As one of the most popular k cups filling sealing machine in the market, RN1S k cup filling sealing machine has gained great preference among customers. It has helped a lot of startups, small business and medium business to grow, achieve their productivity target and reach their sales goals. To better help customers understand this machine, AFPAK provides here guidance in detail on how the replacement of key parts of RN1S k cup filling and sealing machine is carried out.
Please kindly note when you carry out the below steps to take out or replace the key parts of the RN1S k cup filling sealing machine, you need to make sure the power is switched off and the machine has stopped running. Besides, it is better that the machine is well-cleaned with no coffee powder inside before replacing any parts.
Fours screws close to the top of the cup silo are used to hold the cup magazine to ensure that the cup magazine is stable. So the first step is to unscrew all of them and you will be able to unite the cup magazine. While there are two screws used to tighten the bottom of the cup magazine. After taking off the top of the cup magazine, you need to release the two screws so that the bottom of the cup magazine could be removed. it is quite simple that any one in the factory or the workshop could do it.
When you remove the cup magazines, you need to make sure there is no cup inside. Or if there are cups in the cup silo, hold the bottom of the silo to prevent this cups from dropping and falling to the ground everywhere. Always remember to take the cup silo off gently, in case that the edges would cause wound to the operators.
After the cup magazine is removed, the cup separator should be taken out manually. There are few screws adopted to fix the cup separator which are put on position that could be easily unscrewed. When unscrew the cup separator, be careful of not letting the screws and some parts fall to the ground as some parts are small which might easily drop through the hollow parts of the machine. Hold those small parts while screw them. Besides there are blue and black tubes or tracheae connected to the cups separator, be mindful that you do not cause any damage to them as the screws are hidden inside. Further while removing or taking off the blue and black tracheae, you need to pay attention to the direction of the tracheae, so not to make mistake when connect them back to the cup separator again.
When the new cup separator is ready to be fixed to the machine, you need to firstly tighten the four screws on 2 sides. Then you could fix the bottom plastic cover to the cup separator. So you could put the bottom magazine or the new one back. For this step, the key thing is that you need to be very careful of the position of bottom cups magazine and do not let it touch the cup separator. There is space required between them as the cup separator moves back and forward to separate the cups from the cup magazine and deliver them to the positions on the round plate. There are gaps between two cups stacked in the cup silo which will be taken advantage by the cup separator to realize the cup separating. When cup magazine is set at the right position, screw it to tighten it to the machine.
The last step is to put the blue and black tubes to the right place.
It is quite simple. The filling nozzle are with internal thread. That means basically it is a screw and all you need to do is unscrew the old one and screw the new one to the machine.
The vacuum suction head is stored inside the round shape metal cover. To replace it, the first step is to take it out of the RN1S filling sealing machine. Then open it and take the vacuum suction out.
There are two big screws used to fix the round shape metal cover. You can only take the round shape metal box out after you unscrew the two crews. It is suggested to release the screw tightened horizontally firstly. After that unscrew the vertical screw.
There are four screws on top of the round shape metal cover. After remove those four screws, you will be able to take the top cover off. There will be another screw in the middle for round shape cover. By holding the bottom and unscrewing this screw, you will get the old vacuum suction head out.
Replace the old vacuum suction head with the new one. Then screw it to the round shape metal cover and put it back to the machine and fix it. Hence, the whole process is complete.
The lids magazine is a hollow tube shape part made by metal. It is fixed to the metal lids magazine platform by four screws. To replace it with the new one, all you need to do is unscrew the old one and put the new one on the machine by screwing tightly.
To change the sealing head, you need to release the whole part which contains the sealing head first. There are 2 screws applied to fix the part to the RN1S filling and sealing machine. Unscrew them while holding it to prevent the part from dropping. By taking out the part, you will be able to see the screw at the bottom of the part that fix the sealing head. Unscrew this screw and you will get the old sealing head. Replace it and fix it back to the machine. After putting the whole part to the machine, the whole process is complete.
Coffee is a well-known beverage, but in fact, most people do not know that making the perfect cup of coffee is very tedious, it has to go through peeling, drying, roasting, grinding, and cooking, where the roasting and grinding and cooking process is the most critical, the length and temperature of the roasting process, the grinding means, and the water temperature and way of the cooking process determine the different qualities and types of coffee.
Regardless of the type of coffee, the time and temperature of roasting, the size of the grains, and the method of grinding, as well as the temperature and method of cooking are great test for people who like to drink coffee in making a good cup of coffee.
So this inconvenience of making coffee at home and the improvement of the tedious and time-consuming cleaning process led to the emergence and innovation of coffee machines and directly to the innovation of the way coffee is consumed in homes and offices, which is why single-cup coffee had to emerge.
KEURIG means "excellence" in Dutch.
Regarding the origin of single-cup coffee, the founder of KEURIG believed that coffee consumed at home should be as fresh as coffee consumed in a café, so he asked a very simple question: Why do people make a pot of coffee when they can only drink one cup at a time? It was this simple question that led to the creation of KEURIG.
The so-called single-cup coffee system consists of a single-cup coffee machine and a corresponding matching coffee package in a medium of some shape.
Generally, we call it by its specific name by using the shape of the media packaging, such as Nescafe Nespresso's matching shape of capsule-shaped aluminum packaging coffee, which we call capsule; TASSIMO machines use tray-like coffee bags, which we call T-DISK, while KEURIG machines use small cup-like coffee packaging, which we call "K-CUP" etc.
To use the machine, one puts a specifically shaped coffee bag into the machine and the machine quickly brews it to form a cup of coffee. After the coffee is finished people simply take the specifically shaped coffee bag out of the machine and throw it away, and there is no need to clean it again. Later, some single-serve coffee systems gradually introduced other beverages such as tea and hot cocoa.
These beverages with similar practices have slowly spread to people's lives, making them easier and faster to drink.
Now, in the United States and even the world, people's love for k cup coffee has been beyond imagination, It is estimated that the global Keurig K-Cup market was valued at over $7 billion in 2019, and is projected to reach approximately $14 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 8.2% during the forecast period 2020-2027. Such good market!
the following I want to introduce you to several of the best-selling k cup coffee brands in the United States (ranked in no particular order, data from Amazon)
Donut Shop brand coffee capsules are quite popular with the public, and the medium roast inside is the most popular. For infrequent coffee drinkers is also very suitable, the coffee aroma is strong enough, the taste is not too bitter and not too light, and freshly baked donuts are particularly well matched.
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The McCafe premium medium roast coffee cup pods provide a smooth, balanced flavor that is perfect for sipping throughout the day, allowing you to enjoy the McCafe experience at home or at work. This 100% Arabica coffee is carefully harvested from the rich soils and mountains of Central and South America. Brew a cup of McCafe premium roast coffee in all Keurig 1.0 and 2.0 brewing systems.
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Starbucks House Blend has a balanced aroma, body, and flavor - roasted to bring out the nutty and cocoa flavors. This is a medium roast coffee: smooth and balanced, with a rich, approachable flavor. Starbucks coffee is made with 100% specialty roasted Arabica beans
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This is an Amazon brand of coffee, Solimo Dark Roast Coffee k-cup pods are made from 100% Arabica beans for a full, bold flavor. Compatible with 1.0 and 2.0 k-cup coffee machines.
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Peet's Coffee, founded in 1966 in Berkeley, California, Peets has always adhered to the concept of doing quality boutique coffee, not to be disturbed by the commercial atmosphere, Peet's is characterized by deep roasting, whether hand brewed or espresso, rich and full-bodied, more flavorful than the average coffee, and coffee beans are all top quality beans, inheriting the classic deep roasting process, to make the coffee is also excellent taste. Coffee is also excellent taste, bright, mild and delicate in the mouth.
