Krones Lavatec D4/D5: Die Doppelend-Reinigungsmaschine

"Weniger ist oft mehr" – die neue und verbesserte Lavatec Serie beherzigt dieses Motto so konsequent wie nie. Die Krones Reinigungsmaschine überrascht mit ihrem sparsamen Wasser- und Energie-Haushalt. Und sie beweist, dass ein "Hygiene-Hoch" auch ohne "Chemie-Keule" erreichbar ist. Den sparsamen Umgang mit Ressourcen verdankt die Lavatec ihrer cleveren Konstruktion als Doppelend-Maschine mit Vertikalschleifen und kontinuierlichem Schmutzaustrag. Was das konkret bedeutet, erfahren Sie auf den folgenden Seiten.
 Lavatec D4/D5
The double-end bottle washer
 Lavatec D/D
Gives bottles a shining appearance
“Less is often more” – the new and
improved Lavatec series pays heed
to this motto more consistently than
ever. The  bottle washer sur-
prises with its thrifty water and ener-
gy budget. And it proves that “high-
est-quality hygiene” can be achieved
without a “chemical cudgel”.
The Lavatec‘s economical treatment
of resources is due to its clever con-
struction as a double-end machine
with vertical loops and continuous
debris removal. This is explained pre-
cisely on the following pages.
 Lavatec D/D
Figures, data, facts
Method of operation
In order to spatially separate contam-
inated and clean bottles from one
another, the Lavatec was designed
according to the “double-end” prin-
ciple: The bottles are fed and dis-
charged at dierent locations, thus
ensuring the best possible hygienic
conditions. The pre-cleaning unit
heats the bottles and removes glass
fragments and debris. Subsequently
the bottles run through a number
of caustic baths in vertical loops, in
order to completely wash away dirt
or labels. Before the bottles leave
the machine, they are cooled in the
post-treatment zones with a small
quantity of fresh water and freed of
any remaining dirt or caustic residues.
Food-grade cleaning of returnable
glass containers
Service portfolio
Speed Residual Pre-treatment- Heat Caustic Post-caustic
(bottles per hour) draining levels recovery tanks immersion
D4 20,000 – 135,000 X 2 – 3 optional 2 – 6 X
D5 30,000 – 135,000 X 2 – 3 optional 2 – 6 X
 Lavatec D/D
Lavatec D4
Lavatec D5
Figures, data, facts
Design features
width 2,450 – 6,300 mm, height
4,200 or 5,200 mm
Spatial separation of infeed and
discharge of the bottles
“Clean-design” construction
Automatic tank filling system
Steel bottle carriers with plastic
Ecient heating system
Conductivity measurement in the
main caustic baths
Weekly operation
Discharge area in stainless steel
Touch-screen operator control
Synchronous drive
Coarse and fine particle filtration
Automatic debris removal
Layout variants
The  cleaning technology
is modularly structured: Single ele-
ments for the pre-soak tank, loop
guide and post-treatment system are
combined to form an individual bot-
tle washing system. Depending on
the requirements, further elements
such as a high-pressure jetting sys-
tem, heat recovery system and label
removal unit in the pre-soak tank
can be added. For optimal utilisation
of the available space, the Lavatec is
available in dierent machine heights
and widths.
The model variants ideally fit into
the space available.
 Lavatec D/D
CC-de27-1006-0 07/09 MS
CC-de27-1007-0 07/09 MS
Figures, data, facts
At the infeed, fingers pick up the bot-
tles from the conveyor and transport
them safely and precisely to the bot-
tle carriers.
Special discharge fingers transport
containers of all shapes and sizes
securely and quietly onto the conveyor.
Mechanical compo-
nents at the discharge
 Lavatec D/D
Figures, data, facts
Drive technology
Together with a central frequency
inverter, the high-performance
synchronous drives allow precise
control of the main chain and gen-
tle bottle conveyance.
All drive sprockets and end-turning
devices are divided - this is a signif-
icant advantage for later mainte-
nance jobs.
Split sprockets facilitate maintenanceSynchronous drive motor
 Lavatec D/D
Figures, data, facts
Interior cleaning
Rotating spraying nozzles clean the
insides of the bottles from dierent
angles of incidence.
Exterior cleaning
The bottle exteriors are cleaned from
above using special jetting units.
Self-cleaning rotary jetting unit
 Lavatec D/D
Figures, data, facts
Clean design
The housing and piping guide
systems fulfil the highest hygien-
ic demands and are equipped with
central draining points.
The combined coarse and fine fil-
tration renders the use of sieving
conveyors and detachable sieves
superfluous and ensures high
post-caustic purity.
The open bottle slide made of one-
piece, germ-resistant plastic sec-
tions guarantees the best possible
hygienic conditions.
The easily accessible discharge
area enables fast, intensive
Open bottle chute made of biocidal
plastic sections
Easy access to the
bottle discharge
 Lavatec D/D
Figures, data, facts
The Lavatec D and D can be individ-
ually equipped for the area of appli-
cation. The spectrum includes the fol-
lowing options, among others:
High-pressure pre-jetting
Modules for heat recovery
Bottle infeed area in stainless steel
Stainless steel parts at the bottle
infeed and discharge
Label removal in the main caustic
PSL package for washing bottles
with self-adhesive plastic labels
Label press
Module for rinsing and
Construction as rinser for non-
returnable bottles
PSL package,
pressure filter
as a rinser for
Infeed section of
machine guard
of stainless steel
 Lavatec D/D
Nozzle for interior machine cleaning
Figures, data, facts
Extraction at the infeed and dis-
charge units and in the caustic
Debris removal in the pre-soak
Conductivity controlled post-
caustic tank
Central lubrication system
Automatic chain adjustment
Connection to water recycling
Connection to alternative heating
Automatic debris
removal in the
pre-soak tank
to alternative
heating systems
possible, e.g.,
solar energy
 Lavatec D/D
Your benefits
Highest hygiene
Construction according to the dou-
ble-end principle and clean design
assures maximum hygiene and
Operational reliability
Thanks to its improved mechan-
ical components and continuous
debris removal, the Lavatec oper-
ates safely and reliably even in
24-hour operation cycles.
Less water and fewer chemical
The continuous debris removal
and the multiple-bath design with
vertical loops result in enormous
savings with respect to the con-
sumption of water and chemicals.
Ecient use of energy
The heating system supplies the
best results in heat transmission
and reduces energy costs substan-
Gentle bottle conveyance
Special carrier systems guide the
bottles gently and safely through
the machine. The bottles are dis-
charged quietly and without them
falling over. Synchronous drives
and chain rollers with plastic bush-
ings guarantee accurate bottle
Relieves pressure on operators
The inside of the machine is easily
accessible and can be cleaned in
an optimal manner.
We do more.
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