AMS Sugar Dissolver for sugar dissolving and soft drink production

Sugar Dissolver

SUGAR DISSOLVING - for perfect soft drink production

AMS BRIX sugar dissolving solutions are setting the next technology standard for soft drink production. AMS BRIX solutions are process optimized to prevent product spoilage germs and oxygen contained in sugar to effect dissolved sugar and hence soft drinks.

Addition of granulated sugar
from a silo
 and from big-bags

recommended for capacities
over 2000 liters/h

AMS BATCH-BRIX

A batch sugar dissolving system is used if the granulated sugar is received from bags/big bags instead of sugar silos, or in case the demand for liquid sugar is not continuous. The AMS BATCH-BRIX is available for various batch sizes.

AMS BATCH-BRIX-MAX

Cleanliness and high performance sugar dissolving

This concept is designed for high or even continuous production rates. The feed hopper for granulated sugar is positioned away from the other devices. This allows a barrier-free feeding of granulated sugar. The picture shows all three components of the system: two sugar dissolving tanks, sugar feeding station and distribution module. A continuous sugar deployment is possible if two liquid sugar tanks are provided. The distribution module provides sugar filtration, tank changing, dosage of the liquid sugar to the consumers, circulation and temperature control as well as cleaning management.

AMS BATCH-BRIX-COMPACT

The sugar dissolving system for medium-sized companies

The sugar dissolving system is based on a common stainless steel frame, only the dissolving vessel is placed separately. The sugar dissolving vessel and the sugar dissolving plant are connected to the customer's facility by a swivel bend panel. The system can be equipped with a heater as shown. AMS BATCH-BRIX-COMPACT may be ideal if installation space is limited.

AMS BATCH BRIX FLEX

Affordable and flexible sugar dissolving

If the quantity of sugar dissolving is manageable and other substances may be added, then AMS BATCH BRIX FLEX is the right solution. The dissolving tank is located on the common base frame. The granulated sugar is dissolved straight into the tank by the operator. AMS BATCH BRIX FLEX allows production of liquid sugar with very high Brix values.

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SIX ACCESSORIES

for sugar dissolving systems

#1 - Additional module heat and water recovery for sugar dissolving systems

Certain applications require the provision of cold sugar syrup. The heat from the hot solution must be fully removed in this case. Our module for heat recovery allows this recovered energy to be used in the hot solution of the sugar. In contrast to conventional recovery systems, no excessive hot water quantities are generated, which cannot be used otherwise.





#2 - Brix-Control module

If there is a high demands of exact sugar syrup concentration, then the Brix-Control module is recommended. The sugar is dissolved with a slightly higher concentration and then diluted by water to the target value. The fully automated system includes Brix measurement to achieve accuracies of up to +/- 1° Brix.







#3 - Syrup filtration and syrup decolouration (activated carbon filter)

With granulated sugar foreign particles will always enter the sugar syrup. These particles can easily be filtered out of the liquefied sugar (syrup). We offer filter systems with different filtration grades for this purpose. If clear beverages are being produced, we recommend our activated carbon filter. As a result, discolorations in the granulated sugar will not appear in the dissolved sugar syrup.









#4 - Sugar storage tanks and ring circuit

The sugar syrup is provided in insulated and heated storage tanks. A circulation line is used to guide the sugar to the points of use and back to the respective storage tank.
The advantages of this system are considerable:

  • 
sedimentation in the storage tanks or in the pumps is prevented
  • the ring circuit is always free from air
  • the ring circuit can be rinsed easily with hot water
  • no sugar losses while feeding the sugar to the dosing point
  • no sugar spreading, no damage to the floor coating





#5 - Syrup dosing system

Our dosing system guarantees an unsurpassed precision in the dosing of the sugar syrup into your product. The homogeneous blending of the syrup is always ensured, even with cold products. Dosing is pulsation-free. Even the very smallest dosing rates are dosed accurately.