Peet’s K-Cup Pods are fully recyclable - peel, compost or dispose grounds & recycle.
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Victor Allen's sources 100% Arabica coffee beans from around the world and uses precision roasting techniques to ensure a premium coffee with a sweet and smooth flavor, the perfect balance between body and boldness, providing plenty of flavor and being 100% gluten-free and non-GMO.
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SAN FRANCISCO BAY
SF BAY COFFEE is an American family-owned company with a rich heritage. Only 100% Arabica and kosher-certified coffee beans are used. Hand-selected and grown at high altitudes. French roast coffee is one of their most popular coffees, with Arabica beans from Central and South America. It is roasted to create a bold, full-bodied coffee with a smoky aroma.
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Dunkin' Donuts coffee is one of the most popular coffee brands in the United States, the coffee is roasted from 100% Arabica coffee beans, feel the smooth and delicious, balanced taste of the original coffee bar, bringing the same taste as the physical store purchase, with snacks as your breakfast companion or afternoon tea drinks are very good!
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Keuring Coffee includes 20 popular varieties of 3 K Cup pods, for people who like to try various flavors and challenge the unknown, if you also like adventure, choose Keuring Coffee and you will discover a new world of coffee!
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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters originated in the volcanic highlands of Ethiopia, where the adventurous spirit of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and its commitment to improving the land through sustainably sourced coffee was developed. A plethora of floral and citrus notes await there, subtly balanced by chocolate and caramel flavors for a bright, uplifting experience.
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Four generations of the Lavazza family have spent more than 120 years finding the best blends of coffee beans from around the world to provide you with an authentic Italian experience. It allows the use of the Keurig K-cup coffee maker to create a variety of delightful, sippable coffees. Enjoy the true taste of the unique Lavazza Italy.
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illy's a unique blend of premium Arabica coffee, smooth, rich, and full-bodied, is made from a clever blend of 100% sustainably grown Arabica beans, carefully selected from different growing regions around the world. The result is an authentic Italian coffee that is perfectly consistent, smooth, balanced, and never bitter. A lot goes into making illy coffee - so illy is committed to giving back to everyone; creating a cycle of quality and awareness for all. Twenty-five years ago, illy pioneered the direct trade model by cultivating personal, lasting relationships with growers to produce the best beans. illy provides hands-on mentoring to growers around the world - helping them develop skills, and techniques and stay up-to-date on sustainable innovations at no cost.
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These are a few of Amazon's best-selling coffees, nowadays whether in busy work or in a casual afternoon, coffee has become an indispensable part of people's lives, then the fast and convenient k cup of coffee is a momentum, irresistible occupy a wall of coffee.
It is not difficult to find that people drinking coffee has begun to change from considering practical functions to focusing on life attitudes, and practical functions such as invigorating have gradually been divorced from the word coffee. People are refining the steps of coffee brewing like wine tasting, experiencing the subtle differences brought about by various operations. Coffee has permeated people's lives. It represents a variety of attitudes to life in a way that each person prefers.
In the future, coffee will permeate our lives in many ways.
After our analysis of the best-selling coffees on the market and our communication with hundreds of coffee company customers in the United States, we have roughly summarized the following points that we hope will help you.
The flavor of coffee is the first important factor that allows customers to buy back, the origin of different, different depths of roasting brings the difference in the taste of coffee, can determine whether your coffee products can sell for a long time
Is your coffee catching the attention of new consumers? Can your brand power and good image be felt before consumers even taste it? Is it able to guarantee the freshness of the coffee? Good packaging can make you stand out
The price of the k cup coffee is very important in the market. Price is one of the major factors that influence consumers' decisions when making a purchase. Price can also be used as a tool to differentiate similar products in the market and to help companies increase their profits.
Advertising is a key aspect of making your k cup coffee a bestseller. If your coffee is advertised effectively, it can create awareness among customers and increase demand.
Word of mouth plays an important role in making a product a best seller. If customers have a positive experience with a product, they are likely to recommend it to others. This can help increase sales and make a product a best seller.
Availability of a product is also an important factor in making a product a best seller. If a product is easily available, it is more likely to be bought by customers.
1. Start with high-quality coffee beans. The quality of the coffee beans plays a big role in the taste of your K-Cup coffee. Make sure you use the best quality beans you can find.
2. Choose the right roast. Light, medium, and dark roasts will all provide different flavors and intensities. Choose the one that suits your taste and preferences.
3. Grind the coffee beans to the right size. For K-Cup coffee, you want to grind the beans to a medium-coarse grind size. This will give you the best flavor extraction.
4. Measure the grounds. For K-Cup coffee, you’ll want to measure the grounds to 7g-12g of coffee per cup. This will give you the perfect cup of coffee every time.
5. Brew. Place your cup in the K-Cup machine and press the start button. The machine will do the rest.
6. Enjoy! You now have the perfect cup of K-Cup coffee. Enjoy!
I would recommend the Automatic Rotary RN1S K cup Filling and Sealing Machine from AFPAK. This machine is designed for high-speed packaging of K-Cups and is capable of filling and sealing up to 70 cups per minute. It offers a variety of features, including an adjustable filling nozzle and an easy-to-use touchscreen interface. The machine also features an integrated safety system and can be easily integrated into your existing packaging line.
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Congratulations to the customer of AFPAK whose factory is based in Thailand! The latest version of the RN1S dolce gusto filling sealing machine was successfully installed and started to fill and seal dolce gusto capsules in this customer’s factory.
This highly efficient filling and sealing machine could possibly reach a daily output of up to 70,000 dolce gusto cups if it runs 24 hours.
And for the first day of its installation, it filled and sealed over 5000 cups in less than 2 hours of operation.
This is the fourth machine that the customer has purchased from AfPak.
Those previous filling and sealing machines manufactured by AfPak have met the needs of this customer and have been liked by the customer.
It is one of the most popular dolce gusto filling sealing machines in the market.
AfPak firmly believes that this machine will help the customer to further boost the factory’s productivity, meet the continuously growing demand of dolce gusto consumption in the market, attract more customers, and thus gain much more sales.
RN1S dolce gusto filling sealing machine is a continuously upgraded product according to the feedback from the market. It is the low-cost filling and sealing machine launched, aiming at helping startups and small businesses to lower their workshop cost and increase their productivity so as to reach their sales target. It is born to help small businesses grow to be big, to be large businesses.
As in the below photo, this bulk dolce gusto capsules feed system is used to sort out empty capsules individually. Those empty dolce gusto capsules tend to pile up together or are upside down. So this feeding will separate them and correct their position. Then it delivers them one by one to the machine for the next step of production.
The powder or granules go through the silo to the empty capsules.
The film is cut and sealed here.
So the general process is that firstly the capsule feeding system delivers the empty capsule to the round mold position for filling and sealing. There will be a sensor to detect. If no capsule on the position, the filling and sealing would not happen. If the capsule is in the position, the filling system would start to fill, and after the film would be cut and sealed tightly to the capsules. Lastly, the capsules would be output.
|Model||AF-RN1S Dolce Gusto filling sealing machine|
|Source of power||1phs*220V/50HZ-60HZ|
|Air source||0.6Mpa- 0.8Mpa|
|Humidity||Not larger than 85%|
|Machine rack size||1200mm*1200mm*1750 mm|
Based on the specifications chart, it is revealed that the output speed is around 2400-3000 dolce gusto cups to be filled and sealed each hour. Withing 2 hour, RN1S dolce gusto filling sealing machine possibly fill and seal about 5000-6000 dolce gusto cups. And there could be 2 times, 3 times, 4 times and more times efficiency increased if customer has 2, 3, 4 or more of this machine in the factory to form production lines. Besides, it is possibly to run this machine 24 hours a day, further increasing the productivity.
