The sanitary construction of the Econocorp horizontal cartoner makes it suitable for food applications. The machine automatically forms cartons and automatically loads the product, and it has a stainless steel frame and perimeter guarding.
OCME has completed the installation and commissioning of its Vega and Altair packaging machines for the Bluetongue Brewery that was recently opened in Warnervale, approximately 95 km north of Sydney.
The Colombian beverage group Postobón is using a NitroHotfill process for its drink bottling. The process injects nitrogen into the filled bottles shortly before they are capped - an alternative to the conventional hotfill concept. The Krones PET line featuring NitroHotfill technology was commissioned in May 2010.
Due to the constant, impact-free slip torque, hysteresis capping heads are claimed to be better suited for sealing plastic bottles and non-returnable glass bottles than permanent magnet heads. The Roba-capping head components by mayr power transmission are based on the Roba-contitorque hysteresis clutch.
The Bottle Switch is a quick format changeover system which is used to improve blow moulder flexibility by reducing the mould changeover time. The system provides the ability for faster product changeover times on the filler: less than 1 min to change a mould. This flexibility helps reduce machine downtime and therefore improves TCO. It is also a solution that helps users avoid investing in storage silos or intermediate palletisation.
The Asset Packaging Machines four-head automatic filler for liquids (including particles and suspensions) and lotions is very easy to operate. It has a fill range from 5 mL to 5 L, is easy to adjust (fill volumes, nozzles heights) and the controls are clearly marked, making it user friendly and easy to understand.
Result, a company that has traditionally specialised in providing ‘on-pack’ format promotions with major consumer goods manufacturers, recently made a worldwide evaluation of manufacturers of packaging technology and equipment.
SIPA, a manufacturer of stretch blow-moulding machines for the production of PET bottles, can now produce hot-fill bottles that do not have vacuum absorption panels.
GS Italia is a manufacturer of volumetric food piston filling machinery. Its volumetric piston fillers are specifically designed for fresh food manufacturers, for products ranging from liquids to viscous products such as paste, semi paste or semi-thick liquids such as bolognese sauces, filling both cold and hot products (to a max of 90°C).
International Food Partners Ltd (IFP) has released a sealing technology for flexible packaging that is claimed to be able to save food manufacturers thousands of tonnes of film per year, while also improving seal integrity.
The field-proven technology of monobloc machine synchronisation can now be used for packaging functions as well: Krones has also come up with a monobloc solution for the dry end. The Ergobloc D (for Dry) combines field-proven standard machines with innovative new designs to create a holistically harmonised system for end-of-the-line packaging and palletising. It can be used for canning lines, non-returnable-glass lines and non-returnable-PET lines in all speed categories.
Gourmet biscuits are in increasing demand in various sectors of the consumer market, from airlines to health food shops to the regular supermarket outlets. With this increase comes the requirement to handle the biscuits in the most efficient manner, avoiding damage and reducing the manual handling in meeting with attractive packaging parameters.
Fibre King Scrolls can be used in case packing for diverting, turning and separating product.
The Moulder-Filler-Capper incorporates its own blow-moulding machine, generating savings on transport, handling, supervision, storage and consumables.
Astepo Srl has been acquired by Alfa Laval. Astepo manufactures equipment for thermal food processing, especially aseptic food lines and bag-in-box machinery, and the company has a widespread customer base, predominately in Europe