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A real innovation of the Krones Group: Multipurpose filler Kosme Barifill Canto for bottles and cans

Here on the blog, I may today introduce you to a real novelty – and especially craft brewers should now take a closer look! Because Kosme has developed the perfect solution for all those who want to fill their beers in bottles AND cans – and who want to invest in only one filler. The Barifill Canto is a true all-rounder when it comes to filling beer (and wine or CSD, by the way!) and is specialized in the low output range up to a maximum of 16,000 containers per hour.

In the following video, you’ll first get an insight into how the Barifill Canto works – and afterwards I’ll tell you what the plus points of the multipurpose filler are.


The heart of the Barifill Canto is an innovative filling valve. Kosme has taken the best features of existing Modulfill series filling systems and combined them into a single valve. The valve is equipped with a level probe for filling glass bottles as well as PET containers and a volumetric system with an inductive flow meter for cans. The combination of the two systems in a single filling valve makes for enormous time savings when switching between container types. The new valve can be automatically adjusted to a new fill level or volume when switching between cans and bottles or different container sizes. As an option, a rinser that likewise accommodates both cans and bottles and various container sizes without any manual adjustments can be integrated directly upstream of the infeed into the Barifill Canto.

Simple operation, minimal maintenance

The necessary container sealer(s) are integrated into the filler. Glass bottles are transferred directly into a Kosme crowner. As an option, a sealer for roll-on aluminum caps or corks can also be incorporated, PET containers can be sealed with plastic screw caps. For cans, the Krones Modulseam seamer delivers outstanding hygiene, fast changeovers, and ease of operation. An integrated closed-loop oil lubrication system significantly reduces maintenance requirements.

The Barifill Canto operates on the principle that “less is more”: All of the component parts are controlled from a central panel, reducing operator intervention to a minimum. Another advantage is the Barifill Canto’s hygienic design: All parts that come into contact with the product are made of stainless steel, enabling reliable cleaning and ensuring their longevity. In addition, sloped surfaces below the filler and crowner/seamer allow liquids to run off quickly and cleanly.

Up to 16,000 containers per hour

Barifill Canto is perfectly suited for small producers who want the greatest possible flexibility for their operations. It does beer, CSDs, sparkling water and sparkling wines in a variety of can types and sizes. It also handles PET containers and glass bottles – for the latter both classic wine bottles and the long-neck bottles used for beer and CSDs. Filling temperatures range from 2 to 16 degrees Celsius for cans or bottles alike. Filling speeds depend on the product and individual configuration and range from 1,200 bottles or 2,500 cans per hour on the smallest layout to 9,500 bottles or 16,000 cans per hour on the biggest setup.* Since its launch last year, the demand for the Barifill Canto is extremely high. At the moment, Kosme is working on expanding the speed to be able to fill up to 24,000 containers per hour.

*(example: Sparkling wine in 0.33-liter cans or 0.75-liter glass bottles, filling temperature: 0 – 4 degrees Celsius, CO2: 9 g/l, sugar: 20 g/l).

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