RN1S dolce gusto filling sealing machine is produced to fill the dolce gusto capsules with various types of powders or granules such as coffee, tea, milk, cocoa, soluble powders. The machine is composed of stainless steel which is food graded, and firm iron parts ,and adopts the world well-know high quality electrical parts, so to ensure a smooth and stable production. Combined with experienced engineers’ work, the high accuracy of filling and sealing is further ensured.There are also a lot of intelligent sensors to better ensure a highly efficient operation.
With AFpak’s special design which is with the round outlook with a inner round plate mold of positions, the space taken by RN1S dolce gusto filling sealing machine is smaller compared to other straight-line type filling and sealing machines. The rack size of RN1S dolce gusto filling sealing machine is 1200mm in length, 1200mm in width and 1750mm in height. Firstly, the small size of this machine take less space of the container, with the shipping charge taken into consideration. One container could contain a few RN1S dolce gusto filling sealing machines, which will cut the cost of shipping smaller. Besides, there will be no issue with the transportation on the road or highways as the machine is small. Furthermore, the machine can fit into a garage of one’s house. The source of power is 1phs*220V/50HZ-60HZ which is quite common. Customers could have more machines in their workshop to form production lines and with the machine’s small dimension. Last but not least, the machine can be easily moved to save a lot of workshop’s space.
AFpak will provide full guidance on running the RN1S dolce gusto filling sealing machine once customer orders the machine. Installation and training will be provided also. However, AFpak has designed and upgraded the machine to enable anyone working in the workshop to manage to operate the machine in a quicker way. The buttons are simple to use and the control panel are easy to control. To run this machine, one does not need to have many years of experience in machine operation and still he could easily learn and manage it.
AFpak’s RN1S dolce gusto filling sealing machine is one the most popular dolce gusto filling sealing machine in the market thanks to its low cost, simple operation, low-cost transportation, high efficiency, small size, strong stability, small space taken and etc. It has met the demands of customers and helped a lot of startups and small business to increase productivity and sales greatly. Most customers have become the regular customers and they keep coming back to buy more AFpak filling and sealing machines, not only the RN1S ones but also larger filling and sealing machines with 2, 3, 4 or more lanes to process production as their business is growing.
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Throughout the years since 2016 RN1S coffee capsule filling sealing machine was designed and manufactured, RN1S coffee capsule filling sealing machine has been the most popular seller because of its special design with a great outlook, highly-enhanced efficiency, user-friendly operating system, space-saving feature, lightweight, the convenience of delivery, simple installation with full guidance, high degree of accuracy, labor cost saved and so much more advantages.
With its commonality, RN1S could process the filling and sealing for Nespresso, K-cup, Dolce Gusto, Lavazza Blue, Nespresso Vertuo, and other customized capsules. Combined with its low-cost feature, RN1S has been continuously preferred by start-ups to medium size businesses, creating value and helping them to penetrate the market, gain new clients and reach a higher level of revenue.
Compressed air and nitrogen controller
Stock bin (hopper)
Film storage for film roll
Precision weighing instrument (base + support column + scale)
Cup conveyor belt
Vacuum feeding system
Control cabinet including PLC, solenoid valve and other electrical components and main motor
All the filling and sealing work is processed on the round plate in the middle of the machine, which could move clockwise or anticlockwise.
The cups are packed into the vertical capsule storage tube made of stainless steel. The diameter of the vertical coffee capsules storage tube is can be adjusted according to the cups, such as Nespresso cups, K-cups, Dolce Gusto cups, Lavazza Blue cups, Nespresso Vertuo cups, and other customized cups based on the customer's requirements. The tube could contain over 300 Nespresso cups and 100 K-cups, so to save the loading work for employees.
There are 2 air cylinders controlling the cup loading precisely. It could load 50-70 cups of different types onto the round plate each minute. The diameter of the position on the round plate is designed to match the size of the cup. So the cups could be loaded smoothly and precisely.
The second step is for the RN1S filling and sealing machine to detect if there is cups or capsules placed onto the round plate. If there is no cup or capsule detected in one of the positions of the round table, the detector would send this information to the machine and the filling and sealing process would not be carried out in that position.
The RN1S coffee capsule filling and sealing machine is equipped with a servo motor drive auger filling system with a feeding screw. The function of the feeding screw is to obtain the coffee powder from the silo and transfer the powder to the feeding nozzle at the bottom of the screw through the rotation of the thread.
The cylinder presses the powder suction barrel down to the laminating die. At this time, the powder head fits the mouth of the cup, and the powder in the cup is pressed tightly. The vacuum generator uses compressed air as the medium to create vacuum pressure, and vacuums the powder barrel to suck the powder away from the cup rim. This process ensures a clean filling and it ready for sealing.
Film suction refers to the sucking the film to the cups while film cutting means to cut the film to fit the rim of the cups. Different types of film such as aluminium and plastic films could be used in the filling and sealing machine.
The RN1S filling and sealing machine is also equipped with a film detection device which is used to confirm if the film is placed precisely to the cups.
On the RN1S filling and sealing machine, the cylinder drives the hot sealing head down to press the cup for a short period of time. At this time, under the high temperature of the hot sealing head, the hot sealing coating on the front of the diaphragm melts and sticks to the mouth of the cup to complete the sealing.
The RN1S filling and sealing machine could be equipped with a output conveyor or a scale. The cylinder drives the suction plate to suck the cups and delivery it to the scale for weighing or delivery to the output conveyor for further packing.
Impurity detection of RN1S coffee capsule filling and sealing machine is to ensure that there are no cups in the round plate before entering the next station.
50-70 cups can be filled and sealed per minute with ±0.2g filling accuracy。
Controller and operating are simplified so it only takes one operator to run the machine.
The round design of the RN1S capsule filling and sealing machine makes it possible to occupy a smaller floor area of 2 square meters, So it could fit into a normal warehouse within a house. For startups, it could save a lot of their space, and they can have a few of these models to form a production line to increase productivity.
The machine is light-weighted with the weight about 750kgs. The customer could easily transport by trucks. With wheels, the filling and sealing machine can easily be placed to any area of the customer workshop or factory.
With the clear structure of the filling and sealing machine, it would not take too much effort to install the machine and full guidance would be provided. A hotline will be available to support customers.
RN1S filling and sealing machines have been upgraded continuously to meet the increased demand from customers worldwide. It has helped a lot of small businesses to grow and gain their sales to reach a higher level of their business. Simplicity and efficiency are what Afpak looks for, RN1S filling and sealing machine aims to help clients to improve productivity at a lower cost.
We’ll mainly distinguish different types of Nespresso capsules by their material here.
As we all know, Nespresso capsules can be made from many different materials, which directly affect the taste of coffee and also our environment.
At the same time, these different materials also make a difference to the structure of the coffee capsule packaging machine.
Widely used materials are divided into three categories: aluminum, plastics, and compostable(plant-based) materials.
The aluminum capsules generally refer to the Nespresso pods of Nestlé, while other brands and coffee roasters have been slowly adopting this form.
However, the plastic capsules can be Nespresso, Keurig, or other forms.
That being said, generally, Keurig capsules were made up of three main elements -- the plastic cup itself, the paper filter, and aluminum foil.
Also, the compostable capsules can be Nespresso, Keurig, or other forms.
Then how does the material or structure of the capsules affect the taste of coffee or our coffee drinking experience?
And what exactly are the differences between these materials?
The aluminum capsules were fully airtight, and light-tight that they were used to protect the quality and freshness of our coffees from the exposure to oxygen, moisture, and light.
It is capable to protect the unique aromas and flavors of our coffee, making our coffee has a stronger taste.