#6 - Crystal sugar handling

In continuous systems the granulated sugar is provided from a sugar silo. Then the dosing into the dissolving system is carried out via a rotary feeder or a dosing screw. With batch dissolving systems, the granulated sugar is provided via a screw conveyor or via our "PowderFeeder".

AMS Yeast Propagator for beer yeast propagation

Yeast Propagation

YEAST PROPAGATION

Perfect yeast management is one of the key starting points for improving beer quality. Yeast management must occur at a uniform level to ensure consistent beer quality.

A yeast propagation system helps achieving two key objectives. First, the propagation of the yeast only, foreign yeast and bacteria are not reproduced to any significant extent. Second, creating a vital, healthy and fermentable yeast.
The vitality of the yeast is reduced during normal brewery operation and during repeated yeast pitching. The yeast is subject to pressures, pressure changes, shear forces, unsuitable temperatures, temperature changes, and osmotic stresses (differences in concentration) due to water or beers with too high alcohol content for the yeast. Reduced yeast vitality will extend beer processing times and negatively impact on beer flavour.
30% freshly propagated yeast is added for each pitch in the fermentation tank if a yeast propagation system is used. The industrial yeast in the brewery is thus always kept clean and it maintains its vitality. This ratio ensures that beer with a consistent taste is produced. Customers are after all perfectly able to detect differences in taste. The smoothness of a beer is a sign of high quality.

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AMS YEAP

AMS YEAP - Single tank yeast propagation.

The tank is operated with a minimum overpressure as pressure is a stress factor for the yeast organism. Pressure-free operation requires sufficient unfilled tank space. After tank and system are CIP cleaned, the tank is filled with sterile wort up to approximately 20% of the liquid volume (not the tank volume). The wort is cooled down to propagation temperature (14-20°C) and ventilated with sterile air. Ventilation occurs in a transfer line. Finally, the yeast is passed from a Carlsberg flask into the propagation tank or the transfer line via a sampling valve.

AMS YEAP - Yeast propagation process.

The control provides the necessary lead time for the yeast with the propagation programme. The process time is dependent on the yeast quantity supplied. The propagation programme consists of a temperature programme, a circulation programme and a ventilation programme. The propagation continues until the desired residual extract, required as the yeast will change undesirably without the appropriate nutrients (mutation). Then the tank is filled to 100% of the liquid volume (approximately 55% of the tank volume) and the yeast propagation procedure is repeated in the same way.

AMS YEAP - Yeast pitching, recovery & CIP.

Finally, approximately 80% of the fill volume is removed from the propagation tank and used for "pitching" of the fermentation tanks. The remaining 20% of the fill volume is filled back up to 100% of the fill volume (55% of tank volume) with tempered sterile wort to act as a starter culture. No addition of yeast from the Carlsberg flask is required in this case. This process can, however, not be repeated indefinitely as the tank and the system must undergo thorough CIP cleaning following several yeast cycles. The yeast propagation process starts all over again after each CIP cleaning cycle, which means that fresh, vital yeast is always obtained

AMS CIP module for cleaning in place

CIP – Cleaning in Place

CLEANING IN PLACE - CIP

Five CIP solutions for every process application

Despite standardisation of AMS CIP cleaning solutions, each CIP module is tailored its final needs. Especially the complex requirements are our speciality. The more unusual your cleaning requirements, the greater our advantage.

AMS DECENTRALISED CIP

Modest appearance and great benefits. The decentralised CIP cleaning plant can be adjusted optimally to the requirements of the process plant to be cleaned. Prepared cleaning media can normally be used more often than with central CIP plants, as a spreading of contaminations to other process plants is not possible. In addition to the simple handling, the main advantage of decentralized CIP cleaning is the greater security for your product.

AMS MOBILE CIP

AMS MOBILE CIP is the smallest cleaning systems available, ensuring reliable cleaning wherever a large CIP system is not economic. AMS MOBILE CIP is adapted precisely to the client’s requirements and secured against misuse failure of operators.

