The manufacturer is offering two models, the KEG-2000, which is a washer/filler and the KEG2000W, which is a twin-head washer.

The former can clean and fill 28 30l kegs or 20 50l kegs per hour, while the 2000W is capable of washing up to 48 kegs an hour.

On the washer/filler, kegs are placed on the flat bed and when the operator presses the start buttons, both kegs are clamped to the bed plate and the heads insert automatically.   

The system follows a similar principal to the company’s standard machines. On head one the wash cycle consists of de-ullage, a pulsed pre-rinse, caustic wash, hot acid wash and post rinse finished with a CO₂ purge and pressurisation. The wash cycle status is displayed on the panel by LEDS.

Head two is used for filling the clean keg that has previously been transferred from head one by the operator. The beer is metered via a batch controller and the status is displayed on the instrument, while flow rate and pressure is controlled automatically.

Following completion of the washing and filling process, the heads retract and the kegs are released, which is then lowered down the output slide by the operator to floor level before the process can start again.

The machine features self CIP, with the filling head capable of being cleaned and sterilised without the need for additional equipment.

Elsewhere, the new KEG2000W follows the same wash process of the of the washer/filler but both heads offer washing functionality. It features automatic level control, digital temperature control with heat hold function.

Cask Force’s design engineer, Keith Trenton, explained: “We are getting a growing number of requests from breweries for keg equipment and the sales of our dual keg and cask machines are steadily increasing.

“As a result of this we felt we had to do something to offer an option for breweries focussing on kegging so we developed the KEG2000 series.”

The company expects to launch the new platform in the coming months.