It is also robust, yet lightweight.
All these functional advantages which surpassed others made it remains our material of choice for packing coffee.
Besides, it is 100% plastic-free and totally recyclable.
When it comes to the effects to the coffee capsule packing machine, because of the good thermal conductivity of aluminum film and cup, this kind of capsule requires a higher quality heat sealing system.
Today, most coffee capsules are made of food-grade plastic, with a plastic or aluminum foil lid.
Similar to aluminum capsules, most plastic capsules are airtight, lighttight, sealed in an low oxygen environment, keep the coffee inside for long time freshness.
They are also recyclable, after rinse the brewed coffee grounds and separate the foil lids from the capsules.
But normally coffee brewed in plastic capsules has complex flavors and different textures, mostly depending on how the coffee is roasted.
There are actually many different materials of plastic capsule on the market, each with different characteristics.
PP is a highly transparent and crystal clear material which enhance the image of any product inside.
Coffee in the PP capsule will be highly protected against moisture and steam to maintain freshness and taste.
Generally PP plastics is similar to PE, but more stronger, and more expensive.
·Greater resistance to chemicals, heat
·Strong and hard to break
·Rough surfaces may cause scratches
·Outstanding vapor and moisture isolation
·Poor oxygen isolation
(PP Nespresso capsule)
PE plastic is soft, durable and tear-resistant which perfectly suit for packing heavy items.
Therefore many industrial companies often utilize PE storage bags to package large, heavy industrial machined parts.
·Inert, lighttight, and produces low static charge
·Significantly less attraction of dirt, dust or other foreign matters
·Soft and elastic
·Great resistance to low temperatures and abrasion
·Poor oxygen isolation
·Generally speaking, the price is lower than PP
PET (Polyethylene terephthalate)
PET plastic is normally light weight, high transparent, good impact resistance and breakage resistance.
PET bottles became the main packaging material for beverage products today.
Especially those beverages which require high temperature sterilization filling, such as flavored water, juice, sports drinks, etc., are also packaged in PET bottles.
With its heat-resistant and pressure-resistant features, it has replaced various PVC bottles, bags, aluminum capsules, iron cans, glass bottles, etc., and has become the packaging material with the most growth potential.
·High oxygen and moisture isolation
·Strong and lightweight, higher strength and stiffness than PBT
·Lower moldability than PBT
·High heat resistance and pressure resistance
·Wide range of use temperature, from -60 to 130°C
PBT (Polybutylene terephthalate)
The majority of plastic coffee capsules today are made from PBT, with aluminum foil lids both on the top and bottom.
It’s very similar to PET capsules in many ways, with only a few difference.
·High oxygen and moisture isolation
·Strong and lightweight, slightly lower strength and stiffness than PET
·More elastic and tough (higher impact strength) than PET
·High heat resistance and pressure resistance
·Slightly lower melting point than PET
·Robust chemical resistance like PET
·Relatively hard to seal like PET
(PBT Nespresso capsule)
PLA (Polylactic acid)
Different from all the above materials, PLA capsules are an eco-friendly plastic in packaging, made from compostable materials such as cornstarch or sugarcane.
There are data shows that the carbon emissions of PLA production is 68% smaller , and the energy usage is 65% less than that of conventional plastics production process.
The PLA skirt and the recycled aluminium or bioplastic film on top make these capsules an ecological choice.
·Poor oxygen and moisture isolation
·Relatively low strength
·Low heat resistance, toughness
·Available in a wide range of composite materials and colors to provide different performance and appearance
The PP sheet with added EVOH barrier material is widely used in the food packaging industry, it can effectively block the penetration of water, oil and oxygen, and prolong the shelf life of food.
PP is considered to have outstanding vapor and moisture barrier properties but poor oxygen barrier properties.
However, EVOH is considered to have superior gas barrier properties on condition that not exposed to moisture. And it is more expensive.
This materials combination was not only used in coffee capsule packing, but also foods packing in supermarkets and other places.
(PP+EVOH+PP capsule layout)
Compostable capsules are made from a variety of renewable raw materials, should biodegrade within several months in commercial composting, and can be added to local food waste collections.
Despite its eco-friendliness, there are still various challenges remain for biodegradable materials towards practical packaging applications.
Particularly with the poor oxygen/moisture barrier issues.
Therefore the compostable capsules are usually packaged in nitrogen-filled airtight bags in order to maintain coffee freshness.
Basically compostable capsules are made from the following raw materials.
·PHA (bacteria-based bioplastic)
By the way, PLA plastic capsule is also compostable.
(Wood bark based capsule)
(Sugarcane based capsule)
Nowadays people care about environment and used coffee capsules recycling.
Thankfully, most of them are traditionally recyclable, which means they can be recycled like other plastics and metals.
Most coffee capsules contain four materials: plastic, aluminum, compostable material, and brewed coffee grounds.
All four of these materials can generally be separated, sorted and responsibly recycled.
The beauty of this material is that it is 100% infinitely recyclable.
It does not lose its technical properties even recycled for many times.
It can be used repeatedly, which is why over 75% of aluminium production is still in use today.
You'll need to pierce the foil lid, dump out the used coffee granules (either in your food bin, compost, or other reuse methods), and do a quick rinse before adding it to your recycling bin.
Or you can just ship them back to a Nespresso recycling facility using a given recycling bag with a prepaid UPS shipping label.
Or simply drop the bagged capsules off at your local Nespresso boutique or participating store.
What happens to recycled aluminum?
The aluminium recovered from our capsules is reused to make a wide range of products, from beverage cans to car parts, bicycles and other everyday useful items, and even new Nespresso capsules.
Producing aluminum from already used aluminum can save 95% of energy.
The empty plastic recycling bags are recovered and converted into usable energy.
The plastic capsules are made of PP, PBT, PET, etc. that they are 100% recyclable.
However still in some place they may only be recycled in specific situations such as if they can easily be separated from other recycled materials.
How exactly to recycle?
In this case, you don't have to separate the plastic from the filter, foil lid, and coffee grounds, but just throw the used pods in the box.
Or you can check whether there are Terracycle dropboxes at Subaru dealerships that take coffee pods which always don’t matter brands.
The most conventional approach is that you probably need to first check with your community about local recycle program.
If they do take plastic pods in the recycling, then you can procedure these steps.
·Peel off the aluminum cover
·Separate the inner paper filter from the outer plastic cup
·Keep cups and other recyclable plastics together or just put cups in your regular bin if sorting isn't required in your area
·Put aluminum cover to other recycling bin or collect them together for next time
·Compost filters and coffee grounds
It’s an ideal option in dealing with recycling.
You can throw it in your home compost or green waste bin.
Or you can take it to your local community compost yard.
If it ends up in a landfill, it will still break down over time, just not as quickly as it does in compost.
We divided the coffee capsules into three categories by material in this article, and talked about how is the way to recycle them individually.
There may be some difficulty in recycling coffee capsules in your local, but do be patient and do it.
I also hope this article can be a reference to your selection of coffee capsules when you are preparing for mass production.
It is no doubt that no matter what kind of machine you own, you need to make sure it is well taken care of, especially for large machines like coffee capsule packing machines.
Maintenance can be treated as one kind of risk management that plays an important role in maintaining optimum productivity.
It is so important that some companies have made very detailed and informative maintenance plans for their equipment.
We’ll start with some easy and basic points, and then cover it later in this article about how to make detailed maintenance plans.
As the first thing you need to consider for machine maintenance, which is also clearly described in the machine manual, it’s very important that those moving parts of the coffee capsule packing machine must be kept regularly lubricated with a drop of lubricant.
And if it’s ignored, the defects caused by friction are usually not covered under warranty.
