SPX supplies separators and clarifiers that are said to be based on advanced disk stack design and high mechanical efficiency.
The Rhotec in-line density monitor continuously measures the density of liquids. Centec, a German-based company, designed the Rhotec for maximum sensitivity and high accuracy.
Searching for a solution to replace a traditional vacuum filter, a well-known Italian producer tested TMCI Padovan's Dynamos machine, supplied with NORD gearmotors. Happy with the test, the company installed the Dynamos machine.
Tetra Pak has developed a juice pasteurisation process that it says saves up to 20% on energy consumption. The process improves efficiency by reducing the temperature of the second pasteurisation process from 95 to 80°C.
Aseptics have now breached the final building block in a beverage bottling line with the incorporation of the stretch blow-moulding machine in the aseptic concept. Aseptics now extend from preform decontamination through the aseptic blow module and aseptic filler to the aseptic closer.
The success of coconut water - which surged from zero in 2006 to an almost $1 billion business in North America and Europe by 2013 - could be just the first step in a massive emerging trend: healthy, natural, low-calorie waters taken directly from plants.
3M Purification has designed the Sanitary High Flow system for a variety of applications in the beverage market.
Coca-Cola Amatil will transfer bottling and packaging operations from its Ramco facility to its Thebarton facility in Adelaide. The company will invest $2.9 million in the Adelaide facility and make 28 positions from the Ramco facility redundant.
Krones has released an updated version of its NitroHotfill process. This technology enables bottles to be produced with a minimised weight without featuring the typical vacuum panels.
Krones has revamped its sugar-dissolving and pasteurisation system. The entire SyPro S sugar preparation unit is modular in construction, so that it can be individually expanded as needed and adjusted to suit raw material qualities.
Krones' EvoLite Bloc comprises the EvoLite pack strapping machine which has been directly synchronised with the Robobox pack grouping station and the Modulpal Pro 1AD palletiser. Any non-conforming packs are removed from the flow by means of a rejection unit located at the transition to the Robobox. Electronic digital displays visually simplify any changeover to a different type of pack.
PepsiCo has announced it will invest Rs. 33,000 crores (equivalent to US$5.5 billion) in India as part of plans to more than double production by 2020.
The Kosme Barifill is an isobaric filler with electro-pneumatically controlled filling valve functions and modularised construction. Its minimised footprint makes it suitable for small and mid-tier breweries and beverage bottlers.
Carbon dioxide bubbles are not directly responsible for the bite of carbonation.
Soft drink consumption is claimed to be associated with aggression, depression and suicidal thoughts in adolescents - now researchers are looking at its effects on younger children.