AMS SINGLE CIP

The CIP cleaning media will be used only one time, resulting in unsurpassed cleaning due to absence of back contamination. Compared to conventional systems, the consumption of cleaning concentrate increases only marginally, as the cleaning media can be used with a lower concentration. The basic module of the AMS SINGLE CIP is standardised like AMS DECENTRALISED CIP, but without storage tank for caustic. AMS SINGLE CIP cleaning is also equipped with a small buffer tank to cover volume extensions caused by the temperature increment and to remove the air from the system.

AMS ROUTING CIP

AMS CIP ROUTING is placed in front of new or existing tanks, resulting in a very sophisticated CIP cleaning system. We may cooperate with any local tank manufacturer saving transportation cost and providing the lowest possible total price of ownership. The valves, pumps, strainers, metering instruments and control system are mounted on a common base frame.

AMS CENTRAL CIP

A central CIP system is used to clean different production areas of one CIP system. Most of these plants are equipped with several cleaning circuits. A central CIP system is the best choice when the production areas to be cleaned do not contaminate the CIP Medium too much or the danger of damage through contamination of other production areas is limited. A central CIP system is usually highly automated since the cleaning sequences must be defined to eliminate waiting times.

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AMS INLINE MIX is an inline soft drink beverage mixer for multiple components

Beverage Mixer

AMS BEVERAGE MIXER

Soft Drinks are increasingly attractive, new flavours are satisfying consumer´s thirst.
And AMS guarantees high precision to MIX any drink to perfection.

Our 3 AMS MIX Modules serve different applications. The AMS BATCH MIX is suitable for smaller-scale systems. AMS INLINE MIX is a fully integrated and automated system, where soft drink mixing and filling takes place simultaneously. AMS MULTI MIX is especially designed for multi component soft drink mixing with short changeover rates.

AMS BATCH MIX

Batch mixing is ideal for smaller quantities and has the advantage that a very thorough traceability of each batch is possible. Also, a batch can be tested, and then released for filling. Deviations within the batch are practically eliminated with our system.
Another feature is the simplicity of the system. The system can be easily operated, even by less skilled personnel. All the ingredients are added, weighed and the beverage batch is finished. Two compelling reasons that tip the balance in favour of our AMS BATCH MIX: the assurance of the product quality and the simplicity.
The AMS BATCH MIX is a 2-in-1 module for production of mixed beverages and for water degassing. And this is not just any mixing plant, but a system with unsurpassed accuracy and very simple handling. There is no mixing procedure that leads to perfect results so rapidly, even with components that are difficult to mix. Design options:

  • as a pure water degassing plant (reasonably priced, buffer effect of stripping gas, low gas consumption)
  • for production of finished mixed beverages in small batches
  • for production of finished mixed beverages in big batches and 5 tanks per AMS BATCH MIX Skid (continuous production)
  • for production of fruit mixed beverages
  • for production of flavoured dairy drinks
  • for production of mixed beer drinks
  • for reproducible accurate production of beer brands (in BBT) with varying original extract

AMS BATCH MIX skid can be installed with locally purchased or even existing tanks further increasing the return on invest

AMS INLINE MIX

In the beverage industry, mixing describes a final in-line blending system for production of a finished beverage. AMS designed a technology of mixer series to adapt various needs of our customers. To standardise individual areas, our mixers consist of modules, which are part of the system as required.We assemble your mixer from the elements you require. From small-scale systems, where the finished syrup is dispensed from a single IBC container only, up to the AMS MULTI MIX, a multicomponent mixer, everything is possible.

1. Buffer and Homogenisation

This module ensures that product quality remains consistent, even if frequent stops occur. This module can be omitted if a buffer tank is placed in line before the filling machine and if this buffer tank has a separate inlet and a separate outlet to achieve a final homogenisation.