If the machine is covered with dust, dirt or some coffee powder, it is unpleasant to use, it may also lead to some potential problems during the running.
Simply do some cleaning at the end of the work will make a lasting impact on preventing big problems later on.
Empty the dust box at the “suction powder” station in time, and clean the heat sealing head everyday.
Regular cleaning can prevent the prolonged downtime associated with less frequent maintenance.
It’s also important that the machine is kept dry.
Remember to dry the machine after the cleaning, and place it in a dry place.
The coffee capsule packing machine has components designed to cut, such as the cutter of the “vertical capsule loading” system or “film cut & heat sealing” system.
Keeping the sharpness of them is critical.
Especially the cutter in the “film cut & heat sealing” system, probably stuck to some roll film debris after a period of running, causing the blade to become blunter.
If this is ignored, may lead to cutting film not good or even failure.
It’ll be very effective if you can do the sharpening weekly.
As we all know that wearing parts exists in almost all the machines.
Regular replacement of wearing parts is required to avoid slowing down or complete failure of coffee capsule packing machine.
If this is ignored, when the damaged elements failed the machine’s running and even inhibit the production line, It will be very bad.
Besides the damaged parts could only be detected or replaced by highly qualified and trained person or certified service technicians.
Therefore, at first you take a inventory of high wearing parts and moderate wearing parts, then make clear of the process and schedule for replacing.
You should be in good communication with your supplier about these parts.
Regular inspections play an important role in machine maintenance for ensuring your machine’ long life span.
You can make a schedule for these inspections described below:
·Check whether the chain is loose
·Check whether some other parts is loose
·Check for abnormal sound
·Check if the motors are overheating
·Check the sealing quality by random sampling
·Check the weight of the whole capsule by random sampling
Perform these routine inspections to ensure that the machine is in a well condition.
All right, let’s dig it deeper.
We’ll go through a group of theoretical knowledge about machine maintenance first, then use this knowledge to improve our maintenance skills and learn how to make a detailed coffee capsule packing machine maintenance schedule.
At first, there are basically four types of maintenance strategies.
Preventive maintenance(PM) is based on the philosophy that "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".
PM is performed at predetermined intervals or according to prescribed standards, designed to reduce the risk of failure or performance deterioration of equipment.
It helps you find and fix small issues early by scheduling inspections and tasks before they become big problems.
It helps reduce the possibility of unexpected failure or equipment breakdowns.
PM can be as simple as doing a weekly check, a cleaning, a drying, a lubrication, or replacing an element once it has done some number of run-hours just like the tips mentioned above.
Corrective maintenance(CM) is based on a firm philosophy that, in the event of a failure, downtime and repairs cost less than the investment required for a maintenance program.
Therefore repairs are carried out after an abnormal condition appears, with the purpose of getting back to the normal conditions.
This strategy seems to be cost-effective before a disastrous failure occurs.
But risks and benefits coexist.
Risk-based maintenance(RBM) is based on risk and cost analysis, aims to determine the preventive maintenance strategy by seeking the more reasonable cost of all the risks.
Risk analysis is like this.
·Which part could go wrong?
·The possibility of this problem occurs?
·What influence will this problem cause?
Cost analysis is like this.
·Direct cost. Such as routine preventive maintenance cost.
·Indirect cost. Such as organizational, management cost.
·Consequence of failure cost. Such as safety cost, delay of production cost.
Condition-based maintenance(CBM) is based on the device performance monitoring, and the corrective actions will be taken accordingly.
By detecting important operating equipment parameters, to achieve continuously monitoring of the equipment conditions is every important in CBM.
Maintenance occurs when certain signal shows that equipment is worsening and the probability of failure is increasing.
So in the long run, this strategy can reduce machine failure associated maintenance costs, meanwhile minimize the occurrence of critical failures and optimizing the management of available economic resources.
In a word, its advantage is that it avoids as much trouble as possible before it turns to machine failure.
When you perform maintenance in this strategy, you know what the maintenance team will do in a certain day, you have plenty of time to prepare for it.
Because you have already arranged the work in advance, you can easily send the right guy there at the right time, instead of having to call special technicians to deal with it.
Because you can schedule maintenance to avoid peak production periods, you won’t get confused in such critical times.
On the other hand, its disadvantage is the possibility of straying into the over-maintenance misconception that you're doing more than you need to.
Can good things be eaten too much? In terms of maintenance, it’s possible.
The two big problems are additional waste and increased risk like these below.
If you replace the fan belt on the engine too soon, you're probably throwing away perfect stock.
And every time you open the control cabinet and have a technician take parts out and put them back after check, there is a risk of accidental damage.
A technician might strip a bolt or drop a metal tool in the distribution box.
Even something like checking the circuit can introduce foreign matter into the machine.
In a word, its simple and save time.
CM only plans maintenance for equipment when it breaks down.
There is almost nothing particular to do until a problem occurs.
It usually reduces short-term costs because a lot of the planning and preventive maintenance work were eliminated.
If the equipment had almost no problems, the maintenance cost was about zero.
It’s the best choice when the equipment is not very expensive or important, or when the time and money required to perform PM is much greater than that required to perform CM.
Despite its advantages, CM also has some disadvantages.
Since little preparation is done before the failure occurs, and there is no advance prediction of what the upcoming problem will be, there is a possibility that something unexpected will happen which increased risks.
Unexpected failure may cause disastrous damage to the whole system.
And generally speaking, it may be too late when finally the equipment failure occurred.
In a word, RBM can reduce risks to acceptable levels.
Since almost all the risks have been analyzed in advance, so the equipment owner can take precautions for risks they think they need to avoid based on their own conditions.
For higher level risks, the frequency of PM or CM may be increased, while for those with lower levels of risk, less or no maintenance will be done.
It’ll eliminates work which seems to be low-value, and provides guidance for limited budgets at the same time.
On the other hand, its disadvantages are obvious.
One is that risk identification and analysis processes is the basis so failure in this link will be enlarged.
There may be unrecognized risks involved and risks that are assessed to be too low which will lead to unexpected results.
Therefore the risk identification and analysis processes is emphasized and may take too much time or spend too much budget.
And its difficult to identify and select the right man for risk assessment.
Besides, risk assessment can be based on too subjective standards due to the lack of reliable objective standards and in that case it is quite common to trust an expert’ judgments.
In a word, you can keep the device running and let the sensor work for you when performing CBM.
CBM takes place while the equipment is running, instead of shutting down the device to check, which saving you overall downtime.
You can just perform tasks when you realized you need them, instead of having to schedule as many inspections in advance, which save on overall maintenance costs.
Being able to "see" the condition of equipment without having to turn it off and disassemble parts to check saves you more than just time and effort.
You'll only need to send a technician up to check if you already know there's a problem which indicated by a sensor.
It may also protects you from the risk of equipment damage and injury to technicians.
About disadvantages, the first thing is cost.
This includes both the equipment required and the additional training you will need, which will make you know how to set up and calibrate the sensors.
Besides, this strategy’s basis is that you need to choose the right sensors for the equipment at first.
Even with the "right" sensors, you could still be in trouble if the environment is harsh enough to eventually destroy them, or the sensors themselves may also run into a failure.
Maintenance Types Summary
Choosing the right maintenance strategy starts with understanding your options, their long points and weak points.
Run-to-fail tends to have a bad reputation, but it's the best option for some equipment.
Actually you can use it when something is difficult or impossible to maintain, but cheap to stock, easy to replace elements.
PM helps you find out potential problems early by scheduling inspections or eliminate some risks before they come out through the daily care.
RBM helps to reduce risks to acceptable levels and cares about risk analysis in advance.
CBM relies on sensors and special software to collect data of the equipment, which will be continuously monitored till the readings exceed preset parameters.
