PLF International provides the safest and most performing Vacuum Filling Technology in the world
In response to the growing demand for efficient powder filling, especially for delicate products like infant formula, JBT Corporation’s PLF International introduces the groundbreaking PLF Virtus™ linear vacuum filler. Launched in 2022, the Virtus represents a significant leap forward in meeting the evolving needs of the market.
Developed by PLF’s skilled team in the UK, the Virtus features a patented nozzle design that sets it apart, delivering up to three times higher throughput per head compared to its predecessors. This innovative design not only addresses the industry’s imperative for rapid filling speeds but also ensures gentle handling of powders—an essential consideration for sensitive dairy products.
One of the most innovative characteristics of the PLF Virtus lies in the vacuum-based filling system, free from any moving parts in contact with the product, eliminating the risk of metal-to-metal contact found in auger-based filling systems. PLF’s Vacuum filling technology eliminates the risk of product recontamination, providing customers with the highest hygiene standards ever seen in the market that meet rigorous demands from leading and well-known blue-chip brands.
A standout feature of the Virtus is its remarkable ability to reduce changeover and cleaning times by over 30%, contributing to significant OEE increase. The modular design, available in 1, 2, 4, and 6 head models, offers unparalleled flexibility and scalability. With filling speeds ranging from 30 to 180 CPM, the Virtus seamlessly adapts to diverse production requirements. Moreover, the Virtus ™ is future-proof as it can easily handle metal cans, composite packages, and plastic tubs.
PLF Virtus™ is the safest vacuum filling technology combined with 30% increased OEE and an edge for sustainability with reduced utility consumption by up to 50%.
JBT’s Global Presence
With a vast global service and sales network, JBT stands ready to assist and support its clients. For those who wish to delve deeper into the wonders of the Virtus filler and its capabilities, please contact our experts:
- Simon Goff, PLF Global Product Sales Manager – [email protected]
- Amedeo Scapin, Global Product Line Director, PLF, Filling & Closing, Integrated Systems – [email protected]
In the dynamic world of infant formula packaging, JBT’s Virtus offers a beacon of reliability, ensuring the purest products for the most precious consumers: our infants.
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About PLF International
JBT Corporation’s PLF International (PLF) is the premiere provider of powder filling systems for the global food and beverage markets. For nearly 30 years, PLF International has been the leading designer and manufacturer of flexible, gentle, user-friendly powder filling machines for both rigid and semi-rigid containers. PLF’s range of filling machines are built to facilitate the stringent demands of the food, beverage, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries with semi or fully automatic capabilities so that performance can be enhanced to meet production demands. Each machine is easy to clean with quick changeover, and ensures minimum giveaway, maximum accuracy and gentle product handling. JBT Corporation acquired PLF International in 2017. To learn more about JBT’s PLF International products, visit here.
JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) is a leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food & beverage industry. JBT designs, produces and services sophisticated products and systems for a broad range of end markets, generating roughly one-half of annual revenue from recurring parts, service, rebuilds, and leasing operations. JBT Corporation employs approximately 5,200 people worldwide and operates sales, service, manufacturing and sourcing operations in more than 25 countries.