2. Carbonation + Syrup dosing

Core of the system is the dosing module. Here all product components are mixed together with maximum possible accuracy. If there are deviations from the tolerance, the flow will be stopped immediately. The dosing module can be ordered as a single component mixer or with several dosing points.

3. Water Degassing

The necessary residual oxygen of 0.08 ppm (starting value 0.8 ppm in the raw water) for the soft drinks can be achieved with our combined spray and rectification column in one pass. If an even lower residual oxygen value is required, then the system will be equipped with a higher column.

AMS INLINE MIX is available in 3 standard series for each capacity.

AMS INLINE MIX 50 15m³/h (150 hl/h)
AMS INLINE MIX 65 25m³/h (250 hl/h)
AMS INLINE MIX 80 35m³/h (350 hl/h)

AMS MULTI MIX

The AMS MULTI MIX blending system is the optimal soft drink solution when the sugar syrup is not to be used as a carrier of the soft drink components. This may be the case when the variety of different end products makes the stocking with many types of syrup laborious, or when sugar syrup is not part of each beverage, and therefore not available as carrier of the ingredients. The AMS MULTI MIX allows maximum flexibility during soft drink production. From lightly flavoured drinks, sugar-free light drinks, fruit juice blends to beer mix, there are no restrictions. The product changeover is mainly automatic and takes just a few minutes.

There is no competitive system available on the market, which allows a higher dosing and mixing accuracy than our AMS MULTI MIX, promised! All ingredients of the soft drinks are added inline free of pulsation and can therefore be accurately measured. The highest accuracy is ensured, whether the dosing rate is large or only carried out in homeopathic doses. AMS achieves this accuracy with robust dosing lines in relatively large pipe diameters. All dosing lines can therefore be cleaned with a high CIP flow rate.

The system can be adapted modularly to the requirements, even at a later time. Everything is perfectly matched, including the dosing station, the dissolver for solids and the buffer station.

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AMS Water Degasser for water degassing

Beverage Degasser

WATER DEGASSING AND JUICE DEGASSING

AMS water degassing and beverage degassing solutions focus on Gas Stripping with either hot or cold degassing solutions.

Attainable residual oxygen in the degassed water may be less than 0.02mg (ppm) O2/litre or less than 20µg (ppb) O2/litre.
The value for the residual oxygen is dependent on the oxygen content and the temperature of the raw water. The cooling of the water should therefore always take place after the water degassing. The column diameter and the column height are determined based on water temperature, oxygen content in the raw water, the desired throughput rate and the permitted residual oxygen.

AMS COLD DEGAS

The degassing process takes place completely at the temperature of the incoming water. This process always has the lowest energy consumption with the same output even though the column is the highest. The plant is extremely robust and there are hardly any wearing parts. The plant can be manufactured economically for many different sizes. Even for very small outputs.
Downstream UV sterilisation must be integrated if there are problems with the hygiene of the raw water. If severe problems with water hygiene are anticipated, then preference should be given to pasteurisation.
Gas requirement:  approx. 0.22 kg/hl water, amount lost:  approx. 5% (rest remains in the water)

AMS COLD DEGAS 15 max. 1,2 m³/h (12 hl/h))
AMS COLD DEGAS 25 max. 3 m³/h (30 hl/h)
AMS COLD DEGAS 32 max. 6 m³/h (60 hl/h)
AMS COLD DEGAS 50 max. 12 m³/h (120 hl/h)
AMS COLD DEGAS 65 max. 23 m³/h (230 hl/h)
AMS COLD DEGAS 80 max. 35 m³/h (350 hl/h)
AMS COLD DEGAS 100 max. 55 m³/h (550 hl/h)
AMS COLD DEGAS 125 max. 86 m³/h (860 hl/h)
Additional equipment:
- Downstream carbonation
- Cooling
- UV sterilisation