So in the end, there is no one-size-fits-all perfect strategy.
There are someone choose run-to-fail, and also someone choose PM.
Rather than considering various strategies in isolation, look at the differences between them to better understand them.
Actually, instead of having to choose the one that suits you best, you should choose the right mix of maintenance strategies for your coffee capsule packing machine.
Let’s refocus our attention to coffee capsule packing machine maintenance.
In my opinion, you can try to flexibly use the combination of PM, CM, CBM in performing maintenance of this machine.
You can schedule your own coffee capsule packing machine maintenance work like this below.
When the machine was just arrived and started to work, its a new machine, the operation is not familiar to you, it has much uncertainty, in this initial period, all three of them need to be performed in a higher frequency.
Timely cleanup of dust, lubrication, such PM work is essential.
In addition, you need to strengthen the monitoring of the operating results, like filling weight, sealing quality, to achieve the early detection of problems or problem trends, these CBM work is also essential.
This period can be up to one or two months after the machine first started running.
After a period of use, machine performance tends to stabilize, you can appropriately reduce the frequency of some CBM, maintenance strategy can be based on PM plus CM.
PM is still the basis of normal production every day, and you can try run-to-fail strategy in this period.
After the machine has been running for more than five or six years, all the parts have aged more or less and they are not longer performing very well, you need to strengthen PM and CBM, just like the machine was at the beginning.
Some parts may have to be replaced in time to greatly reduce the probability of errors.
In addition, the results of the machine operation can no longer be fully trusted, and more detection is needed to find out errors early.
You can basically schedule your coffee capsule packing machine maintenance work like the following.
·Initial stage(1 or 2 months since your machine started work)
- Perform PM, CBM at a higher frequency
·Stable running stage(5 or 6 years)
- Perform PM in a normal frequency, plus CM
- Perform PM, CBM at a higher frequency
As for the PM schedule, get suggestions from your supplier.
And, keep in mind five tips of PM work.
·Keep the machine clean and dry
·Keep some parts sharp
·Change parts regularly
·Inspect machine regularly
Even with the most advanced capsule packaging technology, dust and various particles in the air are unavoidable
In particular, coffee powder, using different roasting processes and degrees, resulting in a great difference in the granularity and moistness of the coffee powder, in the process of packaging coffee capsules, the use of improper dust control means may be counterproductive.
Smile dust leakage is most likely to occur when the dry coffee product passes through the different stations of the coffee capsule packaging machine. During the coffee capsule production process, there is a risk of increased coffee particles in the air whenever the coffee powder continuously moves through the machine, or when the machine is turned on and paused.
Here are eight features of modern powder packaging machines that can help reduce or eliminate the negative effects of dust in your automated packaging line:
If coffee capsules are produced in an open environment, dust in the absence of any group will fill the entire space, so a closed mechanical structure is crucial, and the closure of the different components cannot be ignored, they can be a barrier to block the dust, but also the function of cleaning the dust, protecting the filled coffee from contamination also the coffee powder will not evaporate in the air.
Air quality and humidity also have an impact on the filling of coffee capsules. Our design needs to maintain the original dryness and humidity of the coffee so that moisture and dust in the air do not come into contact with the coffee material for long periods of time, which has an impact on the filling and taste.
We use a dustproof housing using a combination of plexiglass and stainless steel, which can effectively protect the electrified components and equipment from collisions and dust so that the machine can run for a long time, any function is basically unaffected by the environment, climate, air, some of the extreme cases, because of the difference in air pressure only need to adjust the machine parameters. Basically, coffee capsule packaging can be done anywhere in the world.
During the production of coffee capsules, it is not only necessary to consider dust entering the machine, but the cleaning of the capsule edges is equally important. When sealing the sealing film, if there is coffee powder or dust adhering to the edges, it is very likely that the sealant of the sealing film will be misaligned, resulting in scrapped or leaking capsules. To solve this problem, we add vacuuming equipment during the packaging process to remove the coffee powder attached to the edge of the capsule and reduce the effect of particulate matter on the capsule seal.
There are a large number of metal parts inside the machine, their contact with the capsules and sealing film will generate a lot of static electricity, which will lead to the adhesion of dust and coffee powder, which will have an impact on the electrification components and equipment or the quality of coffee capsules, in order to avoid this situation to ensure efficient and stable production, we have added a static bar to the design of the machine, through nitrogen flushing, constantly scattering the static factor inside the machine.
Inside our standard coffee capsule packaging machine, it is equipped with an air gun. It is very helpful for cleaning the dust and losing coffee powder from the hopper and inside the machine.
Most of the coffee capsule filling machines that customers can buy are pneumatic chains, which will constantly produce friction and leak gas, generating static electricity and dust. The long time friction with dust will reduce the life of the corresponding parts and will also affect the accuracy of the machine's operation. And the noise generated by pneumatic is also a problem that needs to be solved.
We use a motor-driven chain in order to solve all problems from the customer's point of view. The function of the motor is the same as that of the air motor, and the cost is higher, but the use of electric power reduces the generation of shadow. Moreover, the motor is smoother and reduces the friction between the chains, which prolongs the life of the machine and its parts and meets the demand for high-standard machines.
The seal needs to make the seal adhesive and capsule on the membranes of the edge contact, fully met the requirement of the temperature, the dust gets in the way of contact and transmission of the temperature, the seal before the dust cleaning is carried out by vacuum dust bag, effectively maintain a clean and tidy the edge of the capsule, in order to ensure the reliability of the seal, we joined the second seal, minimize the influence of the dust.
The addition of dust control measures to the coffee capsule packaging machine will help prevent the impact of powder on the production operation, but also requires the operator to follow the appropriate machine preventive maintenance plan, keeping the machine in the best condition can make the production work easier.
Many preventive maintenance tasks include cleaning and checking parts for residue or dust. Using the convenience of air guns, it is best to clean once a day, and it is also necessary to clean up after the replacement of hopper materials.
A brief introduction to the Rotary K cup Filling Machine from AFPAK to make you know every detail of the machine
A Rotary k cup machine is a highly efficient machine for filling and sealing k cups. It is developed by engineers with over 10 years of experience in the coffee capsule and k cup business and it is manufactured to support small to medium-size businesses, featured with relatively low cost, high efficiency, and maneuverable operation, thus improving the production capacity to meet the increased demand from customer.
Compared to a linear type filling machine on which the K cups or capsules needed to be filled and sealed tends to move linearly, a rotary k cup filling machine has a round turntable moving circularly with k cups or any other kind of coffee capsules.
This simple difference brings a lot of benefits to better serve the small and medium-sized businesses, as the rotary k cup machine itself takes up less space for the installation.
That means within the same workshop of small and medium-sized businesses, more rotary k cup machines can be fitted.
Efficiency and production capacity are advanced and boosted greatly.
The turntable or, to be more precise the rotary table, is moving more stably to make sure the smooth process of filling and sealing, so to stop the coffee powder from spreading out of the k cups.
This feature also ensures the k cups are sealed with the lids on in a better way as the lids would be placed more tightly so to keep the coffee granules fresh and improve the shelf life of k cups.
The rotary k cup machine has the capacity to process from 40 and up to 100 k cups every minute.
K cups made of various types of raw materials could be sealed and filled by the rotary k cup machine, as long as they fit into the rotary table.
Besides different types of granules, liquid, drinks, beverages, yogurt, and powders such as tea granules, coffee powders or other types of liquid could be filled into the k cups by this rotary k cup machine.
After years of rich experience with the AFPAK team, who has gained a deep understanding of the coffee capsules and k cups market through years of market research and key information shared by regular customers, AFPAK came up with the idea of providing rotary k cup filling machine.
