The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2019 winner
・ User-centred design and software
・ Developed by Rotech in response to Brewery demands
・ Shows exactly what is happening inside the keg
・ In regular brewery use in over 60 countries
・ Setting the de facto standard for keg line monitoring
How Do Rotech Monitor?
The Key is to know exactly what is happening inside your kegs during washing, disinfection and fill. This is the only place it matters, and if you don’t know, you are literally flying blind.
No MIS/SCADA can go inside the keg. Outside measurements cannot hope to tell if wash liquors are pooling, if disinfection steam is saturated in the keg, what the dynamic counter-pressure is during fill, how much fobbing (frothing) there is — and why; nor many other crucial in-keg parameters.
But this information is essential for routine assurance of hygiene and for fast, quiet, gas-balanced fills — also for pinpointing faults, eliminating process delays and improving energy efficiency.
Good Keg data
Rotech has specialised in keg and racker monitoring since 1988. We have seen just about every problem there is in keg cleaning and filling. We have thousands of records, good and bad, from virtually every type and size of keg and filling line, from all over the world.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you know what is happening inside your keg on each head of your filler?
- Are you using excessive detergent for rinses?
- Are there unintentional pools in the keg during washing?
- Are you using more energy than you need?
- If you steam disinfect — is your steam saturated, and is your disinfection cycle adequate?
- Have you got filling, frothing/fobbing, or gas balance problems with the beer?
- Are there unnecessary delays that could be reduced to fill more kegs per hour?
These are just some of the issues vital for fast, efficient, and hygienic operation of the line.
How do you use it ?
- Put the keg through the line as normal, including filling. It logs every cycle, every head.
- Recover from the outfeed/decant; send run information to the PC when you are ready.
- View and analyse results with powerful
The Rotech Keg will tell you everything about your keg filling line — including its energy efficiency, whether it is properly sanitising kegs, if your utilities consumption is excessive, if and why you have filling problems, how to increase your throughput without risk to quality, and generally how closely performance matches program targets. It is an indispensable tool for tracking down engineering problems, persistent or intermittent.
Is there much fobbing (frothing) ?
Is the meter working ?
What are fill times? Is the fill profile control working?
The Rotech Keg, with its unique level sensor, continuously reads actual liquid contents, and instantaneous rates of filling or emptying. Use these data to check the fill profile, follow cycles of slow-fast-slow fills, measure intermediate and final fill times.
"With the Rotech Keg it's really easy to verify proper operation."
Thirty minutes after the Rotech Keg arrived we found a problem with an air purge and steam pressure. I don’t think anybody serious about draft beer quality can afford not to have one.”
Daniel Carey, Brewmaster, New Glarus Brewing Company
"We found the Rotech keg to be an invaluable tool..."
“We found the Rotech keg to be an invaluable tool to evaluate steam quality. This allowed us to optimize line efficiency and still feel comfortable with sanitation.”
Steve Chamberlain, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co