AMS HOT DEGAS

Hot degassing offers the benefit of additional pasteurisation and is the ideal choice if problems with water hygiene are anticipated. Little energy is required for operating the plant due to the high level of heat recovery. The water enters the plant cold and leaves it cold as well. The increase in temperature due to pasteurisation is only approx. 8°C even if no cooling zone is provided in the heat exchanger (available as an option). In principle, no CIP cleaning or sterilisation is required due to the hot operation and the internal sterilisation steps during start-up. Acid cleaning should only be carried out occasionally depending on the hardness of the water.
Gas requirement: approx. 0.10 kg/hl water, approx. 5% of this is lost (via the roof, rest remains in the water)
AMS HOT DEGAS is available in 8 standard series for each capacity.

Size Throughput Steam
AMS DEGAS 32 max. 6 m³/h (60 hl/h)) 76 kg/h
AMS DEGAS 50 max. 12 m³/h (151 hl/h) 151 kg/h
AMS DEGAS 65 max. 23 m³/h (288 hl/h) 288 kg/h
AMS DEGAS 80 max. 35 m³/h (439 hl/h) 689 kg/h
AMS DEGAS 100 max. 55 m³/h (550 hl/h)
AMS DEGAS 125 max. 86 m³/h (860 hl/h) 1078 kg/h

AMS JUICE DEGAS

The AMS JUICE DEGAS is a high-end module for degassing of any fruit juice.
The degassing takes place on a rotating plate within an evacuated tank, the rotation of the plate allows the product to be flung evenly against the tank wall forming a thin film. The vacuum separates the gases from the product film which are sucked out. A specific quantity of steam is removed depending on the set temperature. This steam and the contained flavours are condensed in a heat exchanger and then directly fed back into the product. The components which cannot be condensed are removed from the system with a vacuum pump.

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AMS Flash Pasteurizer for pasteurizing beer, carbonated soft drinks, juices, milk and wine

Flash Pasteurizer

AMS FLASH

High-end pasteurisation plants for your products. Quality made in Germany, precise engineering and full automation at reasonable investments.

The two process parameters of pasteurization are temperature and holding time. The higher the temperature, the shorter the holding time and vice versa.
The general principle is to set the parameters in a way to meet shelf-life criteria while minimizing impact on taste quality.
Various established opinions are no longer state of the art. For example, a longer holding time has a more negative influence on the flavour than a slightly higher temperature. The demand for a higher heat recovery has a negative impact too, since it implicates a longer exchange zone. AMS FLASH principle is to achieve pasteurisation temperature as soon as possible, to shorten the holding time and to quickly cool down the product.

AMS FLASH is available
in 4 standard series for each capacity.

AMS FLASH 32 5 m³/h (60 hl/h)
AMS FLASH 50 11 m³/h (120 hl/h)
AMS FLASH 65 20 m³/h (230 hl/h)
AMS FLASH 80 35 m³/h (350 hl/h)
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Shell and tube heat exchanger systems for viscous and fibrous products

Pasteurisation of viscous and chunky products or products with high fibre content requires use of double pipe heat exchangers. AMS FLASH is a complete module with pumps, valves and control systems. The double pipe heat exchangers are installed as a block next to the AMS FLASH. With these systems, the time for heating up and cooling down has to be taken into consideration when calculating the pasteurisation units.
A lot of value, and AMS FLASH reduces your investment and operating cost, while being reliable, durable, and easy to operate. German engineering for world-wide operations.
AMS FLASH is a compact design optionally equipped with plate, shell or tube heat exchanger. It is fully automated with Siemens PLC and coloured touch control panel. Remote maintenance, operation from a central control and integration into various process control systems is possible and all operating conditions are recorded. Specified pasteurisation units are automatically kept within a very narrow tolerance range. Throughput rate is adapted to buffer tank fill level, and if fill level increases, for example due to a fault in the bottling plant, the output is reduced automatically.