Through multi-time of tests and strict quality control by the team, and by using the carefully selected raw material, the team managed to launch this rotary k cup machine.
And soon it became one of the most well-known coffee granule filling and sealing machines worldwide.
Stainless steel and aluminum alloy are applied to form the frame so as to reduce the weight of the machine meanwhile make it easier for cleaning.
The rotary k cup filling machine is equipped with a capsule dropper, cup or capsule sensor, lid sensor, nitrogen filling system, edge cleaning system, and more, with basic functions of cup dropping, filling cups, and sealing cups with lids.
Apart from those, by adapting the latest technology, it is possible to set how many cups are going to be filled and sealed by the machine within a certain time period which could be set as well by programming.
The rotary k cup machines were launched as a supplement to the linear k cup machine which has the advantages of small size and simple operation.
However, rotary k cup filling machines are relatively more efficient.
For small and medium-sized businesses in the coffee granule filling and sealing business, it is strongly suggested to have the rotary k cup machines installed in their plants or workshops, not only because of the portability of the machine but also because of its relatively low cost and handiness.
A greater amount of k cups could be filled and sealed by the rotary k cup filling machine than by the hand-manipulated machine, indicating a better efficiency. It has a nice layout and design, small in size but relatively large in its capacity.
The launch of this rotary k cup machine aims to make production easier, free worker’s hands, improve productivity, gain higher accuracy in filling and sealing,render a easy job of cleaning, and enable the production versatile in terms of various type of k cup related products.
3.1 Servo motors are applied to enhance the accuracy of the filling and sealing process by the rotary k cup filling machine center.
The filling is carried out vertically driven by the servo motor.
Besides, automation of providing the granules greatly improves the precision of filling.
Furthermore, the efficiency of the sealing process is increased as the motor drive system ensures faster and steady sealing.
0-40 Celsius temperature can be set based on the requirement and under real conditions.
Lastly, thermal insulation products from Japan are applied to the rotary k cup filling machine to protect its parts as the processing produces a lot of heat, bringing negative effects on the processing and also causing certain issues such as damaging the parts of the machine.
3.2 The rotary k cup machine is equipped with a nitrogen flushing system to ensure a better shelf life of the products.
The freshness of the granules or liquid inside the k cups is kept longer when filled with nitrogen to make sure a great taste and high quality.
3.3 Moreover, smart sensors are adapted by rotary k cup filling machines to make the machine more intelligent, easier, and safer for operation.
If the sensor realizes that there are no lids on the rotary table, the filling and sealing process will be automatically stopped to prevent the machine from getting coffee granules scattered everywhere, which enables a simpler approach to cleaning.
3.4 Additionally, the rotary k cup machine could calculate the quantity of the k cups filled and sealed which is time-saving for the workers.
And surely, one could set English as the system language.
The machine can run for 24 hours for any business to produce a greater amount of products.
When the issue occurs, it will notify so the engineer knows where needs to be maintained.
AFPAK has a wide range of k cup filling sealing packaging and cartoning machines lines, of which the disc type machines are our best sellers.
After collecting years of customers trial feedback combined with the continuous upgrading of technology, we now have machines that are easy to use, superior in performance, and reliable in quality.
And now we recommend:
This RN1S rotary k cup filling machine we can sell up to 20 units a month all over the world.
With its elegant design, complete functionality, and excellent performance, it will be your best production helper if you are a startup or a medium-sized company.
RN120 rotary K cup filling machine is an equipment that is more efficient and doubles production output.
It has the same performance and features as the RN1S but can produce up to 120 cups per minute.
Ideal for medium to large companies that need more precision and better performance in their coffee business
All in all, the purpose of launching the rotary k cup filling machine is for small to medium size business to grow their business and gain more customers and sales in a more efficient way.
The functions of the rotary k cup filling machine will be constantly enhanced and improved by the team of AFPAK to meet the ever-changing demands of customers.
Nowadays, coffee shops often emphasize that they are "boutique coffee". And more than 90% of stores choose to use light to medium roast to interpret the flavor of raw coffee beans, why is this?
Fine coffee has many claims, but its core pursuit is only one thing - "terroir". Because of the demand for such an original and detailed flavor presentation, "light roast", a roast level has become popular.
In the light-medium roast degree, the coffee itself "terroir" is most easily expressed, bright and lively acidic fruit tones are mostly the flavor that this roast degree wants to present, with hand-pouring, siphoning, Aloha pressure, and other "black" coffee extraction methods, is the most in line with The third wave of the fine coffee core concept of the practice.
Lightly roasted coffee also contains more chlorogenic acid. Many coffee research reports indicate that this ingredient has the effect of raising HDL cholesterol, and liver protection, slowing atherosclerosis and other effects, with the rise of the natural diet in recent years, the boutique black coffee is as good as it gets.
In terms of extraction, since the cell walls of light-roasted coffee are less damaged, we can use "violent" techniques in extraction, which is okay. That is fine grinding (fine sugar size), high water temperature (about 88 - 92 degrees), high water flow stirring (hand brewing pot height, shaking pot pressure, etc.), and high water to powder ratio (about 1:13.33 - 1:16.67).
Of course, this is a rather general statement. Because everyone's preferred flavor is different, of course, the right approach is different for each person.
Light roasting is so popular in the domestic coffee world that many enthusiasts may shake their heads and sigh when they see dark roasted coffee: "herbal". They even think that "only poorer beans use deep roasting techniques to disguise unpleasant flavors" and that "deep-roasted beans are unhealthy for the human body." ……
In fact, such an idea is wrong, fine coffee is not unable to deep roast. For example, why do Manteanin and Kenya AA tend to take a deeper roast in the past?
The main reason is because of the origin and processing method, making these two beans have strong acidity, while the deep roast plays a large role in slowing down the stimulation of the acidity on the human tongue, turning it into sweet and mellow merit.
We mostly think of dark roast as burnt and smoky, mainly because the way we handle dark roast is "high heat and quick fry", while Japanese roast insists on "low heat and slow roast". So in the same deep roast, the Japanese method is relatively easy to leave more of the sweetness and fullness of the coffee.
So, is it true that darker roasts don't use good beans because they all taste the same when baked anyway?
Of course not! If you've ever had the pleasure of drinking a very dark roast of a boutique grade coffee bean in an old Japanese tea store, versus a very dark roast of an unusual batch of coffee beans, you'll notice a significant difference in the sweetness, aroma, and layers between the two.
It is definitely not the case that any roaster or any raw bean will taste the same - it depends on the roaster's skill and the quality of the raw beans.
Dark-roasted beans are definitely not unhealthy either. As long as the beans are "properly and skillfully" dark roasted, the effects of coking substances on the human body can be largely avoided. Dark roasted coffee beans also degrade fenugreek, producing more nicotinic acid (commonly known as vitamin B3), which is also a beneficial ingredient for the body.
Unlike lighter roasts, darker roasts provide the aroma and sweetness from the relatively large molecules of "brown pigment" and therefore require a relatively longer extraction time. But also because of the ease of extraction, it is necessary to "minimize disturbance", in other words, "treat the coffee powder as gently as possible", and fill the water slowly in order to achieve these requirements at the same time.
Finally, don't make the mistake of roasting a dark roast coffee just right!
If you have a different opinion on this article, please feel free to leave a comment.
AFPAK researches designs and manufactures coffee capsule filling packing machines and equipment. For over 12 years, AFPAK has expanded to over three factories that deal in coffee capsule filling, coffee capsule packing, and empty capsules, among others.
How hot is lemon tea this year? Just look at the momentum of HeyTea's new product launches.
On May 11, HeyTea launched 4 lemon tea products in one go and sold nearly 400,000 cups on the first day, which completely pushed the popularity of lemon tea to a peak.
