-foaming. Please read below for a detailed explanation.

 

Manuals and Parts

MEP Filler Manual and Parts

Enolmatic/Enolmaster Parts (we no longer sell these)

old 6-spout filler parts (we no longer sell this)

MEP FILLING MACHINE with ELECTRONIC Float Control and Gas SPARGER
Professional unit complete with both Sparger and Electronic Level Control, Pump and N2 regulator.

  • Filling machine with Sparger and Electronic Float Control.
  • Pump with fittings/tubing to connect pump to filling machine
  • N2 regulator, 6' gas tubing, fittings.

Plug pump into control unit. Plug control unit into wall outlet. Pump will turn on and off to fill tank as needed.
Simply put bottle on sparge nozzle. Microswitch opens gas valve.
Then move bottle to one of the four fill nozzles. Fill automatically stops at preset level.

Filling System with Euro-20 FIP Pump and N2 regulator $3395 in stock in San Antonio
230 V, single phase. Includes Euro-20 Flexible Impeller Pump
N2 cylinder is NOT included. Contact your local gas supply for a N2 cylinder.

Filling System with Jet05 Centrifugal Pump and N2 regulator $3195 in stock in San Antonio
110 V. Includes Jet05 Centifuglal Pump. (Jet05 photo and specs.)
N2 cylinder is NOT included. Contact your local gas supply for a N2 cylinder.

Comparison of Jet05 Centrifugal pump and Euro-20 pump.

  • Euro-20 is a flexible impeller pump (FIP). Jet05 is centrifugal.
  • Euro-20 is 230V; Jet05 is 110V.
  • Jet05 is best for distilled spirits (max 50% ABV)

You only need to connect your hose to 1.5" TC inlet of the pump.

Nozzle for Long Neck Bottle $250 each
If fill level of your bottle is greater than 3-1/4" below the top of the bottle, you will need this nozzle. If you are uncertain, please send us drawing of the bottle.
(We sell these only to clients who have purchased the MEP filler.)

Nozzle for Mignon (airplane) Bottle $250 each
50 cc, aka mignon, or airplane bottles. (We sell these only to clients who have purchased the MEP filler.)

  • Gas Sparger is attached to unit. Simply put bottle on sparge nozzle, sparge for a few seconds, then move to fill nozzle.
  • Set N2 regulator at 15-25 psi.
  • Electronic Level Control. Turns pump On/Off as needed to fill tank.
  • Dual point (not single) level control. This prevents rapid on/off switching of the pump.
  • 4 Filling Nozzles
  • up to 600 bottles/hour
  • N2 regulator with Push-In fittings and gas tubing
  • Push-In fittings for gas. Simply push tubing in to connect. To remove, press the release ring towards the fitting and pull tubing out.
  • 110 V Jet05 pump or Euro-20 FIP pump (with 1.5" Triclamp inlet/outlets)
  • Fittings and hose included to connect outlet of pump to inlet of filling unit.
  • Ball valve on on outlet of reservoir for draining and easy cleanup.
  • Check valve on input to reservoir to prevent backflow when pump is off
  • Electronics in NEMA 4 (watertight) enclosure
  • Floor unit on 4 wheels
  • Precise control of fill level. Fill level easily adjustable. Level-filling
  • Automatic shut off when bottle is full. Each spout operates independently
  • Reservoir capacity about 9 gallons
  • 110 V with Jet05 pump. 230V with Euro-20 pump.
  • 304 Stainless Steel
  • Dimensions: 28"x21"x61" LxWxH
  • Manufactured by MEP

Please note: The Filling Machine cannot be used with Euro 30 or any of the pumps with a frequency drive.
If you use a 220V single phase pump, the transformer inside the electrical box must be switched to 220 V (from 110 V) .

(a T or K nitrogen cylnder has equivalent of ~3000 bottles (750 mL) of gas. so you should expect to get more than a 1000 sparges per tank)

Drain the Jeto5 pumphead after use. Water, especially with chemicals, can corrode the seals if left in the pumphead.


4-Spout Floor with Electronic Float Control and Gas Sparger, N2 regulator, and Euro-20 pump.

Click here for Manual and Parts

Operation of this filling machine is nearly self-evident but here's a quick summary

  • The fill nozzles are spring-loaded valves. Push the bottle onto the nozzle firmly to open the valve and begin filling. Filling will shut off automatically when the preset fill level is reached.
  • The bottles rest on an adjustable tray. This tray is moved to accomodate bottles from 7" to 20" height.
  • Fill level: Loosen the allen screw on the nozzle bushing and raise or lower the bushing to adjust the fill level. Do not overtighten the allen screw. It is simply snugged up to hold the bushing in position.
  • Set regulator at 25 psi. (sparge for ~2 seconds)
  • Tip on setup : Ignore the tray and Adjust Fill level first. Then position tray at HIGHEST possible position.

Filling Machine Terminology
Wine Bottle Fillers are Level-Filling
Volume-Filling Machines cannot be used for wine bottles

There are two basic approaches to filling machines that cover virtually all industries. One approach, and the one that MUST be used for wine, is to control the Fill-Level. The other approach, Volume-Filling, controls the volume. As discussed below, a perfect Volume-Filler, when used for wine bottles, will result in fill levels ranging over 2.4", greater than even the cork length.

What is Volume-Filling?
Volume-Filling involves accurately measuring the Volume of liquid during filling. In its most accurate form, a piston (much like a syringe) of a precise volume is filled, then this piston is emptied into the container. You will find hundreds or products in a grocery store packaged with volume-fillers (but not wine). Bag-in-a-box fillers are a type of volume filler as well.
Timer-based volume-filling is an alternative to piston volume-fillers. In this case, the volume is controlled by a pump and valve run under a timer. This is less accurate than the piston design but also less expensive. It is also less versatile than piston type fillers in handling a wide range of products, particularly those with suspended particles.

Volume-Fillers, either the piston design or the timer design, are inherently flawed for filling wine bottles. Wine bottles vary in volume by +/-0.25 oz. However, this relatively small volume variation results in very large Fill-Level variation due to the long narrow neck of a wine bottle. The +/- .25 oz volume translates into +/- 1.2" in fill level. In other words, a perfect volume- filler will result in fill levels varying over 2.4". [This is the best case for flat bottles. Punted bottles have slightly larger variations. The data on volume variatons for wine bottles was obtained from the largest manufacturer of wine bottles in North America.]

On the other hand, wine filling machines, both gravity and vacuum control the Fill Level on each individual bottle. It is the nozzle design that shuts off the filling at a preset level. Bottles of different volume are filled to the same level.

We receive many inquiries from small businesses who make a range of products including salsa, body lotion, liquid soaps, automobile fluids, .... Generally speaking, your bottle must have a narrow opening and long neck like a wine bottle to use the filling machines on this page. Secondly, you cannot have suspended particles that will plug the nozzles.