Yorvale has been producing real dairy ice cream on its farm, Fossfield, for almost 30 years. It approached Karmelle after adding kefir (a fermented, probiotic milk drink, with a unique sour flavour) to its product range.
The brand needed hygienic, quick-strip equipment, capable of filling, capping and labelling 230ml and 500ml bottles.
Karmelle’s team designed and manufactured a complete filling line, comprising an air rinser, flow meter filling machine, 3 head rotary screw capping machine and collection table:
- Linear air rinser: purges bottles with air before feeding them onto the filler.
- 4 head flow meter inline filling machine: hygienic and quick-strip to enable easy flushing, it fills 230 ml and 500 ml bottles with kefir.
- 3 head rotary screw capping machine: sorts and raises caps via a 25lt cap elevator, before placing and screwing them onto filled bottles. Features ‘no-cap’ detector with warning lamp.
- 3 point wraparound labeller: automatically applies labels, before an integrated hot-foil coder prints best before/expiry dates/batch numbers onto bottles.
The equipment was installed in a custom built production room on Fossfield Farm.
Yorvale said: ‘We chose Karmelle because of its reputation for both high-quality machinery and excellent after-care. The equipment has enabled us to bring our latest product, Yorlife, to market.’