Cooling top

Tilting and Cooling

Safe, effective and sustainable process control to ensure beverage safety and quality

Great beverage consistency

Once the hot beverage is filled and capped, the headspace and cap are sterilised. The Sidel cap steriliser controls this process by tilting the bottle with the precise angle, temperature and contact time.


This step puts all internal surfaces and air space in contact with the hot beverage, eliminating microorganisms and extending product shelf life. For effective sterilisation, bottles are rotated up to 110 degrees. This keeps the hot beverage in contact with the cap and removes possible air bubbles to ensure beverage safety and consistency.


The modular Sidel cap steriliser also provides a high level of flexibility. Contact time ranges between 7 and 30 seconds, and its design easily accommodates different size configurations and plant spaces.


Beverage quality with smart cooling

After cap sterilisation, bottles need to be effectively cooled down at ambient temperature with uniform water spraying. Sidel's cooling system cools the product while avoiding thermal stress and preserving organoleptic properties. This maintains taste and colour and results in a great consumer experience. The cooling unit, when correctly sized, can handle different beverage viscosities and bottle sizes without the need for changeovers. The modular cooling configuration can be easily upgraded to match the production needs of today and tomorrow. The optimised engineering allows a precise sizing of the cooler with a 20% reduced footprint and optimised water consumption compared with traditional solutions. Its ergonomic design ensures easy operation and maintenance from any angle.


Line integration with Tetra Pak processing can lead to energy savings up to 45%. The recovery of warm water from the cooler for pre-heating at the pasteuriser is just one example of how efficient line design and smart communication can lead to cost and resource optimisation.


  • 20%less footprint due to optimised engineering
  • Energy savings up to 45%