Will lemon tea, which has always been "unable to go out of Guangdong and Guangxi", take this opportunity to go to the whole country this year and achieve a category explosion?
In the past week, tea drinkers have been paying attention to lemon tea.
On May 11, the Super Burning Lemon Tea series of Hey Tea was officially launched. The new products in this series include 4 types of green popped lemon, rock popped lemon, fragrant popped lemon and three-day limited-sale lime popped lemon. The perfume lemon is the main raw material and is matched with different tea bases.
I went to the store to place an order and found out that the super-burning lemon tea series of Hey Tea combines Cantonese lemon tea with this year’s hot Thai lemon tea, with lemongrass, cucumber, mint, and other small ingredients.
The taste is very memorable, and the Southeast Asian flavors that are popular this year are also interspersed with it.
The most prominent feature is that every cup of lemon tea has a "storm ice ball", which is visually more icy and cool.
storm ice ball Heytea
In terms of the selling price, this series of products is 19~21 RMB/cup, which belongs to the "fair price products" in the series of heytea products.
Two days before the launch, the super-burning lemon tea in the Xicha store near me broke out orders. In a few days, there were more than 10,000 check-in notes on "Hey Tea Bursting Lemon Tea" in Xiaohongshu.
Heytea lemon drink reviews
According to HiTea, nearly 400,000 cups of the Shangxin Super Burning Lemon Tea series of drinks were sold on the first day.
And it’s worth mentioning that this time Hey Tea has promoted lemon tea to the whole country:
North China is the TOP2 sales area second only to South China, sales in Beijing and Guangzhou are basically the same, and Shanghai is the country's top selling city.
The hot sale is not unexpected. Since the beginning of this year, the popularity of lemon tea has been rising, as can be seen from the WeChat index, especially after the summer, the popularity continues to rise.
Heytea Lemon tea search
After seeing the new update of Heytea, I would like to discuss two topics:
Hearing that lemon tea is listed on HeyTea, the first curiosity of many people in the industry is: Can Hey Tea make lemon tea a sense of value?
The sense of value is not high, and it has always been a problem to be solved in the lemon tea category. In southern China, the home base of lemon tea, many people have the impression of lemon tea that “a cup of 5 yuan is enough to quench their thirst”; many northerners’ inertial knowledge of lemon tea is Master Kong’s ice tea.
Observing the new round of HeyTea, it has made several breakthroughs in its sense of value:
With the return of the Super Burning Lemon Tea series, Hey Tea has made a lot of innovations in its products.
What is more surprising is the "Storm Ice Hockey", which breaks through the shape of conventional ice cubes and has more visual memory. Moreover, this ice ball can be slowly melted, or it can be smashed into crushed ice with a chewy feel, which adds to the pleasure of tasting.
It is understood that the "Storm Ice Hockey" is kneaded on-site with crushed ice, and the operation can be completed in one step without adding too much operational burden to the store.
Heytea lemon tea
The hot spring "Thai Green" is the hottest item in this year's lemon tea category. Hey Tea Green Burst uses the "Thai Green" creativity, but removes the risk of the pigment of Thai green tea. The bright green color is presented with kale juice.
In addition, lemongrass, which is rarely used in beverage shops, is added to the fragrant lemon and green lemon, which has a more "Southeast Asian" flavor and more recognizable.
The more familiar the consumer is, the more thorough product transformation is required, and innovations in color, vision, and taste can be found in order to find new reasons to buy.
I did a small-scale survey on the circle of friends, and among the new products that I launched this time, Rockburst Lemon is relatively popular. Everyone has the same reason: the tea is rich in aroma, especially the lemon tea jelly at the bottom adds a sense of tea.
heytea lemon tea drink
It is understood that Xicha has tested more than 30 types of tea, and finally selected two types of oolong tea as the main tea base: Jade Sijichun, Yanguxiang Oolong tea. Emerald four seasons spring, is the first choice for fragrance lovers; while rock bone fragrant oolong tea has a high fragrance and outstanding tea feel, which is preferred by "lucent fragrance lovers".
It can be seen that the bottom of the new tea drink is constantly being renovated and iterated. Last year, lemon tea was popular with duck feces fragrant Phoenix Dancong. This year, Xi tea has been using the more pure and distinctive rock bone fragrant oolong.
After market education, consumers have become more sensitive to the fragrance of tea. This time, many Xiaohongshu bloggers mentioned "tea fragrance" in their check-in notes.
If familiar fruits want to make a sense of value, they must re-establish a set of SOPs. Among them, a perfume lemon with rich aroma, moderate acidity and no bitterness in the peel is the essence.
In order to ensure the freshness of lemons, Hey Tea has also made great efforts in the supply chain:
lemon tea drink
Some time ago, HiTea launched collagen peptides, and there was a wave of beauty products in the industry.
Consumers can choose to add probiotics (GanedenBC 30) in this super-burning pop lemon tea series.
According to reports, the viability of this probiotic is nearly 8 times higher than that of ordinary yogurt, with 78% of the live bacteria.
Can be safely transported to the intestines. This is also the first time that HiTea has introduced probiotics in its products.
Many tea brands have begun to add health elements to their products. This is also an idea to enhance the value of new teas this year.
The lemon tea that has been complained about "cannot go out of Guangdong and Guangxi" is an "alternative" in the new tea:
If you look back in history, lemon tea has roughly gone through three development cycles.
There has always been a habit of drinking lemon tea in Guangdong and Guangxi. Before 2018, many drink shops on the streets of Guangdong and Hainan used yellow lemons to make lemon tea. A cup of lemon tea after a meal is also a living habit of many locals.
From the end of 2018 to the beginning of 2019, perfume lemons began to be paid attention to by the entire industry. This green lemon with strong aroma and suitable acidity overturned the product mix of lemon tea, and a large number of orchards began to plant perfume lemons.
At this time, the positioning of the tea market is also popular. Some beverage shops have begun to position "lemon tea" as their brand, and lemon tea with perfume lemon as the main raw material has gradually formed a category.
It can be seen on the enterprise search that in 2019 and 2020, the growth rate of newly established lemon tea enterprises exceeded 70% for two consecutive years. However, these companies are concentrated in southern China and have not achieved a national breakthrough. Many consumers north of the Yangtze River do not have a clear understanding of lemon tea.
But this year, the lemon tea category seems to have reached a critical period of outbreak:
At the beginning of the year, "Tailu" products became popular on social media and gained attention on the consumer side, which is the prerequisite for category explosion.
Some brands that focus on lemon tea have also settled their own SOPs in the fields of lemon selection, transportation and storage, and store handling in the past two years. The number of stores has reached several hundred, and they are ready to quickly expand stores.
Tea brands such as Baidao and Baifencha have also launched lemon tea products one after another. The popularity of lemon tea in new tea drinks has taken shape.
The new wave of Hey Tea is a powerful boost to the outbreak of the lemon tea category.
On the one hand, Hey Tea has opened more than 800 stores across the country, covering more than 60 cities, and has a strong ability to guide consumers; on the other hand, Hey Tea has sufficient supply chain advantages to ensure the stability of lemons. Supply, control the production process and standardize the stores, which is more conducive to category promotion.
The new wave of Hey Tea can help lemon tea achieve nationwide coverage. More importantly, let more new tea consumers walk into the store to try lemon tea and love its refreshing taste.
"Let lemon tea go out of Guangdong and Guangxi" is a slogan that has been shouted by the tea drinking circle for many years.
At the beginning of this year, Kamen once predicted that lemon tea has reached the threshold of "brand-driven category".
In May, Hi Tea launched the super-burning explosive lemon tea series, which may be an opportunity for an outbreak of lemon tea category.