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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Premium Craft Beer has an enemy - oxygen. Even tiny amounts will degrade Craft Beer flavour and shelf life. Why go to the effort of controlling the entire brewing process only to have your beer affected by oxygen once it is in the bottle?
This system is fast, efficient, and is easy for one person to use. Suitable for any carbonated beverages, from beer to cider, kombucha and gingerbeer! This handy system is also compact, cost-effective, and efficient enough for any brew-pub to undertake bar-top bottling while the punters wait!
We're a NZ based company who specialises in Micro-brewing and Home-brewing equipment, and this campaign is to kickstart our Acos Hand Filler, which helps brewers greatly improve the way they bottle their beer, while also improving consistency and shelf-life through maintaining incredibly low oxygen levels.
DESIGN - SNEAK PREVIEW!
KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS
1. FAST (Semi-automatically fill and cap 3 bottles per minute
2. CONSISTENT (Control, volume, pressure & fill rate for consistent batches)
3. LOW TPO (Total Package Oxygen... See www.acosfiller.com for a video on the oxygen/bottle analysis).
Pneumatic Control (Designed to fill bottles from pre-carbonated kegs)
Adjustable (Bottle size changes can be carried out quickly)
Reduced wastage (Using a positive displacement pump for accurate filling)
We've designed this system with home-brewers, craft-brewers and micro-brewers in mind! We've had brewers assist in our design and engineering.
We understand the complexities of bottling carbonated liquids! And, we have a completely new approach to filling and capping your carbonated products, with patented design features setting this system apart from others in the market.
Having low oxygen counts in Beer from the filling and capping process is critical to flavour and shelf life longevity, and The Acos Filler can achieve remarkably in this area; giving you a more stable and consistent product.
We wish to launch the system into the international marketplace and gain a global audience of users, to further enable development. The machine incorporates new, advanced technology which is patented, and will enable us to develop further advanced filling and capping systems with our wide-ranging expertise. Our kickstarter funding will enable us to get manufacturing economies of scale from the beginning.
See our FAQ below and to find out more either go to our website www.acosfiller.com or email us with any of your questions email@example.com
POINT OF DIFFERENCE?
The Acos Filler is fast-filling, while maintaining low oxygen levels. It is a cost-effective system for micro-breweries, home-brewers and similar niche operations.
Check out our oxygen level tests:
WHAT IS THE COST?
The Kickstarter price for the Acos Hand Filler is US$2,395 per system (plus taxes if applicable). (Approx NZD$3300)
We are seeking to sell at least 30 systems as part of this Kickstarter project.
Special Offer: The first 20 commitments will also receive a Free Acos Bottle Labeller, valued at US$445.00 each. Comes in a flat pack for shipping.
Our engineering expertise is vast, and we have other products already in the market, which you can learn more about at www.acosfiller.com, or watch our Rotary Filler in action:
Risks and challenges
HAVE YOU PROTOTYPED THE MACHINE?
We have been working upon this capping and filling system for over 24 months and a number of early prototypes were made.
In the interim we have also developed and successfully launched the Acos Rotary Filler system that fills and caps a minimum of 6 bottles per minute. The Acos Hand Filler uses substantially the same technology platform albeit in a different footprint configuration – our confidence in the core patented filling technology is high, given it is in use by a number of breweries already. It is intended that the final Acos Hand Filler will have a slightly different aesthetic to the prototype shown in the pictures and video above, as it is currently undergoing a final design phase to optimise its look and functionality.
WHAT IS YOUR MANUFACTURING CAPACITY?
Acos Filler already has manufacturing processes and operations in place due to our existing products - the Acos Rotary Filler and Acos Bottle Labeller. Our main component manufacturers prefer high-quantity orders, and are well equipped to handle our requirements.